Child Sex Crimes

Registered sex offender pleads guilty to illicit sex with a 14-year-old Missouri child he met on Facebook

A registered sex offender pleaded guilty in federal court to crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual activity with a 14-year-old Missouri victim he met on Facebook. Montoryon Harris, 44, of from Kansas City, Kansas pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to one count of traveling across state lines to engage […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 10-years in prison for meth trafficking, illegal homemade firearm

A Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for distributing methamphetamine and possessing a homemade firearm. Lyle Scott Jennings, 49, of Butler, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Tuesday, Jan. 12, to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 10, 2020, Jennings pleaded guilty to participating in a […]

Lieutenant Colonel Lance MacLaughlin

Major Lance MacLaughlin of the Missouri State Highway Patrol promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces Major Lance M. MacLaughlin is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel effective January 1, 2021, and will serve as the assistant superintendent. In addition to acting in the superintendent’s absence and at his request, Lieutenant Colonel MacLaughlin has direct oversight over the Professional Standards […]

GRM Networks

GRM Networks distributes more than $5.4 million in capital credits to member-owners

The GRM Networks Board of Directors has authorized the return of approximately $3.5 million in patronage capital credits to its member-owners. This includes $2.8 million paid to members with service in 1997 and 1998 and $700,000 paid to members with service in 2019. This year, GRM Networks has also returned more than $2 million to […]

Murder

Missouri Supreme Court issues ruling involving woman who was 16 when her crime was committed

A Missouri prisoner who was 16 when she killed a man during a meth transaction in western Missouri’s Cass County will remain in prison for now, under a key ruling Tuesday from the Missouri Supreme Court. The inmate, 41-year-old Jessica Hicklin, was sentenced in April 1997 to mandatory life without parole. Hicklin is incarcerated at […]

Farmers Electric Cooperative Website

Farmers’ Electric Cooperative to return $1.4 million in capital credits

The Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Board of Directors voted unanimously at its September meeting to return capital credits totaling about $1,400,000 to member-owners of the cooperative. The checks issued this year will retire all of 1997 and 23% of 1998 capital credits allocations. The checks are scheduled to be mailed to current and former members around […]

Election 2020

November ballot measure would impose two-term restriction on all Missouri statewide elected officials

Missourians will be heading to the polls in November, to cast ballots on a measure imposing term limits on all statewide elected officials. You’ll be voting in November on Amendment One, which would amend the Missouri Constitution to extend the two-term restriction that currently applies to the governor and treasurer to the lieutenant governor, secretary of […]

Captain Matthew Walz (MSHP)

Director of the Water Patrol Division, Captain Matthew Walz, retires after 30-years of service

Captain Matthew C. Walz, director of the Water Patrol Division, will retire on September 1, 2020, after over 30 years of service. Walz was appointed to the Missouri State Water Patrol on April 30, 1990, as a communications operator. He entered the Water Patrol Academy on January 2, 1994. After graduating, Walz was assigned to […]

Captain Clark Stratton Commander Troop H MSHP

Bethany native promoted to commanding officer of Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop H, in St. Joseph

Lieutenant Clark N. Stratton, Troop A, is being promoted to the rank of Captain and designated commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, MO. Stratton was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1992, as a member of the 64th Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, he was […]

Captain James McDonald MSHP St. Joseph

Commanding Officer of Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop H in St. Joseph, to retire after 28-years of service

Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, Missouri, will retire March 1, 2020, after 28 years of service to the citizens of Missouri. McDonald was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1992, as a member of the 64th Recruit Class. Upon completing his training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, […]