Fraud

Six employees in Missouri plead guilty to $58,000 overtime pay fraud scheme

Six employees of the Kansas City, Missouri, public works department have pleaded guilty to their roles in a nearly three-year-long conspiracy to collect $58,000 in fraudulent overtime pay. Prentis M. Rayford, 37, Eric McKamey, 47, and Edward Lee Ellingburg, 48, all of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty today in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge […]

Health News

Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron teacher sentenced to prison on sodomy charge

A former Cameron High School teacher was sentenced in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court on Monday on felony second-degree sodomy. William Derek Williams was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections. He was sentenced in federal court in January to 20 years in federal prison without parole and 10 years of […]

Extradited

Iowa man extradited to Grundy County on stealing charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Council Bluffs, Iowa man on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from the Clarinda, Iowa Correctional Facility. Forty-five-year-old Lonnie Downs has been charged in Grundy County with felony stealing—fourth or subsequent offense. Bond was $1,500 corporate surety or 10%, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron High School teacher sentenced to 20-Years for using hidden camera to produce child porn

A former Cameron, Missouri, high school teacher was sentenced in federal court for secretly recording pornographic videos of three teenage victims in his bathroom. William Derek Williams, 40, of Cameron, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Williams to 10 years […]

Melissa Fike

Missouri math teacher presented national Milken Educator Award

Oakland Middle School eighth grade math teacher Melissa Fike was presented the national Milken Educator Award today by Milken Educator Awards Senior Program Director Greg Gallagher and Missouri Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Dr. Margie Vandeven. The recognition comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize for winners. Only one teacher from each participating state […]

Trenton, Missouri

City of Trenton accepting bids for hazardous materials abatement services

The City of Trenton is accepting bids for hazardous materials abatement services. Bid packages are required to be sealed and labeled 2019-20 Demolition Abatement Bid. They will be accepted at City Hall until the afternoon of January 22nd at 2 o’clock. Specifications and more information can be obtained by contacting Assistant Code Enforcement Officer Wes […]

Firearms (Gun) Background Check with application

Missouri man pleads guilty to illegally purchasing, possessing 15 Firearms

 A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man who illegally purchased 15 firearms pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms and to making a false statement on a federal form in order to purchase those firearms. Jay C. Miller, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to one count of possessing firearms while […]

Lawsuit

Lawsuit filed in connection with incident at Chillicothe Correctional Center

Another lawsuit has been filed against a former employee of a company contracted for services at the Chillicothe Correctional Center who previously pleaded guilty to felony sexual conduct with a prisoner. The Kansas City Star reports the lawsuit alleges that John Thomas Dunn sexually assaulted 49-year-old Teresa Ketner after she sought counseling at the correctional […]