Dark Web

Missouri man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for attempting to purchase chemical weapon on the dark web

A Missouri man was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison without parole for attempting to purchase a chemical weapon, capable of killing hundreds of people, on the dark web with Bitcoin. Jason William Siesser, 46, of Columbia, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to acquire a chemical weapon and one count of […]

Janssen Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issues order for Janssen COVID-19 vaccine administration

Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services signed the standing order for Janssen Biotech, Inc. COVID-19 vaccine administration after a review of preliminary recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “We are incredibly appreciative to be receiving additional vaccines in Missouri, and we remain committed […]

Dark Web

Missouri man pleads guilty to attempting to purchase chemical weapon on the Dark Web

A Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to attempting to purchase a chemical weapon, capable of killing hundreds of people, on the dark web with Bitcoin. Jason William Siesser, 45, of Columbia, Missouri pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. to one count of attempting to acquire a chemical weapon and […]

Sexual Assault

Missouri man charged with producing child pornography, sexually abusing three teens

 A Springfield, Missouri, man has been charged in federal court with sexually assaulting three teenagers and recording the abuse on his cell phone. William Shane Berg, 47, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield on Wednesday, May 6, with one count of producing child pornography. According to an […]

Cutting Corn Silage

Specialist provides tips to assure quality corn silage

University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Ted Probert says this is a good time to review management practices to harvest good quality silage. He offers the following tips: Prepare the storage structure. Empty, clean and inspect bunkers and towers for structural damage. If storing in bags, choose and prepare a hard-surface site in a well-drained […]

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High nitrate in hay can, and is, killing beef cows in complex ways

Two years of abnormal weather changed plant growth, which changes livestock digestion and in the end, cows die. The words “it’s very complex” kept popping up in a University of Missouri emergency teleconference of state and regional MU Extension specialists.  This winter farmers find groups of cows dead, often falling on newly unrolled baled hay. […]

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Vehicle stop in Livingston County results in arrest of driver on multiple allegations

A vehicle stop in Livingston County Monday afternoon resulted in the driver’s arrest on multiple allegations of drug violations. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a speeding vehicle passed Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter on U. S. Highway 36 who then attempted to stop the vehicle. Cox notes it took the driver a while to stop, but […]

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University Extension to hold free program on drought management in Princeton

The University of Missouri Extension will hold a free program on drought management in Princeton next month.  Drought Management for Producers will be held at the Hal England Center the evening of August 1st at 6:30. Agronomy Specialist Andy Luke will discuss pasture management through drought and emergency annual forage, Livestock Specialist Jenna Monnig will talk […]

Drug Bust

Drug bust in Clinton County nets 4-1/2 pounds of marijuana and a host of other drugs

After a five to six month investigation, numerous arrests were made this week by authorities working in Clinton County. It was described as a large sweep of alleged narcotics dealers and according to law enforcement officials, fourteen original arrests were made, a search warrant was served, and several others were arrested as a result of […]

Nature Made vitamins recalled due to possible contamination

(CNN) – Several types of Nature Made vitamins are being recalled due to possible salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination, according to a Tuesday announcement from Pharmavite LLC. The following products are being recalled: Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi, lot numbers 1196066, 1196071, 1205052 Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi + Omega-3, lot numbers 1173600 Nature Made Adult […]