Prison Sentence

Sinaloa Cartel drug trafficker and money launderer sentenced to 15 years in prison

A drug trafficker and money launderer for the Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced yesterday to 188 months in prison for supervising the smuggling of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin from Mexico into the United States and the smuggling of drug proceeds from the United States to Mexico.   Roberto Gallegos-Lechuga, 39, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was […]

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Missouri State Library announces launch of Brainfuse Vetnow

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and the Missouri State Library, a division within his office, announce the launch of Brainfuse VetNow – offering support and guidance to local veterans and their families with services such as navigating Veteran Affairs, providing academic tutoring, even employment transition assistance.  VetNow is available to all Missourians from any computer […]

Brandi Ellis Wins Young Farmer Excellence Award

Brandi Ellis wins Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award

Brandi Ellis, of Weatherby, won the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award during the organization’s 107th annual meeting on December 7 at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Excellence in Agriculture Award is designed to recognize young farmers and ranchers who have not received a majority of their income from […]

Guilty Verdict

Jury convicts Missouri man of illegally possessing, selling firearms

A Missouri, man who was involved in the illegal sale of 15 firearms (four of which were stolen) to a confidential source working with federal agents, has been convicted by a trial jury of illegally possessing and selling firearms and robbery. Mickael N. Oliver, 27, Kansas City, was found guilty on Friday, Dec. 10, of […]

Prison Sentence

Former Kansas City Chiefs player sentenced to more than three years in prison for COVID-19 relief fraud

A former National Football League player, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining over $1.2 million through a Paycheck Protection Program loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. According to court documents, Joshua […]

Guilty Plea

Iowa man pleads guilty to selling misbranded vitamin B12 injectables

An Iowa man pleaded guilty to a felony charge related to the sale of misbranded vitamin B12 injectable drugs, the Department of Justice announced. Brady Tomlinson, 46, of Des Moines, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa to one count of introducing a misbranded drug into interstate commerce with […]

Deadly Accident

Rural Livingston County woman dies after being struck by falling tree

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a deputy responded Saturday to the 4000 block of Livingston County Road 424 because of a person who was injured from a falling tree. An investigation showed a chain saw was being used to cut a tree, and the tree had fallen and struck the 55-year-old victim. Chillicothe Department […]

Illegal Firearms and firearm theft

Missouri man pleads guilty to illegal firearms

A Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing three firearms that he sold to an undercover law enforcement officer. Robert E. Shepherd, 50, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to one count of being a felon in possession of firearms. By pleading guilty, Shepherd admitted that […]

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Audio: Missouri’s firearms deer hunting season begins Saturday

Missouri’s firearms deer hunting season begins Saturday, November 13, 2021, and runs through November 23.  Conservation Agent Kevin Lockard says there has been a reduction of chronic wasting disease in deer disease in Missouri.  There are, however, thirty-four Missouri counties that have regulations regarding the deadly disease.     You can find out more by […]

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Federal grand jury subpoenas sought records from Missouri medical marijuana regulators

(Missouri Independent) – Twice last year a federal grand jury demanded the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services turn over records pertaining to the medical marijuana program.  The pair of subpoenas, issued by the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri in September 2020, were redacted by the department at the […]

Murder

Woman arrested at Chicago O’Hare Airport for conspiring to kill her mother and placing body in suitcase

An Illinois woman was arrested when she arrived at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, for allegedly murdering her mother on Aug. 12, 2014, while on vacation in Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack, 26, is alleged to have conspired with her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 28, to kill her mother, Sheila Von Weise, while Mack and Von Weise […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Missouri Attorney General joins 17-state effort to protect parents from Biden administration’s “intimidation tactics”

Attorney General Eric Schmitt, on Tuesday, joined a 17-state effort to deter the Biden administration from threatening parents who express their views to school officials on issues regarding their children’s education. “The Biden Department of Justice is weaponizing its resources to go after parents who dare to advocate for their children at school board meetings. […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation seeks public assistance with poaching case in Clinton County

Clinton County Conservation Agent Zach White is seeking information from the public regarding a white-tailed deer illegally shot from the public roadway with a rifle. The incident occurred during the late evening hours of Thursday, October 14, or the early morning hours of Friday, October 15. This buck (pictured below) was shot near the intersection […]

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Feds seize property of Kansas City area companies accused of COVID relief fraud

(Missouri Independent) – The federal government has seized two vehicles and is threatening to seize a lake house, allegedly purchased illegally with COVID-19 relief money by a Kansas City-area businessman. The property was seized from several real estate companies incorporated in Kansas by Joseph Campbell, with most operating under a version of the name Titan […]

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Missouri Day officials announce winners of Yard and Porch and Window Decorating Contest

Winners of the Missouri Day contests were announced at the opening ceremonies on October 14. For the Yard and Porch Decorating Contest in the business category, American Family Insurance Agent Cara McClellan received first place. BTC Bank of Trenton got second place. For the yard and porch contest in the residential category, Terri Toms at […]