Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years in prison on meth and firearms charge

A Greenfield, Missouri, man who crashed his motorcycle into another vehicle during a police chase was sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm. Chad R. Weis, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On April 10, 2019, Weis […]

Dog with empty food bowl

Texas manager pleads guilty in Missouri to pet food fraud, company pays $4.5 million restitution

The manager of a Wilbur-Ellis Company processing facility in Texas pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a multi-million dollar conspiracy to sell adulterated ingredients to pet food manufacturers, for which the company has already paid more than $4.5 million in restitution. William Douglas Haning, 48, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission meets with health insurance representatives

The Grundy County Commission met with representatives from Lifestyles Insurance Tuesday to discuss county employees’ health insurance no longer being covered at some places, specifically with Saint Luke’s Health System. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says new insurance cards are to be issued under the same parent company to finish out the contract until the new […]

Medical Marijuana

Fourteen businesses in the Green Hills submit 22 applications for medical marijuana licenses

Fourteen businesses in the Green Hills area submitted 22 applications for medical marijuana facility licenses with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as of September 30th. Information on the department’s website indicates that in the Green Hills counties, Grundy had one business from Trenton apply for two cultivator licenses and one manufacturer license, […]

Indictment

Twenty defendants in Missouri indicted in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Twenty defendants, primarily residents of Kansas City, Missouri, have been indicted for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy. Most of the defendants were arrested during a law enforcement operation last week that resulted in seizures of firearms, heroin and other illegal drugs, and large amounts of cash. Ladele D. Smith, also known as “Dellio” and […]

Medicare

Carroll County Memorial Hospital launches Medicare Insurance helpline

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces the launch of a toll-free Medicare Insurance helpline, which is designed to help Medicare beneficiaries receive education about Medicare and select a health plan that fits their needs and budget, while also retaining their existing hospital and doctors. The free helpline connects callers with licensed agents who can assist in […]

Kenneth Friend

Missouri man sentenced to 27-years in prison for role in meth conspiracy

A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that distributed 45 kilograms of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri. Kenneth R. Friend, 48, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 27 years in federal prison without parole. Friend pleaded guilty on April 5, 2019, to […]

People out trapping fur

Missouri Department of Conservation to co-host free fur trapping clinic at Sumner

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Trappers Association will co-host a free furbearer trapping clinic for beginners on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2019, at the Habitat Flats hunting lodge near Sumner. This clinic will teach newcomers to the fur trade the skills they need to trap furbearers and market pelts. […]

Photo of Coyote

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes regulation changes to help landowners control nuisance wildlife

The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing regulations to help landowners address damage caused by problem wildlife and feral hogs. MDC is proposing the changes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision or thermal imagery to address livestock loss caused by coyotes and damage caused by feral hogs. […]