Guilty Plea

Missouri man pleads guilty to botched robbery at auto dealer; robbery attempt ended in firefight with owner and shooting of employee

A Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court to the botched robbery of a Grandview, Mo., auto dealership that ended when he shot an employee while fleeing after a shootout with the owner, who was also armed. Lyndale E. Watson, also known as “Red, “Blood,” and “Stoni Blud,” 36, Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. […]

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Sexual predator who absconded from Florida captured in Chillicothe

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports that thanks to a citizen tip, a sex offender fugitive from Laredo was taken into custody on Sunday, July 4. Forty-four-year-old Dale Edward Green was seen in the Chillicothe Walmart. The Chillicothe Police Department its officers and a Livingston County deputy located Green. Chillicothe Police K-9 Enoch assisted in […]

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Grundy County Sheriff, U.S. Marshall looking for sexual predator who absconded from Florida

Grundy County Sheriff Rodney Herring is asking for the public’s help in providing any information regarding the whereabouts of a man described as a fugitive from Florida who reportedly was seen Thursday morning in Laredo. According to Grundy County authorities, Dale Edward Green is wanted in Florida for crimes of an original offense of sexual […]

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Four injured in two-vehicle crash five miles east of Gallatin

Four people sustained injuries in an accident involving two pickup trucks five miles east of Gallatin on Thursday afternoon July 1. The Highway Patrol reports the driver of one pickup, 33-year-old Daryl Betts of Fayette, the driver of the other pickup, 34-year-old Jonathan Parker of Gallatin, and Parker’s passenger, 82-year-old Billy Parker of Gallatin, received […]

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UTV and SUV crash near Hale injuring three; one driver accused of DWI

The highway patrol reports three people were injured, two of them seriously, in a two-vehicle crash involving a UTV and an SUV, early Sunday evening in southeastern Livingston County, three miles northeast of Hale. One of the drivers, 24-year-old Christopher Hartbert of Hale, received minor injuries; however, two female passengers were seriously injured. They are […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years in prison, without parole, for illegal firearms and drug trafficking

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for drug trafficking and illegally possessing firearms that were linked to several shootings. Marck E. Fristoe, 28, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 9, 2020, Fristoe pleaded guilty to one count of […]

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Missouri prison healthcare contract won by a company accused of bid-rigging in Tennessee

(Missouri Independent) – The long-time contractor for medical services in Missouri’s prisons is protesting the state’s decision to award the business to a company that will charge more than lawmakers appropriated and is accused of bid-rigging to obtain a contract in Tennessee prisons. Centurion Health, a Virginia subsidiary of St. Louis-based managed care company Centene, beat […]

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Residents of Trenton and Albany injured in crash involving Peterbilt truck

Residents of Trenton and Albany sustained injuries in an accident involving a Peterbilt truck and a car five miles west of Cameron on the morning of June 18, 2021. The driver of the car, 24-year-old Dillan Pratt of Trenton, received moderate injuries, and his passenger, 24-year-old Elizabeth Bucklar of Albany, received minor injuries. Both were […]

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Lawmaker announces that he will reintroduce Taiwan Defense Act

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced he will reintroduce the Taiwan Defense Act (TDA), following new signs of China’s increasing belligerence in the Asia-Pacific and imperial ambitions worldwide. Sen. Hawley’s bill ensures the United States is able to defeat any attempted Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Originally introduced in June 2020, TDA is co-sponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Steve […]

Charges Filed

Texas man charged in Harrison County after fleeing from law enforcement

A man from Houston, Texas, has been charged in Harrison County after he allegedly fled from law enforcement on June 15. Twenty-five-year-old Onyedikachi Hakeem Shodimu faces felony charges of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing, creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death to any person and third-degree assault, special victim. He also […]

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Gallatin teenager charged after cutting through gun safe and stealing contents

A Gallatin teen faces charges after he allegedly cut through a gun safe and took several guns and other items from inside without permission. Seventeen-year-old Austin Smith-Parker has been charged with the felonies of stealing with a value of $750 or more and attempted stealing of a firearm, an explosive weapon, or ammonium nitrate. He […]

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Owner of school sentenced to prison for defrauding program dedicated to rehabilitating disabled military veterans

A Maryland man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution for defrauding a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program dedicated to rehabilitating military veterans with disabilities.  According to court documents, Francis Engles, 65, of Bowie, was the owner and operator of Engles Security Training School (Engles […]