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Missouri man sentenced to 10-years in prison for meth trafficking, illegal homemade firearm

A Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for distributing methamphetamine and possessing a homemade firearm. Lyle Scott Jennings, 49, of Butler, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Tuesday, Jan. 12, to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 10, 2020, Jennings pleaded guilty to participating in a […]

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Audio: Thirty-six-year-old woman’s remains identified in western Missouri’s Bates County

Human remains found last week in western Missouri’s Bates County have been identified as 36-year-old Nicole Mallatt.     The Bates County Sheriff says Mallatt lived in Butler with her longtime boyfriend and children and had been missing for nearly a year. Her cell phone and a backpack were found last December near her home, […]

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Missouri 4-H holds virtual livestock judging contest

The 2020 University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest recently took place virtually. More than 100 youth from across the state applied their evaluation and communication skills in this contest. “Youth involved with the livestock judging program develop key life skills to aid in their future career success,” says Maria Calvert, state 4-H […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotions effective September 1, 2020

Captain Scott A. Shipers, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, announces the following promotions effective September 1, 2020. Trooper Beau M. Ryun is being promoted to the rank of corporal and will remain in his current assignment as a criminal interdiction officer assigned to Zone 17, Troop A’s Special Enforcement Zone. Ryun was appointed […]

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Colonel Levon Cumpton to be next Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard

Governor Mike Parson announced Colonel Levon Cumpton as the next Adjutant General (TAG) of the Missouri National Guard, who serves as the state’s senior military officer.  “For more than 26 years, Colonel Cumpton has served our state and our country with honor. It is important to our administration that Missouri’s leaders communicate and work together […]