Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Audio: EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water

Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]

Child Porn

Transgender Missouri man sentenced to 20 years in prison for possessing child pornography

A Kansas City, Missouri, resident was sentenced in federal court for possessing child pornography. Raul E. Villalva, also known as Isabelle Villalva, a biological male who identifies as a female (transgender woman), 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Villalva […]

Missouri Propane Gas Association website

Fourteen Missouri students win propane scholarships

Missouri Propane Gas Association announces member students receiving 2020-21 scholarships through national and state programs. A total of 12 MPGA-member students earned awards through the National Propane Gas Foundation’s scholarship program, while two more won assistance through a statewide workforce development grant. “It is gratifying to be able to assist our propane families by investing […]

Audio: Pettis County Sheriff writes open letter to citizens about threats made against officers and a child

Protesters held signs Thursday night in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia to show their support for a 25-year-old woman killed last weekend by a Pettis County deputy. Hannah Fizer of Sedalia was shot to death after allegedly threatening to shoot the officer, but a gun was not found in her vehicle. Don Hockaday, a protest organizer, says […]

Hannah Fizer of Sedalia Missouri

Missouri State Highway Patrol: No gun found in car of Sedalia woman killed by Pettis County deputy

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators found no weapon inside a vehicle driven by a Missouri woman who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Hannah Fizer, 25, died Saturday night after being shot by a Pettis County deputy following a traffic stop. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, which is investigating […]

Deadly Shooting

Sedalia woman killed after reportedly threatening to shoot Missouri deputy

A Pettis County Sheriff’s Office deputy in west-central Missouri shot and killed a 25-year-old Sedalia woman Saturday night after she reportedly threatened to shoot the officer. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting. Patrol Sgt. Andy Bell says Hannah Fizer was pulled over near U.S. Highway 50 for allegedly speeding, driving carelessly, and […]

Handgun

Missouri man who pointed pistol at police officer during foot chase sentenced to 9 years in prison

A Springfield, Missouri, man who pointed a loaded pistol at police officers during a car and foot chase was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Matthew D. Billingslea, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 11, 2019, Billingslea pleaded […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discusses graduation plans

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discussed the high school and elementary graduations at a meeting Thursday evening. Both ceremonies are scheduled for June 27th, with the elementary in the morning and high school in the afternoon. More details are to be determined in the near future. The board approved salary increases. Approval was […]

Jeffrey Sterling Final

Former Crossroads Correctional Center inmate charged with felony violence against staff

A former inmate at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron has been charged with felony violence against an employee of the Department of Corrections or to an inmate by an inmate stemming from an alleged incident in March 2019. Fifty-two-year-old Jeffrey Sterling is scheduled for an initial appearance is scheduled in DeKalb County Circuit Court […]

Milan Time Capsule

Audio: Time capsule discovered under cornerstone at Milan High School gives up its secrets

A time capsule was discovered under the cornerstone of the Milan C-2 High School building last week. Superintendent Ben Yocom says part of the construction process at the school involved the contractor removing the cornerstone from 1925, so it would not be covered when the existing and new buildings are connected.     The time […]