Governor Mike Parson

Year In Review: Missouri’s Governor highlights successes in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, Governor Mike Parson highlights the state’s many successes and accomplishments despite the challenges of the past year.  “Although 2020 has brought many challenges, we remained committed to serving the people of this state and moving Missouri forward,” Governor Parson said. “We still made great strides in advancing Missouri’s economy, workforce, and […]

Audio: Parson and Galloway focusing on rural Missouri in final days of campaign; both appealing to blue-collar voters

The two main gubernatorial candidates are focusing on rural Missouri again Friday and during the final days of the campaign. Governor Mike Parson (R) brings his “Mike works bus tour” to four rural western Missouri towns: his hometown of Bolivar, as well as Clinton, Belton, and El Dorado Springs. He’ll finish Friday evening in Springfield. […]

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Chewy to expand in Belton, Missouri, create over 1200 jobs

Chewy, Inc. announced plans to open a new 800,000-square-foot eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton, Missouri, and create more than 1,200 new jobs.  Dual-headquartered in Dania Beach, Florida, and Boston, Massachusetts, the company is an online retailer offering pet food and pet-related products from over 2,000 brands. “Now more than ever, Missouri’s innovative businesses, logistics infrastructure, […]

Motorcycle Police Chase or Pursuit

Motorcycle pursuit ends with arrest of two; authorities seize bike with paperwork to be filed for forfeiture

An investigation into a motorcycle allegedly fleeing from law enforcement in Caldwell and Livingston County has led to two arrests. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the motorcycle driver and owner was identified as 35-year-old Shaun Allen Mindham of Blue Springs. Mindham had an outstanding arrest warrant from Johnson County on felony possession of a […]

Child Pornography

Missouri man pleads guilty to child pornography after lost cell phone is found at truck stop

A Belton, Missouri, man whose lost cell phone containing child pornography was found at a truck stop, pleaded guilty in federal court. Christopher Lee Caven, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to receiving child pornography over the internet. By pleading guilty, Caven admitted that he used his cell phone to receive […]

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Chillicothe man arrested on warrants after crashing south of Belton

Residents of Chillicothe and Stillwell, Kansas were hurt when vehicles they were driving sideswiped south of Belton. Eighty-two-year-old Robert Matthews of Stillwell, Kansas was taken to Research Hospital with minor injuries. The other driver, 33-year old Nathaniel Novotny of Chillicothe, was treated and released at the scene for minor injuries. The accident happened Friday afternoon […]

Caleb Kettner

Kettner handed 5-year prison sentence in Daviess County on assault and kidnapping charges

A sentencing hearing was held in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Belton man who pleaded guilty in September to felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor third-degree kidnapping. Online court information shows Caleb Kettner was sentenced to a facility to be determined by the Missouri Department of Corrections for five years […]