Prison Sentence

Chicago man caught driving in north Missouri with drugs sentenced to 15-years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 29, 2019, Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one […]

Walter Barton Executed

Walter Barton executed for 1991 murder of southwest Missouri woman; pronounced dead at 6:10 pm

At 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, convicted murderer Walter Barton, 64, was pronounced dead at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre. Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 brutal stabbing death of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler of southwest Missouri’s Ozark. His death makes Missouri the first state in the nation […]

Guilty Plea

Chicago man pleads guilty in Missouri to meth trafficking; faces 15 years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. A Missouri State Highway Patrol […]

Economy Graphic

Audio: Outside money in Missouri Senate race tops $70 million

Last minute campaigning in the Missouri U.S. Senate race has hit overdrive. But in a rare less contentious moment on the stump, Republican challenger Josh Hawley praised incumbent Democrat McCaskill for her public service before launching to his usual talking points.     With the intensity at a fever pitch approaching next Tuesday’s election, Republican […]

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill

Audio: McCaskill supports Trump’s handling of migrant caravan, is at odds with fellow Democrat

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal has been highly critical on Twitter of Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and says McCaskill is not a Democrat. McCaskill campaign manager David Kirby tells reporters there’s no place in the party for Democrats like Chappelle-Nadal, who wished for the assassination of President Trump.     McCaskill campaign manager David Kirby […]

Person of Interest named in Slater, Missouri double homicide

(KMMO Radio) – Authorities in Saline County have named a person of interest and a vehicle description in the ongoing investigation of a pair of homicides on Thursday morning June 9th. According to a release from Saline County Sheriff Cindi Mullins, the subject is identified as 58-year-old Donald Bruce Owens, a white male approximately 6’1″ and […]

Chillicothe police stolen vehicle

Chillicothe Police Department seeks assistance locating stolen vehicle

The Chillicothe Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a stolen vehicle. On Monday, June 6, at approximately 5 a.m., officers of the Chillicothe Police Department began an investigation into a stolen vehicle. The vehicle is described as a dark blue 2014 Dodge Caravan bearing Missouri registration AH4-B8S. This information has been disseminated […]