Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Missouri Attorney General’s office denies allegations it broke law in medical marijuana lawsuit

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office dismissed accusations that his office and the state department of health illegally concealed records and violated the Sunshine Law during the course of a medical marijuana lawsuit, calling the charges “frivolous” and “baseless.” The accusation arose last week in a motion seeking sanctions against Schmitt’s office and […]

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Governor Parson appoints William P. Devoy as Associate Circuit Judge for 9th Judicial Circuit

Governor Mike Parson appointed William P. Devoy as Associate Circuit Judge for the 9th Judicial Circuit. He will fill the Associate Circuit Judge vacancy created by the death of the Honorable Scot T. Othic. Mr. Devoy, of Brookfield, is currently an Attorney at Elson & Devoy, P.C. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration […]

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Governor Parson appoints Sarah Castle as circuit judge for the 16th Judicial District

Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Sarah A. Castle as Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. She will fill the Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Sandra C. Midkiff. Judge Castle, of Kansas City, currently serves as an Associate Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in […]

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Governor Parson appoints Holly Conger-Koenig as Associate Circuit Judge for 1st Judicial Circuit

Governor Mike Parson appointed Holly Conger-Koenig as Associate Circuit Judge for the 1st Judicial Circuit. She will fill the Associate Circuit Judge vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Rick Roberts to Circuit Judge. Ms. Conger-Koenig, of Kahoka, is currently serving as the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney. She holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal […]

Governor Parson appoints Jessica Krawczyk as Judge for 16th Judicial Circuit

Governor Mike Parson appointed Jessica Agnelly Krawczyk as Associate Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. She will fill the Associate Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Richard T. Standridge. Ms. Krawczyk, of Raymore, currently serves as a partner at Wendt Law Firm, P.C. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political […]

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Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney appointed as Associate Circuit Judge

Governor Mike Parson has appointed the Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney as Associate Circuit Judge for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Robert Rice of Maryville will fill the associate circuit judge vacancy created by the appointment of Doug Thomson to Appellate Judge of the Western District Court of Appeals. The Fourth Judicial Circuit serves the counties of […]

Investigation

Investigation involving multiple agencies results in arrests, recovered items and warrants

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, along with multiple other agencies, have been working several burglaries and stolen vehicles, most along the Interstate 35 corridor.  The investigation took Investigators as far north to Bethany in Harrison County and as far south as Kansas City, Kansas. Throughout the investigation, investigators recovered 10 stolen vehicles, 11 Stihl Weed Eaters, […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments on overtime pay case for corrections officers

The Missouri Supreme Court heard remote oral arguments on Wednesday in a high-profile case involving the Cole County circuit court’s 2018 decision to award more than $113 million in overtime pay for Missouri corrections officers. It’s a case that’s been working its way through the court system for eight years, and it’s a case that could […]

Gavel and Law book

Harrison County Sheriff Josh Eckerson accused of multiple allegations

Three misdemeanor counts were filed Thursday in Daviess County Circuit Court alleging that the sheriff of Harrison County was involved in a February 26th incident. Joshua Q. Eckerson has been accused of misuse of official information by a public servant, alleged trespass in the first degree and alleged domestic assault in the fourth degree. Each […]

Crime and Courts

Suspended prison sentences handed down in Division One of Grundy County court

Sentencing was held Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for Humphreys resident Christi Sims who had pleaded guilty in November to a felony drug possession charge from July 5th. Circuit Judge Thomas Alley sentenced Ms. Sims to four years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was suspended and she […]