Convicted

Jury convicts two former corrections officers in Missouri of assaulting an Inmate

Two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been convicted by a federal jury of physically assaulting an inmate in violation of his constitutional protection against unreasonable force. “These corrections officers abused their authority by physically assaulting an inmate,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison. “Our Constitution protects every citizen from the use […]

Death Penalty or Capital Punishment

Death penalty sought against Missouri men in murder and drug-trafficking conspiracy case

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri has filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against two men previously charged in two area murders. Shawn Burkhalter, also known as “Deuce,” 30, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Joshua Nesbitt, also known as “T,” 25, of Crowder, Mississippi, were indicted last […]

Former Arkansas Senator Jeremy Hutchinson

Former Arkansas State Senator pleads guilty to bribery

A former Arkansas state senator pleaded guilty in federal court to accepting multiple bribes in connection with a multi-district investigation spanning the Western District of Missouri and Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Jeremy Hutchinson, 45, of Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of conspiracy to […]

Indictment

Two Kansas city men indicted for $1 million conspiracy to steal 1,400 cell Phones in dozens of burglaries

Two Kansas City, Missouri, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $1 million conspiracy to steal more than 1,400 cell phones in dozens of commercial burglaries across five states. Viktor Chernetskiy, 29, a naturalized citizen from Ukraine, and Bryan C. Kirkendoll II, 29, were charged in a five-count […]

Preferred Family Healthcare

Former Preferred Family Healthcare executive pleads guilty to bribing Arkansas State Senator

A former executive of Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to bribe an Arkansas state senator to influence public policy for the benefit of the charity and its executives. Robin Raveendran, 63, of Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to […]

Audio: Nancy Pelosi makes stop in Ferguson to push for bills addressing voting rights, dark money

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a stop in the St. Louis-area of Ferguson Monday to rally support for two bills. Pelosi joined eastern Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay and other elected officials at the Urban League Empowerment Center about the proposals that would expand voting rights and change laws about concealed campaign gifts.     Pelosi […]

Trenton High School

Trenton R-9 Board of Education tackles lengthy agenda after approving calendar updates to school year

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved a request Tuesday evening to categorize two high school classes as weighted. Spanish Four was approved to be categorized as a weighted class on a unanimous vote and Desktop Publishing was approved on a vote of four to three. Trenton High School Principal Ron Franklin said the two […]