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 […]

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 […]

Darnell Gray

Audio: Court documents outline injuries Jefferson City boy suffered before he died

A mid-Missouri caretaker charged with felony child abuse involving the death of a four-year-old Jefferson City boy is being held without bond this Thursday morning.      Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson has charged 26-year-old Quatavia Givens with one felony count of child abuse resulting in death. The Jefferson City Police Department’s probable cause statement […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Lawmaker, attorney both contacted the FBI over allegations related to Greitens

(MissouriNet) – Both sides in a special House committee hearing on an investigation of Governor Eric Greitens revealed yesterday they had contact with the FBI.     Republican Representative Jay Barnes, who chairs the committee, said he’d contacted federal law enforcement after hearing closed testimony from an early Greitens campaign advisor, Michael Hafner, who alleged […]

Concealed handgun

House member proposes to ban government, Missouri colleges from restricting guns

State Rep. Jered Taylor is proposing to expand the number of locations, particularly private businesses like day care centers, amusement parks, and bars, where guns can be carried without a permit. A Missouri House committee will consider today Taylor’s legislation that would also bar state, local governments and public colleges and universities from restricting the […]

Concealed handgun

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox provides guidance on new concealed carry laws and CCW permits

The recent override of Governor Nixon’s veto of Senate Bill 656 most commonly referred to as the “gun bill” by the legislature has stirred plenty of inquiry at many local sheriff’s departments about concealed carry and changes with requirements. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has recently released pertinent information on the override, as well as providing […]