Child Sex Crimes

Gallatin teenager charged with sex crimes against six-year-old girl

A Gallatin teen has been charged in Daviess County with the felonies of statutory sodomy or attempted sodomy, deviate sexual intercourse, with a person less than 12 years of age, and child molestation, second degree. Online court information shows 17-year-old Joshua Reuben Schmidt’s bond is $5,000 cash only with supervision by Supervision Services. He is […]

Operation Legend 2020

U.S. Attorney General: Since Operation Legend, St. Louis murder rate has declined by 49%

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has announced in St. Louis that a federal operation has led to the arrests of more than 650 suspects – 34 of which are accused of murder. The federal effort, called Operation Legend, is named after a four-year-old Kansas City boy killed over the summer while sleeping. The St. Louis […]

Indictment

Twenty-four defendants, including alleged Aryan Circle gang members and associates indicted in Missouri and nearby states

Five indictments in three different states were unsealed indicting a total of twenty-four defendants, including alleged Aryan Circle (AC) gang members and associates, on charges of racketeering conspiracy, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug conspiracy, and unlawful firearms trafficking.  The indictments were announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice […]

Missouri Department of Corrections website

Federal leader looks to Missouri as model for post-incarceration success

About 96% of people incarcerated in Missouri eventually return home to our communities. More than 15,000 Missourians are released from state prisons each year. To help boost their chances of success, the Missouri Department of Corrections partners with fellow state agencies and community nonprofit organizations to build a network of support in areas such as […]

Election 2020

Parson and Galloway blast each other repeatedly during Missouri gubernatorial debate

Missouri’s two major gubernatorial candidates clashed during a Friday afternoon debate in Columbia on numerous issues, including Clean Missouri, COVID, Medicaid expansion, and valet parking at the Capitol. The debate, which took place at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia, was sponsored by the Missouri Press Association. Missouri voters approved Clean Missouri in November 2018. It had […]

Indictment

Trenton man among 10 defendants indicted on felony conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilograms of marijuana

A Trenton man is among 10 defendants indicted by a federal grand jury on conspiracy charges. The indictment charges 42-year-old David Willey and eight others with felony conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. It accuses them of distributing and possessing 1,000 kilograms or more of a […]

Drug Trafficking

Owner of Rockstar Burgers in Kansas City among 18 defendants indicted for $1.7 million drug-trafficking conspiracy

The owner of the Rockstar Burgers restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, is among 18 defendants indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute more than 150 kilograms of methamphetamine and more than 10 kilograms of heroin, valued at more than $1.7 million. Most of the defendants are also charged […]

Child Exploitation

Former teacher pleads guilty to sexually exploiting student; faces 15-years in prison

A Missouri, man who worked as a teacher in China has pleaded guilty in federal court to sexually exploiting one of his former students by attempting to blackmail her into sending him pornographic images. Curtis J. Baldwin, 47, of Springfield,  pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Monday, Oct. 5, to […]

Missouri Department of Conservation Trim Grant website

Missouri Department of Conservation awards grant funding for community forest improvements

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently awarded $366,446 to Missouri communities through its Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant program. TRIM grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands. “TRIM grants help communities with tree management-related activities that help keep neighborhood trees […]