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Missouri Attorney General files civil suits, criminal charges against four fraudulent contractors

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced that his office has filed civil lawsuits against two contractors and criminal charges against another two contractors for allegedly defrauding multiple consumers. The four actions were filed Monday across the state.  “Making repairs and renovations on your home can be a stressful, busy time, and selecting a reputable […]

Audio: Former prison guard at the Chillicothe women’s prison accused of sexual assault for the 5th time

A former prison guard at the Chillicothe women’s prison has been accused once again of sexual assault. The accused worked as a guard between 2008 to 2018, at the 1,600 person facility and is accused for the fifth time of assaulting an inmate, according to Kansas City station KCTV. The Department of Corrections has not […]

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Formal charges filed, suspects identified in high-speed police pursuit on Sunday

Criminal charges were filed in Clinton County following a high-speed law enforcement pursuit on Sunday that began in Livingston County and ended in Plattsburg in Clinton County. Facing four counts each are 24-year-old Rai’mon Watson of Kansas City and 20-year-old Tyson Scott of Grandview. No bond was set and both are charged with possession of […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Milan man being held in custody for Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The Highway Patrol reports a Milan man is being held in custody for Immigration and Customs Enforcement on what’s called a fugitive detainer. Fifty-five-year-old Wilberto Pacheco-Zapata was arrested Monday afternoon in Linn County and has been accused of not having an operator’s license. The state patrol arrest report notes Pacheco-Zapata was held at the Brookfield […]

Duck Boat being raised from bottom of lake

Audio: Families in Duck Boat tragedy object to federal prosecutors’ efforts to delay lawsuits

(Missourinet) – Families of individuals killed when a duck boat sank in southwest Missouri July 19th are objecting to efforts of federal prosecutors to freeze their lawsuits.      The Kansas City Star reports attorneys for some of the victims filed documents in federal court last week, saying the suits were brought to get answers to […]

Crime and Courts

Judge hands down prison sentences and probation in Division One of Grundy County court

Several cases were processed yesterday in division one of Grundy County circuit court some involving prison sentences while others received probation. Alfred Demond Green of Trenton pleaded guilty to charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage as well as damage done to jail property. Green was sentenced to three years in […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: Family survivor in Duck Boat tragedy files lawsuit days after federal prosecutors asked for freeze in court cases

Another lawsuit has been filed in the Branson Duck Boat tragedy days after federal prosecutors asked for a freeze in court cases.     Tia Coleman, a survivor whose husband and three children drowned in the incident, filed a suit against Ripley Entertainment and five other entities involved in the ownership and operation of the […]