Coronavirus in Prisons

Audio: More cases of COVID-19 reported in a Missouri Prison

Thirty-eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been identified at Farmington Correctional Center in Farmington, Mo.      The facility in eastern Missouri is still receiving test results, with sentinel testing beginning next week. A total of 42 cases have been connected to the prison. The prison will remain closed to visitors. The Department of Corrections […]

Cody Pfister

Audio: Man who licked various items at Missouri Walmart charged with “Terrorist Threat”

A 26-year-old eastern Missouri man is accused of posting a video online of himself licking items at a Walmart store this month. “Who’s afraid of the coronavirus?” Cody Pfister, 26, said in a video he later posted to social media.  Warrenton police said in a statement the department had been contacted by people in the […]

Missouri Soybean Association Website

Laclede woman elected to Missouri Soybean Association’s board of directors

The Missouri Soybean Association welcomes a new farmer-leader following this year’s district director elections. Kate Lambert, a farmer from Laclede, was elected to the Association’s board of directors during the District 2 meeting on February 14 in Norborne. She joins her fellow board members in guiding the organization’s policy, advocacy and membership efforts. In addition […]

Marriage

Audio: Missouri Representative wants to change state’s legal definition of marriage to domestic union

State Representative Adam Schnelting of eastern Missouri’s St. Charles wants to change the legal definition of marriage to a domestic union. During a Missouri House committee hearing today, Schnelting, a licensed minister and former pastor, says he’s sponsoring a bill because he says marriage is not the government’s business.     Speaking on behalf of […]

Deadly Shooting

Missouri college student dead, another student arrested in on-campus shooting

A University of Central Missouri college student in western Missouri’s Warrensburg has died from getting shot Monday afternoon at an on-campus apartment building. The school’s Twitter page says campus police responded to a report Monday afternoon of a gun accidentally firing. Stephon Abron of eastern Missouri’s St. Charles was killed. Jeremy Manley is accused of […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

The co-founder of US Wellness Meats is the 2019 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year. Lifelong Lewis County farmer and businessman John Wood earns the honor for lifelong work to raise cattle on grass and market specialty meats says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin. His work makes a significant economic impact […]

Donald Peckham

Audio: Missouri jury finds 86-year-old former minister to be violent sexual predator

The attorney general’s office has convinced a Jasper County jury in southwest Missouri that an 86-year-old former minister is still at risk of sexually abusing teenage boys.     That’s even after he completed a 15-year prison sentence for the abuse. The unanimous verdict determined that Donald D. Peckham is a sexually violent predator who […]

Slot Machines

Audio: Missouri House Committee on gaming expects large crowd for October public hearing

Missouri House officials are expecting a large crowd to attend an October public hearing at the Statehouse in Jefferson City about alleged illegal slot machines, and are urging those who want to testify to call ahead. House Special Interim Committee on Gaming Chairman Dan Shaul tells Missourinet the committee will take public testimony on October […]

Charges Filed

Audio: Missouri Attorney General files five stealing charges against former southeastern Missouri official

Missouri’s Attorney General has filed five charges of felony stealing against the former deputy collector for Madison County in southeastern Missouri county.     Charges against 31-year-old Kelcey Gresham of Fredericktown were announced yesterday. The AG’s office says the crimes came to light last fall when Madison County residents who had paid their property taxes […]