Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Missouri Attorney General’s office denies allegations it broke law in medical marijuana lawsuit

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office dismissed accusations that his office and the state department of health illegally concealed records and violated the Sunshine Law during the course of a medical marijuana lawsuit, calling the charges “frivolous” and “baseless.” The accusation arose last week in a motion seeking sanctions against Schmitt’s office and […]

Prison Sentence

Chicago man caught driving in north Missouri with drugs sentenced to 15-years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 29, 2019, Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri business owner pleads guilty to evading $300,000 in employment taxes

An Ozark, Missouri, man has pleaded guilty in federal court to failing to pay more than $300,000 in employment taxes for his businesses in Springfield. John P. Hardwick, 51, waived his right to an indictment and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to a federal information that charges him with attempting to […]

Guilty Plea

Chicago man pleads guilty in Missouri to meth trafficking; faces 15 years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. A Missouri State Highway Patrol […]

Ryan Johnson presented Honorary Missouri State Highway Patrol Certficate

Macon, Missouri man presented with Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Certificate

Lieutenant Steven V. Wilhoit, Assistant Director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, presented Macon, Missouri, resident Ryan Johnson with a Missouri State Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Certificate. The certificate was presented to Johnson at the Chariton Valley Communications Corporate Headquarters in Macon, with his co-worker’s present. The Honorary Trooper […]

Joshua Caudill

Suspect evades authorities in Livingston County manhunt

Chillicothe police reported officers last evening responded to Wheeling at the request of a Livingston County deputy who was encountering a problem with an individual allegedly resisting arrest. Information from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night reported that a deputy was attempting to arrest a fugitive on a felony warrant and that the suspect […]

Duck Boat being raised from bottom of lake

Attorney General Hawley fires back in Duck Boat case

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley fired back in court filings arguing the court should not dismiss the lawsuit filed against Ripley Entertainment, Inc. and Branson Duck Vehicles, LLC alleging violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, Missouri’s principal consumer protection statute. The filings also argue that the Circuit Court of Taney County is the proper […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: Lawyers for Duck Boat owners say Attorney General Hawley’s lawsuit riddled with inaccuracies

(Missourinet) – Lawyers for the owners of the Branson duck boat that sank in July have fired back against a consumer-fraud lawsuit from Attorney General Josh Hawley.     The Springfield News-Leader reports three attorneys based in Springfield and Kansas City, who represent Ripley and the Branson Duck Vehicles, strongly deny those claims and say […]

Kimberly Brandes

Chillicothe woman arrested yet again, after being released 2 days ago on bond

Some people cannot seem to grasp the concept of how law enforcement works. Authorities turn their emergency lights on, you stop. That wasn’t the case in Chillicothe this Thursday afternoon. At approximately 4 pm today, Livingston County deputies were attempting to serve a warrant in the 1500 block of Webster Street. It was then that […]