Child Pornography

Grain Valley man pleads guilty to child pornography, sexual exploitation of a child

A Grain Valley, Missouri, man who was already under investigation for distributing child pornography over the internet pleaded guilty in federal court to traveling to North Dakota for illicit sex with a 14-year-old child, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer. Andy Earl Crook, 63, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs […]

Preferred Family Healthcare

Former executives at Preferred Family Healthcare indicted for embezzlement and public corruption scheme

Two former executives of a Springfield, Mo.-based charity and an Arkansas state senator have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a multi-million-dollar public corruption scheme that involved embezzlement, bribes and illegal campaign contributions for elected public officials in Missouri and Arkansas, announced U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison of the Western District […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Board of Education approves changes to current school calendar

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education has approved changes to the current school calendar. Presidents Day and the day after Parent/Teacher Conferences will now be used as makeup days for snow days for Tri-County. Conferences were also pushed back one week. Superintendent David Probasco says other makeup days were already built into the calendar and […]

Trenton High School

Trenton High School Student Professional Development Day set for March 20th

Community members will teach professional development classes during Trenton High School Student Professional Development Day in March. Students can choose four of the more than 30 classes in fields of interest specific to them in exchange for their regular sixth, seventh, and eighth-period classes the afternoon of March 20th from 12:45 to 3 o’clock. Professional […]

Cocaine

Lee’s Summit couple among 13 indicted for $62 million cocaine conspiracy

A Lee’s Summit, Missouri couple are among 13 defendants who have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $62 million conspiracy to distribute more than 2,000 kilograms of cocaine, and a money laundering conspiracy. Howard Christian Walters, also known as “Chris,” 41, and his wife, Nina Walter, 37, both of Lee’s […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Saint Luke’s Health System joins KHIN Health Information Exchange

Saint Luke’s Health System is the newest addition to the list of healthcare participants now sending and receiving patient data through the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN). The faith-based, not-for-profit health system with a significant presence in Kansas and Missouri includes 16 hospitals and campuses, several primary and specialty care practices, inpatient and outpatient care, […]

Smithfield Hog Farm with holding pond

Smithfield announces nationwide expansion of “Manure to Energy” projects

Smithfield Food Inc. has announced a nationwide expansion of Smithfield Renewables, innovative projects that are designed to help meet its goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025. That is set in concert with the Environmental Defense Fund. This month marks the one-year anniversary of Smithfield Renewables. Smithfield is setting the goal […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods announces investment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announces, through the nationwide expansion of Smithfield Renewables, innovative projects designed to help meet its goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025, which it set in concert with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). This month marks the one-year anniversary of Smithfield Renewables. As part of the expansion of Smithfield […]

Probation Violation crime

Chillicothe teen receives 15-year suspended prison sentence in assault case

A Chillicothe teen has been placed on probation after receiving a suspended prison sentence Tuesday in Livingston County Circuit Court. Sixteen-year-old Matthew Ryan Miller pleaded guilty in August to one felony count of assault in the first degree. At that time, the prosecuting attorney recommended a suspended sentence in exchange for the guilty plea. A […]

Audio: Hartzler on committee negotiating Farm Bill differences, says SNAP worker requirements main roadblock

West-central Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says there are still issues standing in the way of the farm bill reaching committee agreement. Hartzler, a Republican serving as a farm bill conference committee member, says the primary disagreement is the food stamp benefit work requirements favored by House Republicans.     The Farm Bill has expired, however, […]

Audio: Missouri candidates for state auditor, Nicole Galloway, Saundra McDowell take center stage in debate

(Missourinet) – Missouri’s top candidates running for state auditor have squared off in a debate-style forum and are clashing over their records. Todd Sauter reports from the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights.     Democratic incumbent Nicole Galloway wasted no time going after Republican challenger Saundra McDowell. “She’s so financially compromised, she might be willing […]

Missouri state capitol

Audio: Nine new faces will be present in the next Missouri State Senate after last weeks primary

(Missourinet) – The Missouri Senate will have nine new faces in the next legislative session in January. One will be in Northern Missouri’s 18th District where Shelbina businesswoman Cindy O’Laughlin beat three state Republican House members in last week’s primary. One of them, Lindell Shumake of Canton says the outcome wasn’t a shock.     […]