Drug Trafficking

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years in prison, without parole, for illegal firearms and drug trafficking

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for drug trafficking and illegally possessing firearms that were linked to several shootings. Marck E. Fristoe, 28, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 9, 2020, Fristoe pleaded guilty to one count of […]

Illegal Firearms and firearm theft

Missouri man pleads guilty to multiple counts of possessing illegal firearms, drug trafficking; faces at least 20 years in prison

A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to multiple charges of illegally possessing firearms, including stolen firearms, and drug trafficking. Brandon L. Hill, 33, of Independence, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays on Thursday, April 29, to three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, two counts […]

Prison Inmate or Prison Worker

Audio: More than 1,400 Missouri prisoners enroll in career and technical training annually

More than 1,400 Missouri prisoners enroll in career and technical training annually. During a Missouri House Budget Committee hearing this week, Trevor Foley with the state Department of Corrections, says nearly 1,600 professional certifications were issued to offenders in the fiscal year 2020.     Foley says the prison system has a great placement rate […]

Audio: Parson’s proposed state worker pay increase is welcome news for prison employees

The governor’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year includes a two percent pay increase for state workers beginning next January. Trevor Foley, with the Missouri Department of Corrections, says the request is welcomed.     Governor Parson’s budget proposal also includes an additional two percent pay increase for three cook classes and an extra […]

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Audio: Missouri prison system could move officer training from classroom to real-world setting

In 2019, Gov. Mike Parson closed a prison in northwest Missouri’s Cameron. Most staff and inmates transferred to the other prison in town – Western Missouri Correctional Center. Now, Parson wants to reopen the Crossroads Correctional Center and turn it into a training academy for correctional officers. During a House Budget Committee hearing, Trevor Foley […]

Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Parson’s budget proposal would close half of housing units within Missouri women’s prison

The women’s prison in northeast Missouri’s Vandalia could have about half of its housing units permanently closed. Trevor Foley, with the state Department of Corrections, says Governor Mike Parson’s new state budget proposal would make the change. Gov. Parson’s proposed $34.1 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning in July includes about $802 million for […]

Man in jail behind bars (Prison)

Missouri man sentenced to 20 years for illegal firearms following gunfight and fatal collision

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms following a three-vehicle collision in which he struck and killed another motorist while fleeing from a gunfight. Keith L. Carnes, 31, of Kansas City was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 5, […]

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17 defendants indicted for $10 million conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilos of methamphetamine

A total of 17 defendants, primarily from the Kansas City metropolitan area, have been indicted for their roles in a nearly $10 million conspiracy to distribute almost 1,000 kilograms of methamphetamine. Fahrudin F. Fejzic, also known as “Frank,” 48, Steven M. Lyons, also known as “Pops,” 60, Shelly Marie Exton, 38, Mary L. Corona, 38, […]

Prison fence

What you need to know about Governor Parson’s proposed prison budget

Governor Mike Parson’s proposed state budget of $30.5 billion includes $825 million to fund the Missouri Department of Corrections and the 21 prisons it operates. The plan is about a $44 million increase compared to the current fiscal year. Parson wants to reduce the number of housing units within Missouri’s prison system. During a House […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 Years for possessing illegal firearm used in fatal shooting

 A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing the firearm he allegedly used to shoot and kill another person. Dionandre Ganter, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years in federal prison without parole, which is the maximum penalty that can be imposed under the […]

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Mexican national sentenced to 30 years for methamphetamine trafficking, illegally reentering the U.S.

A Mexican national was sentenced in federal court for attempting to sell about 15 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement officer after illegally reentering the United States. Javier Corona-Verduzco, 36, of Montclair, Calif., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 30 years in federal prison without parole. The court also […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee ponders upgrades to power generators

The three-member Utility Committee last night looked at information and a cost projection regarding a potential upgrade for the program controls on the diesel generators at the south substation in Trenton. Dennis Robb and Mark Newton of TMU met with committee members David Mlika, Travis Elbert, and Jen Hottes as well as City Administrator/Utility Director […]