Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Missouri in response to COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Donald J. Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Missouri to provide federal assistance for state and local COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and emergency response efforts. In the request filed Tuesday, Governor Parson said the pandemic is of such severity and magnitude that an effective […]

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Conservation to temporarily waive fishing permits starting Friday

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Commission announce they are temporarily waiving permit requirements for sport fishing and daily trout tags for Missouri residents and nonresidents whose fishing privileges are not otherwise suspended. The waiver of needing a permit or trout tag to fish will run from Friday, March 27, through […]

Kidnapping

Missouri men charged with kidnapping woman and threatening to kill her and her family

Two southwest Missouri men have been charged in federal court for kidnapping a Webb City, Missouri, woman and threatening to kill her and her family unless she recanted her testimony in another criminal case. Jeffrey Marsh, 32, of Oronogo, and Zaqouri Traves Archer, 31, of Joplin, were charged together in a criminal complaint filed in […]

Frederick Joseph Lutz arrest

Retired priest charged with sex-related crimes in southeast Missouri

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri is now charged with four sex-related felonies in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, involving alleged sexual abuse of minors. Missourinet’s Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS reports 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz was arrested Wednesday morning in Springfield, where he now lives. Stoddard County Prosecutor Russell Oliver has charged Lutz […]

High Speed Chase Charges Filed News Graphic

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 […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

State Appeals Court: Not enough overtime paid to Missouri corrections officers

A State Appeals Court has upheld a decision against the Missouri Department of Corrections, on Tuesday, in a suit alleging not enough over-time was paid to prison guards.     The suit alleges guards weren’t properly compensated for their pre- and post-shift duties, which include making their way through security, and briefing the next shift. […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to life plus 72 years in prison for armed robbery conspiracy

A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a three-months-long conspiracy that included more than 27 armed robberies, culminating in the armed robbery of a Walgreens in Blue Springs, Missouri, in which a suspect was fatally shot by law enforcement officers. Shannon R. Thomas, 29, was sentenced by U.S. […]

Tax deadline looms Monday, April 18

Audio: The IRS has extended tax relief for Missouri farmers in 69 counties

The Internal Revenue Service has extended tax relief for Missouri farmers in 69 counties.     The IRS announcement is in response to drought, flooding and severe weather that forced farmers to sell off livestock. Qualified farmers and ranchers whose drought-sale replacement period was scheduled to expire on December 31, 2019, now have until the […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]