Gavel and Law book

St. Joseph man convicted of illegal firearm after 11-hour standoff; faces 10 years in prison

A St. Joseph man has been convicted by a federal trial jury of illegally possessing a firearm following an 11-hour standoff with law enforcement officers. Terrance T. Brown, 41, of St. Joseph, was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that Brown was in possession […]

Meth and Heroin

Polo man sentenced to 25 Years in prison for $4.3 million meth, heroin conspiracy

A Polo, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a $4.3 million conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin throughout Clay, Ray, Clinton and Buchanan counties. Joshua K. Bowers, 34, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 25 years and 10 months in federal prison without […]

Audio: Federal law to block Missouri medical marijuana users from owning a gun

Missouri voters passed medical marijuana use by nearly 66% this month. But federal law will prevent those who obtain a medical marijuana card from owning a gun. John Ham with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives notes pot is still considered a schedule 1 controlled substance.     Ham says his agency simply […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Audio: Southeast Missouri trooper awarded medal for putting violent gang members in jail

A Missouri State Patrol trooper has been awarded a medal for helping to put three violent gang members behind bars in 2017. Missouri Public Safety Director Sandra Karsten says trooper Ryan Windham pulled over a vehicle in southeast Missouri’s Mississippi County and a backseat passenger began firing a gun at the trooper.     During […]

Gavel and Law book

Eight indicted for $2.1 million methamphetamine conspiracy

Eight defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $2.1 million conspiracy to distribute nearly 100 kilograms of methamphetamine.  Juan Guzman, also known as “Flaco,” 37, Luis Carlos Ramos Caraveo, 23, and Maria De La Cruz Nava, 22, all citizens of Mexico residing in the Kansas City, Mo, area; Chanthacone […]

Guilty Plea

Texas man pleads guilty to stealing 650 firearms from UPS trailers in Springfield

A Glenn Heights, Texas, man pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing 650 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Mo., en route to Bass Pro Shops. Quinton Haywood, 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a February 21, 2018, federal indictment. Haywood has remained in […]

Luis Calderon-Oliveras

St. Joseph man, member of Latin Kings gang, pleads guilty to racketeering

The member of a violent St. Joseph, Mo., gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a RICO conspiracy that involved acts of murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking, and armed robberies, among other crimes, as part of a criminal enterprise. Luis Calderon-Oliveras, 27, of St. Joseph, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann […]

Fall Turkey Hunting Season

Hunters check 2,169 turkeys during Missouri’s Fall firearms turkey season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that hunters checked 2,169 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, Oct. 1-31. Top harvest counties were Greene with 57, Henry with 48, and Laclede with 47. Last year’s fall firearms turkey harvest total was 2,899. MDC’s turkey biologist says the low harvest total can […]

Man shooting bow

Missouri Department of Conservation to hold ribbon cutting on new archery range in Memphis, Missouri

A partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the City of Memphis has brought a new archery range to northeast Missouri. MDC invites media and members of the public to a free ribbon cutting ceremony at the new facility on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. The new archery range is located at […]