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Missouri man pleads guilty for role in large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy, faces 15 years in prison

A Springfield, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy that involved multi-pound shipments of methamphetamine transported from Arizona to Missouri. Gregory L. Hopper, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possessing […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Kansas man arrested for attacking officers during protest at Country Club Plaza charged with illegal firearm

A Kansas City, Kansas, man who initially was arrested after throwing water bottles at police officers during protests at the Country Club Plaza was charged in federal court with illegally possessing a firearm. “Hijacking a peaceful protest by attacking police officers engaged in their duty to protect the public carries significant consequences in this district,” […]

Terror Threat

Chillicothe teen charged with first-degree terrorist threat

An 18-year-old has been charged with felony first-degree terrorist threat stemming from an alleged incident Saturday. Craig Herbert Wilson Junior’s bond is $10,000 cash only, Supervision Services, and no contact with victims or witnesses. An initial appearance is scheduled in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon at 1:30. The Chillicothe Police […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police respond to teenager pulling gun on group of people on Washington Street

The Chillicothe Police Department reports detectives and officers arrested an 18-year-old male from Chillicothe Tuesday in reference to a possible fight and male pulling a gun on a group of people in the 1200 block of Washington Street Saturday. The suspect was accused of unlawful use of a weapon and several counts of assault, processed, […]

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 […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe officers seeking information regarding disturbance with possible weapon involvement

The Chillicothe Police Department is seeking information regarding a report of a disturbance in the 1200 block of North Washington Street Saturday night. An investigation implied the possible brandishing of a weapon took place. Police Chief Jon Maples reports officers and detectives are investigating the incident and have taken several statements in reference to a […]

Coronavirus Update

Four Adair County residents testing positive for COVID-19 employed at Milan packing plant

The Adair County Health Department reports four Adair county residents, who are employed at Milan, are among the eight workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Testing was conducted this week at the Smithfield Foods Plant in Milan as part of the states’ expanded effort to test workers who may be infected with the […]

Governor Parsons and Lieutenant Governor Kehoe

Governor Parson, Lt. Governor Kehoe highlight importance of supporting Missouri businesses

Governor Parson encouraged Missourians to shop local and support Missouri-based businesses, which will be critical to stimulating the state’s economy moving forward.  “We are on the road to recovery, and we must continue taking steps to protect ourselves and others. With that said, we encourage Missourians to safely re-engage in the economy,” Governor Parson said. “Now more […]