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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, […]

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Princeton Rotary Club to sponsor Youth Turkey Calling Contest and Outdoor Expo

A long-time Mercer County resident who has hunted turkeys for 40 years will be the guest speaker at the Princeton Rotary Youth Turkey Calling Contest and Outdoor Expo. Andy Krohn will share practical tips at the Princeton Elementary School March 21st from his experiences of introducing young persons to turkey hunting. Turkey hunting calls, hunting […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol confirms Harrison County Sheriff took his own life

Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Jake Angle confirms Harrison County Sheriff Joshua Eckerson died Thursday night after sustaining a gunshot wound. The preliminary investigation indicates the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. The Patrol responded to a Bethany residence with the Bethany Police Department and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and determined, upon arrival, that Eckerson was […]

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Woman involved in shooting in Unionville granted change of venue to Harrison County

A motion was granted for change of venue in Division One of Circuit Court this week for a Columbia woman taken into custody after an investigation of a shooting in Unionville in December. The Putnam County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports the venue for 22-year-old Victoria Hope Larsen was changed from Putnam County to Harrison County. […]

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U.S. Attorney praises cooperation of Missouri state and local law enforcement agencies in combatting illegal immigration

United States Attorney Tim Garrison praised the cooperation of state and local law enforcement agencies in the Western District of Missouri today, as U.S. Attorney General William Barr addressed the problem of sanctuary cities elsewhere in the nation. “We appreciate the cooperation in this district among state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies,” said Garrison. […]

Audio: Missouri Department of Conservation to consider changing the definition of a handgun

The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing the definition of a handgun.     After more and more hunters are using modified AR-style weapons to take down game during the “alternative methods” season when rifles and shotguns aren’t allowed. The new definition would limit barrel length to sixteen inches, and not allow any sort […]

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Woman accused of shooting incident in Unionville waives preliminary hearing

A Columbia woman taken into custody following an investigation of a shooting in Unionville in December waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Putnam County Circuit Court. The court accepted 22-year-old Victoria Hope Larsen’s waiver, and the case was bound over to appear in Division One on February 19, 2020. She and co-defendant […]

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Jury convicts Missouri man of providing false information in two attempts to purchase firearms

A Jefferson City, Missouri, man has been convicted by a federal jury of providing false information in two unsuccessful attempts to purchase firearms. Joshua Michael Lehman, 35, was found guilty on Monday, December 9, of two counts of making false statements in a federal record provided to a licensed firearms dealer. Lehman attempted to purchase […]

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Audio: Missouri lawyer says federal background check system used for firearms sales is faulty

A southwest Missouri trial lawyer says the federal background check system used for firearms sales is faulty. During a Monday hearing before an interim Missouri Senate committee studying the state’s gun violence problem, Craig Heidemann of Springfield, says Missouri is not providing mental health information to the database, to keep guns away from unstable people. […]