Child Porn

Former youth pastor indicted for producing child pornography

A former Pineville, Mo., youth pastor was indicted by a federal grand jury for producing child pornography. Ryan Daniel Crawford, 32, currently a resident of Jacksonville, Arkansas, was charged with producing child pornography between November 29 and December 18, 2017.  Crawford was formerly the associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Pineville. The charge contained […]

Guilty Plea

Mexican nationals plead guilty to illegal firearms and marijuana

Two Mexican nationals have pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms after police officers interrupted them shooting handguns in their backyard. Juan Carlos Cuevas-Alvarez, 33, a citizen of Mexico unlawfully residing in Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Monday, March 11, 2019, to being an illegal […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee holds lengthy meeting

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee approved the budget as proposed at a meeting Tuesday. Secretary Kelli Hillerman reports anticipated expenses for the local emergency planning committee include nearly 26 hundred dollars ($2,565) for Hazardous Materials dues, $200 for training, and $100 each for meetings and Tier 2 (II) notices, for a total of […]

Offender in Prison with hands on bars

Former Missouri man sentenced to 17-years for traveling to Tennessee for illicit sex with a minor

A former Barry County, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for traveling from Missouri to Tennessee to engage in an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old victim, who became pregnant and bore his child. Michael Douglas Peterson, 35, of Morristown, Tenn., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Friday, Dec. 7, […]

Scam Alert

Phone scam targeting election and voters confirmed in two states

Election Specialist Devon Stegeman with the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office reports officials in two states confirmed residents have received calls supposedly from the TurboVote offering to register residents over the phone.  In one state the caller offered the voter an absentee ballot. Stegeman says this is not allowed, and the caller is collecting personally identifiable […]

Real ID

Audio: Missouri receives extension on REAL ID until August, 2019

You’ll still be able to use your current Missouri driver’s license to fly domestically, at least through August 1.   Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet has the story.     The Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) has announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has officially granted Missouri an extension through August 2019, to satisfy requirements […]