Police Chase or Pursuit

Two suspects in custody after high-speed pursuit ends north of Hamilton; officer crashes during pursuit

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports two suspects were taken into custody north of Hamilton Wednesday morning, January 13th after a multi-county vehicle pursuit. The pursuit of burglary suspects started in Ray County and continued through Carroll County on Route D through Ludlow where a Ray County deputy lost control on railroad tracks.  The Highway Patrol […]

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Final Jackson County audit report highlights concerns with assessment procedures, other areas of county government

Jackson County needs to improve controls and procedures in its assessment department to ensure effective and efficient future reassessments, an audit released today by State Auditor Nicole Galloway says. Those were some of the recommendations in the final report of the Auditor’s independent review of Jackson County government finances. The county received a rating of “fair.” […]

Police Chase or Pursuit

Missouri man pleads guilty to illegal firearm following police chase in stolen truck

An Independence, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm following a police chase in a stolen pickup truck. John D. Seger, 28, of Independence, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to being a felon in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, Seger admitted that he was […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Five die in traffic crashes over Christmas holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the preliminary statistics related to the Christmas holiday weekend. Five people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 24, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 2020. 2020 Christmas Holiday Traffic Statistics with troopers investigating the following: Traffic […]

University of Missouri Extension to help expand mental health resources in rural areas

Missouri’s rural counties lack mental health services despite growing financial stress and suicide rates with all of Missouri’s 99 rural counties facing a shortage of mental health professionals; 57 of them have none. The University of Missouri Extension hopes to change that through a multistate project to help farmers, ranchers, and farm families find affordable […]

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JC Penney closing another 15 stores, with one in Missouri included in latest announcement

JC Penney is closing another 15 stores nationwide next spring, including one in southern Missouri. The department store chain’s website shows the West Plains location is shutting down. The company closed its stores for two months when COVID-19 first came on the scene. It then chose to permanently shutter about 150 stores and file for […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Two arrested by patrol in Caldwell County

The Highway Patrol arrested two Independence residents in Caldwell County the morning of December 17th on drug-related allegations. Twenty-seven-year-old Hannah Kennedy was accused of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Thirty-year-old Johnny Beauregard was accused of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior drug offense as […]

Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana subpoena may have been connected to Independence, Missouri FBI probe

(Missouri Independent) – The head of Missouri’s medical marijuana program testified under oath that a grand jury subpoena his agency received late last year was likely connected to an FBI investigation in Independence.  The revelation by Lyndall Fraker, director of medical marijuana regulation at the Missouri Department of Health and Seniors Services, is the first […]

Indictment

19 Missouri residents indicted by grand jury for $1.2 million insurance fraud conspiracy

Nineteen defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $1.2 million insurance fraud conspiracy that involved false claims of injuries suffered in car accidents. Lawrence Courtney Lawhorn, 32, and Latoya Marie Brown, 35, who resided in Columbia and in the Kansas City area; Lauren Courtney Luque, 34, Michael Jadon […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri man pleads guilty to possessing illegal handgun used in shooting

An Independence, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm that was used to shoot another man in the leg, using the victim’s own illegally-possessed firearm. William D. Fullbright, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lajuana M. Counts to being a felon in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, […]