Voter ID

Missouri Republicans look to reinstate voter ID requirement

(Missouri Independent) – About 137,700 registered voters in Missouri did not have a state-issued identification in 2017, according to an analysis from the Secretary of State’s Office.  Another 140,000 voters had expired IDs, and 2,000 more voters had forfeited their driver’s licenses. Under a bill passed Wednesday in the Missouri House, those registered voters would either have to […]

Safer Streets

Safer Streets Initiative leads to over 500 charges in first two years

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that, to date, his Safer Streets Initiative, which was launched in early 2019, has resulted in 516 charges against 289 defendants across the state. Additionally, 356 firearms have been taken off the streets as a result of the initiative.   “Since taking office, prosecuting violent crime in Missouri’s major […]

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Woman first in the nation charged with misappropriating monies designed for COVID medical provider relief

A Michigan woman was indicted on allegations that she intentionally misappropriated government funds that were designed to aid medical providers in the treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19 and used them for her own personal expenses. Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Saima Mohsin of […]

Extradited

Trenton man extradited to Grundy County from Clay County

A Trenton man arrested in Clay County on February 4th has been extradited by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office to Grundy County. The sheriff’s office reports 30-year-old Steven Kyle Johnson has been charged with the felonies of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and unlawful possession […]

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Reptiles and snow removal main topics of Trenton Administrative Committee meeting

Trenton’s Administrative Committee has instructed the city attorney to prepare a draft document that modifies a current ordinance regarding the existence of reptiles. This followed a request from Adam Clear who noted differences exist between the city code and state statutes regarding the length of a snake that can be kept. His thoughts were presented […]

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Department of Justice arrests 11 individuals on drug conspiracy and dog fighting charges

An indictment was unsealed charging 11 individuals on a 136-count federal indictment including violations of drug conspiracy, drug possession, and drug possession with the intent to distribute, and violations of the dogfighting prohibitions of the federal Animal Welfare Act, and conspiracy to commit the same. The defendants include Jarvis Lockett, 40, of Warner Robins, Georgia; […]

Drug Trafficking

Owner of drug treatment clinic indicted for drug trafficking in Missouri

The owner of an Olathe, Kansas, clinic that treats opioid addiction has been indicted by a federal grand jury for drug trafficking. Trevor J. Robinson, 44, of Olathe, Kansas, was charged in a five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Robinson was arrested today and remains in federal custody pending […]

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Missouri woman sentenced to 17-years in prison without parole for meth conspiracy and Illegal Firearms

 A Missouri, woman was sentenced in federal court for leading a conspiracy that distributed more than 15 kilograms of methamphetamine in a three-county area. Christina E. Gauger, 39, of Springfield, Missouri was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 17 years in federal prison without parole. Law enforcement officers seized a total of […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 14-years without parole for meth trafficking following high-speed police chase

A Cuba, Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking following a high-speed police chase. Shannon L. Brim, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Monday, Jan. 25, to 14 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 20, 2020, Brim pleaded guilty to one count of possessing methamphetamine […]

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Audio: Missouri Senator proposes to let drivers use deadly force against some protesters

State Senator Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, wants to make it a Class E felony for any protester who interferes with or blocks a public road. Drivers would not be held liable for injuring the demonstrators who block traffic. A provision in the bill says the driver is still liable if they are found to be using […]