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Audio: Missouri intercepts $78 million in stimulus money from people who owe child support

Missouri has intercepted millions in stimulus money from people who owe child support.     The CARES Act passed by U.S. Congress last year allowed states to block the first stimulus payment to people who owed child support. Governor Parson’s office says the Missouri Legislature passed a bill during last November’s special session that allows […]

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House passes legislation to improve flood protection, inland waterways & other water resources infrastructure

After negotiations between the House and Senate were completed, the final Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (S. 1811) was approved by the House of Representatives. S. 1811 represents an agreement between House and Senate committees on final WRDA language, based in part on H.R. 7575, which passed the House by voice vote in July […]

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Missouri man, a member of Southwest Honkys gang, pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Fair Grove, Missouri, man who is a member of the Southwest Honkys violent prison gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in which investigators intercepted a shipment of nearly 9.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. William F. Jones, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to participating […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty to distributing meth he received in the mail

A Nixa, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court for distributing methamphetamine he received in the mail from California. Jerry D. Thornton, 46, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Thornton admitted that he received multiple pounds of methamphetamine through the mail from […]

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23-year-old Moberly Correctional Center staff member free on bond after being charged with delivery of a controlled substance

The Moberly Correctional Center staff member arrested after the interception of contraband has been identified. Twenty-three-year-old Timothy Davis is free on bond after being charged with delivery of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Bond was originally set at $20,000, with arraignment scheduled in Randolph County on February 10th. An intelligence analyst and an […]

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Staff member arrested at Moberly Correctional Center

An investigation spearheaded by the Missouri Department of Corrections intelligence specialists has led to the interception of contraband at the Moberly Correctional Center. Following up on suspicions, an intelligence analyst and an institutional investigator at MCC worked with local law enforcement to prevent 173 grams of synthetic marijuana, or K2, and two pounds of tobacco […]

Twenty defendants charged with distributing heroin/fentanyl in Missouri

Twenty defendants have been charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Many of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated law enforcement sweep that began Thursday, November 14 and continued into the weekend, after five criminal complaints were filed under seal on […]

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Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduces Bill to remove fish and wildlife from Missouri River priorities

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduced a bill this week to remove fish and wildlife as an authorized purpose for management of the Missouri River and make flood control the highest priority. “Time and again, we continue to see fish and birds take precedence over people and property when it comes to managing the Missouri River,” […]