Mike Parson

Audio: Governor Parson to sign Missouri’s witness protection bill on Monday

Legislation that’s aimed at providing witness protection will be signed into law Monday afternoon by Missouri’s governor in Kansas City and Joplin. The bipartisan witness protection legislation was one of Governor Mike Parson’s (R) top priorities for the recent special session on violent crime. State Rep. Jonathan Patterson, R-Lee’s Summit, says the bill is crucial. “And what […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson pleased with special session on crime; wants House to approve Gardner legislation

While Missouri’s governor is pleased with the special session on violent crime, he’s calling on the House to approve his proposal involving St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office. GOP Governor Mike Parson told Capitol reporters last week that he will meet with House leaders about it. “We’re encouraging them to pass this to be […]

Sexual Misconduct

Livingston County Sheriff completes investigation on fraud and sexual misconduct case

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has completed investigations involving potential fraud and alleged sexual misconduct. Sheriff Steve Cox reports the case about potential fraud involves one or more companies in other areas of the state allegedly selling a junk home or homes to people online who have never seen the property. He says photos are […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Linn County Health Department conducting COVID-19 contact tracing investigations

The Linn County Health Department is conducting COVID-19 contact tracing investigations. As part of those investigations, the health department advises individuals or groups who frequented Pigskin Pub and Pizza of Brookfield September 3rd through 5th to monitor for symptoms related to possible COVID-19 exposure. Individuals or groups who attended the Bell Game at Chester Ray […]

Police Car

Janitor at Breckenridge School District accused of providing vape pen to 12-year-old boy

A Breckenridge R-2 School janitor accused of providing a vape pen to a 12-year-old boy has been charged in Caldwell County. Twenty-four-year-old Wesley Adams of Breckenridge faces misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child—second degree and an infraction of selling, providing, or distributing tobacco or alternative nicotine or vapor products to any person under 18 […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Rural Missouri prosecutor: victim tampering “happens everywhere, even in little Johnson County”

Legislation that increases penalties for witness and victim tampering will go to the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on Monday, after being approved by the Judiciary Committee on a 17-0 vote this week. The prosecutor in western Missouri’s Johnson County traveled from Warrensburg to Jefferson City to testify for the bill, saying that witness […]