Tractor mowing hemp on hemp farm

Missouri Industrial Hemp Program posts proposed regulations

The Missouri Department of Agriculture posted proposed rules for the Missouri Industrial Hemp Program three weeks early. The rules, as required by provisions in Senate Bill 133, will amend existing regulations and transition the legal growth of industrial hemp in Missouri from a pilot research program to a commercially regulated program. The Department posted the […]

Indictment

Twenty defendants in Missouri indicted in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Twenty defendants, primarily residents of Kansas City, Missouri, have been indicted for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy. Most of the defendants were arrested during a law enforcement operation last week that resulted in seizures of firearms, heroin and other illegal drugs, and large amounts of cash. Ladele D. Smith, also known as “Dellio” and […]

Green Hills Womens Shelter

Audio: Green Hills Women’s Shelter in Trenton seeking volunteers and donations as facility is at capacity

The Green Hills Women’s Shelter in Trenton provides support to domestic violence victims in a ten-county area including Grundy, Livingston, Harrison, Daviess, Putnam, Sullivan, Mercer, Caldwell, Clinton, and DeKalb. Cabral says the women’s shelter provides a multitude of services.     Support groups at the shelter are available seven days a week with advocates also […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

The net neutrality battle moves to the states, and to 2020

Net neutrality suffered a significant blow on Tuesday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era consumer protections. Because the court upheld the repeal, it remains legal for internet service providers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to block or throttle any sites they want, and […]

Child Sex Crimes

Missouri man pleads guilty to transporting a minor for illegal sexual activity

A Carl Junction, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting a Kansas minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity. Nathan Roger Belcher, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Missouri man who tried to run woman off the road sentenced to 6-years for illegally possessing firearm

A Columbia, Missouri, man who tried to run a woman off the road and chased her into the police station, was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Daleron Michael Monroe, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to six years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered the […]

Jwan Curry

Airline passenger charged in disturbance after flight diverted to KCI

A passenger aboard an Alaska Airlines flight diverted to Kansas City International Airport was charged in federal court with interfering with a flight attendant. Jwan Curry, 40, of Hamburg, New Jersey, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri. Curry remains in federal custody pending an initial […]

CAFO

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears case involving Grundy County CAFO

The state Supreme Court has heard oral arguments this week in Jefferson City involving a proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in northwest Missouri’s Grundy County. Trenton Farms wants to build a swine operation, which is opposed by a group called “Hickory Neighbors United.” Hickory attorney Stephen Jeffery tells the court that a 2016 state […]

Slot Machines

Audio: Missouri House Committee on gaming expects large crowd for October public hearing

Missouri House officials are expecting a large crowd to attend an October public hearing at the Statehouse in Jefferson City about alleged illegal slot machines, and are urging those who want to testify to call ahead. House Special Interim Committee on Gaming Chairman Dan Shaul tells Missourinet the committee will take public testimony on October […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missourians with state approval will get to grow medical marijuana for their own use

A medical marijuana advocate says patients who get state approval can legally grow their own marijuana. But Columbia attorney and medical marijuana supporter Dan Viets says transporting the seeds to Missouri is illegal.     Viets says there’s a lot of interest from pain patients.     Legal medical marijuana sales will probably start early […]