Guilty Plea

Mexican nationals plead guilty to illegal firearms and marijuana

Two Mexican nationals have pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms after police officers interrupted them shooting handguns in their backyard. Juan Carlos Cuevas-Alvarez, 33, a citizen of Mexico unlawfully residing in Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Monday, March 11, 2019, to being an illegal […]

Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge to open for the season on Saturday, March 2nd

The gates at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will once again open to the public on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 6 AM.  The Refuge is closed annually from late October to the first Saturday of March to allow for undisturbed habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl.  Once spring arrives the place becomes a Refuge […]

Drone or Unmanned Ariel Vehicle

Researchers use UAVs to track insect dispersal patterns

In a paper to be released soon, researchers tell how they used drones to track migration patterns of pests. “This research will help us quickly determine habitat preference and dispersal patterns for newly detected invasive insect species,” says University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist Kevin Rice. That information can help farmers decide how to […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol reports two arrests; one detained on immigration violation

The highway patrol reports the arrest of an Ankeny, Iowa resident early Sunday in Sullivan County. Forty-one-year-old Valente Ramos Duran was accused of speeding, not having a valid license, and an immigration violation: deported aggravated felon.  Duran was taken to the Sullivan County Jail for the violations and was held for U.S Immigration and Customs […]

Partial Government Shutdown

Audio: Missouri Congressman thinks shutdown could last for several weeks

East-central Missouri Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer thinks the federal government shutdown could last several more weeks. He says both sides are not budging.     Luetkemeyer says the legal immigration system should be fixed.     Congress is expected to get back to work about funding the federal government.  East-central Missouri Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer thinks […]

Immigration

Audio: Missouri Congressman says legal immigration process is too lengthy and difficult

President Trump and many Congressional Democrats continue to clash about border security funding with no end in sight to the government shutdown. East-central Missouri Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer says the legal immigration system is too lengthy and difficult.     Trump will address the nation tonight on television to discuss what he calls a crisis […]

Waterfowl at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

New pump and drainage system planned for Fountain Grove Conservation Area of Livingston County

The Missouri Conservation Commission has approved a contract for a project to install a pump station and drainage system to improve wetland habitat management at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Fountain Grove Conservation Area in Livingston County. The contract for the eight point three million dollar project was approved with Lehman Construction, LLC of California, […]

Offender in Prison with hands on bars

Former Missouri man sentenced to 17-years for traveling to Tennessee for illicit sex with a minor

A former Barry County, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for traveling from Missouri to Tennessee to engage in an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old victim, who became pregnant and bore his child. Michael Douglas Peterson, 35, of Morristown, Tenn., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Friday, Dec. 7, […]

Pheasants and Quail Forever

Pheasants and Quail Forever encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider pollinator habitat

With a November 16 deadline approaching, Pheasants and Quail Forever is encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider utilizing a federal program that provides financial and technical assistance to establish habitat that benefits Monarch butterflies and other wildlife. Jake Swafford, Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, said the Monarch Initiative administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) […]

President Donald Trump

Audio: President Trump rallies base in southeast Missouri

President Trump put fourth familiar themes at his Appearance in southeast Missouri’s Cape Girardeau last night. Among other things, he continued to accuse Democrats of being soft on immigration policy while portraying many migrants as criminals.  Trump said Democrats want to give undocumented migrants special privileges.     President Trump was surrounded by a number […]

Fountain Grove Flooding

Flooded roads limit October 20, 21 youth waterfowl hunting at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

The Missouri Department of Conservation announces to waterfowl hunters that it has closed portions of the Fountain Grove Conservation Area south of Meadville for the upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend Oct. 20 and 21 due to flooding on the area. According to MDC, some roads in the area are damaged and impassable due to floodwaters, […]

Marijuana

Two Mexican nationals charged in $10 million Daviess County marijuana growing operation

Two Mexican nationals were charged in federal court for their roles in a Daviess County, Mo., marijuana-growing operation where law enforcement officers seized nearly $10 million worth of plants. Sergio Medina-Perez, also known as “Chapo,” 44, and Miguel Pulido-Maldonado, also known as “Mona,” 27, were charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District […]