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Missouri man sentenced to 10-years in prison for meth trafficking, illegal homemade firearm

A Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for distributing methamphetamine and possessing a homemade firearm. Lyle Scott Jennings, 49, of Butler, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Tuesday, Jan. 12, to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 10, 2020, Jennings pleaded guilty to participating in a […]

Traffic Fatalities

Audio: Missouri’s third-largest city records record traffic fatalities in 2020; half of the victims were on motorcycles

Despite the COVID pandemic and fewer vehicles on the road, southwest Missouri’s Springfield had a record 27 traffic fatalities in 2020. Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams is urging residents to slow down.     Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams says 13 of the 27 victims were traveling on motorcycles. He’s urging motorists to slow down […]

Motorcycle Crash

Two from Iowa life-flighted after motorcycle strikes deer on Highway 139 near Humphreys

Two people from southern Iowa were occupants of a motorcycle that struck a deer Monday night nearly two miles to the south of Humphreys. The Highway 139 accident resulted in moderate injuries for the driver, 65 year old Kevin Whisler of Centerville and for a passenger, 61 year old Vicky Strickler of Moravia, Iowa. Whisler […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle overturns near Lawson injuring woman

A Kansas City resident was hurt late Saturday afternoon in western Ray County when the motorcycle she was operating overturned near Lawson. Twenty-six-year-old Megan Matheson was taken to Excelsior Springs Hospital with minor injuries. The motorcycle was being turned from West 208th Street onto a private drive when the machine overturned. The motorcycle sustained minor […]

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Several new laws go into effect in Missouri today

Several bills become law today that the Missouri Legislature passed during the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly. Here is a snapshot of the top bills approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Mike Parson: Partial motorcycle helmet law repeal House Bill 1963 is a sweeping transportation bill allowing motorcycle drivers 26 years and […]

Motorcycle Helmet Law

Missouri’s new motorcycle helmet law takes effect on Friday

Some Missourians will be able to ride their motorcycles without a helmet, starting Friday. Governor Mike Parson (R) signed legislation into law in July, which gives Missouri motorcyclists the option of riding without a helmet. The provision is part of a large transportation bill. Under current Missouri law, every person operating or riding on a motorcycle must […]

Crime

Operation LeGend results in 59 more arrests, including seven murder suspects

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison announced today that 59 additional arrests have been made in the past week by local and federal law enforcement officers in Operation LeGend, for a total of 156 arrests since the start of the operation. Among those arrested since Aug. 1, new federal charges have been filed against six defendants, for […]