Sex Offender

Missouri sex offender sentenced to 33 years in prison after impregnating 14-year-old victim

 A prior sex offender in Carthage, Missouri, who impregnated a 14-year-old victim, was sentenced in federal court for the sexual exploitation of a child. Victor Alfonso Vasquez, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 33 years and nine months in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 16, 2019, Vasquez pleaded guilty […]

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Audio: Missouri set to resume food stamp recertification process on July 1, 2020

Missouri is set to restart its food stamp recertification process on July 1. The process was suspended during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, but the Department of Social Services will begin checking again on Missourians getting food stamps to ensure they still qualify for the benefits. More than 16,000 SNAP households in Missouri are […]

Food Stamps or SNAP

Missouri woman receives prison sentence for selling meth in exchange for SNAP benefits

A Milo, Missouri, woman has been sentenced in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to sell methamphetamine in exchange for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (commonly known as “food stamps”). Melanie A. Person, 54, was sentenced by M. Douglas Harpool on Wednesday, June 10, to six years in federal prison without parole. […]

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Missouri Department of Corrections to begin COVID-19 testing at all institutions

In what began Tuesday, May 26, all Missouri Department of Corrections adult institutions started participation in sentinel testing. Now that the testing capacity has increased, the state is positioned for widespread testing of confined populations, which gives us the information we need to stop the virus within each location and keep it from spreading to […]

Kidnapping

Princeton man facing four felonies including assault and kidnapping

A Princeton man faces four felonies after an incident Friday. Online court information shows 32 year old Jackie Duane Beaman has been charged with first degree endangering the welfare of a child—first offense—no sexual contact, second degree domestic assault, second degree kidnapping, and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond has been set at $10,000 cash […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves 2020-2021 budget

The Princeton City Council approved the 2020-2021 budget on Monday. Projected revenues are $617.551.51 for general funds and $940,688.48 for enterprise funds for a combined total of $1,558,239.99. Anticipated expenditures are $432,915 for general and $1,077,390 for enterprise funds for a combined total of $1,510,305. Princeton City Clerk Danette Snapp reports the city has sales […]