Fraud

Missouri man pleads guilty to $335 million fraud scheme and $615,000 tax violations

A Missouri, man who was charged in two federal cases pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a $335 million scheme to defraud federal programs that award contracts to firms owned by minorities, veterans, and service-disabled veterans, and in a separate case to filing false tax returns that cheated the government out of […]

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Site locations for week four of COVID-19 mass vaccinations announced

Governor Mike Parson identified site locations for week four of the COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and local health care systems.  “While weather forecasts indicate Missouri will experience frigid temperatures this week, DHSS, the Missouri National Guard, SEMA, […]

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Four injured, including three teenagers, in I-35 crash near Lathrop

Four people received serious injuries, three of them teenagers from Lathrop, when two vehicles met Monday afternoon on an icy Interstate 35 two and one-half miles south of Lathrop in Clinton County. Injured were the driver of a car, 18-year-old Devyn Robinson, and passengers 19-year-old Blake Brown and 19-year-old Kriston Pennington. Also with serious injuries […]

Rollover Accident

Rollover crash injures three; driver accused of driving while intoxicated

A rollover accident Monday night in Ray County resulted in injuries for three passengers and the driver being arrested. Twenty-four-year-old Curtis Williams of Richmond was driving a pickup northbound when it crossed the center of North Garner Road, struck an embankment, and overturned. Three passengers were taken to area hospitals, including 19-year-old Henry Hilliard of […]

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Missouri Days Virtual Marching Festival rolls out 2020 competition

Appearing a bit different this year, the 2020 Missouri Days Virtual Marching Festival begins today with 30 Missouri and Iowa High Schools competing and Trenton High School performing in exhibition. Schools have submitted video’s and have chosen to enter any of the four areas of competition or all four with classes determined by the Missouri […]

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Three-vehicle crash on I-35 injures Kidder man

A resident of Kidder received a minor injury in a three-vehicle accident this morning on southbound Interstate 35 near Lathrop. Thirty-year-old Jacob Closterman was taken by ambulance to North Kansas City Hospital. The crash occurred when a box truck driven by 44-year-old Jeremiah Watts of Harrisonville entered an I-35 work zone where traffic had slowed. […]