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Missouri man sentenced to 13 years in prison without parole for meth trafficking and illegal firearm

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm. Jason A. Hamann, 48, Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 13 years and five months in federal prison without parole. On June 23, 2020, Hamann pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute […]

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Man from Weatherby life-flighted to St. Joseph after crashing north of Maysville

A resident of Weatherby was flown this morning to the hospital in St. Joseph following a single-vehicle rollover accident three miles north of Maysville in DeKalb County. The highway patrol listed injuries as serious for 33-year-old Derik Buckles of Weatherby who was taken to Mosiac Life Care in St. Joseph. The state patrol said Buckles […]

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Missouri woman pleads guilty to meth trafficking after high-speed chase

A Missouri, woman who led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase at night with no headlights pleaded guilty in federal court to trafficking methamphetamine. Gina N. Nunez, 43, of Nixa, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. By pleading guilty, Nunez […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty after crashing into federal deputy marshals while attempting to flee in stolen truck

A Missouri, man who injured two United States deputy marshals by crashing into them while attempting to flee in a stolen truck pleaded guilty in federal court to forcibly resisting federal law enforcement officers. Ray E. Clevenger, 46, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to two counts of forcibly […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 25 years in federal prison without parole for illegal firearms and drug trafficking

A Missouri, man who faces murder charges in state court was sentenced in federal court on multiple charges of illegally possessing firearms, including stolen firearms, and drug trafficking. Brandon L. Hill, 33, of Independence, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On April 29, 2021, Hill […]

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Two from Chillicothe injured in crash on Highway 152

Two Chillicothe men were injured Thursday, January 6, 2022, in an accident on Highway 152 in Platte County. The highway patrol reports they were passengers in a pickup driven by 40-year-old Jeffery Gillespie of Chillicothe who wasn’t hurt. Taken to the Liberty Hospital were 51-year-old Gary Karnes and 61-year-old Buddy Ewing, both of Chillicothe. The […]

Traffic Fatalities

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports eight deaths on Missouri roads during Christmas holiday

Eight people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 2021, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 2021. 2021 Christmas Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers investigated the following: Traffic Crashes — 310 Traffic Crash Injuries — 92 Traffic Crash Fatalities — 4 DWI — 67 […]

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Aryan Brotherhood member pleads guilty in Missouri to meth trafficking

A Missouri, man who belongs to the Aryan Brotherhood pleaded guilty in federal court to methamphetamine trafficking. Jimmy Jack Pinkley, 44, of Billings, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. By pleading guilty Pinkley admitted that he was in possession of […]

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Two injured in crash on I-35 north of Bethany

The Highway Patrol reports two Wichita, Kansas women sustained moderate injuries when a car overturned seven miles north of Bethany on Tuesday morning, December 14. The driver, 24-year-old Alexas Davis, and the passenger, 32-year-old Joan Robinson, were taken by ambulance to the Harrison County Community Hospital. The car traveled south on Interstate 35 before running […]

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Pickup a total loss after fire Monday night in Chillicothe

A pickup truck is considered a total loss after a fire in Chillicothe Monday night, December 6. Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen reports firefighters arrived at the Casey’s on North Washington Street and found the passenger compartment and engine of the 1980s Dodge Ram fully engulfed in flames. The truck was parked away from […]

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Two from Brookfield injured in Monday afternoon crash on Highway 36

Two residents of Brookfield were injured Monday afternoon in a single-vehicle, rollover, accident one mile east of Wheeling. The driver of a sports utility vehicle, 21-year-old Mackenzy Royal, received minor injuries and his passenger, 23-year-old Keyera Adams, sustained serious injuries. Royal sought treatment at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe while Adams sought treatment at Truman […]

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Two vehicles sideswipe each other on Pecan Road east of Milan demolishing car

Two vehicles collided at a Sullivan County hill crest Monday morning resulting in one driver and a passenger from Milan being taken to a hospital. Injuries were minor for 29-year-old Georgeanna Earp and her passenger, 39-year-old Billy Earp, both of Milan. A private vehicle took them both to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. The […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to nine years in prison for illegal firearm following high-speed police chase

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm after leading police officers on a high-speed chase through oncoming traffic and crashing into several police vehicles. Kyle K. Kessler, 35, Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 15, […]

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Patrol reports nine fatalities; no drownings or boating crashes over 2021 Thanksgiving holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 2021. There were no boating crashes or drownings. During the Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers report the following traffic statistics for 2021 (preliminary): Crashes ─ 457 […]

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Princeton School District and Grant City receive grant funds from USDA

The Princeton School District and the town of Grant City are among northern Missouri entities that received approval of grants through the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Program. This is a program offering loans and grants to improve community services. According to the news release, a grant of $14,300 goes to the Princeton R-5 School […]

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Two taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton after SUV strikes deer on Highway 6

The highway patrol reports a 14-year-old boy from Laredo was taken to a hospital after the vehicle he was a passenger in, swerved to avoid a deer on Highway 6 at the edge of Jamesport at 5:15 pm Sunday. Fifty-seven-year-old Gary Carman of Hamilton was driving eastbound when the sport utility vehicle swerved because of […]