Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson pleased with special session on crime; wants House to approve Gardner legislation

While Missouri’s governor is pleased with the special session on violent crime, he’s calling on the House to approve his proposal involving St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office. GOP Governor Mike Parson told Capitol reporters last week that he will meet with House leaders about it. “We’re encouraging them to pass this to be […]

Seth Rorebeck

Chillicothe Police Department announce the hiring of two police officers

The Chillicothe Police department will have additional officers on the force. Officer Seth Rorebeck was born and raised in the Trenton, Missouri area, graduating from Trenton High School in 1998. In 1999 Officer Rorebeck joined the US Military and fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a special operations soldier as a US Army Airborne Ranger […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Missouri man sentenced to 20 years without parole for drug trafficking and illegal firearm

 A Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for drug trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm. Robert J. Thomas Jr., 38, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Thursday, Aug. 27, to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 20, 2019, Thomas pleaded guilty to possessing […]

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 […]

Carjacking

Three Kansas City men charged in armed carjacking that resulted in police pursuit and fatal collision

Three Kansas City, Missouri, men have been charged in federal court for their roles in an armed carjacking Monday night that led to a high-speed chase and a collision that killed another motorist. Derrell M. Wade, also known as Derrelle, 19, Curtis R. Daniels, 18, and Michael A. Brown, 18, were charged in a two-count […]

Republican Party

Audio: Missouri congresswoman says Republican National Convention will focus on optimism and heroes

A west-central Missouri GOP congresswoman says this week’s 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte will focus on optimism. While U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Harrisonville, isn’t a delegate this year, she’s excited about the convention. “And looking at the great American heroes that we have in our local communities, and how we together collectively have made this the […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man charged with illegal firearms, drug trafficking

A Missouri man was charged in federal court with illegally possessing firearms and with drug trafficking after twice leading officers on high-speed vehicle pursuits. Charles V. Bai, 27, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a three-count criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City. The federal criminal complaint charges Bai with two […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man involved in nightclub shooting sentenced to 15 years for illegal firearm

A Missouri man has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Keyshaun Isaiah Jackson, 23, of Springfield, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool on Wednesday, Aug. 19, to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Jackson was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony […]