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Missouri man sentenced to 14 years in prison without parole for meth conspiracy

A Sparta, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for leading a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Christian County, Mo. Travis W. Robinson, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 14 years in federal prison without parole. On March 11, 2020, Robinson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute […]

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Mississippi man pleads guilty in Missouri to smuggling 5-pounds of meth in box of cookies

A Jonesboro, Mississippi, man has pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting more than five pounds of methamphetamine and nearly three pounds of heroin through Kansas City, Missouri, en route to St. Louis, Mo. Willie Lewis Braison, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to one count of […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation sets proposed bear-hunting framework for future seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved a proposed hunting framework by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for a potential future black bear season in Missouri. The Commission approved the framework at its Sept. 4 open meeting in Jefferson City and is asking for final public input Oct. 16 through Nov. 14. If the season […]

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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 […]

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Local youth set record-breaking sales in Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions

The Missouri State Fair Youth Livestock Show celebrated youth in agriculture on Saturday, Aug. 22. The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, breaking numerous records from previous sales raising a total of $193,120 for Youth in Agriculture.   Connor Keithley, of Chillicothe, showed the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow. Connor is the son of Chad and […]

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Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion barrow owned by Chillicothe and Savannah 4-H members

Payton Rodgers, daughter of Blaine and Melissa Rodgers, is the exhibitor of the 2020 Grand Champion Barrow at the Missouri State Fair Youth Livestock Show. Payton is from Savannah and is a member of the Kodiak Kadettes 4-H Club. Payton’s prize-winning Barrow weighed 289 pounds.  The Reserve Grand Champion Barrow honor went to Connor Keithley […]

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Missouri State Fair officials announce Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Lambs

Reagan Rodgers, daughter of Blaine and Melissa Rodgers, is the exhibitor of the 2020 Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Missouri State Fair Youth Livestock Show. Reagan is from Savannah and is a member of the Kodiak Kadettes 4-H Club. Reagan’s prize-winning Hampshire Lamb weighed 123 pounds. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb honor went […]