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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Maysville FFA member Haylee Draper is State Star in Agrscience

The Missouri FFA Association has announced Haylee Draper of the Maysville FFA Chapter is the State Star in Agriscience. Four finalists for State Star in Agriscience were selected based upon outstanding achievement in agriscience as part of a student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA.   MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 […]

Brian Dean Preszler

Princeton man charged with sex-related felonies bound over to Division One of court

A case was bound over to Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week for a Princeton man charged with sex-related felonies stemming from an alleged incident in early February. The Mercer County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports Brian Dean Preszler is scheduled for arraignment June 10th. Online court information shows he has been charged […]

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Pfizer facility in Chesterfield, Missouri scaling up operations for COVID-19 vaccine production

Governor Mike Parson was joined by Christine Smith, head of the Pfizer Biotherapeutics and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department and site head of Pfizer’s Research and Development facility in Chesterfield.  Pfizer’s Chesterfield facility is one of three Pfizer-owned sites in the United States that has been identified as an initial manufacturing center for COVID-19 vaccine production.  “For […]

Prison Sentence

Bethany man sentenced to prison on rape, sodomy and sexual misconduct involving a child

A rural Bethany resident, 35-year-old Joseph Borntreger has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex-related counts. Borntreger entered guilty pleas to four counts of statutory rape in the second degree; two counts of statutory sodomy; three counts of sexual misconduct involving a child under the age of 15; and one count of […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments on overtime pay case for corrections officers

The Missouri Supreme Court heard remote oral arguments on Wednesday in a high-profile case involving the Cole County circuit court’s 2018 decision to award more than $113 million in overtime pay for Missouri corrections officers. It’s a case that’s been working its way through the court system for eight years, and it’s a case that could […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC Board of Trustees approve Pandemic Response Policy at busy meeting on Tuesday

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved a Pandemic Response Policy and several other items related to COVID-19 Tuesday evening. The Pandemic Response Policy allows for 10 days of paid emergency leave to be made available immediately for current full-time employees who are unable to work due to needing to care for a […]

Charles Spencer Henson

Livingston County authorities arrest child sex offender who failed to register change of address in Chillicothe

An investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office of a possible registration violation on a child sex offender has resulted in the arrest of a man on alleged felony violation for failing to register as a sex offender. Sheriff Steve Cox reports 30-year-old Charles Spencer Henson was also arrested on two outstanding Trenton municipal arrest […]