General Sports

Audio: Legislation aimed at protecting referees and sports officials to be heard by Missouri House Committee

Bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting sports referees, officials, and umpires will be heard Monday before a Missouri House committee in Jefferson City. Raytown State Representative Jerome Barnes, who’s been a high school football and basketball referee for 27 years, tells Missourinet that officials are being threatened by parents and fans.     Barnes says a […]

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Audio & Video: More than 3,600 Missourians vaccinated on Friday at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium

Missouri’s governor says more than 3,600 Jackson County residents were vaccinated on Friday at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, the largest state-supported vaccination event thus far in the state. A second day of vaccinations took place Saturday morning at 9 and continued until 7 p.m. Two Missouri National Guard teams were at Arrowhead on Saturday, and […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Kansas City nursing home to pay $40,000 to settle pay discrimination claims

Edgewood Manor OPCO, LLC, a former owner of Edgewood Manor, a skilled nursing facility in Raytown, Mo., will pay $40,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sex pay discrim­ination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, 12 female licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who worked at the facility […]

High School Marching Band

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 […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri teenager charged in federal court with drug trafficking, illegal firearm

A Missouri, teenager has been charged in federal court with drug trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm after selling a stolen handgun to an undercover federal agent. Antonio Johnson, 18, of Raytown, Missouri, was charged in a two-count complaint filed under seal in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 3, 2020. […]

Regional Teachers of the Year

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announces Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the 2021 Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year, with the 34 selected teachers now under consideration to be named the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Committees comprised of education peers and key stakeholders from each Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) in Missouri selected the 2021 […]

Court News

Judge faces busy docket in Division One of Grundy County court

The judge in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court handed down sentences, including probation to defendants in the Thursday session of Division One. At a hearing, Christopher Eudean Parsons of Cainsville admitted probation violations. The probation was revoked. Parsons was sentenced to five years with the Missouri department of corrections. The term runs concurrently […]

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17 defendants indicted for $10 million conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilos of methamphetamine

A total of 17 defendants, primarily from the Kansas City metropolitan area, have been indicted for their roles in a nearly $10 million conspiracy to distribute almost 1,000 kilograms of methamphetamine. Fahrudin F. Fejzic, also known as “Frank,” 48, Steven M. Lyons, also known as “Pops,” 60, Shelly Marie Exton, 38, Mary L. Corona, 38, […]

Gavel and Law book

Jury convicts Cuban national of Drug Trafficking, Illegal Firearms

A Raytown, Missouri, man was convicted by a federal jury of drug trafficking and illegally possessing firearms. Victor Rodriguez Kessel, 63, a Cuban national, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, attempting to manufacture crack cocaine, possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute, […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to life plus 72 years in prison for armed robbery conspiracy

A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a three-months-long conspiracy that included more than 27 armed robberies, culminating in the armed robbery of a Walgreens in Blue Springs, Missouri, in which a suspect was fatally shot by law enforcement officers. Shannon R. Thomas, 29, was sentenced by U.S. […]

Indictment

Twenty defendants in Missouri indicted in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Twenty defendants, primarily residents of Kansas City, Missouri, have been indicted for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy. Most of the defendants were arrested during a law enforcement operation last week that resulted in seizures of firearms, heroin and other illegal drugs, and large amounts of cash. Ladele D. Smith, also known as “Dellio” and […]

I-435 and I-70 Interchange

Major Traffic Alert: Portion of I-70 in Kansas City will close September 6-9 to enable bridge demolition

The Missouri Department of Transportation will have a COMPLETE CLOSURE of Interstate 70 in both directions between I-435 and I-470/Route 291 beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, September 6, until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, September 9. This closure is for the demolition of the directional ramps from southbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 and northbound […]

Death Penalty or Capital Punishment

Death penalty sought against Missouri men in murder and drug-trafficking conspiracy case

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri has filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against two men previously charged in two area murders. Shawn Burkhalter, also known as “Deuce,” 30, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Joshua Nesbitt, also known as “T,” 25, of Crowder, Mississippi, were indicted last […]