Livingston County Sheriff

Two released from custody after investigation by Livingston County Sheriff’s Department

A man and a woman were released from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office recently pending review of possible charges from the prosecutor following an alleged incident in which they were in a building and believed to have no right to be there. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox, reports the suspects drove a vehicle through a […]

Audio: Pettis County Sheriff writes open letter to citizens about threats made against officers and a child

Protesters held signs Thursday night in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia to show their support for a 25-year-old woman killed last weekend by a Pettis County deputy. Hannah Fizer of Sedalia was shot to death after allegedly threatening to shoot the officer, but a gun was not found in her vehicle. Don Hockaday, a protest organizer, says […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Jury trials in Missouri to allow for safe distancing and other COVID-19 health concerns

The Missouri Supreme Court is changing trial court proceedings to include safe distancing and more allowances for COVID-19 health concerns. The order issued this week says  “The resumption of jury proceedings too early would not only risk the health of the participants, but it could also undermine public confidence in the courts and damage the integrity of […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson takes security measures to safeguard election process

Governor Mike Parson took security measures to safeguard the election process and protect Missouri voters during COVID-19 by signing SB 631 into law.  “Any Missourian affected by COVID-19 should still be able to vote, including those who are sick or considered at-risk,” Governor Parson said. “I applaud Senator Dan Hegeman, Representative Dan Shaul, and the rest of […]

2019 Annual Vehicle Stops report

Missouri Attorney General’s office releases annual vehicle stops report

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office today released the annual vehicle stops report, an aggregation of data covering all vehicle stops in the state of Missouri in 2019. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office is statutorily required to produce a report on the state’s vehicle stops per SB 1053, enacted in 2000. The report can be found […]

Walter Barton Executed

Walter Barton executed for 1991 murder of southwest Missouri woman; pronounced dead at 6:10 pm

At 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, convicted murderer Walter Barton, 64, was pronounced dead at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre. Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 brutal stabbing death of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler of southwest Missouri’s Ozark. His death makes Missouri the first state in the nation […]

Walter Barton Mugshot

Missouri Governor Mike Parson: Execution of Walter Barton “will move forward as scheduled”

The governor says the execution of a convicted southwest Missouri killer will move forward, clearing the way for Tuesday evening’s scheduled execution in Bonne Terre. Governor Mike Parson told Capitol reporters on Monday in Jefferson City that he hasn’t seen any reason to intervene in Walter Barton’s scheduled execution, saying “that will move forward as […]

Walter Barton Mugshot

Federal Judge issues stay of execution for convicted Missouri killer set to be executed Tuesday

A federal judge has issued a stay of execution in the case of a convicted southwest Missouri killer, who was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening at the maximum-security prison in Bonne Terre. 64-year-old Walter Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 killing of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler. She managed a mobile home park […]

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank receives donation from Hy-Vee and Sol Group

Hy-Vee, Incorporated has partnered with its melon vendor Sol Group to donate more than 7,200 fresh cantaloupes to Second Harvest Community Food Bank in Saint Joseph. Hy-Vee delivered the cantaloupes to Second Harvest Wednesday. Second Harvest Communications Coordinator Blake Haynes says the donation comes as food banks across Missouri and Kansas struggle to keep their […]