Handgun training or class

Missouri Department of Conservation holding free online “Introduction to Handguns” class

When pistols and handguns come to mind, many people think of self-defense and home protection. But did you know that handguns are also a valid hunting method for several species, such as rabbits, squirrels, bullfrogs, deer, and coyotes? The Missouri Department of Conservation is holding an Introduction to Handguns class online Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. […]

Guilty Plea

Former Missouri fire department captain pleads guilty to illegally selling firearms to felons

A former captain in the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to illegally selling 77 firearms over a five-year period, and to selling firearms to convicted felons. “Our gun laws exist to make it hard for violent criminals to obtain the tools of their trade,” Garrison said.  “Felons, […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty for role in large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy, faces 15 years in prison

A Springfield, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy that involved multi-pound shipments of methamphetamine transported from Arizona to Missouri. Gregory L. Hopper, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possessing […]

Audio: Missouri Department of Conservation to consider changing the definition of a handgun

The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing the definition of a handgun.     After more and more hunters are using modified AR-style weapons to take down game during the “alternative methods” season when rifles and shotguns aren’t allowed. The new definition would limit barrel length to sixteen inches, and not allow any sort […]

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Fun Day

Missouri Department of Conservation to host “Outdoor Fun Day” in Macon

The Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation,  Whitetails Unlimited, Quail Forever, and Delta Waterfowl invites families to attend a day of FREE outdoor skills instruction at the Macon County Fairgrounds, 1305 S. Missouri St. in Macon. This family outdoor fun day will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 […]

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Audio: Missouri worker threatens to “shoot up” Walmart retail store

A worker at a Capital City retail store faces charges of making a terrorist threat after a Friday outburst.     According to court documents, Pratte works at the Stadium Boulevard Walmart. He met with two supervisors on Thursday about a reported drop in productivity. After the meeting, one supervisor said another employee said Pratte […]

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Six Missourians Among 15 indicted for large-scale meth conspiracy

Six southern Missouri residents are among 15 defendants indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy that involved multi-pound shipments of methamphetamine transported from Arizona to Missouri. Gregory L. Hopper, 34, and Amanda L. Robinson, 27, both of Springfield, Mo.; Leslie T. Ray, 49, and Melissa D. Melencamp, 42, […]

Women taking Firearms Course

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer Women’s Firearm Workshop in Kirksville

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites women to a free, two-day firearms workshop in Kirksville on Oct. 2 and 3. The program will begin with a classroom portion at 6 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore St., in Kirksville, followed by a hands-on shooting clinic at a nearby […]