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. […]

Abortion Graphic

Audio: Lawsuit filed by two groups over Missouri’s abortion regulations

Two groups are suing Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft alleging that he robbed Missourians of a public vote about new abortion regulations. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and the No Bans on Choice Committee say Ashcroft refused to issue the ballot language needed to start collecting signatures. Tony Rothert with the ACLU opposes […]

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 […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Suspect who escaped from Livingston County Sheriff’s car, while in restraints, involved in multiple stolen vehicle cases

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a fugitive from Bedford taken into custody Wednesday morning escaped from a patrol vehicle while in restraints and fled on foot before being caught again and placed in additional restraints. Three deputies and two state troopers originally found 29-year-old Linn Hoskins III in the back of a stolen pickup […]

Luis Calderon-Oliveras

St. Joseph man, member of Latin Kings gang, pleads guilty to racketeering

The member of a violent St. Joseph, Mo., gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a RICO conspiracy that involved acts of murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking, and armed robberies, among other crimes, as part of a criminal enterprise. Luis Calderon-Oliveras, 27, of St. Joseph, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann […]

Casey's General Store

Casey’s in Unionville robbed over the weekend

A citizen has notified KTTN news of a reported armed robbery at a business in Unionville late Saturday night. The incident reportedly happened at the Casey’s Convenience Store on Main Street in Unionville. The amount of money stolen has not been disclosed, however, the suspect allegedly displayed a hand gun during the incident. Authorities are investigating, however, […]