Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 12-years in federal prison for meth trafficking, illegal firearm

A Missouri, a man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing a firearm. Ladd E. Callen, 50, Rolla, Missouri was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 25, 2020, Callen pleaded guilty to […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy to graduate 31 new troopers

Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson announces that 31 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy. The ceremony will be by invitation only due to COVID-19 guidelines and can be watched live on the patrol’s Facebook page on the morning of January 20th at 10 o’clock. Members of the 110th Recruit Class with […]

Traffic Fatalities

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports four traffic fatalities over New Year’s holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released preliminary statistics related to the New Year’s holiday weekend: Four people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021. 2021 New Year’s Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers investigated the following: […]

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Missouri University of Science and Technology gets $300 million donation

Today is a historic day for the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) and the state. St. Louis businessman Fred Kummer and his wife June have donated $300 million to a foundation supporting the university he graduated from in 1955 as a civil engineer. According to a press release from the school, the […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John M. Enderle, Troop D, to retire November 1, 2020

John Enderle joined the Patrol on January 1, 1990, as a member of the 62nd Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop C, Zone 12, Jefferson County. He was promoted to corporal and designated assistant zone supervisor of Zone 11, Jefferson County, on June 1, 1995. Enderle […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation awards grant funding for community forest improvements

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently awarded $366,446 to Missouri communities through its Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant program. TRIM grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands. “TRIM grants help communities with tree management-related activities that help keep neighborhood trees […]

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Trump Administration invests more than $1 million in rural business development in Missouri

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, today announced 20 organizations statewide are being awarded a total of $1,068,984 to create jobs and increase economic opportunities throughout the state. “When rural, small businesses expand and do well, it leads to a positive impact on the […]

Audio: Utility crews from six Missouri towns are working to restore power in Louisiana

Forecasters are saying that Hurricane Laura is the most powerful hurricane to hit the state of Louisiana in 150 years. The “New Orleans Times-Picayune” reports the storm made landfall as a category four storm, bringing strong winds and a crashing storm surge. The Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) says hometown utility crews from six Missouri towns are in Alexandria, […]

Audio: Beef plant that opened in March increases workforce to 175 employees

Lone Jack is a small town of about 1,000 and is southeast of Lee’s Summit. It’s located in Jackson County. State Rep. Warren Love, R-Osceola, tells Missourinet that Republic Foods started operating the plant in March. He says it is processing about 250 head of beef cows per day. Missourinet contacted the company, which confirms […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Local schools and organizations announce cancellations and closures due to Coronavirus concerns

Due to concerns of spreading the Coronavirus, announcements continue to be made regarding cancellation or postponement of area community events and school information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Governor Mike Parson, has recommended no public gatherings of 50 or more people through April 30th except for schools, daycare facilities, and businesses. […]

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University of Missouri cancels some “in-person” classes

The University of Missouri will cancel some in-person classes amid the growing outbreak of novel coronavirus. In-person classes were canceled as of 5 o’clock Wednesday, extending through Sunday. Faculty were asked to plan to teach remotely next week, (March 16 to 20). Existing online classes will continue as scheduled. Spring break for M-U happens the […]

Fence on Farm

Program on Missouri fence laws set at locations throughout the state

University of Missouri Extension specialists will explain Missouri’s complicated fence laws 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, at locations throughout the state. “Missouri continues to have a complicated fence law,” says Joe Koenen, MU Extension agricultural business specialist. “Two separate laws cover the state, and they vary county to county. Both laws are subject to interpretation.” […]

Secret Santa

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department seeking public support for Secret Santa Project

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is asking for support of its Annual Secret Santa Project to help residents having a difficult time due to uncontrollable situations. Sheriff Steve Cox says the goal of the project “is to help kind-hearted people with a hand up, show…good things happen to good people, and share…love and friendship….” In […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Missouri House expected to vote Tuesday on Grain Belt related legislation

The Missouri House is expected to vote Tuesday on Grain Belt-related legislation and Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet files this report.     Frankford GOP State Representative Jim Hansen has filed legislation which says no private entity has the power of eminent domain for the purposes of building above-ground merchant lines. Bill supporters include the Missouri […]

Missouri Governor's Mansion Tree Lighting

Tree lighting ceremony and candlelight tours of Governor’s mansion Open to Public

Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will light the 2018 Missouri Governor’s Mansion Christmas trees in a ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 30. The public is invited to attend the lighting ceremony and Candlelight Tours. The tours will begin immediately following the lighting ceremony. Doors will be open until 9 p.m. […]