Child Sex Crimes

Missouri sex offender pleads guilty to child pornography

 A Springfield, Missouri, man with a prior conviction for transporting child pornography pleaded guilty in federal court to another child pornography offense. David Todd Beresky, 42, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to possessing child pornography. Beresky remains in federal custody. At the time of the offense, Beresky was on supervised […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period, from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019. : Patrol’s Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics for 2019  Crashes ─ 404 Injuries ─ 166 Fatalities ─ 7 DWI ─ 94 Drug Arrests ─ 63 During the 2018 Thanksgiving […]

Twenty defendants charged with distributing heroin/fentanyl in Missouri

Twenty defendants have been charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Many of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated law enforcement sweep that began Thursday, November 14 and continued into the weekend, after five criminal complaints were filed under seal on […]

Chillicothe Area Arts Council

Chillicothe Area Arts Council staff attend meeting in Rocheport

Chillicothe Area Arts Council Administrator, Mary Lou VanDeventer, Assistant, Terri Dupy and Director, Mary Higgins, recently attended the Fall Gathering and Annual Meeting of the membership and board of the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies in Rocheport, Missouri. Over sixty community arts leaders from across the state attended the meeting, which included networking, guest […]

Indictment

Missouri man indicted for meth, illegal firearms after high-speed chase that ended in crash

 A Columbia, Missouri, man who crashed his vehicle in a high-speed chase has been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally possessing methamphetamine and firearms. Kenneth C. Fredenburg, 33, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Missouri, on Tuesday, November 5. The indictment replaces a federal criminal […]

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Audio: Missouri lawyer says federal background check system used for firearms sales is faulty

A southwest Missouri trial lawyer says the federal background check system used for firearms sales is faulty. During a Monday hearing before an interim Missouri Senate committee studying the state’s gun violence problem, Craig Heidemann of Springfield, says Missouri is not providing mental health information to the database, to keep guns away from unstable people. […]

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Two Missouri women plead guilty to distributing large amounts of methamphetamine

Two more southern Missouri women pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in Springfield, Missouri. Cassidy R. Clayton, 24, of Springfield, and Ginger L. Huerta, also known as Ginger L. Gray, 39, of Halfway, Missouri, pleaded guilty today in separate appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years in prison on meth and firearms charge

A Greenfield, Missouri, man who crashed his motorcycle into another vehicle during a police chase was sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm. Chad R. Weis, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On April 10, 2019, Weis […]