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Governor Parson doubles down on push to prosecute reporter who found security flaw in state site

(Missouri Independent) – Gov. Mike Parson escalated his war with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday when his political operation published a video doubling down on his attack against a reporter who informed the state that a state website revealed teacher Social Security numbers. The video is produced by Uniting Missouri, a political action committee created by […]

Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson

Governor and First Lady Parson to host fourth annual Parson Family Fall Festival and trick-or-treating events

Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson announced that the fourth annual Parson Family Fall Festival and Trick-or-Treating events will be held at the People’s House on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The combined events will take place on the Governor’s Mansion lawn and feature several vendors, children’s activities, […]

Woman from Eagleville arrested by Missouri State Highway Patrol

A woman from Eagleville has been arrested on drug allegations in Harrison County. Thirty-nine-year-old Chrystal Juarez was arrested by the Highway Patrol Sunday night and accused of felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Juarez was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Harrison […]

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Missouri governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website

(Missouri Independent) – On Tuesday, a reporter with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch alerted the state that Social Security numbers of school teachers and administrators were vulnerable to public exposure due to flaws on a website maintained by Missouri’s department of education. The newspaper agreed to hold off publishing any story while the department fixed the problem and […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 10-years in prison without parole for distribution of methamphetamine

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Howell, Greene, and Texas counties. Jose I. Gonzales, 39, of West Plains, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On July 23, 2020, Gonzales pleaded guilty to […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ryan A. Burckhardt

Captain Ryan Burckhardt takes command of Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop C, in Weldon Spring

Captain Ryan A. Burckhardt, director of the Missouri Information Analysis Center, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, Missouri, is transferring to Troop C, Weldon Spring, Missouri, where he will serve as commanding officer. Burckhardt joined the Patrol on July 1, 1997, as a member of the 74th Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports reports the arrest of three over the weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports an Atchison, Kansas resident was arrested Saturday morning in Clinton County. Forty-three-year-old Christopher Baker was accused of resisting arrest by fleeing causing a substantial risk, careless and imprudent driving, failure to drive on the right half of the road, and failure to signal. Baker was taken to the Clinton […]

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There is still time to apply to become a trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol

The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 115th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on July 5, 2022. The application deadline is January 15, 2022. To […]

Police Chase or Pursuit

Two arrested after high-speed pursuit on Highway 36

Chillicothe Police report the arrest of two people from the Kansas City area on Tuesday evening following a pursuit. Chillicothe Police received a request for assistance from Linn County as they had officers in pursuit of a vehicle proceeding westbound on Highway 36 heading toward Chillicothe. Chillicothe officers were able to deploy stop-sticks just east […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol arrests man in DeKalb County on drug-related allegations

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a man on drug-related allegations. Forty-nine-year-old Chad Gorrell, of Atchison, Kansas was arrested early Sunday in DeKalb County and accused of felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Gorrell was also accused of having no valid driver’s license. Gorrell was transported to the […]

Guilty Verdict

Jury convicts Missouri man of meth trafficking at Camdenton, Missouri hotel

A Missouri, man has been convicted by a federal trial jury of possessing methamphetamine to distribute. Anthony Martinez Harris, 48, of Kansas City, was found guilty on Wednesday, Sept. 29, of one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. On Sept. 26, 2019, employees at the Sleep Inn on Highway 54 called Camdenton, […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol arrests man in Grundy County on warrant out of St. Louis

The Highway Patrol reports an arrest in Grundy County of a Kansas City resident wanted by authorities at St. Louis. Thirty-year-old Desmond Mathes was taken into custody Thursday night on a felony warrant from St Louis County alleging shoplifting. Mathes also was accused of having no driver’s license, speeding, and not wearing a seat belt. […]

Tractor on Road with Farm Implement

Motorists, be patient when you encounter farm equipment on roadways during fall harvest

Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity. Our farmers are hard at work harvesting their crops and will be for the coming weeks. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to share the road. Expect to see an increase in farm machinery traffic–especially on rural highways. Please obey all traffic laws […]

Crime Graphic

Governor Parson announces grants to 19 agencies to investigate and prosecute criminals who victimize children

Governor Mike Parson announced the state of Missouri has approved more than $1.8 million in grant assistance to 19 agencies across the state to investigate and prosecute crimes that victimized children. “Criminals who victimize children must be investigated, prosecuted, and brought to justice, no matter when they commit these heinous crimes,” Governor Parson said. “The […]

MSHP Lieutenant Joseph Veasman

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotion of Sergeant Joseph Veasman to Lieutenant

The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective October 1, 2021, Sergeant Joseph A. Veasman, Troop F, Zone 14, commercial vehicle enforcement, is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned to the Professional Standards Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO. Veasman began his career with the Patrol on […]

Deer in roadway with oncoming car

Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists that deer are more active at this time of year and to use extra caution on roadways

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may result in these animals being in places they aren’t usually seen. […]