Audio: Pettis County Sheriff writes open letter to citizens about threats made against officers and a child

Protesters held signs Thursday night in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia to show their support for a 25-year-old woman killed last weekend by a Pettis County deputy. Hannah Fizer of Sedalia was shot to death after allegedly threatening to shoot the officer, but a gun was not found in her vehicle. Don Hockaday, a protest organizer, says […]

Hannah Fizer of Sedalia Missouri

Missouri State Highway Patrol: No gun found in car of Sedalia woman killed by Pettis County deputy

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators found no weapon inside a vehicle driven by a Missouri woman who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Hannah Fizer, 25, died Saturday night after being shot by a Pettis County deputy following a traffic stop. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, which is investigating […]

Deadly Shooting

Sedalia woman killed after reportedly threatening to shoot Missouri deputy

A Pettis County Sheriff’s Office deputy in west-central Missouri shot and killed a 25-year-old Sedalia woman Saturday night after she reportedly threatened to shoot the officer. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting. Patrol Sgt. Andy Bell says Hannah Fizer was pulled over near U.S. Highway 50 for allegedly speeding, driving carelessly, and […]

Charges Filed

Cameron man who threatened officers with a knife officially charged

A Cameron man accused of threatening law enforcement with a knife and running from law enforcement at Hamilton faces charges in Caldwell County. Online court information shows 34 year old William Patrick Vessar has been charged with felony resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony and two misdemeanor counts of fourth degree assault—special […]

School Bus

Missouri House passes bill that could allow private and religious schools to cut wages of hourly workers

In 2018, Missouri voters gave their blessing to incrementally raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. The state House has passed a bill that would exempt private and religious school workers from the state’s minimum wage law. The proposal would open the door for these schools to reduce the pay of hourly […]

Prison Sentence

Richmond man who threatened to kill Livingston County deputy sentenced to prison term

A Richmond man charged with first-degree harassment for allegedly threatening to kill a Livingston County deputy in September pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court on Tuesday. A sentence assessment report was waived for 40-year-old Joseph Anderson, and he was sentenced to the Missouri Department of Corrections for seven […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Teacher threatened as parental custody issue erupts at Chillicothe school

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports an investigation into a disgruntled parent yelling, cursing, and making threats at a teacher this week led to the arrest of a 32-year-old woman for disorderly conduct. The woman was issued a summons, released pending a court date, and advised by School Resource Officer Eric Menconi she was not […]

Audio: Missouri woman in custody after husband found dead in freezer

A woman from southwest Missouri’s Joplin, who’s charged with abandoning her husband’s corpse after it was found in a freezer, is now in custody. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was charged Wednesday with the abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison.     The discovery was […]

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Novinger man who threatened to kill woman has case bound over to Division One of Adair County court

A case has been bound over to Division One of Adair County Circuit Court for a Novinger man accused of threatening to kill a woman in October while he possessed a long rifle. Twenty-five year old Ethen Reece Dimmitt had been charged with the felonies of second-degree kidnapping, tampering or attempting to tamper with a […]

Joseph Anderson

Man who threatened to kill deputy enters plea of “Not Guilty”

A Richmond man charged with first-degree harassment for allegedly threatening to kill a Livingston County deputy in September waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Forty-year-old Joseph Anderson had his case continued to December 3rd. Sheriff Steve Cox previously reported Anderson fled […]