Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Missouri Chamber calls on governor to deal with ‘opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits’

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants Gov. Mike Parson to call a special session to put an end to “opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits”. In a press release, the Chamber says coronavirus liability is an emerging problem in Missouri involving those who believe they might have contracted the virus at a business and wants to […]

Prison Sentence

Chicago man caught driving in north Missouri with drugs sentenced to 15-years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 29, 2019, Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one […]

Walter Barton Executed

Walter Barton executed for 1991 murder of southwest Missouri woman; pronounced dead at 6:10 pm

At 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, convicted murderer Walter Barton, 64, was pronounced dead at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre. Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 brutal stabbing death of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler of southwest Missouri’s Ozark. His death makes Missouri the first state in the nation […]

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson: Execution of Walter Barton “will move forward as scheduled”

The governor says the execution of a convicted southwest Missouri killer will move forward, clearing the way for Tuesday evening’s scheduled execution in Bonne Terre. Governor Mike Parson told Capitol reporters on Monday in Jefferson City that he hasn’t seen any reason to intervene in Walter Barton’s scheduled execution, saying “that will move forward as […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Kirksville woman gives birth in bathroom, left baby to drown in toilet

The Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control reports the arrest of a Kirksville woman on first-degree murder following a child death investigation by the Division of Drug and Crime Control and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. The Patrol took 28-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba into custody Friday with assistance from the Kirksville Police Department. […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission reviews bridge closures with MoDOT

Two bridges in Grundy County have been closed by the Missouri Department of Transportation due to structural deficiencies. During a conference call this (Tuesday) morning regarding recently completed bridge inspections, a MoDOT representative told the Grundy County Commission one bridge was closed on Northeast 90th Street and another was closed on Southwest 86th Avenue. Presiding […]

Sexual Assault

Missouri man charged with producing child pornography, sexually abusing three teens

 A Springfield, Missouri, man has been charged in federal court with sexually assaulting three teenagers and recording the abuse on his cell phone. William Shane Berg, 47, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield on Wednesday, May 6, with one count of producing child pornography. According to an […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Supreme Court assigns new judge in Diemel brothers case; prosecutor to seek death penalty

The Missouri Supreme Court has assigned a new judge to hear the court cases involving Garland Joseph Nelson of Braymer who faces ten felony counts from last July – among them the deaths of two Wisconsin brothers. Kevin Walden, the presiding judge of the 8th Circuit Court which is in Carroll and Ray Counties, was […]