Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missourians with state approval will get to grow medical marijuana for their own use

A medical marijuana advocate says patients who get state approval can legally grow their own marijuana. But Columbia attorney and medical marijuana supporter Dan Viets says transporting the seeds to Missouri is illegal.     Viets says there’s a lot of interest from pain patients.     Legal medical marijuana sales will probably start early […]

Ryan Vencill

Trenton man arrested on burglary charge

A Trenton man was arrested over the weekend in connection with an alleged incident at the Chillicothe Walmart Store. Thirty-year-old Ryan Earl Vencill has been charged with first-degree burglary. He was arrested Saturday by Chillicothe Police; then taken to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail. The felony charge was filed by Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren in […]

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Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 16-Years for illegally possessing a firearm

 A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Alexander Monday Coleman, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 16 years in federal prison without parole. Coleman was sentenced as an armed career offender due to his prior felony convictions.  On Nov. 13, 2018, Coleman pleaded guilty […]

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Department of Corrections contributes labor and funds to help flood and storm victims

When storms and floods struck the state in the spring and summer of 2019, the Missouri Department of Corrections staff and offenders invested long workdays and hard-earned dollars to help fellow Missourians. Supervised by staff working extra hours outside their usual shifts, more than 350 offenders from Missouri prisons contributed 1,548 workdays to flood relief, filling and placing […]

Church abuse probe or clergy abuse

Audio: Missouri Attorney General Schmitt to release clergy abuse report on Friday

Missouri’s attorney general will release a long-anticipated report today (Friday) in St. Louis, regarding allegations of clergy abuse statewide within the Roman Catholic Church.     Attorney General Eric Schmitt has called a press conference for today at the old Post Office in downtown St. Louis. His report will include all four Missouri dioceses the […]

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Mexican national who illegally entered the U.S. seven times pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Mexican national who has illegally entered the United States at least seven times pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Armando Quintana-Galaz, 37, a citizen of Mexico residing in Springfield, pleaded guilty […]

Legal Assistance

Attorney to be consulted on method to dissolve Spickard Special Road District

The Grundy County Clerk says an attorney will be consulted on the possible method to be used to dissolve the Spickard Special Road District. The attorney is to provide Grundy County officials with an interpretation of state statutes regarding special road districts. To be determined is whether a public vote is required at an election […]