Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years for drug trafficking that led to kidnapping, torture

Two men have been sentenced in federal court this week for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that led to the kidnapping and torture of an Independence, Missouri, man. Gerald L. Holmes, also known as “Jerry” or “Joker,” 27, and Richard M. Phoenix, also known as “Snake,” 77, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. […]

Advocates to MO Legislature: Leave Amendment 1 Alone

Advocates to Missouri Legislature: Leave Amendment 1 Alone

Hands off Amendment 1. That’s the message from supporters of the “Clean Missouri’ ballot initiative to state lawmakers, who begin the 100th General Assembly next week.  The anti-gerrymandering measure passed by 62 percent of the vote in November, but Gov. Mike Parson and several legislators are already calling for major changes.  Joan VonDras with the Sierra Club’s […]

Missouri State Capitol

Audio: Incoming Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz looks ahead to 2019 session

Missouri Senate Republicans are expected to finish three days of caucusing today (Thursday) in St. Louis. Republicans will control the chamber 24-10 in January. Incoming Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz tells Missourinet his agenda will be caucus-driven.     Schatz sponsored a proposed ten-cent gasoline tax increase this year. Proposition D failed statewide by […]

Luis Calderon-Oliveras

St. Joseph man, member of Latin Kings gang, pleads guilty to racketeering

The member of a violent St. Joseph, Mo., gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a RICO conspiracy that involved acts of murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking, and armed robberies, among other crimes, as part of a criminal enterprise. Luis Calderon-Oliveras, 27, of St. Joseph, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann […]

Missouri Farm Bureau

Missouri Farm Bureau announces positions on upcoming ballot issues

Missouri Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, announced its positions on several issues that will be before voters on the November ballot. The state Board of Directors took action based on the grassroots policies developed by and voted upon by representatives of our more than 130,000 member families across Missouri.    Amendment 1 […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

A detailed listing of laws that take effect in Missouri on August, 28, 2018

Below is a synopsis of some of the new legislation the Missouri General Assembly recently enacted that is related to crime and motor vehicles. The listed legislation has been signed into law. Unless otherwise noted, these laws went into effect August 28, 2018. The public needs to be aware of several of these new laws […]

Lincoln Pope

Audio: Northwest Missouri teen accused of hanging, killing pet dog

(Missourinet) – A northwest Missouri teenager faces felony charges for allegedly hanging a dog this year from a tree and killing the pet. Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice tells Missourinet affiliate KMA in Shenandoah, Iowa that 17-year-old Lincoln Pope of Pickering is accused of torturing and mutilating a family dog and wrapping a cable […]