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Weekend investigations result in multiple arrests on drug related allegations

Various weekend investigations involving drug allegations are in the news today from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. A search warrant obtained by Sheriff Cox was served Friday evening and resulted in the seizure of alleged methamphetamine and methamphetamine drug paraphernalia.  Officers arrested 33-year-old Steven Burns of Chillicothe who was transferred to the Daviess-Dekalb County Regional […]

Audio: Missouri House Gives final approval to Hannegan Geriatric Inmate legislation

Inmates who are at least 65 years old and are serving life sentences with parole would receive a parole hearing AFTER serving 30 years in prison, under proposed Missouri legislation.     The Missouri House voted Thursday to give final approval to St. Charles GOP State Representative Tom Hannegan’s bill, which also ONLY applies to […]

Audio: Missouri Senate committee approves pornography proposal

The Missouri Senate could soon discuss a southwest Missouri Senator’s proposal about pornography.     State Senator Ed Emery says reports show 11 and 12-year-olds are viewing pornography because the content is easily accessible and heavily advertised. His bipartisan resolution that has been voted out of a Senate committee would acknowledge the sexual content as […]

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Audio: Eastern Missouri prosecutor unveils plan to address opioid crisis

The state Department of Health says 951 Missourians died from a prescription drug overdose in 2017. St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell has unveiled a plan for his region that partners with the community and expands diversion programs for nonviolent offenders with addiction and mental health issues.     The state Department of Health says […]

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Audio: Trump at KC visit: Politicians and activists have been smearing and slandering police

President Trump is restoring a crime prevention program called Project Safe Neighborhoods. During a U.S. Department of Justice conference in Kansas City, Trump says the core of the strategy is rebuilding respect for law enforcement.     The initiative has federal prosecutors work with local law enforcement to reduce violent crime and drug offenses. During […]

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Audio: President Trump to make stop Friday at conference in Kansas City

President Donald Trump will speak at the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City Friday.     The two-and-a-half day closed event is being held at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Plaza Hotel starting Wednesday. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will also address the National Conference, which brings together U.S. attorneys along with […]

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Audio: Southeast Missouri trooper awarded medal for putting violent gang members in jail

A Missouri State Patrol trooper has been awarded a medal for helping to put three violent gang members behind bars in 2017. Missouri Public Safety Director Sandra Karsten says trooper Ryan Windham pulled over a vehicle in southeast Missouri’s Mississippi County and a backseat passenger began firing a gun at the trooper.     During […]

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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 […]

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Audio: President Trump’s Chief of Staff briefed on Missouri’s increase in violent crime

(Missourinet) – The new U-S Attorney for the Western District of Missouri says the state’s increasing violent crime rate has drawn the attention of White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly. Tim Garrison briefed Mr. Kelly during President Trump’s Kansas City visit last week. Garrison tells reporters he told Kelly that Missouri has three […]

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Audio: New U.S. Attorney for Western District of Missouri outlines his priorities

(Missourinet) – The top-ranking federal law enforcement official in the Western District of Missouri says there’s been an increase in violent crime and in drug trafficking in the western district. A public swearing-in ceremony was held Friday in Springfield for 42-year-old Tim Garrison, who’s a former military prosecutor in the Marine Corps.     Garrison […]

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Three prosecutors added to Western District of Missouri to focus on violent crime

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tim Garrison announced that the Department of Justice is taking a dramatic step to increase resources to combat violent crime and drug trafficking. In the largest increase in decades, the Department of Justice is allocating 311 new Assistant United States Attorneys […]