High Speed Pursuit

High-speed pursuit ends in Kearny with apprehension of one suspect; driver and passenger elude authorities

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department has provided some details on a law enforcement pursuit in which one person was arrested, but the driver was able to elude authorities.  A deputy observed a vehicle speeding northbound on Interstate 35 at an alleged 102 miles an hour. He was able to get the driver of the car […]

Jerret Hilderbrand

Blue Springs man charged in Daviess County after leading authorities on high-speed pursuit

A Blue Springs man has been charged in Daviess County after reportedly leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit on Thursday, July 1. Forty-seven-year-old Jerret Michael Hilderbrand faces two felony counts of unlawful possession of a firearm as well as one felony count each of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing, creating a substantial […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court issues unanimous decision in major corrections officer overtime case

The Missouri Supreme Court issued a 6-0 decision on Tuesday in a case filed by corrections officers seeking $113,000,000 in overtime pay. Missourinet’s Brian Hauswirth has our report.     Longtime Cole County Judge Pat Joyce, who’s since retired, had found the Missouri Department of Corrections liable for paying for all the officers’ pre and […]

Biden Executive Actions on Gun control

Audio: President Biden’s gun plan not sitting well with Republicans in Missouri Legislature

President Biden has signed six executive orders aimed at reducing gun violence. They include tightening buyer restrictions for often untraceable homemade firearms. Another one would make it easier for states to adopt laws that could let the police take weapons from individuals deemed a danger to themselves or others. During a press conference, State Senate […]

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Biden Administration to suggest model ‘red flag’ gun laws for states

(Missouri Independent) – The Department of Justice will distribute model “red flag” legislation to states so they can enact laws that would allow courts to temporarily remove a firearm from an individual who is distressed, according to senior Biden administration officials. “The president will not wait for Congress to act before the administration takes our […]

Dark Web

Missouri man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for attempting to purchase chemical weapon on the dark web

A Missouri man was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison without parole for attempting to purchase a chemical weapon, capable of killing hundreds of people, on the dark web with Bitcoin. Jason William Siesser, 46, of Columbia, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to acquire a chemical weapon and one count of […]

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Biden calls on U.S. Senate to act on background checks after Colorado mass shooting

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to immediately pass legislation to close loopholes on background checks for guns and to ban assault weapons, following a mass shooting that killed 10 at a Colorado supermarket. “This should not be a partisan issue,” Biden said. “This is an American issue.” Biden’s […]

Jessica Johanna Oseguera Gonzalez

Daughter of Mexican cartel leader pleads guilty to criminal violation of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

A dual U.S.-Mexican citizen pleaded guilty today to willfully engaging in financial dealings with Mexican companies that had been identified as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  According to court documents, Jessica Johanna Oseguera Gonzalez, 34, of Guadalajara, Mexico, violated the criminal penalties of […]

Conceal Carry Guns Missouri

Missouri Attorney General and 22 other states argue allowing citizens to carry is fundamental right and deters crime

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office, along with 22 other state Attorneys General, filed an amicus brief in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Corlett in the United States Supreme Court. The brief, led by Missouri and Arizona, argues that permitting law-abiding citizens to carry firearms in self-defense outside the […]

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Former Trenton police officer appears in court, as does Trenton man facing weapons charges

A former Trenton policeman, facing a charge of statutory rape in the 2nd degree, appeared Tuesday in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Michael Wilson executed a written waiver of a preliminary hearing and the case was bound over to the February 11th docket for Division one of Grundy County Circuit Court. […]

Shots Fired

Man charged in connection with shots fired at Budget Host Motel in Kirksville

A Georgia man has been charged in Adair County following Kirksville police responding to the Budget Host Motel the morning of Saturday, October 17th in reference to a report of gunshots fired. Online court information shows 32-year-old Markeyon Ricardo Rogers of Columbus, Georgia faces the felonies of unlawful use of a weapon—while intoxicated—loaded weapon and […]

Operation Legend 2020

Attorney General William P. Barr announces updates on Operation Legend

At a press conference in Chicago today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced updates on Operation Legend, a law enforcement initiative launched in Kansas City, Mo., in July and since expanded to eight more cities. Since the operation’s launch, there have been more than 2,000 arrests, including defendants who have been charged in state and […]