Sergeant Rich Stewart MSHP

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotion of Richard Stewart to sergeant

Captain Benjamin C. Jones, director of the Recruiting and Community Outreach Division, announces the following promotion effective February 1, 2021. Corporal Richard A. Stewart, Recruiting and Community Outreach Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, is being promoted to sergeant and will remain in his current position as a full-time recruiter for the Troop A, Lee’s Summit, […]

Illegal Firearms and firearm theft

Former KC Fire Department captain sentenced to six years in prison for illegally selling firearms to felons

 A former captain in the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department was sentenced in federal court for illegally selling dozens of firearms over a five-year period, and to selling firearms to convicted felons. James Samuels, 55, of Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to six years in federal prison without […]

Child Sex Crimes

Man convicted of multiple obscenity crimes involving children

A man was convicted by a federal jury for operating a website dedicated to publishing writings that detailed the sexual abuse of children. Nicholas L. McQuaid, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Gregg Sofer, U.S. Attorney of the Western District of Texas; and Luis M. Quesada, Special Agent in Charge of […]

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Director of Agriculture announces funding for local 4-H, FFA youth service projects

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 14 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Building Our American Communities grant program. Six local chapters of the National FFA Organization and eight Missouri 4-H clubs statewide have been awarded funds for their community service projects this year. “It’s […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of January 25, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of January 25 – 31. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Iowa man to be arraigned in Caldwell County court after road rage incident where he repeatedly rammed car

An arraignment has been scheduled for a man from Iowa who faces multiple felony charges in Caldwell County after what was described as a road rage incident by law enforcement in December. Forty-two-year-old Ty Matthew Vaughn of Morning Sun, Iowa is scheduled in Division One of Circuit Court on February 9th. Vaughn has been charged […]

Trenton High School

Trenton R-9 Courtwarming candidates announced

The Trenton R-9 Courtwarming candidates have been announced. Senior candidates are Krista Ewing, Melanie Guerrero, Emily Owen, Preston Harris, Royce Jackson, and Kayden Spencer. Other candidates are juniors Jenna Reeter and Kaden Owen, sophomores Makayla Hamilton and Tucker Otto, and freshmen Madi Moore and Gabe Novak. Trenton High School Assistant Principal John Cowling reports Courtwarming […]

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Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

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Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Josh Hawley

(Missouri Independent) – Seven U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday urged the chamber’s ethics panel to look into Sen. Josh Hawley’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Democrats also want a similar probe of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s actions and the Jan. […]