Child Sex Crimes

Registered sex offender pleads guilty to illicit sex with a 14-year-old Missouri child he met on Facebook

A registered sex offender pleaded guilty in federal court to crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual activity with a 14-year-old Missouri victim he met on Facebook. Montoryon Harris, 44, of from Kansas City, Kansas pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to one count of traveling across state lines to engage […]

Extradited

Sedalia man extradited to Grundy County on forgery charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Sedalia man to Grundy County on Friday on two felony counts of forgery. Thirty-seven-year-old Christopher Raymond Smither was arrested in Wyandotte County, Kansas November 7th and waived extradition November 8th. His bond is $5,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of […]

Disaster Declaration

Audio: Federal ag disaster declaration granted in 53 Missouri counties

A federal agriculture disaster declaration has been designated in 53 Missouri counties from severe flooding this year. The move allows farmers and ag producers to apply for USDA Farm Service Agency emergency loans for things like the replacement equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts.     The Missouri counties […]

New Small Business Administration Logo

SBA economic injury disaster loans available to Missouri small businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 100 Missouri counties and neighboring counties in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by […]

Gavel and Law book

St. Joseph man convicted of illegal firearm after 11-hour standoff; faces 10 years in prison

A St. Joseph man has been convicted by a federal trial jury of illegally possessing a firearm following an 11-hour standoff with law enforcement officers. Terrance T. Brown, 41, of St. Joseph, was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that Brown was in possession […]