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Missouri News: Iowa Sex Offender, John Jordan Lundberg, Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempting to Produce Child Pornography

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – An Ames, Iowa sex offender was sentenced in federal court today on child sexual exploitation charges. John Jordan Lundberg, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years in federal prison without parole.  The court also sentenced Lundberg to 15 years of supervised release following incarceration. … Continue reading Missouri News: Iowa Sex Offender, John Jordan Lundberg, Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempting to Produce Child Pornography

Missouri News: Senator Jamilah Nasheed, Legislative Actions and Information for the Week of Jan. 28, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – The Missouri Senator Jamilah Nasheed released the following information: On The Floor One of the duties of the Missouri Senate is to give advice and consent to the governor’s appointments to the state’s boards and commissions.  This is meant to act as a check on the governor’s appointment power and … Continue reading Missouri News: Senator Jamilah Nasheed, Legislative Actions and Information for the Week of Jan. 28, 2019

ST. LOUIS | Storm dumps snow on Midwest; at least 5 dead in crashes

ST. LOUIS—Jan 12, 2019— A massive winter snowstorm making its way across the Midwest and into the Mid-Atlantic region dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Missouri and contributed to at least five deaths, authorities said Saturday. The storm moved into Kansas and Nebraska from the Rockies on Friday, then east into … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Storm dumps snow on Midwest; at least 5 dead in crashes

Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway issues report on use of highway funds

Missouri State Highway Patrol in compliance with state law JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 8, 2019 – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the use of highway funds by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a division of the Missouri Department of Public Safety. The audit, required by state law, includes a review … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Nicole Galloway issues report on use of highway funds

Missouri Political News: Missouri Lawmakers Prepare for the 2019 Legislative Session

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 8, 2019 – The Missouri Senate website released the following video/statement on January 7, 2019: Members of the Missouri General Assembly return to the State Capitol for the start of the 2019 legislative session, which officially begins at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9.  The 2019 legislative session marks the beginning … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Missouri Lawmakers Prepare for the 2019 Legislative Session

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway’s recommendations result in improvements to controlled substance monitoring within Medicaid prescription drug program

Missouri lacks effective Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, but can utilize local resources to fight opioid misuse and addiction JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a report on state’s oversight procedures for prescription drug benefits through Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Missouri Rx (MORx) program, which are … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway’s recommendations result in improvements to controlled substance monitoring within Medicaid prescription drug program

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway releases 2018 property tax rates review

Report outlines local property tax rates, changes in tax rate ceilings JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released her office’s annual review of local property tax rates.  The State Auditor’s Office reviews rates to determine whether they are compliant with state law and to monitor rate adjustments to ensure revenue neutrality, … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway releases 2018 property tax rates review

Missouri News: Former Lincoln University Student, Bria Royale Lanier-Richie, Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A former student at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, pleaded guilty in federal court today to her role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine that was sent through the mail by a co-conspirator in California. Bria Royale Lanier-Richie, 24, of St. Louis, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie … Continue reading Missouri News: Former Lincoln University Student, Bria Royale Lanier-Richie, Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

Missouri Department of Revenue News: Fredericktown License Office Contract Awarded

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri Office of Administration, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Revenue, has awarded the management contract for the Fredericktown License Office to the Madison County Health Department.  All license office contracts in Missouri are awarded through a competitive bid process. To see the number of transactions conducted at the … Continue reading Missouri Department of Revenue News: Fredericktown License Office Contract Awarded

Missouri News: Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces, Daniel J. Jensen, Randolph County Sexually Violent Predator Commitment

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that a Randolph County jury found Daniel J. Jensen, 41, of Moberly, Missouri, to be a sexually violent predator.  The jury took only 35 minutes to deliberate. Jensen has a history of abuse.  He had previously been convicted in California for molesting two boys, ages … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces, Daniel J. Jensen, Randolph County Sexually Violent Predator Commitment

Missouri News: Columbia Man, Kenneth Ronald Jones, Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Sex Trafficking

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Columbia, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court yesterday for his role in a prostitution operation that involved sex trafficking a minor victim. Kenneth Ronald Jones, 26, of Columbia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years in federal prison without parole. In separate but related … Continue reading Missouri News: Columbia Man, Kenneth Ronald Jones, Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Sex Trafficking

Missouri Lottery News: Hollister Woman, Amanda Rodriguez, Wins $500,000 in Car Wash

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Amanda Rodriguez was feeling “pretty excited” when she came into the Missouri Lottery office in Springfield to claim a $500,000 top prize on the new holiday Scratchers game, “Money Tree.” “My kids always enjoy a car wash, but (playing Scratchers) gives me something to do, too.  I usually always get the … Continue reading Missouri Lottery News: Hollister Woman, Amanda Rodriguez, Wins $500,000 in Car Wash

Missouri Political News: Auditor Nicole Galloway released audit of Audrain County

Report recommends improvements to management of County Collector’s city commissions; report receives overall rating of “good” JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a regularly-scheduled audit of Audrain County, located in central Missouri.  The report received an overall rating of “good.” “Our independent review found taxpayer dollars in Audrain County are … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Auditor Nicole Galloway released audit of Audrain County

Missouri News: Senator Jill Schupp Files Legislation to Spur Business Growth, Strengthen Communities

Senator urges Missouri to join the 34 other states that have passed benefit corporation laws to tap $12 trillion market JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Senator Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, has pre-filed Senate Bill 105 that would allow for the creation of benefit corporations in Missouri, giving companies the ability to invest in worthy causes … Continue reading Missouri News: Senator Jill Schupp Files Legislation to Spur Business Growth, Strengthen Communities

Missouri News: Missouri State Capitol Undergoes Extensive Renovation Project

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The Missouri State Capitol is undergoing a full exterior renovation for the first time since the building was constructed in 1917.  With a budget of nearly $27 million, 50 to 75 construction workers will modernize the deteriorating stonework of the building’s façades, dome and drum, with a scheduled completion date of … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri State Capitol Undergoes Extensive Renovation Project

Missouri News: Columbia Man, Richard Sterling Jones, Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Following Street Shooting

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Columbia, Missouri man who was arrested following a street shootout in a residential neighborhood pleaded guilty in federal court today to illegally possessing a firearm. Richard Sterling Jones, 25, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to being a drug user in possession of a firearm. According … Continue reading Missouri News: Columbia Man, Richard Sterling Jones, Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Following Street Shooting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Associate of Trump confidant says he’s mulling a plea deal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Jerome Corsi told The Associated Press on Friday that he has been negotiating a potential plea but declined to comment further. He said on a YouTube show earlier this … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Associate of Trump confidant says he’s mulling a plea deal

Missouri News: Missouri Water Resources Plan Meetings November 28, 29

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Public meetings to develop the Missouri Water Resources Plan will be held Nov. 28 and 29 in Jefferson City.  The Water Plan Technical Workgroups will meet Nov. 28, and the Interagency Task Force will meet Nov. 29.  Both meetings begin at 9 a.m. at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Water Resources Plan Meetings November 28, 29

Missouri News: Senator Jill Schupp to file legislation to prevent gun violence

Senator represents district where a gunman killed one woman and sexually assaulted another at a store earlier this week JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Senator, Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, will pre-file seven bills to prevent gun violence.  These bills reflect her commitment to public safety by preventing gun violence and implementing commonsense reforms to keep … Continue reading Missouri News: Senator Jill Schupp to file legislation to prevent gun violence

Missouri Political News: Senator Sandy Crawford Chosen As Missouri Senate Majority Caucus Whip

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Missouri State Senator Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, has been selected by her peers to serve as caucus whip during the 100th General Assembly. “This is an extremely high honor,” Sen. Crawford said.  “To be chosen as majority whip, only a year into my time as a Missouri senator, is a task I … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Senator Sandy Crawford Chosen As Missouri Senate Majority Caucus Whip

Missouri News: Governor Michael L. Parson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Today, Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson announced nine appointments to various boards and commissions. Sherman “Bill” Birkes, of Joplin, was appointed to the Missouri Ethics Commission. Birkes is a retired banker and financial analyst with over 30 years of experience.  He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserves … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Michael L. Parson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Texas couple helps finance redistricting ballot measures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A growing movement to curb partisan gerrymandering will be put to the test Tuesday by several state ballot measures that are intended to overhaul the way congressional and state legislative districts are drawn. While they differ in how to do that, the proposals in Colorado, Michigan, Missouri and Utah all have … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Texas couple helps finance redistricting ballot measures

Missouri Gaming Association’s Project 21 Scholarship applications now available to high school seniors

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Gaming Association, the statewide professional association of the Missouri casino industry, is inviting high school seniors to enter the 23rd annual Project 21 scholarship competition.  This year, one $2,500 first prize scholarship and three $1,500 second prize scholarships will be awarded. The deadline for submitting Project 21 scholarship entries … Continue reading Missouri Gaming Association’s Project 21 Scholarship applications now available to high school seniors

Missouri News: Columbia Man, Deangelo Wayne Joe, Jr., Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearms

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Columbia, Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to illegally possessing firearms and ammunition that had been stolen in a recent burglary. Deangelo Wayne Joe, Jr., 24, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Columbia police … Continue reading Missouri News: Columbia Man, Deangelo Wayne Joe, Jr., Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearms

Missouri Lottery News: Columbia man, James Robinson, wins $100,000 top prize

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – James Robinson took a personal day from work the day after he won a $100,000 top Scratchers prize at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 2513 North Stadium in Columbia, Missouri. “A friend bought four tickets and didn’t win anything,” explained the Columbia resident.  “I put a $20 in and the third … Continue reading Missouri Lottery News: Columbia man, James Robinson, wins $100,000 top prize

Missouri News: Oklahoma man, Darrell Eugene Black, pleads guilty to armed robbery of Columbia Hotel

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to the armed robbery of a hotel in Columbia, Missouri on May 31, 2017. Darrell Eugene Black, 25, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to one count of robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime … Continue reading Missouri News: Oklahoma man, Darrell Eugene Black, pleads guilty to armed robbery of Columbia Hotel

Missouri News: New York man, Brandon David Cuddihe, tricked children into sending him nude photos

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Binghamton, New York, man who posed online as a teenage girl pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to attempting to produce child pornography by tricking children – including three victims in Sedalia, Missouri – into sending him nude images of themselves. Brandon David Cuddihe, 31, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate … Continue reading Missouri News: New York man, Brandon David Cuddihe, tricked children into sending him nude photos

Missouri News: Versailles Man, Joseph Marin Melendez, Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Nine Firearms Stolen from Pawn Shop

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Versailles, Missouri man who stole nine firearms during the burglary of a local pawn shop pleaded guilty in federal court today for illegally possessing the firearms. Joseph Marin Melendez, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to being a felon in possession of firearms. By pleading … Continue reading Missouri News: Versailles Man, Joseph Marin Melendez, Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Nine Firearms Stolen from Pawn Shop

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Judge’s ruling means Missouri clinic can’t resume abortions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo— A federal judge denied Planned Parenthood’s request for a mid-Missouri clinic to be temporarily exempted from certain abortion regulations, ensuring that the Columbia clinic will not be able to resume abortions. U.S. Western District Court Judge Brian Wimes wrote in his ruling late Wednesday that even if he did lift the requirement … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Judge’s ruling means Missouri clinic can’t resume abortions