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Missouri News: KC Man, Bryan Abascal Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Kansas City, Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Bryan Abascal, 25, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Abascal was sentenced as an armed career offender … Continue reading Missouri News: KC Man, Bryan Abascal Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm

Missouri News: St. Charles Rock Road ramp onto northbound I-270 is closed until July

ST. LOUIS, MO – Crews have closed the St. Charles Rock Road (Route 180) ramp onto northbound I-270 for a month to complete emergency repairs. Crews closed the ramp on May 23 after discovering road deterioration. The ramp is expected to remain closed until July while crews make the necessary repairs. Drivers on eastbound St. … Continue reading Missouri News: St. Charles Rock Road ramp onto northbound I-270 is closed until July

Missouri News: MDC Reminds Landowners to Check Large Trees for Safety Issues

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – Large trees are an important and beautiful part of the landscape, but landowners should keep an eye on trees to ensure they are a benefit and don’t pose a danger. Jennifer Behnken, a community forester with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), says there are important signs to look for to … Continue reading Missouri News: MDC Reminds Landowners to Check Large Trees for Safety Issues

Missouri News: Missouri AG Hawley Releases Preliminary Results of Rape Kit Audit

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today released a preliminary report highlighting important results from the statewide rape kit audit conducted by his Office. The preliminary report indicates that there are at least 4,889 untested sexual assault kits currently in the possession of law enforcement agencies, crime labs, and healthcare providers in … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri AG Hawley Releases Preliminary Results of Rape Kit Audit

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens Signs SCR 49

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed SCR 49, which moves the referendum on a Freedom to Work law from the November general election to the August primary ballot. Statement from Governor Eric Greitens: “Missouri is open for business. With strong conservative reforms like Freedom to Work, we’ve been able to help … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens Signs SCR 49

Missouri News: Statement from Auditor Galloway on Sen. McCaskill’s call for federal investigation into hospital billing schemes

State audit of Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville found $90 million in questionable lab billings for patients from around the U.S. JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released the following statement regarding U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s call for a federal investigation into hospital billing schemes, following an audit by Galloway … Continue reading Missouri News: Statement from Auditor Galloway on Sen. McCaskill’s call for federal investigation into hospital billing schemes