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Missouri News: Labor Secretary Visits Missouri Company To Promote Vet Program

ST LOUIS, MO (STL.News) U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and Missouri’s U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visited an information technology company in O’Fallon, Missouri on Thursday to promote a program aimed at helping military veterans with employment opportunities. Winning Technologies is a recipient of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Platinum Award for its participation in … Continue reading Missouri News: Labor Secretary Visits Missouri Company To Promote Vet Program

Missouri News: Jury Convicts Jamerl M. Wortham, Anthony B. Williams of Conspiracy, Kidnapping, Carjacking, Robbery, Drug Trafficking, and Illegal Firearm Possession

KANSAS CITY, MO  (STL.News) – Two Kansas City, Kansas men have been convicted at trial by a federal jury of 17 counts contained in a Dec. 13, 2016, federal indictment. Jamerl M. Wortham, 33, and Anthony B. Williams, 36, were each found guilty on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, of one count of conspiracy to commit … Continue reading Missouri News: Jury Convicts Jamerl M. Wortham, Anthony B. Williams of Conspiracy, Kidnapping, Carjacking, Robbery, Drug Trafficking, and Illegal Firearm Possession

Missouri News: City of Columbia plow crews ended 56.5 hours of continuous operations at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

COLUMBIA, MO (STL.News) – At 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, City of Columbia plow crews, Street Division supervisors and fleet mechanics ended 56.5 hours of continuous ice and snow management operations. “Every street in Columbia saw a snow plow,” Public Works Engineering and Operations Manager Richard Stone said.  “We don’t believe we missed any streets. … Continue reading Missouri News: City of Columbia plow crews ended 56.5 hours of continuous operations at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

Missouri News: Columbia Police investigating suspicious fire at Planned Parenthood – Columbia Health Center

COLUMBIA, MO (STL.News) – The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to investigate a fire alarm at Planned Parenthood – Columbia Health Center, 711 N. Providence Road, at 4:06 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. The first arriving unit observed a light haze in the building and upgraded the call to a commercial structure fire, resulting in … Continue reading Missouri News: Columbia Police investigating suspicious fire at Planned Parenthood – Columbia Health Center

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Applauds Guilty Verdict in Quadruple Homicide Case

Poplar Bluff, MO (STL.News) – Friday, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt applauded the work done by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and members of the Attorney General’s Office in obtaining guilty verdicts in a quadruple homicide case in Ripley County, Missouri.  The Honorable Michael Pritchett, a judge from Butler County, decided, after a bench trial … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Applauds Guilty Verdict in Quadruple Homicide Case

Missouri News: Joplin Man, David Allen Giffen, Sentenced to 28 Years for Sexual Exploitation of Children

SPRINGFIELD, MO (STL.News) – A Joplin, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court yesterday for the sexual exploitation of several children. David Allen Giffen, 57, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 28 years in federal prison without parole.  The court also sentenced Giffen to spend the rest of his life on … Continue reading Missouri News: Joplin Man, David Allen Giffen, Sentenced to 28 Years for Sexual Exploitation of Children

Missouri News: Statement from Missouri Senator Dave Schatz Regarding NCAA Penalties Against Mizzou

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, issued the following statement regarding the penalties delivered by the NCAA against the University of Missouri-Columbia. “At a time when so many institutional bodies face questions about transparency and accountability, I find it especially egregious that the NCAA would punish the University … Continue reading Missouri News: Statement from Missouri Senator Dave Schatz Regarding NCAA Penalties Against Mizzou

Missouri News: Lunar New Year Celebration Takes Place at Missouri Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson hosted a celebration of the Lunar New Year Monday evening outside the Governor’s Office at the Missouri State Capitol. The evening featured a traditional lion dance by students from the St. Louis Chinese Language School, and a musical performance by students … Continue reading Missouri News: Lunar New Year Celebration Takes Place at Missouri Capitol

Missouri News: Columbia Man, Justin Craig Ewing, Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – A Columbia, Missouri man who was in a vehicle that led police officers in a pursuit pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to illegally possessing a firearm. Justin Craig Ewing, 30, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  … Continue reading Missouri News: Columbia Man, Justin Craig Ewing, Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm

Missouri News: Kansas City Man, Charles E. Williams, Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) – A Kansas City, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court yesterday for illegally possessing a firearm. Charles E. Williams, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 15 years in federal prison without parole.  Williams was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions. … Continue reading Missouri News: Kansas City Man, Charles E. Williams, Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm

Gateway Motorsports Park News: Gateway Announces $500,000 NASCAR Triple Truck Challenge

St. Louis Region (STL.News) – Gateway Motorsports Park has been selected as one of three tracks to host a lucrative and exciting challenge for NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series drivers.  Thanks to the new Triple Truck Challenge, the winner of GMP’s June 22 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 200 will receive a bonus of $50,000 in … Continue reading Gateway Motorsports Park News: Gateway Announces $500,000 NASCAR Triple Truck Challenge

Missouri News: State Auditor’s Office responds to statement by Clay County Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) On Feb. 4, 2019, the Clay County Commission released a statement regarding a recent legal action.  The response to that statement from the State Auditor’s Office is below: “This is a grossly inaccurate statement.  The subpoena has not been withdrawn.  Today’s legal action took place to ensure the case could proceed … Continue reading Missouri News: State Auditor’s Office responds to statement by Clay County Commission

Missouri News: Branson Police Release Names in Fatal Auto Pedestrian Crash, Gregory T. Curnes, Laura A. Curnes and Jean L. Moncrief

BRANSON, MO (STL.News) The Branson Police Department along with Branson Fire Department and Taney County Ambulance District responded to an auto pedestrian crash at Branson Landing Blvd and Main Street at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019. A 1999 Ford truck operated by Steven C. Weter of Hollister was traveling southbound on Branson … Continue reading Missouri News: Branson Police Release Names in Fatal Auto Pedestrian Crash, Gregory T. Curnes, Laura A. Curnes and Jean L. Moncrief

Missouri News: Three Cameron Residents Among Five Pleading Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

Three Defendants Face Up To 18 Years in Prison KANSAS CITY, MO – Three Cameron, Missouri residents are among five defendants who have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Benjamin W. Clark, 26, of Cameron, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to the charge contained … Continue reading Missouri News: Three Cameron Residents Among Five Pleading Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

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: Willard Man, Lyndall Clarence Shive, Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, MO (STL.News) – A Willard, Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Lyndall Clarence Shive, 75, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine since Feb. 9, 2016. The government asserts in today’s plea agreement … Continue reading Missouri News: Willard Man, Lyndall Clarence Shive, Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

Missouri News: Securities Division Continues Efforts to Halt Illegal Cryptocurrencies

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division today ordered Garland E. Harris and Troptions Corporation to show cause why restitution, civil penalties and costs should not be imposed after allegedly making misleading and deceitful statements in the sale of an unregistered cryptocurrency. Troptions Corporation and Harris, based out of … Continue reading Missouri News: Securities Division Continues Efforts to Halt Illegal Cryptocurrencies

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

Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Recaps Successful First Month as Attorney General

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Eric Schmitt is celebrating a successful first month as Missouri Attorney General while looking ahead to his priorities for the office in the coming months.  Schmitt was officially sworn into the office on January 3, 2019. Since assuming the office, Attorney General Schmitt has focused on accruing a talented staff, … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Recaps Successful First Month as Attorney General

Missouri News: Branson Traffic Signal Upgrades to help Decrease Branson Traffic Congestion

BRANSON, MO (STL.News) The City of Branson along with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has just received a $334,800 grant that will enable the agencies to upgrade all 25 traffic signals across Branson that will help decrease traffic congestion, improve citizen safety and reduce greenhouse emissions due to idling traffic. This grant, provided by … Continue reading Missouri News: Branson Traffic Signal Upgrades to help Decrease Branson Traffic Congestion

Missouri News: Missouri to appeal what it calls ‘unjust’ NCAA penalties

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) — Barry Odom had every reason to believe Missouri’s football program was finally on the right track. The Tigers were coming off their second consecutive bowl appearance.  He had just signed a contract extension to remain coach through 2024.  Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant announced he would finish his career with the … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri to appeal what it calls ‘unjust’ NCAA penalties

St Louis News: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Nice Network of Public Media Announce 2019 Schedule for Night At The Symphony

This season marks the fifth year of the collaborative production St. Louis, MO (STL.News) – Today, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Nine Network of Public Media announced their 2019 schedule for Night at the Symphony, a monthly broadcast of an SLSO concert recorded at historic Powell Hall.  Night at the Symphony is the … Continue reading St Louis News: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Nice Network of Public Media Announce 2019 Schedule for Night At The Symphony

Missouri News: Three More Texas Men Plead Guilty to Stealing 654 Firearms from UPS Trailers in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MO (STL.News) – Three more Texas men have recently pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing 654 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Missouri, en route to Bass Pro Shops. Raynord Hunt, 36, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a … Continue reading Missouri News: Three More Texas Men Plead Guilty to Stealing 654 Firearms from UPS Trailers in Springfield

Missouri News: Andrew J. Houston, Nicole Waguespack and Dyland Houston Sentenced for Conspiracy to Lure Robbery Victims with Online Ads

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) – Two Kansas City, Missouri brothers and a Sugar Creek, Mo., woman have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to commit a series of armed robberies by luring their victims with online advertisements and ambushing them. Dylan J. Houston, 22, his brother, Andrew J. Houston, 29, … Continue reading Missouri News: Andrew J. Houston, Nicole Waguespack and Dyland Houston Sentenced for Conspiracy to Lure Robbery Victims with Online Ads

Missouri News: Missouri on Track to Become a Model Employer

Governor Parson announces Missouri’s selection for a federal program aimed at expanding employment and training opportunities for individuals with disabilities JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced today that Missouri is on track to become a Model Employer state for individuals living with disabilities and has been selected for a mentorship program through … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri on Track to Become a Model Employer

St Louis News: Americas Rallycross coming to Gateway Motorsports Park July 13-14

ARX will be GMP’s first-ever rallycross event and Supercar doubleheader ST LOUIS, MO – Jan. 31, 2019 – Americas Rallycross (ARX) today announced its 2019 schedule which includes an inaugural event at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois.  The inaugural ARX rallycross event at GMP is scheduled for July 13-14. ARX is a North American-based … Continue reading St Louis News: Americas Rallycross coming to Gateway Motorsports Park July 13-14

Missouri News: State Auditor’s Office issues statement in response to legal action by Clay County Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 31, 2019 – The Missouri State Auditor’s Office today issued a statement in response to a lawsuit by the Clay County Commission to prevent the Auditor from conducting a comprehensive review during a citizen-requested audit of Clay County.  Earlier today, Auditor Galloway issued a subpoena to Clay County to require … Continue reading Missouri News: State Auditor’s Office issues statement in response to legal action by Clay County Commission

Missouri News: Statement from U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jan. 31, 2019 – Regarding an incident that occurred on June 26, 2018, Kansas City attorney Andrea Martinez filed a complaint alleging unlawful use of force by Everett Chase, a supervisory officer with the Bureau of Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). The incident occurred during routine … Continue reading Missouri News: Statement from U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison