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Massachusetts News: Bronx Man, Marvin Ortega Pleads Guilty To His Role in Large-Scale Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking Ring in Springfield

Defendant admitted his role in a drug trafficking organization responsible for fatal overdoses BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) – A Bronx, N.Y., man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Springfield to his role in a large-scale drug conspiracy that trafficked dozens of kilos of heroin and fentanyl into Springfield from New York City and the Dominican … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Bronx Man, Marvin Ortega Pleads Guilty To His Role in Large-Scale Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking Ring in Springfield

Missouri News: Former Teacher, Brandon Hileman, Sentenced for Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MO (STL.News) – A former Lebanon, Missouri teacher was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet. Brandon Hileman, 26, of Lebanon, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to eight years in federal prison without parole. Hileman, formerly a math teacher at Joel E. … Continue reading Missouri News: Former Teacher, Brandon Hileman, Sentenced for Child Pornography

Vermont News: New Hampshire Man, Ira Flowers Arrested for Possessing Firearm During Attempted Robbery of THC Products in Springfield, Vermont

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Ira Flowers, 36, of Claremont, New Hampshire was arrested yesterday after having been indicted by a Vermont grand jury for possessing a 9mm semi-automatic pistol after having been convicted of multiple felonies. Flowers appeared before United States Magistrate Judge … Continue reading Vermont News: New Hampshire Man, Ira Flowers Arrested for Possessing Firearm During Attempted Robbery of THC Products in Springfield, Vermont

Missouri News: Former Springfield Man, Michael S. Schindele, Sentenced for Leading Scheme to Market Dietary Supplements

‘All-Natural’ Male Enhancement Supplement Contained Active Ingredient Found in Viagra SPRINGFIELD, MO (STL.News)  – A former Springfield, Missouri business owner was sentenced in federal court today for his role in leading a scheme with two Nixa, Mo., residents to market an all-natural male enhancement supplement that actually contained the same active ingredient found in Viagra. … Continue reading Missouri News: Former Springfield Man, Michael S. Schindele, Sentenced for Leading Scheme to Market Dietary Supplements

Dorial Green-Beckham gets jail time in marijuana case

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.(AP)  — Former NFL wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after a Missouri judge ruled that a marijuana arrest amounted to probation violation. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Green-Beckham was sentenced Friday. Springfield police say Green-Beckham had marijuana in his pocket after jumping from a home window while … Continue reading Dorial Green-Beckham gets jail time in marijuana case

The Latest: Man charged with murder in deputy’s shooting

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Illinois hotel (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A man suspected of fatally shooting an Illinois sheriff’s deputy has been charged with first-degree murder. Prosecutors in Winnebago County in northern Illinois had issued a warrant against Floyd E. Brown for attempted murder. Winnebago County State’s … Continue reading The Latest: Man charged with murder in deputy’s shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Correction: Minimum Wage-Illinois story

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a story Feb. 12 about a proposal to raise the Illinois minimum wage, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that the value of a $15 minimum wage in 2025 would be about $10.46 in today’s money, assuming an annual inflation rate of 2.1 percent. At that rate, it would be worth … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Correction: Minimum Wage-Illinois story

SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Analysis: $15 minimum wage no windfall for Illinois workers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly a quarter of Illinois workers would see their pay almost double under a proposal nearing final approval in the Legislature, but inflation will take a huge bite by the time the state’s minimum wage reaches $15 an hour in 2025. The statewide pay floor has remained at $8.25 since 2010, … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Ill | Analysis: $15 minimum wage no windfall for Illinois workers

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: Former Springfield Man, Richard Leslie Turner III, Pleads Guilty to Bomb Threat at Veterans Clinic

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Jan. 30, 2019 – A former Springfield, Missouri  man pleaded guilty in federal court today to making a bomb threat at the Veterans Affairs Clinic in Mount Vernon, Mo. Richard Leslie Turner III, 48, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charge contained in an Aug. 14, 2018, … Continue reading Missouri News: Former Springfield Man, Richard Leslie Turner III, Pleads Guilty to Bomb Threat at Veterans Clinic

Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Jan. 8, 2019 – In winter, Missouri is an excellent state to view bald eagles.  During this time of year, the state’s small resident eagle population is swelled by migrating birds from the north to increase the numbers to more than 2,500 eagles during some winters. Learn more about bald eagles at … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

Business News: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. announces quarterly dividend

SPRINGFIELD, MO – The Board of Directors of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC), the holding company for Great Southern Bank, declared a $0.32 per common share dividend for the fourth quarter of the calendar year ending December 31, 2018. The dividend will be payable on January 15, 2019, to shareholders of record on December 31, … Continue reading Business News: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. announces quarterly dividend

Missouri News: Springfield Tutor, John Paul Sparapani, Sentenced to 30 Years for Sexual Abuse of 10-year-old Student

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Springfield, Missouri man who worked as a private tutor was sentenced in federal court Friday for sexually assaulting a former 10-year-old student. John Paul Sparapani, 30, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 30 years in federal prison without parole, which is the maximum statutory penalty … Continue reading Missouri News: Springfield Tutor, John Paul Sparapani, Sentenced to 30 Years for Sexual Abuse of 10-year-old Student

Missouri News: Springfield Woman, Carol A. Hardy a.k.a. Carol A. Johnson, Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth Conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Springfield, Missouri woman was sentenced in federal court Friday for her role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Carol A. Hardy, also known as Carol A. Johnson, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On July 17, 2018, Hardy pleaded … Continue reading Missouri News: Springfield Woman, Carol A. Hardy a.k.a. Carol A. Johnson, Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth Conspiracy

Missouri News: Ozark Man, Dwight Moody Cox, Pleads Guilty to $2.4 Million Cattle Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MO – An Ozark, Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a $2.4 million wire fraud scheme in which he falsely claimed that he had purchased thousands of head of cattle under a contract with a Texas company. Dwight Moody Cox, 57, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty … Continue reading Missouri News: Ozark Man, Dwight Moody Cox, Pleads Guilty to $2.4 Million Cattle Fraud Scheme

Missouri MDC News: court sentencings finalize one of Missouri’s largest poaching investigation

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Greene County man’s court sentencing in December in Barton and Lawrence Counties are the most recent events in what is one of Missouri’s largest conservation cases involving the illegal taking of deer. On Dec. 13, David Berry Jr. of Brookline, received a 120-day sentence in Barton County Circuit Court for a … Continue reading Missouri MDC News: court sentencings finalize one of Missouri’s largest poaching investigation

Missouri News: Former Barry County Man, Michael Douglas Peterson, Sentenced to 17 Years for Traveling to Tennessee for Illicit Sex with a Minor

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A former Barry County, Missouri man has been sentenced in federal court for traveling from Missouri to Tennessee to engage in an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old victim, who became pregnant and bore his child. Michael Douglas Peterson, 35, of Morristown, TN was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on … Continue reading Missouri News: Former Barry County Man, Michael Douglas Peterson, Sentenced to 17 Years for Traveling to Tennessee for Illicit Sex with a Minor

Massachusetts News: Southwick Man, Kevin A. Johnson Indicted for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to Federal Agencies in Springfield

BOSTON, Ms. – A Southwick man was indicted today by a federal grand jury for sending two packages, containing white powder, to federal agencies in Springfield. Kevin A. Johnson, 47, was indicted on two counts of conveying false information and hoaxes and one count of mailing threatening communications to a federal law enforcement officer. Johnson … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Southwick Man, Kevin A. Johnson Indicted for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to Federal Agencies in Springfield

Massachusetts News: Southwick Man, Kevin A. Johnson Arrested for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to Federal Agencies in Springfield, Mass.

BOSTON, Ms. – A Southwick man was arrested today and charged in federal court in Springfield, Mass., for sending four packages, two of which contained white powder, to federal agencies. Kevin A. Johnson, 47, was charged by criminal complaint with two counts of conveying false information and hoaxes and two counts of mailing threatening communications. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Southwick Man, Kevin A. Johnson Arrested for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to Federal Agencies in Springfield, Mass.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. | Man on trial for killing girlfriend’s abusive Missouri mom

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— A woman whose mother for years made everyone believe her daughter was seriously ill testified Thursday that she talked her boyfriend whom she’d met online into coming to Missouri to kill her abusive mom, believing it was the only way she could be free of her. The testimony from Gypsy Blanchard, 27, came … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Mo. | Man on trial for killing girlfriend’s abusive Missouri mom

Missouri News: Former Teacher, Brandon Hileman, Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A former Lebanon, Missouri teacher pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet. Brandon Hileman, 25, of Lebanon, Mo., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to the charge contained in an Oct. 18, 2017, federal indictment. Hileman, formerly a math teacher at … Continue reading Missouri News: Former Teacher, Brandon Hileman, Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

Missouri News: Former Charity CEO, Marilyn Luann Nolan, Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million-Dollar Political Corruption Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MO – The former CEO of a charity headquartered in Springfield, Missouri has pleaded guilty to her role in a multi-million-dollar political corruption scheme that involved bribes and campaign contributions for elected public officials in Missouri and Arkansas, announced U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison of the Western District of Missouri and Assistant Attorney General Brian … Continue reading Missouri News: Former Charity CEO, Marilyn Luann Nolan, Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million-Dollar Political Corruption Scheme

Top 10 sales for realtors in Springfield, Missouri Area

Featuring the Top 10 sales for realtors in Springfield Missouri Area Springfield, MO – Springfield is a city in southwestern Missouri.  The Discovery Center of Springfield has interactive science exhibits on topics from DNA to dinosaurs.  To the north, Dickerson Park Zoo features animals from around the world, plus train rides.  Trams run through a cave … Continue reading Top 10 sales for realtors in Springfield, Missouri Area

Missouri News: Texas Man, Quinton Haywood, Pleads Guilty to Stealing 650 Firearms from UPS Trailers in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Glenn Heights, Texas, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing 650 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Missouri en route to Bass Pro Shops. Quinton Haywood, 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a Feb. 21, 2018, federal indictment.  … Continue reading Missouri News: Texas Man, Quinton Haywood, Pleads Guilty to Stealing 650 Firearms from UPS Trailers in Springfield

Illinois News: SPRINGFIELD, Election Officers Designated in Central District of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – U.S. Attorney John C. Milhiser announced today the appointment of District Election Officers in the Central District of Illinois in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 6, 2018, general election. Assistant U.S. Attorneys appointed to serve as election officers in each of the district’s four … Continue reading Illinois News: SPRINGFIELD, Election Officers Designated in Central District of Illinois

Illinois News: SPRINGFIELD, U.S. District Court Appoints John C. Milhiser U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois has appointed John C. Milhiser as U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois pending his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Mr. Milhiser began his new duties effective Oct. 31, 2018. President Donald Trump nominated Mr. Milhiser in August 2018. Mr. Milhiser, … Continue reading Illinois News: SPRINGFIELD, U.S. District Court Appoints John C. Milhiser U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois

Massachusetts News: Two Springfield Police Officers Indicted for Unreasonable Force Against Two Juveniles

One of the officers also charged with abusive interrogation and falsifying reports BOSTON, Ms. – Two Springfield Police Officers – one current and one former – were arrested today and charged in federal court in Springfield, Mass., in connection with using unreasonable force against two Latino juveniles during an arrest in 2016. One of the … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Two Springfield Police Officers Indicted for Unreasonable Force Against Two Juveniles

Missouri News: Springfield Man, Corey Dean Frasher, Sentenced to 35 Years for Child Sexual Exploitation, Illegal Firearm

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Springfield, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court yesterday for the sexual exploitation of a child and for illegally possessing a firearm. Corey Dean Frasher, 43, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 35 years in federal prison without parole.  The court also sentenced Frasher to … Continue reading Missouri News: Springfield Man, Corey Dean Frasher, Sentenced to 35 Years for Child Sexual Exploitation, Illegal Firearm

Missouri News: Mansfield Man, Clinton Campbell, Sentenced to 13 Years for Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Mansfield, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet. Clinton Campbell, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 13 years in federal prison without parole.  The court also sentenced Campbell to spend the rest of his life on … Continue reading Missouri News: Mansfield Man, Clinton Campbell, Sentenced to 13 Years for Child Pornography

Missouri News: Springfield Man, Ryan Lee Christoph, Sentenced to 20 Years for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Springfield, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court today for the sexual exploitation of a child. Ryan Lee Christoph, 26, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 20 years in federal prison without parole.  The court also sentenced Christoph to spend the rest of his life … Continue reading Missouri News: Springfield Man, Ryan Lee Christoph, Sentenced to 20 Years for Sexual Exploitation of a Child