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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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Sight & Sound Theatre’s ‘Noah’ set for cinemas for three showings

One of the Bible’s best-known stories comes to life on movie screens for a special nationwide event April 9, 11 and 13. Filmed in front of a live audience, Sight & Sound’s NOAH is the dramatic, musical More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 28th, 2019
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Marco Rubio leads GOP charge for new Parental Leave Bill, gets support from Mitt Romney, Ann Wagner, Dan Crenshaw

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., plans to push more Republicans to support paid parental leave, a policy that has traditionally been a Democratic priority. photo/ donkeyhotey “We are hoping that we can continue to More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Missouri City Man, Eddie Larue Sentenced for Sex Trafficking a 12 year old Girl

A 33-year-old Missouri City man has been ordered to prison for sex trafficking of a minor female, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Eddie Charles Larue pleaded guilty Oct. 11, 2018, to one count of sex trafficking. Today, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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California Man, Ronald Ean Taylor Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of 6 Victims

A Sacramento, Calif., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to the sex trafficking of six victims. Ronald Ean Taylor, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to six counts of the sex trafficking More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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KC Man, Randal Holmes Sentenced to 15 Years for Drug Trafficking, Kidnapping, Torture

Three men have been sentenced in federal court this week for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that led to the kidnapping and torture of an Independence, Mo., man. Randal G. Holmes, also known as “Peckerwood” More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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Lees Summit Police Officer, Richard Hagerty Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery

A former Lee’s Summit, Mo., police officer who led officers on a 100-miles-per-hour vehicle pursuit pleaded guilty in federal court today to armed bank robbery. Richard W. Hagerty, 35, of Independence, Mo., pleaded More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Columbia Man, Wesley Brian Kaster Charged with Arson at Planned Parenthood Clinic

A Columbia, Mo., man was charged in federal court today with the arson at the Columbia Health Center (operated by Planned Parenthood Great Plains) on Feb. 10, 2019. Wesley Brian Kaster, 42, was charged in a criminal More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Joplin Man, Keith Koile Sentenced to 25 Years for Meth and Firearm Charges

A Joplin, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing more than 1.4 kilograms of methamphetamine and a firearm. Keith K. Koile, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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Jury Convicts Overland Park Woman, Christine Wood in Heroin Conspiracy

An Overland Park, Kan., woman has been convicted by a federal trial jury for her role in a multi-defendant drug-trafficking conspiracy with ties to the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico. Christine Little Wood, 61, was More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Why the Jussie Smollett hoax is bad for blacks, gays, Democrats, the media and the country

From an article on Thursday: “It’s been roughly 12 hours since the last time we wrote about the racist and homophobic attack launched against Empire star Jussie Smollett on the streets of Chicago last More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Clemson professor Bart Knijnenburg calls all Republicans racist…again

Clemson University Professor Bart Knijnenburg drew a firestorm of controversy two years ago when he said on his personal Facebook page that all Republicans are “racist scum” as he called for violence against More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Joplin Day Care Operator, Lasonya Poindexter Sentenced for Adoption Scheme

A Joplin, Mo., day care operator was sentenced in federal court today for a scheme to take the infant daughter of a client to Arkansas to be adopted by another couple. Lasonya Faye Poindexter, 31, of Joplin, was More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Titanic Museum in Branson Missouri to host ‘Living Titanic Exhibits’ will 7 RMS Titanic life jackets

For the first and only time, the largest assemblage of remaining RMS Titanic life jackets will be on exclusive display March through June 15 at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, Missouri.A new dimension More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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Dog Pound Gangster, Kiandre Johnson Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

Kiandre Johnson, 25, of Fresno, was sentenced Monday to 11 years and six months in prison for engaging in a conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering and using a facility of interstate commerce to facilitate More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Columbia Man, Nader Yanis Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Trafficking

A Columbia, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Nader Robert Osama Yanis, 24, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 28th, 2018
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‘Breakthrough’ trailer, poster and details: True story of Joyce Smith, miracle of son’s survival

20th Century Fox has released the trailer and official poster for BREAKTHROUGH, based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
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Arnold Man, Dennis Suellentrop Sentenced to 120 Years for Child Pornography

Dennis M. Suellentrop, Jr., 38, Arnold, MO, was sentenced today to 120 years in prison for production and possession of child pornography.  He appeared today in federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Catherine More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
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Farmington Man, Nakia Phillips Sentenced for Sex Trafficking and Child Pornography

Nakia Phillips, 39, of Farmington, Missouri, was sentenced today to 22 years in prison for sex trafficking crimes.  He appeared in federal court this morning before U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie White. According More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 21st, 2018
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Springfield Tutor, John Sparapani Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of 10 year old Student

A Springfield, Mo., man who worked as a private tutor was sentenced in federal court today for sexually assaulting a former 10-year-old student. John Paul Sparapani, 30, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Obamacare unconstitutional but the battle in Congress is just beginning

A federal judge’s ruling on Friday declaring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional could leave Washington in chaos as the uncertain future of Obamacare will again be questioned. Judge Reed O’Connor, More...


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