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Missouri man charged with possession of drugs

Anyone can can make an accusation about another person to police. That accusation could be based on an actual concern or suspicion, or simply the accuser's desire to cause problems for another person. Regardless, police in Missouri say that they arrested a man for possession of drugs after receiving a call about suspicious behavior.

That call came one afternoon on a day in February. Reports indicate that the caller reported "suspicious activity," though details regarding the activity that was allegedly occurring are unclear. However, a trooper responded to investigate.

Man accused of murder following Missouri restaurant shooting

When it comes to a confrontation, it may be hard for those involved to fully understand the intent of others involved or the potential harm they could cause. Unfortunately, this could leave both parties in fear of their lives. In fact, witnesses claim that a recent confrontation between two men at a Missouri restaurant led to accusations of murder.

The incident happened one afternoon on a day in early February. Reports indicate that two men stopped at a restaurant while they waited on the repair of a work truck. Witnesses claim that one of the men -- a now-deceased 43-year-old -- became involved in an argument with another restaurant patron, believed to be the gunman. They say that the argument was over the size of a dog.

Missouri driver accused of drunk driving in crash with trooper

Drivers, especially those driving at night, have many distractions and hazards while they are on Missouri roads. Unfortunately, something as simple as drifting onto the shoulder of the road can have drastic consequences. Despite the relative ease in which an accident can occur, a driver in Missouri now faces accusations of drunk driving following a collision with a state trooper's car.

The accident happened just after 3:30 a.m. on the northbound side of Interstate 170. According to reports, the state trooper had recently pulled over another vehicle, and they were both parked on the shoulder of the road. Reports say that a third vehicle then struck the trooper's car in the rear while he was sitting in it.

Reports claim Missouri man confessed to murder

When a crime happens in a small community, there is often a desperate need for answers. Such a desire is understandable, although it can often lead to a rush to judgment and, potentially, unlawful treatment. Despite the recent arrest of a Missouri man who is now charged with murder, it is unclear how police connected him to the crime.

The incident that led to the man's arrest happened in rural Missouri. Police claim that a 24-year-old man stabbed a 23-year-old woman and her 24-year-old boyfriend to death. They say that he then put the bodies in his pickup truck and left the scene, leaving the couple's toddler daughter at the house. He allegedly returned the next day and picked up the daughter.

In Missouri, what happens if I violate my parole or probation?

You have recently been released from jail on probation or parole. Dealing with the criminal justice system has added an incredible amount of stress to your life. The time has come to meet with your supervising officer, and it is the last thing that you feel like doing. Do you skip your meeting?

Checking in with a supervising officer is one of the major conditions of release for most probationers and parolees. Probation and parole officers, also known as POs, do not take kindly to people who miss their mandated check-ins. For probationers or parolees who fail to report to their POs, the state of Missouri may impose serious penalties.

Missouri nursing home administrator charged with embezzlement

Anyone who has ever made a purchase for their place of employment is likely aware of the steps that are required as part of the compensation process. Because of this complexity, it is understandable that some steps might be accidentally skipped. Regardless of how innocent of an oversight may be, some people could fall under suspicion of embezzlement, for example. In fact, the former administrator of a nursing home in Missouri was recently charged after an auditor reportedly could not find proof that she deserved checks she had written to herself.

The 38-year-old woman is accused of stealing more than $31,000 from SpringHill. Officials say that she wrote herself over 100 checks ranging in amounts of $120 to $1,504. The checks were allegedly written from June through Dec. 2017. She became under suspicion during an audit of the residential facilities books.

Missouri man charged with assault, kidnapping

Relationships between couples can often become volatile. While violence is relatively rare, police believe that a man in Missouri recently turned to it, potentially as a result of drug use. The man now faces several charges, including assault.

The victim reportedly met the 38-year-old defendant online two years before the incident, and they had been in a relationship off and on ever since. However, the 62-year-old man claims the other man began acting erratically after injecting meth. He claims that he was punched several times, hit with furniture and jabbed with needles. The defendant, according to his partner, blocked the exits, preventing the alleged victim from leaving.

Woman charged with murder in fatal Missouri car crash

It's important that Missouri drivers stay vigilant at all times. The common hazards that occur on the roadways aside, negligent motorists can create dangerous situations for the people they share the road with. In the unfortunate instances where poor driving leads to a fatality, the penalties can be stiff, going all the way up to felony murder, a charge which can be brought even in the absence of a DWI.

A crash that led to the death of a 26-year-old Camdenton woman has resulted in such a charge. The other driver in the accident, a 42-year-old woman from Kansas City, reportedly faces charges of second degree felony murder, felony driving while revoked, no seat belt, felony tampering and failure to drive on the right of the roadway resulting in accident.

DWI charges follow Missouri pedestrian accident

When a person is accused of a crime, he or she often has no idea how to respond. Additionally, the individual may be unclear about applicable constitutional rights, making it difficult to recognize and respond to unlawful treatment at the hands of police officers or prosecutors. Unfortunately, a man in Missouri may be confused about his options after a crash resulted in accusations of DWI.

The accident that led to his arrest happened on a day in early January. Police have accused the 25-year-old man of speeding when he allegedly drove onto the sidewalk and struck two female pedestrians. An officer claims that the man then fled the scene, leaving behind the two victims who he says suffered serious injuries.

Expungement just got easier for our state

On January 1, Missourians found it easier to have past criminal arrests and convictions stripped from their records.

Known as Senate Bill 588, the changes to state law allow non-chronic offenders to erase their records and their negative consequences.

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