Lebanon police investigate report of alleged child abuse, bruised one year-old girl found


LEBANON, Missouri- On Thursday, Lebanon police investigated a case of suspected child abuse and found a bruised one year-old child.

The responding officer was advised by a social worker from the Missouri Department of Social Services that a one-year old girl from Lebanon allegedly had suspicious injuries on her body, according to a caller who reported the situation.

The officer and social worker went to  the 1400 block of East  Elm (Route 66), where the child lives with her father and step-mother.

The family denied to police that abuse had occurred according to the report.

Several bruises were located on the child but authorities were not able to determine the cause.

An investigation will continue according to police.

Donald Trump wants you to sign ‘Stand for the National Anthem Petition’


WASHINGTON, District of Columbia- The Trump Make America Great Again Committee posted a petition Thursday on the GOP web site asking for signatures from supporters who believe in standing for The Star-Spangled Banner ”to show your patriotism and support,” first reported by The New York Daily News

Official Stand for the National Anthem Petition

Paid for by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a joint fundraising committee authorized by and composed of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee.


“The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support,” the petition reads, before asking for your name, email and zip code.

Information on the petition is not available unless you add your name.

The petition comes just one day after Trump criticized the NFL for not passing a rule that would penalize players who don’t stand for the anthem, the report said.

“The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!” Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning.

“The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!” Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning.

Sheriff announces task force drug seizures and arrests for July to September

David Millsap, Sheriff of Laclede County


LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- David Millsap, Sheriff of Laclede County, says enforcement by LANEG resulted in the following following drug seizures and arrests for the previous quarter (July 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017):

Methamphetamine — 127.45 grams
Hydroponic Marijuana — 784 grams
Marijuana — 1,107.75 grams
Indoor/Outdoor Marijuana grows — 6
Heroin — 1.4 grams
LSD — 34 grams
Ecstasy — 1 gram
Synthetic drugs — 8 grams
THC wax — 3.5 grams
Prescription drugs/pills — 259 doses

During the previous quarter (listed above), LANEG also disassembled two (2) methamphetamine drug laboratory, one (1) Butane Hash Oil (BHO) laboratory, served twenty-two (22) search warrants, conducted fifteen (15) consent searches, seized sixteen (16) firearms, and arrested thirty-nine (39) individuals on one hundred and thirty-two (132) drug related charges. In addition, LANEG made two (2) Felon in Possession of Firearm, eight (8) Endangering the Welfare of a child, three (3) Possession of Stolen Property and eleven (11) warrant arrest, these non-drug related charges include but are not limited to the above thirty-nine (39) individuals.
In Laclede County the following activity occurred during last quarter.

Search Warrants = 8
Consent Searches = 7
Drug Buys = 10

The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force which serves Camden, Crawford, Gasconade, Laclede, and Maries Counties. Additionally, the task force serves the cities of Lebanon, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Cuba, Steelville, Leasburg, and Belle. The task force encompasses five counties with an approximate population of 142,000 residents. LANEG employs five (5) Task Force Officers and is coordinated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who supplies one (1) Trooper to the task force. LANEG focuses its efforts on drug enforcement by conducting both covert and overt narcotics investigations in the counties and cities they serve.

42 illegally caught trout seized, given to needy by MDC


TANEY COUNTY, Missouri-  The Missouri Department of Conservation says that illegal poaching on public fisheries continues to be a problem.

Taney County Conservation Agent Chris Boyd recently confronted two individuals cleaning fish on Lake Taneycomo, the agency said. During the contact, Agent Boyd noticed they possessed 10 rainbow trout. The current daily limit of rainbow trout is four per person.

The individuals stated they were aware of the daily possession limit, but didn’t notice they had 10 trout in their live well until they got back to the boat dock. As the investigation continued, several additional bags of trout were recovered from these individuals — which ultimately put them at 42 trout over their possession limit.

Agent Boyd issued several citations and seized the 42 trout, which were later donated to a needy family within Taney County. If you suspect or observe illegal activity such as this, please contact your local conservation agent or call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-392-1111. – Joe@MDC