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Owner of ‘Whiskey Dix Big Truck Repair’ in Missouri indicted for $2.9M in fraud

A federal grand jury has issued a superseding indictment charging Chris Carroll with multiple counts of bank fraud, money laundering, making false statements to a financial institution, conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act, violations of the Clean Air Act, and witness tampering. The federal grand jury also indicted the company run by Chris Carroll, […]

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Jamey Griffin sentenced to 25 years in prison in connection with shooting of Trenton police officer

The Trenton man accused of shooting a Trenton police officer in June 2019 was sentenced in Livingston County on June 8th. Forty-two-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin was sentenced to the Missouri Department of Corrections for 15 years on felony second-degree assault involving a special victim and 10 years on felony attempted unlawful use of a weapon […]

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Chillicothe police officers respond to Walmart in regard to two men acting suspiciously

The Chillicothe Police Department took a report on June 8th of suspicious activity involving two men at the Chillicothe Walmart on June 7th. Police Sergeant Curtis Hays says the report included concerns about targeting mothers with children by marking them and individuals watching them. He reports there was no known threat found to the public. […]

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Fire Fighters Association of Missouri names Trenton native “Chief Officer of the Year”

The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri has named a Trenton native as the Chief Officer of the Year. Southern Stone County Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Mike Moore was recognized at the Fire Fighters Association of Missouri annual convention in Springfield on June 3rd. Mike is the son of James and Earlene Moore of Trenton.

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City of Laredo to smoke test sanitary sewer system on June 13th

The City of Laredo will be smoke testing the sanitary sewers in your area on Tuesday, June 13th.  The purpose of the smoke testing is to locate defective sewer pipes and cross-connections that allow stormwater and groundwater to enter the sanitary sewer system. This stormwater can overwhelm the City’s sanitary sewer system during wet weather […]

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Trenton City Council gears up to consider ordinances involving city codes and agreements at meeting on June 12th

The Trenton City Council will consider ordinances involving city codes and agreements. The council will meet at Trenton City Hall on June 12th at 7 pm with the meeting available on Zoom. Ordinances would enact new sections of city code regarding building, area, and yard requirements for residential, business, industrial, and open space districts. Other […]

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Property Deception: Two residents of Coffey attempt to illegally secure $400,000 home

Two Coffey residents face a felony charge after they allegedly tried to file a deed of release by deceit last week. Rebekkah Vielbaum and Mary Noppers have each been charged with filing false documents involving a first offense. Bond was set at $10,000 cash only for each. Probable cause statements accuse Vielbaum of trying to […]


Putnam and Sullivan Counties see increase in severe drought, remainder of Green Hills Region remains unchanged

Drought conditions continue to worsen in Missouri, according to the U. S. Drought Monitor map. This week’s map was released Thursday morning, June 8th, and is based on conditions as of Tuesday morning, June 6th. Drought conditions in the Green Hills are similar to unchanged compared to last week. There is, however, an increase in […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation invites the public to beginner fishing events in Kirksville during June

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites the public to several beginner fishing events in Kirksville during the month of June. Participants of these events will learn the basics of fishing including casting, fish identification, and proper fish handling. The dates and times for the events are as follows: June 13 from 5-8 p.m. at Big […]

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Special Olympics Missouri to host sendoff for Charlie Phillips ahead of World Games

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) will be hosting a sendoff for Charlie Phillips on Friday, June 9, starting at 6 p.m. Charlie will parade up Main St. from Highway 71 in Savannah with a police escort. We’d like to encourage the entire community to assemble around the town square to cheer on Charlie!  The Savannah resident will […]

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Audio: Unclaimed $1M Megamillions ticket sold in Iowa expires in 3 months; winner could be from Missouri

(Missourinet) – Lottery officials in Iowa are looking for someone who bought a winning Megamillions ticket 9 months ago and hasn’t yet cashed it in. The ticket in question matched 5 out of 6 numbers and is worth one million dollars. Iowa Lottery Spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says it’s possible the ticket was purchased by someone […]

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GOP state Senator launches campaign to become Missouri’s secretary of state

(Missouri Independent) – State Sen. Denny Hoskins, a Warrensburg Republican and member of the now-defunct Senate conservative caucus, announced Tuesday he would seek his party’s nomination for Missouri secretary of state. He’s hoping to replace Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, who is serving his second term and decided against seeking re-election in order to run […]

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Missouri governor signs ban on gender-affirming care, restrictions for trans athletes

(Missouri Independent) – A week into Pride month, Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation Wednesday banning minors from beginning gender-affirming care and limiting sports participation for transgender athletes. In a press release announcing his decision to sign the bills, Parson said he supports every person’s right to “his or her own pursuit of happiness.” However, he continued, “We […]

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Senator Hawley announces his guiding principles for future AI legislation

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced his guiding principles for the future of American artificial intelligence (AI) legislation. Senator Hawley’s principles seek to protect Americans’ privacy as AI continues to develop at a pace that threatens to upend many aspects of American life. “Congress can and should act to protect Americans’ privacy, stave off the harms […]

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California man pleads guilty in Missouri to trafficking 8 pounds of fentanyl

A California man pleaded guilty in federal court to smuggling more than 33,000 counterfeit pills that contained nearly four kilograms of fentanyl aboard a bus traveling through Kansas City, Mo., from Los Angeles, Calif. Matthew J. Gomez, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute. […]

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Employee and 3 associates indicted for smuggling K2-laced papers into Jackson County Missouri Detention Center

An employee of the Jackson County Detention Center, along with three associates of an inmate detained at the center, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to smuggle papers laced with K2 to jail inmates. Aaron D. Copes, 42, of Grandview, Mo., Deanna K. Clark, also known as […]