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Monday morning accident injures Kingston resident

The highway patrol reports a Kingston resident was hurt Monday morning when the car she was driving hit the rear of a pickup truck west of Kingston. Twenty-year-old Gage Simmons was taken by private vehicle to Cameron Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries. The pickup truck driver, 33-year-old Rafael Bustos Vasquez of Marshall, Arkansas, was […]

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Man charged in Grundy County with theft, forgery, fraudulent use of a debit device and identity theft

A 32-year-old Kansas City resident, Alejandro Martinez, has been charged In Grundy County with felony counts of stealing, fraudulent use of a debit device, identity theft, and forgery. Regarding the stealing charge, Martinez is accused of appropriating $6,190 of diesel fuel owned by MFA oil. Regarding the charge of fraudulent use of a debit device, […]

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Fire destroys two outbuildings and contents on Northwest 80th Avenue

Grundy County Rural Fire Protection assistant chief Brandon Gibler reports two outbuildings and their contents were destroyed by fire early Sunday afternoon at 875 Northwest 80th Avenue. The owner was listed as Ron McClure. The buildings and contents were on fire when firefighters arrived, and both already were a total loss. No injuries were reported. […]

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Motorcyclist strikes animal in roadway

The operator of a motorcycle received serious injuries in an accident Sunday night in Ray County. Fifty-six-year-old Laurence Atkinson of Lawson was taken to Liberty Hospital. A trooper said the motorcycle was northbound when it struck an animal on Ray County Route C north of West 126th Street. Extensive damage was noted to the motorcycle […]

Trenton R-9 School District

THS Instrumental Music Department does well during competition in Carrollton

Trenton High School Instrumental Music Department had two first-place finishes, one in second place, and a fifth place in the competition at Carrollton Band Day. Trenton competed with schools in class three. The Trenton High School Marching Band was first in the parade judging among 11 schools. The indoor auxiliary, the flag corps, took first […]

18 Wheel Truck accident or big rig

Big rig crashes east of Milan, trucker dies due to medical episode

A truck driver from South Carolina died early Sunday morning in a non-traffic fatality in Milan. Fifty-eight-year-old Roy Harris of Awendaw, South Carolina was pronounced dead at the scene one-half mile east of Milan. The International truck was westbound when the driver suffered a medical episode and drove off the right side of Highway 6 […]

Child Sex Crimes

Audio: Substitute teacher accused of sending nude pictures to students and molesting child

A Kansas City area teacher is accused of child sex crimes.     A substitute teacher in Belton, Missouri, reportedly sent nude photos of himself to 8th graders and is accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in early August, according to the Kansas City Star. The child said that she knew James Carey as […]

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Audio: Federal fraud trial against accused killer of Diemel brothers set to begin today

A Missouri man charged in the deaths of two Wisconsin brothers is set to go to trial this week on separate federal charges.      The case is related to the murders of Nick and Justin Diemel of Bonduel. Last May a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Garland “Joey” Nelson, alleging he murdered […]

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Missouri electric coops poised to benefit from Inflation Reduction Act

Within the Inflation, Reduction Act are provisions to help rural electric co-ops in new ways. Rural electricity generation often is structured as a cooperative nonprofit with member-owners, and any overpayment is returned to members. The structure meant co-ops were excluded from certain green-energy tax incentives available to for-profit producers. The Inflation Reduction Act changed the model and […]

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Missouri Attorney General files motion for judgment of “Criminal Contempt” against dog breeder

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed an application for a show cause hearing and a Motion for Judgment of Criminal Contempt against dog breeder Marilyn Shepherd, after finding that she currently possesses dogs on her property and a billboard advertising her business. These findings are in direct violation of the […]

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Florida man pleads guilty to distributing methamphetamine

United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced that Justin Roberson,34, Clearwater, pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Roberson faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.       According to the facts presented at the change of […]

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Two men charged with trafficking thousands of fentanyl pills

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned an indictment yesterday charging Oscar Flores, 34, of Mount Rainier, Maryland, and Severo Alelar, 25, of Hyattsville, Maryland, with […]

Prison Sentence

Drug distributor sentenced to 3 years in federal prison for selling crack, MDMA, meth and marijuana

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Koudris Pounder, 38, formerly of Norwalk, was sentenced on Friday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing controlled substances. According to court documents and statements made […]


Two men plead guilty in $30 million foreign exchange fraud scheme

A Massachusetts man and a Florida man pleaded guilty for their roles in perpetrating a foreign exchange trading scheme to steal $30 million from their investor victims. According to court documents, Patrick Gallagher, 44, of Middleborough, Massachusetts, and Michael Dion, 49, of Orlando, Florida, devised a scheme in which they would solicit victims to invest […]

False Reports of Hate Crimes Beset College Campuses

Man charged with federal hate crime for burning a cross

The Justice Department announced that Axel C. Cox, 23, has been charged with hate crime and arson violations for burning a cross in his front yard to threaten, interfere with and intimidate a Black family in Gulfport, Mississippi. According to court documents, Cox is charged with one count of criminal interference with the right to […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Officers with Chillicothe Police Department busy over the weekend, some of the calls a bit unusual

Chillicothe police report a 39-year-old individual was taken Saturday evening to The Caldwell County Detention Center on charges of resisting detention and assaulting officers. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel said there was a report of a suspicious-acting subject having jumped out of a vehicle, acting crazy, and southbound on Washington Street. The same subject was […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 5 arrests over the weekend of September 23, 2022

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Holden resident. 37-year-old Dale Yung was arrested late Saturday morning in Mercer County and accused of speeding. During the stop, it was discovered Yung had an active warrant on felony failure to appear in court out of Johnson County. Yung was taken to the Mercer […]

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Big rig crashes at south edge of Chillicothe

A tractor-trailer unit overturned at the south edge of Chillicothe Saturday morning injuring the driver. The driver was extricated from the cab and taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. The name and extent of the injuries were not provided in a report from Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel. The truck exited westbound Highway 36 […]

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Car and tractor-trailer truck crash in same area on highway two hours apart

A Brookfield resident was hurt late Friday morning in eastern Linn County when the car she was driving left Highway 36 striking a guard rail. Twenty-year-old Tobie Jacobs was taken by private vehicle to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield with minor injuries. The accident happened two miles east of the Marceline junction as the eastbound […]