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Iowa man faces charges in Putnam County after giving meth to a 16-year-old

A Centerville, Iowa man has been charged in Putnam County with two counts of felony first degree endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs after he allegedly supplied methamphetamine to a 16 year old twice. Fifty five year old Steven Charles Peckham has also been charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance in […]

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Two teenagers from Chillicothe injured in crash on Highway 36

A crash at 1:50 am Tuesday injured the teen driver of a car that fell asleep and traveled off Highway 36 in Linn County. The driver over-corrected, after waking, causing the car to strike a guardrail three miles west of Laclede. The 16-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger, both from Chillicothe, received minor to moderate […]

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No injuries reported in crash at 16th and Mable in Trenton

There were no apparent injuries for two drivers and two passengers in a traffic accident on Sunday)afternoon at 16th and Mable streets in Trenton. Police reported a vehicle driven by 50-year-old Gregory Bryant Mitchell of Milan was northbound on Mable while a vehicle driven by 16-year-old Katie Lynn Sackary of Chillicothe was westbound on 16th […]

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16-year-old-runaway from Chillicothe found in Linn County

A 16-year-old girl the Chillicothe Police Department described as a runaway juvenile the night of September 18th was found in Linn County and is back home with family. Chevelle Capri Justine Chapman was found uninjured Wednesday night in a residence with Joshua Davis, according to Chillicothe Police Office Jared Bremer.  Davis was on the Livingston […]

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Cameron man facing charges of rape and child molestation

A Cameron man faces two felony charges in Caldwell County after he allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl last week. Twenty-two-year-old Ja’Quawn Jones has been charged with first-degree rape or attempted rape and fourth-degree child molestation involving a child less than 17 years of age and an offender greater than four years older.  Bond is $500,000 […]

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Brookfield teenagers injured when car strikes big rig south of Chillicothe; driver of the car arrested for DWI

The Highway Patrol reports two Brookfield teens sustained injuries when a car ran into the back of a Peterbilt truck five miles south of Chillicothe on Tuesday morning, July 27. The driver of the car was later arrested. The passengers in the car, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, were taken by emergency medical […]

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16-year-old magician to perform at Grundy County Jewett-Norris Library

Grundy County Jewett Norris Library will host an event next week to conclude the storytime hour of the summer reading program. Activities are planned for July 27 in the parking lot behind the library and along West Crowder Road near the library. A 16-year-old youth, Max Meystrik, will be the entertainment doing magic. His performance […]

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Two teenagers injured, buggy demolished after pickup strikes buggy north of Kidder

Two teenagers were injured, treated at the scene by EMS, and declined further medical attention following an accident approximately two miles north of Kidder. One of the teenagers injured was listed as a driver of a horse-drawn conveyance, 19-year-old Namoi Herschberger of Kidder, who had what was called a serious injury. A passenger in the […]

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Missouri lawmakers passed a host of reforms aimed at keeping kids out of jail

(Missouri Independent) – Retired St. Louis Judge Evelyn Baker once sentenced a 16-year-old Black boy to 241 years in prison for two armed robberies.  No one was seriously injured in the robberies, but the boy “didn’t express any remorse,” Baker said, remembering the sentencing hearing.  Now, when she thinks back, Baker deeply regrets the sentence […]

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Elderly Chillicothe resident injured in rural Livingston County crash

An elderly Chillicothe resident were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident early Tuesday evening in rural Livingston County, four miles northwest of Chillicothe. Ninty three-year-old Charles Radcliff received minor injuries and a private vehicle took him to Hedrick Medical Center. The crash occurred when a car driven by a 16-year-old Chillicothe boy was […]