Maggie Fernandez

Maggie Fernandez is Putnam County Career and Technical Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Maggie Fernandez as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for February 2021. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 12-years in federal prison for meth trafficking, illegal firearm

A Missouri, a man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing a firearm. Ladd E. Callen, 50, Rolla, Missouri was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 25, 2020, Callen pleaded guilty to […]

Child Molestation

Pattonsburg man charged in Daviess County with sexually molesting 4 children between the ages of 12 and 17

A Pattonsburg man has been charged in Daviess County with multiple counts of child molestation after alleged incidents involving a four-year-old, a 15-year-old, and three individuals between the ages of 14 and 17. Seventy-three-year-old Steven Dale Lawrence entered a plea of not guilty on Monday. A bond motion was heard and overruled. Bond has been […]

Mike Parson Sworn in as Missouri's 57th Governor

Michael Parson sworn in to full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri

Governor Michael L. Parson was sworn in to a full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri at the 2021 Bicentennial Inauguration.  Governor Parson’s career in public service began with six years in the United States Army and over 22 years in law enforcement, including serving as Sheriff of Polk County from 1993-2005. […]

Gavel and Law book

There is a renewed push to expand access to legal aid

The movement to expand affordable legal services is receiving renewed focus since a U.S. Supreme Court Justice made a public endorsement of the idea. Conservative-leaning Justice Neil Gorsuch recently wrote an op-ed for USA Today, calling on states to find creative ways for more Americans to get free or affordable legal guidance, especially in non-criminal cases. […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Livingston County Sheriff announces list of inmates ordered to be transferred to the Missouri Department of Corrections

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department received Court orders to cause the following people to be transferred to the Missouri Department of Corrections to serve a sentence or attend a treatment program: Jonathan Meservey, 18, Chillicothe, Fail to register – Felony  4 years  ITP. Justin Martin, 22, Carrollton MO, Possession Controlled Substance,  2 Years. Johnifer Lodge, […]

Child Sex Crimes

Unionville man charged with three counts of sodomy against children bound over to Division One of Putnam County court

A preliminary hearing was held on Monday for a Unionville man, Ralph Saavedra, who faces three felony counts of statutory sodomy or attempt involving alleged deviate sexual intercourse. He also faces four felony counts of child molestation in the second degree. A probable cause statement from Unionville’s Police Chief says the two victims are girls […]

Lieutenant Colonel Malik A. Henderson

Missouri State Highway Patrol Assistant Superintendent, Malik Henderson, to retire after 32-years of service

Lieutenant Colonel Malik A. Henderson, assistant superintendent, will retire effective December 1, 2020, after over 32 years of service. Henderson was appointed to the Patrol on July 1, 1988, as a member of the 60th Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, Henderson was assigned to Troop E, Zone […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves repairs for 19-year old fire truck; approves health insurance rates for 2021

Trenton City Council on Monday night authorized more repairs to a 19-year-old fire department truck. The council also accepted the employee health insurance rates for next year. Fire Chief Brandon Gibler told the council the American LaFrance white fire truck was taken to an Oak Grove business to diagnose repairs that are needed to the […]