Prison Sentence

Former Missouri middle school teacher sentenced to 20 years in prison for illicit sex with her student

A former Missouri, middle school teacher was sentenced in federal court for charges related to enticing one of her students to engage in illicit sex. Amanda Ruth Schweitzer, 42, of Joplin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Schweitzer to 15 years of […]

Murder

Woman arrested at Chicago O’Hare Airport for conspiring to kill her mother and placing body in suitcase

An Illinois woman was arrested when she arrived at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, for allegedly murdering her mother on Aug. 12, 2014, while on vacation in Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack, 26, is alleged to have conspired with her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 28, to kill her mother, Sheila Von Weise, while Mack and Von Weise […]

Doyle Dykes

Audio: Musical Weekend in Chillicothe to feature public performances and Master Classes from Doyle Dykes and Andy Leftwich

National recording artists Doyle Dykes and Andy Leftwich will appear at events in Chillicothe the weekend of November 20th and 21st. The Musical Weekend is presented by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council. In a recent interview on KTTN, Dykes said he has loved guitar since he was a child. He grew up in a church, […]

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce

Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce announces award winners at Annual Awards Banquet

Awards were presented for the 2020 year at the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet October 21st. The Outstanding Community Service Award went to David Adams. The Chamber Person of the Year was Larry Wilson. Ed Turner received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Chamber Business of the Year was Ehrhardt Properties, which includes […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 10-years in prison without parole for distribution of methamphetamine

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Howell, Greene, and Texas counties. Jose I. Gonzales, 39, of West Plains, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On July 23, 2020, Gonzales pleaded guilty to […]

2020 Chillicothe Chamber Annual Banquet

Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce to hold annual Awards Banquet

The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce will once again celebrate local business and personal achievement at the Chamber Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at the Chillicothe Country Club. Awards will be given for the 2020 year for Personal Community Service, Chamber Business of the Year, Chamber Person of the Year, and the […]

Republican Times

New owners of Trenton Republican-Times, Green Hills Weekly Shopper speak at Trenton Rotary Club meeting

The new owners of the Trenton Republican-Times and Green Hills Weekly Shopper spoke at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on September 16th. Jamey and D’Anna Honeycutt took ownership of the two on September 1st. They also own the Clinton County Citizen newspaper in Plattsburg. The Honeycutts have been in the newspaper business for about 20 […]

Zachary Kerns

Former Chillicothe resident sentenced to 20 years in prison on child pornography charges

Sentencing has been held for an Independence man on two counts of possession of child pornography in 2018. 33-year-old Zachary Ryan Kerns was sentenced in Daviess County Circuit Court to serve 20 years with the Missouri Department of Corrections.  The sentence was listed as 10 years on each count with the terms served consecutively. Circuit […]

Meth with police banner

Missouri woman sentenced to 15 years in prison without parole for meth conspiracy

A Missouri woman was sentenced in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine. Cassidy R. Clayton, 25, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 31, 2019, Clayton pleaded guilty to participating in the drug-trafficking […]

Child Porn

Man pleads guilty to the sexual abuse of a two-year-old and a seven-year-old child in order to produce child pornography

A man pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography in connection with his sexual abuse of two minor children. According to court documents, Brian Anthony Gilbert, 33, of District Heights, Maryland, uploaded and advertised at least two video files of child pornography depicting an […]

Class of 1965- 2021

Attendance down for a second year as COVID takes it toll on the THS Alumni Reunion

Although numbers were down in attendance, many individuals and classes celebrated THS Alumni Reunion weekend and, as always, had a great time.” Speaking on behalf of the THS Alumni Association, Secretary Steve Maxey reported COVID took its toll for the second straight year with many classes canceling while others shared “good participation.” A Friday night […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

Highway Patrol provides a summary of new laws related to public safety, transportation, watercraft, & protection of children

The abbreviated descriptions below are intended to make the public aware of some of the new legislation enacted by the Missouri General Assembly, which is related to crime and motor vehicles. The listed legislation has been signed into law. Unless otherwise noted, these laws will go into effect on August 28, 2021.  SB 26 PROVISIONS […]

Refugees News Graphic

Afghan evacuees to arrive in the U.S. through Virginia and Wisconsin military bases

(Missouri Independent) – The first U.S. stop for the nearly 2,000 Afghan interpreters and other refugees evacuated so far amid the collapse of the Afghan government has been central Virginia’s Fort Lee military base. Tapped for its East Coast location and its ability to quickly ramp up to serve as a temporary host installation, the Army […]

Misty Kemble Williams FInal

Carroll County Memorial Hospital recognizes employees with awards ceremony

Carroll County Memorial Hospital honored employees with a special event, highlighting memorable moments throughout 2020 and 2021. Samantha Schlueter, Amanda Riley, Karlie Reynolds, and Misty Kemble-Williams were each selected as Employee of the Quarter over the course of 2020. After an all-staff vote, Misty Kemble-Williams was named 2020 CCMH Employee of the Year during the […]