Prison Sentence

Missouri woman sentenced to 9 years in federal prison without parole for illegal firearm

A Missouri woman who was arrested with 19 firearms and quantities of illegal drugs in her home was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Robin A. Graham, 38, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to nine years in federal prison without parole. On June 22, 2021, Graham […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 9 years in prison for conspiracy to steal 1,400 cell phones in dozens of burglaries

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a $1 million conspiracy to steal more than 1,400 cell phones in dozens of commercial burglaries across several states, as well as for obstruction of justice. Bryan C. Kirkendoll II, also known as “B Boy” and “Blockboy,” 32, of Kansas City, was sentenced […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Three area health departments report on new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday afternoon

Twenty-one COVID-19 cases have been added for Daviess County since November 30th. The health department reports 1,128 total cases. Of the 50 active cases, 17 involve residents 20 to 39 years old, 15 involve those 19 or younger, 10 involve those at least 60, and eight involve residents 40 to 59. Ten of the active […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 17 years in prison without parole for child pornography

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for soliciting images and videos of child pornography from several child victims and others online. Charles Ray Sheppard, 33, Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 17 years and six months in federal prison without parole. On July 8, 2021, Sheppard pleaded […]

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Area health departments report on new COVID-19 cases

Five COVID-19 cases have been added in Harrison County. The county’s COVID-19 dashboard indicates that, as of November 2nd, there were 1,288 total cases. Thirteen cases were active. There had been 1,036 confirmed cases. Ten COVID-19 cases have been added in Daviess County since October 27th. The health department November 3rd reported 1,021 cases total.  […]

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Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots now being administered to eligible missourians

Following federal guidance issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has amended the state’s standing order for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine administration for those who are eligible for a booster shot. Missourians who received the Pfizer vaccine can receive a booster shot at least six months after their […]

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Who will get a booster shot? A Question and Answer about what the feds are saying

(Missouri Independent) – Booster shots soon will begin rolling out to some Americans who received the two-shot vaccine made by Pfizer—after a contentious and confusing federal approval process that isn’t over yet. Determining who exactly should be rolling up their sleeves for an additional dose was tricky. The Biden administration had leapfrogged federal regulatory panels […]

Health News

Grundy County Health Department Board of Trustees to meet; health departments report on COVID-19 cases; Linn County to offer flu shots

The Sullivan County Health Department on September 24th confirmed eight additional COVID-19 cases, raising the total to 1,168. Sixteen cases were active. The Daviess County Health Department September 24th reported 10 new COVID-19 cases since September 16th. That brought the total to 967. The number of active cases went down by 23 to 13. The […]

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Final judge announced for Missouri Days Marching Festival

The 8th and final judge to be announced for next month’s Missouri Days Marching Festival comes from the State of Indiana. Joe Poio earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education from Butler University. As an undergraduate, he played clarinet in Butler Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Orchestra, and Collegiate Symphony. He served as […]

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November trial set for lawsuit challenging $1.4 billion Missouri prison health care contract

(Missouri Independent) – A trial will be held in early November to determine whether a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Centene will take over the contract for prison health care in the Missouri Department of Corrections. In a hearing Thursday, Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green set Nov. 3 as the first day in the trial where current […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all employees

Saint Luke’s Health System announced it will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 30, 2021.  The announcement comes as Kansas City has experienced a dramatic surge in cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks. Hospitals and health systems across Missouri and Kansas have struggled to find enough ICU beds and staff […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County reports a COVID-related death and 17 new cases of COVID-19; Daviess County reports 19 new cases, Livingston County 13

The Grundy County Health Department announces an additional COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 42. Seventeen new cases have been reported since August 9th, making that total 1,413. Sixty-one cases are active, which the health department reports is the highest number of active cases since January 19th. The active cases include 24 Grundy County residents […]

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Doctor John Holcomb presented with “Melvin Jones Fellowship Award” for his many years of service

The Trenton Lions Club held a surprise ceremony to honor a long-time member for his service. Doctor John Holcomb of Trenton was presented with the “Melvin Jones Fellowship Award,“ the highest individual award for a Lions Club member. Jones was the founder of Lions Clubs more than 100 years ago, in 1917. Doctor Holcomb was […]

Coronavirus Update

New cases of COVID-19 reported in seven area counties

The Sullivan County Health Department, on the evening of August 6, confirmed 11 more COVID-19 cases, which brought the total to 1,028. Forty-six cases were active. There had been 17 COVID-19-related deaths reported for Sullivan County. Four COVID-19 cases were added in Linn County since August 3. The health department, on the afternoon of August 6, reported […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Area counties in north Missouri report 28 cases of COVID-19

The Sullivan County Health Department confirms two more COVID-19 cases, which brings the total to 1,003. Forty-nine cases are active. There have been 17 COVID-19-related deaths reported for Sullivan County. Thirty point seven percent of county residents have completed vaccination. The Livingston County Health Center reported August 3 two additional COVID-19-related deaths. One of the deaths […]