Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board reviews report on asbestos testing

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors heard a report on asbestos testing at a meeting Tuesday. Sunnyview Nursing Home Administrator Jerry Doerhoff said the United States Department of Agriculture requested additional testing for the energy projects involving the boiler, a new HVAC system, and window replacement. The facility is waiting on additional […]

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Bethany man charged with kidnapping, assault and abuse of a child

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with three felonies after an alleged incident on Monday, March 23, 2020. Thirty-nine-year- old Jeremiah Searles has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing, first-degree domestic assault, and abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact. Arraignment was held on Tuesday, and […]

Sex Offender

Trenton man extradited from Kansas to face charges in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Trenton resident charged with felony failure to register as a sex offender. Fifty-eight-year-old James Leon Baker was arrested in Douglas County, Kansas March 4th, with a waiver was signed March 12th. Baker was extradited to Grundy County on Tuesday with bond established at $5,000 cash […]

Frederick Joseph Lutz arrest

Grand jury in Missouri indicts former priest on sodomy charges

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri has now been indicted by a grand jury in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, for alleged sexual abuse of minors. The grand jury has indicted 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz on two counts of forcible sodomy and two counts of deviate sexual assault. This is a superseding indictment, which […]

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Missouri could criminalize sex changes and related treatments for those under 18

The Missouri Legislature is being asked to ban doctors and their workers from assisting with or doing sex changes to those under 18. Representative Adam Schnelting is proposing to charge them with a felony and yank their professional licenses for providing gender reassignments, hormonal therapy, and puberty blockers, which are different from surgically changing genitalia. […]

Crime and Courts

Tampering with a utility meter, DWI and drug charges addressed in Grundy County Circuit Court

Among cases Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Shaun McClintock was placed on probation after he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. According to a plea agreement, the imposition of sentence was suspended and McClintock was placed on two years probation. Conditions include serving ten […]

Frederick Joseph Lutz arrest

Retired priest charged with sex-related crimes in southeast Missouri

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri is now charged with four sex-related felonies in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, involving alleged sexual abuse of minors. Missourinet’s Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS reports 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz was arrested Wednesday morning in Springfield, where he now lives. Stoddard County Prosecutor Russell Oliver has charged Lutz […]

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Chillicothe man surrenders after authorities enter residence

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a fugitive from Independence was found hiding in the basement of a private residence on North Fair Street in Chillicothe on Thursday. Thirty-eight-year-old Anthony David Munroe surrendered when sheriff’s office staff gained entry into the home. Munroe had been a fugitive since January 29, 2020, with his latest warrant […]