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Volunteer firefighter with Bethany Fire Department charged with arson and animal abuse

A volunteer firefighter with the Bethany Fire Department accused of intentionally setting a fire at a house rented and occupied by his mother and two brothers on December 15th has been charged with second-degree felony arson. Nineteen-year-old Dakota Sean Cox has also been charged with misdemeanor animal abuse. His bond was set at $25,000 cash only, […]

Animal Abuse

Two from Chillicothe charged with felony animal abuse involving horses

Two Chillicothe residents have been charged in Livingston County with felony animal abuse—second or subsequent offense or by torture and/or mutilation while the animal was alive. An initial court appearance for 43-year-old Larry Coffman and 37-year-old Cailin Dixon is scheduled for December 9th. Probable cause statements from Bradley Aldrich with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office […]

Animal Abuse

Livingston County Sheriff seeks information from public in animal abuse investigation

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on an animal abuse investigation in Wheeling. Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office responded to the 300 block of North Sheridan in Wheeling the afternoon of Tuesday, October 13th regarding a resident’s pet Labrador being shot. He says the complainant reported taking the dog outside that morning […]

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Cameron man arrested for stabbing of 16-year-old girl

The Cameron Police Department reports the arrest of a Cameron man Friday who allegedly stabbed a 16-year-old girl Thursday night. Twenty-year-old Bronson Wildman has been charged in Clinton County with the felonies of second-degree assault and armed criminal action. He was given no bond. An investigation revealed the incident took place in the 900 block […]

Animal Abuse

Man from Chula faces charges in Livingston County for killing seven puppies

A Chula man accused of killing seven puppies by placing them inside bags has been charged in Livingston County. Online court information shows Ronald Parker faces felony animal abuse—second degree—subsequent offense or by torture and/or mutilation while the animal was alive. An initial appearance is scheduled in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court […]

Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court has busy docket on Tuesday

Among cases Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, Kyley Culbertson of Trenton pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution stemming from October 26th. On a plea agreement, Culbertson was sentenced to 60 days in the detention center with the execution of the sentence suspended by the court in favor of two years probation. […]

Animal Cruelty

Audio: Reward Increased to $8,000 for horrific southwest Missouri animal abuse case

Police in the community of Neosho have made little progress in their investigation of the suspected live-skinning of a pet beagle who had to be euthanized a week ago because of her suffering. Authorities hope an increased reward will lead to an arrest in a gruesome animal abuse case. Reporter Ty Albright at our Joplin […]

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Audio: Western Missouri woman posts bond, after 120 dead dogs are discovered on property

A western Missouri woman has posted bond, after more than 100 dead dogs were discovered on her property.     Forty-nine-year-old Tiffany Lynn Woodington is charged in Benton County Circuit Court with ten counts of felony animal abuse. A judge set her bond at $100,000, and online court records indicate Woodington has posted bond. Prosecutors […]