Court News

Seven face judge in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

A Spickard man has waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Harold Stiner faces felony charges of driving while intoxicated – aggravated; as well as driving while revoked or suspended as of May 8th.  Cameron resident Adam Ingersoll pleaded guilty to an amended charge of driving while intoxicated– a […]

Gavel and Law book

Chillicothe man waives preliminary hearing in Grundy County Circuit Court

A Chillicothe man waived a preliminary hearing when he appeared yesterday in the associate division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Shawn Stewart Howell faces charges of driving while intoxicated – aggravated; as well as driving while revoked or suspended and no proof of insurance. Howell was bound over to the docket tomorrow (Thursday) for division […]

Sexual Assault

Missouri man charged with producing child pornography, sexually abusing three teens

 A Springfield, Missouri, man has been charged in federal court with sexually assaulting three teenagers and recording the abuse on his cell phone. William Shane Berg, 47, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield on Wednesday, May 6, with one count of producing child pornography. According to an […]

Child Neglect

Spickard woman charged with endangering the welfare of a child

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Spickard woman regarding alleged neglect of a young child. Twenty-eight-year-old Avery Elizabeth Mock has been charged with a misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of a child, second degree. Bond is $4,000 cash pending her appearance on May 12th in the Associate Division of the Grundy […]

Unemployment

Governor Parson announces implementation of $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program

Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security (DES) has received its first operational guidance related to the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The FPUC does not include any provisions or benefits […]

Premier Eycecare Website Final

Premier Eyecare Associates temporarily cancels services until April 12

Premier Eyecare Associates will no longer provide regular comprehensive exams, contact lens fitting, or eyewear adjustments as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The restriction is expected to last until at least April 12th. Anyone who had an exam scheduled during that time does not need to call and cancel. Premier is currently rescheduling exams beginning […]

Jesse Hall University Missouri

University of Missouri cancels some “in-person” classes

The University of Missouri will cancel some in-person classes amid the growing outbreak of novel coronavirus. In-person classes were canceled as of 5 o’clock Wednesday, extending through Sunday. Faculty were asked to plan to teach remotely next week, (March 16 to 20). Existing online classes will continue as scheduled. Spring break for M-U happens the […]

Man in jail behind bars (Prison)

Mexican national illegally entered the United States six times, sentenced to 6 years for drug-trafficking, illegal firearm

A Mexican national in Kansas City, Missouri, has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana, illegally possessing a firearm, and illegally entering the United States for the sixth time. Uriel L. Martinez, 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to six […]

Bridge Work

Newtown Branch Bridge on Sullivan County Route 139 will open to traffic April 12

The Newtown Branch Bridge on Sullivan County Route 139 has been closed for a replacement project since January. Contractors from Widel, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, plan to reopen the bridge Friday, April 12. A resurfacing project for Route 139 in the same area, held over from 2018, is scheduled to resume […]