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Man who escaped from Mercer County Jail twice, pleads guilty to multiple charges; handed 16-years in prison by judge

A Kansas City man who law enforcement reported escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August 2019 entered a plea of guilty to multiple charges on February 10th and was sentenced. Online court information shows, in one case, 29-year-old Drake Andrew Kately was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for five years on first-degree […]

Court News

Trenton woman waives preliminary hearing; Humphreys resident pleads guilty to passing bad check

A Trenton woman has waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Stefanie Garma has been charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia as of February 1st. She was also accused of three misdemeanors including resisting or interfering with an arrest, detention, or stop; private peace disturbance, and another count […]

Child in Swing

Governor Parson announces new office of childhood

Governor Mike Parson and the Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Health and Senior Services, and Social Services announced the consolidation of several early childhood programs across state government into a single Office of Childhood. The new office will be housed by DESE and provide a comprehensive approach to early childhood care and education, […]

Grand River Multipurpose Center

Potential exposure of COVID-19 at Grand River Multipurpose Center Dance

The Livingston County Health Center is informing the public of potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19 at the Friday night dance held from 7-10 p.m. at Grand River Multipurpose Center. Those attending should monitor themselves for symptoms of the virus for the next 14 days. Those reported as close contacts of the positive […]

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Audio: Missouri is first state in nation to receive maximum funding for shared work program

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) has received $1.8 million in grants for the shared work program, which allows employers to bring laid-off employees back to the job by dividing available work among employees. DOLIR Director Anna Hui says the grant will enable the Labor Department to build on a 30-year program. […]

Coronavirus

Grundy County reports 6 new cases of COVID-19, Putnam County 1 new case

The Grundy County Health Department reports six new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday, August 26, 2020. That now brings Grundy County’s total to 38 cases, eight of which remain active. One COVID-19-related death has been reported in Grundy County. The Putnam County Health Department announces it received notification of one new positive case of COVID-19 […]

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Carrollton man injured, Norborne teen escapes injury in two-vehicle crash on a county road

The Highway Patrol reports a Carrollton man sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident in Carroll County on the evening of Friday, August 28th. Emergency medical services transported 37-year-old Bobby Derickson to the Carroll County Memorial Hospital. The other driver, a 16-year-old girl from Norborne, was reported as not injured. A crash report indicates Derickson’s […]

Murder

DeKalb County Sheriff releases details related to murder of Maysville man

More information has been released on a criminal investigation involving the death of a Maysville man Thursday, August 27th. DeKalb County Sheriff Kasey Keesaman says officers responded to the area of 1200 Highland Street in Maysville for a report of a 40-year-old male needing an ambulance as the man was found unresponsive with a gunshot […]

Charges Filed

Two from Kansas City charged after high-speed pursuit and manhunt in Clinton County

A man from Kansas City, Missouri, and a woman from Kansas City, Kansas face charges in Clinton County following what the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office called a pursuit and manhunt that ended in Wallace State Park. Online court information shows 28-year-old Tony Joe Grado has been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or […]

State Rep. Sheila Solon

Audio: Missouri’s governor signs major foster care legislation into law

Bipartisan legislation that aims to modernize Missouri’s foster care system and provides Medicaid coverage to homeless children was signed into law Monday by the governor in Jefferson City. State Rep. Sheila Solon, R-St. Joseph, who chairs the House Children and Families Committee, says it’s one of the most important bills she’s passed in her eight […]