Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to life in prison without parole for 2017 murder

Joshua Oldham was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of probation or parole for the 2017 killing of Marshall “Luke” Helm. Oldham was also sentenced to 30 years for Armed Criminal Action and 10 years for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and all sentences will run consecutively. This case was handled by the […]

Court News

Judge Steve Hudson presides over busy court docket in Tuesday session of Grundy County Court

Preliminary hearings were waived on Tuesday by seven defendants in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Each is to be arraigned on their various charges on Thursday in Division One of the Circuit Court in Trenton. Cory Jack Burchett of Trenton is charged with the September 30th offenses of possessing a controlled substance […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Parson to host Dr. Birx at Tuesday roundtable at Missouri Governor’s Mansion

The Trump administration’s Coronavirus task force coordinator will be in Jefferson City on Tuesday morning, for a roundtable discussion with Missouri’s governor and Cabinet members. Governor Mike Parson’s office says the governor will host Dr. Deborah Birx at the Governor’s Mansion for the roundtable discussion, which will also include the State Department of Health and […]

Austin Reese

Gallatin man arrested in DeKalb County on multiple allegations

The Highway Patrol arrested a Gallatin man in DeKalb County the night of Wednesday, August 5th on multiple allegations. Forty-one year old Austin Reese was accused of the felonies of resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, and driving while suspended or revoked. He also was accused of misdemeanor possession of stolen property. Reese was […]

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New Cambria man facing burglary and theft charges in Linn County

A New Cambria man faces several felony charges in Linn County after an alleged incident in Meadville Saturday, August 1st. Forty-three-year-old Richard Neal Elam has been charged with burglary—second degree, harassment—first degree, and stealing—firearm, explosive weapon, or ammonium nitrate. He has also been charged with misdemeanor assault—fourth degree. An arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday, August […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Woman charged with murder, involving death of a baby inside Smithfield, bound over to Division One of Circuit Court

A Kirksville woman charged with first-degree murder as well as second-degree murder in Sullivan County following a child death investigation in May was bound over to Division One of Circuit Court Thursday, July 30th. Twenty-Eight-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday, August 5th. Kambamba has also been charged with involuntary manslaughter—first degree, involuntary […]