Crime and Courts

Grundy County, Division One, court news for Thursday, December 10, 2020

Several defendants received a sentence with others receiving probation following appearances Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Christopher James Warren pleaded guilty to felony drug possession/synthetic cannabinoid as of November 20th. Warren was sentenced to five years with the department of corrections. Another charge was dismissed. Polo resident Julie […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Inmate returned from prison to face charges in Grundy County court

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Trenton man was picked up at the Western Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center of Saint Joseph on a writ for court on a capias warrant on a probation violation. Twenty-two-year-old Dawson Ray Clark’s original charge was possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana […]

Facebook

Missouri Attorney joins multistate lawsuit seeking to end Facebook’s illegal monopoly

Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging that the company illegally stifles competition to protect its monopoly power. The filing can be found here. The lawsuit alleges that, over the last decade, the social networking giant illegally acquired competitors in a predatory manner […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Audio: Missouri Attorney General announces settlement with mortgage servicer Nationstar

Missouri’s Attorney General and 50 other attorneys general have reached an 86-million dollar settlement with the nation’s fourth-largest mortgage servicer.     Schmitt says the consent judgment resolves allegations that Nationstar violated consumer protection laws during its servicing of mortgage loans. Schmitt says the agreement will provide 850-thousand dollars in relief, for more than 800 […]

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Missouri State Auditor issues report on Clay County Collector as part of citizen-initiated audit

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the Clay County Collector’s office. The report, which gave an overall rating of “good,” is the fourth released as part of an ongoing audit of Clay County that was initiated through a citizen petition. Previously released audits of the County Clerk, Recorder, and Public Administrator gave the […]

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DISH Network to pay $210 million for telemarketing violations

A settlement in which DISH Network will pay $126 million in civil penalties to the United States for placing millions of telemarketing calls in violation of the Federal Trade Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule.  This settlement represents the largest civil penalty ever paid to resolve telemarketing violations under the FTC Act and exceeds the total penalties […]

Trenton Convention and visitors bureau

Executive Session added to Trenton City Council agenda; Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to meet on Wednesday

Tonight’s Trenton City Council agenda has been amended to include an Executive Session. The public portion of the meeting still begins at 7:30. When it’s over, the council plans to meet in closed session regarding a legal matter. Trenton also has announced this month’s meeting of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will be held on […]

Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana subpoena may have been connected to Independence, Missouri FBI probe

(Missouri Independent) – The head of Missouri’s medical marijuana program testified under oath that a grand jury subpoena his agency received late last year was likely connected to an FBI investigation in Independence.  The revelation by Lyndall Fraker, director of medical marijuana regulation at the Missouri Department of Health and Seniors Services, is the first […]

KC Tenants protest at eviction hearings

Missouri tenants’ group protests at online eviction hearings

With evictions set to skyrocket after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium ends December 31, a Kansas City tenants’ group is taking an unusual route to delay evictions, by disrupting housing-court hearings being held online. Tara Raghuveer, director of KC Tenants, said research shows online hearings may even violate the rights of renters with […]