Murder

Lawson man, charged with murder in shooting of Polo woman, bound to Division 1 of Caldwell County Court

A Lawson man charged with first-degree murder following a shooting in Polo in January had his case bound over March 5th to Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court.  35-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior is scheduled for formal arraignment on March 9th. The court found probable cause to believe he was involved in the felonies, […]

Drug Trafficking

Owner of drug treatment clinic indicted for drug trafficking in Missouri

The owner of an Olathe, Kansas, clinic that treats opioid addiction has been indicted by a federal grand jury for drug trafficking. Trevor J. Robinson, 44, of Olathe, Kansas, was charged in a five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Robinson was arrested today and remains in federal custody pending […]

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Lawson man charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of Elizabeth Michelle Adams

A Lawson man has been charged in Caldwell County with first-degree murder following a shooting in Polo the morning of January 27th in which a woman died from her injuries. Thirty-five-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior has also been charged with assault—first degree or attempt, armed criminal action, robbery—first degree, unlawful possession of a firearm, and […]

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Man from Missouri pleads guilty to meth conspiracy, faces 10 years in prison

A Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Camden County, Missouri. Stephen Joseph Sanchez, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps Jr. to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Co-defendant Jo Marie Pollina, 37, of Kansas City, Mo. pleaded guilty to […]

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Bright Futures Trenton Advisory Board selects Champions and Partner of the Year

The Bright Futures Trenton Advisory Board has selected its Champions and Partner of the Year. Fred and Sara Stipkovits were selected as the Champions of the Year. The couple has sent backpacks, clothing, and school supplies. The couple also helped secure child-sized masks for Trenton R-9’s younger students. The Partner of the Year is the […]

Body Identified

Audio: Thirty-six-year-old woman’s remains identified in western Missouri’s Bates County

Human remains found last week in western Missouri’s Bates County have been identified as 36-year-old Nicole Mallatt.     The Bates County Sheriff says Mallatt lived in Butler with her longtime boyfriend and children and had been missing for nearly a year. Her cell phone and a backpack were found last December near her home, […]

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Missouri man who trafficked ‘Half the Town’ sentenced to 12-years for meth conspiracy

 A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that distributed more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine in southern Missouri. Eric Eugene Akins, 54, of Monett, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Jan. 21, 2020, Akins pleaded guilty […]

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Laredo Board of Education approves girls participation in junior high basketball

A COVID-19 update was presented at the Laredo R-7 Board of Education meeting on the evening of Monday, September 14th. The school district will pay for 100% of COVID-19 leave, but that is subject to change. The board approved the fifth and sixth-grade girls participating in junior high basketball; Administrator Misty Foster as the district […]