Jail or Prison Escape

Prisoner who escaped from Mercer County Jail escapes again using board to open wall

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department reports a Kansas City man who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in Princeton earlier in August has escaped again. Sheriff Stephen Stockman reports it is believed 27-year-old Drake Kately escaped around 8:30 Wednesday night by tearing a hole in the back wall of his jail cell with a board […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron High School teacher pleads guilty to using hidden camera to produce child pornography

 A former Cameron, Missouri, high school teacher pleaded guilty in federal court to secretly recording pornographic videos of a teenage victim in his bathroom and admitted to secretly recording pornographic videos of two other teenage victims. William Derek Williams, 39, of Cameron, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to producing child pornography. […]

Harrison County Extension Group Photo With Sign

MU Extension in Harrison County celebrates 100 years of service

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Harrison County Extension Council members celebrated 100 years of extension service in Harrison County. The day included an opportunity for the public to get a closer look at programming available through MU Extension, as well as help raise funds to support future extension programming. A 5K Fun Run started off […]

University Mo Extension

MU Extension in Harrison County to celebrate 100-years with 5K Fun Run and other activities

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Harrison County Extension Council members are inviting people of all ages to help celebrate 100 years of extension service in Harrison County.  Events planned for the day will provide an opportunity for the public to get a closer look at programming available through MU Extension, as well as help raise […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves budget

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 budget. Secretary Robin Griswold reports projected revenues are $971,486 and anticipated expenditures are $966.758.72, which leaves a projected surplus of $4,727.28. Amendments were approved to the 2018-2019 budget to match actual revenues and expenditures. The board accepted Hillside Construction to complete building repairs for the basement […]

Grundy County Emergency Management

Grundy County Emergency Management accepting information on flood and storm damage

Grundy County Emergency Management is accepting information from residents and businesses affected by recent flooding and storms. Impacts could include roof damage, flooded basements, or damage to foundations and driveways. The Trenton Police Department notes the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to start joint assessments next week. Grundy County residents with a damage report should […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years for drug trafficking that led to kidnapping, torture

Two men have been sentenced in federal court this week for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that led to the kidnapping and torture of an Independence, Missouri, man. Gerald L. Holmes, also known as “Jerry” or “Joker,” 27, and Richard M. Phoenix, also known as “Snake,” 77, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. […]