Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol report two arrests; one in Grundy County and one in Harrison County

The highway patrol reports the arrest Sunday night of a St. Joseph resident while in Grundy County. Twenty-year-old Colton Youngs is accused of alleged unlawful use and exhibiting a weapon as well as operating a vehicle in an alleged careless and imprudent manner. Youngs was taken to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. In Harrison County […]

Three Missouri prisons to reopen to visitors this week with restrictions

Starting this Thursday, Algoa Correctional Center in central Missouri’s Jefferson City, South Central Correctional Center in Licking and Chillicothe Correctional Center in northwest Missouri will begin allowing visitors again. Since the spread of the coronavirus, Missouri’s state prisons have been closed to families, friends, and acquaintances of inmates. Restrictions •All visitors must call the facility […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Jury trials in Missouri to allow for safe distancing and other COVID-19 health concerns

The Missouri Supreme Court is changing trial court proceedings to include safe distancing and more allowances for COVID-19 health concerns. The order issued this week says  “The resumption of jury proceedings too early would not only risk the health of the participants, but it could also undermine public confidence in the courts and damage the integrity of […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Trenton man facing weapons charges scheduled for May 26th court appearance

Trenton resident Arron Franklin Waldrep is scheduled for an appearance May 26th in Grundy County circuit court after being charged this past weekend with one felony, unlawful use of a weapon and two misdemeanor counts. Bond is $15,000 in cash. The Grundy County’s Prosecuting Attorney accuses Waldrep early on Saturday, May 16, 2020, of exhibiting […]

Smithfield Plant in Milan

Workers at Smithfield’s Milan plant file lawsuit over health concerns

Workers at the pork processing plant in Milan are suing their employer, accusing the company of not doing enough to protect their health. The New York Times has reported that an anonymous worker at Smithfield’s plant in Milan, along with a non-profit called the Rural Community Workers Alliance, had filed the suit Thursday in the United States […]

Missouri Department of Corrections COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update (DOC)

Southeast Correctional Center inmate tests positive for COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Corrections has received notification that an offender at Southeast Correctional Center (SECC), a men’s state prison in Charleston, Missouri, has tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. This notification marks the first MODOC offender to test positive for COVID-19 while inside a Missouri state prison. The offender has been held […]

Midwest Trotting Horse Show

Midwest Trotting Horse Sale near Seymour, Iowa takes place despite social distancing guidelines

Several hundred people attended the Midwest Trotting Horse Sale near Seymour, Iowa on Thursday despite social distancing guidelines. The show was to be held on March 18th but was postponed due to state guidelines prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people. The Wayne County Health Department set up checkpoints to pre-screen attendees before going on […]

Missouri Department of Corrections COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update (DOC)

Hospitalized inmate at WRDCC in St. Joseph tests positive for COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Corrections has received notification that an offender has tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. This notification marks the first reported case of COVID-19 among MODOC offenders. There are no reported cases of COVID-19 among staff. The offender is currently being treated at a Kansas City area hospital, where he […]

Lady Justice with court gavel

Novinger man who threatened to kill woman has case bound over to Division One of Adair County court

A case has been bound over to Division One of Adair County Circuit Court for a Novinger man accused of threatening to kill a woman in October while he possessed a long rifle. Twenty-five year old Ethen Reece Dimmitt had been charged with the felonies of second-degree kidnapping, tampering or attempting to tamper with a […]