Russell Bucklew

Audio: Missouri convicted killer shows no signs of suffering during execution

A convicted killer serving a death sentence since 1997 took his final breath on Tuesday. A group of witnesses watched at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre as 51-year-old Russell Bucklew was executed by lethal injection. Former Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor Morley Swingle witnessed the execution.     “This was the final chapter […]

Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki

Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki attend national conference

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reports Officer Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki attended a national conference. The Handler Instruction and Training Seminar K-9 Conference in Chicago, Illinois is designed and provided by K-9 handlers for K-9 handlers of different skill levels and sizes of agencies. Leadbetter attended multiple training classes on various topics taught by experts […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with crash that killed Spickard woman

A wrongful death suit has been filed in Grundy County regarding an accident on Highway 6 in Trenton May 31st in which a motor vehicle struck a horse and buggy. Joe Hostetler of Spickard filed the suit against Christina Airey of Trenton. Hostetler’s wife, Elizabeth Hostetler, drove the buggy and died as a result of […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department reports uptick by individuals huffing air duster

The Chillicothe Police Department is reporting that officers are noticing an increased use by individuals huffing an air duster as a way to get high. Just after 6 o’clock on Tuesday morning, police responded to a traffic accident at Business 36 and Mitchell Avenue where they found a woman passed out at the wheel. She […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: U.S. Supreme Court rules against Missouri inmate’s attempt to escape execution

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Missouri inmate’s attempt to escape execution.     In a 5-4 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court justices disagreed with Russell Bucklew’s argument that the state’s lethal injection drug would cause him cruel and unusual punishment because of his rare brain condition. Bucklew was convicted in the […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital appoints new director to Senior Life Solutions program

Carroll County Memorial Hospital of Carrollton has a new director for its Senior Life Solutions program. Sheila Rider will be responsible for directing and coordinating activities of program staff to ensure quality patient care and providing community education to create awareness of the program. Senior Life Solutions is an outpatient group therapy program designed to […]

Hand Holding Small Marijuana Leaf with Cannabis Plants in Background

Audio: One medical marijuana ballot measure drums up most attention; Opposition speaks out

The Missouri Veterans of Foreign Wars has strongly endorsed the Amendment 2 medical marijuana ballot measure. Tom Mundell is the former State Commander of the organization. He says the VFW rarely makes political endorsements but thinks medical marijuana could be a difference maker in the fight against addiction.     Lieutenant Colonel Todd Scattini served […]