Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Among cases Tuesday, in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, two defendants waived preliminary hearings and were bound over to appear Thursday in Division One of circuit court. Ashley Rose Tharp is charged with felony stealing from November 8th. Brandon Brewer of Kirksville has four counts stemming from December 4th. Brewer is accused […]

Stop the Human Trafficking

17 illicit massage businesses in Missouri shut down for alleged sex and human trafficking

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced an update to his office’s efforts to evict illicit massage businesses through the Hope Initiative. Since launching the initiative, 10 additional illicit massage businesses have either been evicted, are in the process of being evicted, or their eviction is likely.  “Human trafficking is a global scourge that affects millions […]

Sex Trafficking

Missouri Attorney General launches new initiative to combat human trafficking in illicit massage businesses

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced earlier today a new, first of its kind initiative to combat instances of human trafficking by targeting illicit massage businesses across the state. The Hope Initiative targets illicit massage businesses that may be engaging in human trafficking and advertising on illicit websites while posing as a legitimate business. The initiative’s […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Two individuals have close call when bullet whizzes past; Sheriff suspects poaching

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding a possible poacher. Sheriff Steve Cox reports investigation shows two individuals were a few feet apart from each other outside of a residence near the north end of LIV 237 Monday morning when they heard a bullet buzz past and a distant gunshot. The projectile struck […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board acts on 12 properties

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening granted seven extensions, three locations advance to public hearings; and two others were released. Two fire-damaged houses also were topics of discussion during the nearly one-hour meeting. Public hearings are to be held November 25th for 213 West 6th Street, 1004 Laclede, and 18-14 Hillcrest. Ninety-day extensions allow […]

Monday morning fire 9-23-19 Main Street Trenton

Trenton Fire Department responds to suspicious fire on Main Street

In what Fire Chief Brandon Gibler described as suspicious, Trenton firefighters and other agencies responded Monday morning to a house fire at 1437 Main Street.  The house is located on the southwest corner of the intersection at 15th and Main Streets.   Upon arrival just after 4 o’clock Monday morning, September 23, 2019, firefighters observed heavy […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Audio: Lawsuit dismissed after Missouri changes policy on execution witnesses

The Missouri Department of Corrections has changed its execution witness-selection policy as part of a lawsuit settlement.     The change in policy led to the formal dismissal of the federal suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2016 on behalf of BuzzFeed News journalist Chris against former Department of Corrections Director George […]