Jamey Aaron Griffin

Man who shot Trenton police officer has case moved to Livingston County

The felony case against 39-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin of Trenton has been moved on a change of venue to the Livingston County Circuit Court. Griffin is charged with first-degree assault causing serious physical injury to Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab. He’s also charged with unlawful use of a weapon for shooting at a person inside […]

Individual Vaping

Second vaping-associated death reported in Missouri

A Missouri woman in her mid-50s died last week with her death being associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products. This is the second vaping-related death in Missouri.  Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), in discussion with the person’s treating physicians, concluded that vaping was a contributing factor to the female’s […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of November 18, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of Nov. 18 – 24. Inclement weather and continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such […]

Deadly Crash

One dead, one injured in 4-vehicle crash near Carrollton

A Hannibal man died and a Pittsfield, Illinois woman sustained moderate injuries as the result of a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles near Carrollton on Friday afternoon. The body of 57-year-old Bradley Griggs was transported to Frontier Forensics. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Carroll County Chief Deputy Erik Dempsey about five minutes […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves property and liability insurance cost

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education this week approved insurance to be provided by the Missouri United School Insurance Council for 2020. Superintendent Phil Fox reports the property and liability insurance will cost $36,206, which is up about $650 from 2019. Updates were approved to the District Wellness Plan involving personnel changes. The board […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education announces filing dates for April election

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education voted this week to discontinue paying for the preschool program audit. The vote is not to have any impact on the preschool program. Filing dates for the April election were announced as December 17th through January 21st. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports if the Newtown-Harris office is closed, candidates should […]

Accident Graphic

Crash in Trenton injures two teenagers, closes Mable Street for repair of utility pole

The Trenton Police Department reports two Trenton teens sustained injuries, and a utility pole broke off at the ground, as a result of a car accident near East 15th and Mable streets on Thursday morning. The driver, 17-year-old Camryn Michele Willey, was reported to have an injury to her left wrist, and passenger 17-year-old Sabastian […]

Audio: Missouri woman in custody after husband found dead in freezer

A woman from southwest Missouri’s Joplin, who’s charged with abandoning her husband’s corpse after it was found in a freezer, is now in custody. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was charged Wednesday with the abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison.     The discovery was […]

Deer in roadway with oncoming car

Chillicothe man injured after car strikes deer near Breckenridge

A Chillicothe man was injured Thursday night when the car he was driving struck a deer on eastbound Highway 36 in Caldwell County, approximately two miles southeast of Breckenridge. Twenty-six-year-old Matthew Nefferdorf received a minor injury and was taken by another vehicle to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. Assistance at the scene of the […]