Livingston County Sheriff Website

After budgeted expenses in 2019, Livingston County Sheriff’s Department returns $137,000 to county officials

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office remained within all approved budgets for 2019 and returned an amount of money to the county. The Livingston County Clerk’s Expenditure Report from December 31st indicates the total spent for all 2019 sheriff’s office budgets was $1,452,061. The total of all budgeted sheriff’s office funds returned to […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Audio: Grundy County Commissioners adopt deficit budget

Grundy County Commissioners adopted a deficit budget for the calendar year on Wednesday, however, as in recent years, commissioners hope expenses will be less than projected and revenues come in higher than anticipated. That combination has allowed Grundy County to finish the calendar year with a balanced budget. Such was the case for 2019 when […]

Indictment

Eleven Missouri residents indicted for $1.7 million meth, heroin conspiracy and numerous firearms

Eleven defendants have been indicted for their roles in a $1.7 million conspiracy to distribute 150 kilograms of methamphetamine and 10 kilograms of heroin, as well as illegally possessing numerous firearms. Kamel Mahgub Elburki, 31, Ashley Brooke Clevenger, 37, Edward Jason Alberty Jr., 23, Rachel Gale Simpson, 36, Daniel Jessie Ruiz, 35, and Matthew John […]

Missouri Income Tax Form

Thousands of Missourians still waiting for 2018 tax refunds

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has demanded answers from the Department of Revenue on the remaining delayed 2018 tax refunds. The Missouri State Auditor’s Office continues to receive complaints from taxpayers who are waiting on last year’s refunds, even as many Missourians prepare to file their 2019 returns. “To date, thousands of taxpayers have reached out […]

Gavel and Law book

Jury convicts Cuban national of Drug Trafficking, Illegal Firearms

A Raytown, Missouri, man was convicted by a federal jury of drug trafficking and illegally possessing firearms. Victor Rodriguez Kessel, 63, a Cuban national, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, attempting to manufacture crack cocaine, possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute, […]

NCMC Geyer Hall

NCMC Board of Trustees tackles lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Homecoming candidates were announced during the NCMC Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday evening. Vice President for Student Affairs Kristen Alley said the king candidates are Andrew George of Canton from the Baptist Student Union, Cash Miller of Warsaw from Phi Theta Kappa, Gregoor Moesker of Curacao from the International […]

Twenty defendants charged with distributing heroin/fentanyl in Missouri

Twenty defendants have been charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Many of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated law enforcement sweep that began Thursday, November 14 and continued into the weekend, after five criminal complaints were filed under seal on […]

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 […]

Children playing on floor

Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]

Diemel Brothers and Garland Joey Nelson

Audio: Garland “Joey” Nelson charged with two counts of murder in missing Diemel brothers case

A Braymer cattle farmer was charged on Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two missing brothers from Wisconsin. Police found human remains on 25-year-old Garland “Joey” Nelson’s farm. According to the probable cause statement, the Diemels traveled to Caldwell county to get payment of $250,000  from Joey Nelson for the […]