Coronavirus Update

45 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties, Putnam County administers first doses of vaccine

The Putnam County Health Department reports 26 additional COVID-19 cases since January 14th, which makes the total 431 or 8.66% of Putnam County residents. Twenty-four individuals are being monitored by public health. Nine deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 complications. The Putnam County Health Department reports it administered the first 90 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 […]

Immigrants waving US Flags

Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County reports 14 new cases of COVID-19; Harrison County reports 4 new cases

Fourteen COVID-19 cases have been added in Grundy County since January 18th for a total of 997. Active cases decreased by five to 57. The health department notes 770 cases are confirmed. Thirty-three COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Grundy County. COVID-19 cases increased by four in Harrison County, bringing the total to 916. The […]

Child Porn Charges

Former Chillicothe man arrested in Kansas on child porn charges

The Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the arrest of a fugitive and former Chillicothe resident in Johnson County, Kansas on Wednesday evening, January 20th Thirty-two-year-old Zachary Ryan Kerns has been a fugitive on the charge since June. He was arrested on a Livingston County warrant alleging four counts of felony possession of child pornography. […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Another COVID-19 death reported in Livingston County and 32 new cases; One new case of COVID in Mercer County

The Livingston County Health Center reports an additional COVID-19-related death and 32 new cases bringing the number of deaths is 45.  The number of cases is 1,316. The health center notes the new cases are from a period of several days and should not be viewed as a surge overnight. Seventy-one cases are active, with […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Galt man accused of assaulting Cody McHargue bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

A case has been bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for a Galt man charged with first-degree felony assault involving serious physical injury or special victim after an alleged physical altercation in Trenton. Shandon Levi Gann is scheduled for arraignment on February 11th.  Attorney Allan Seidel, on behalf of Gann, electronically […]

Jamey Aaron Griffin

Jury Trial scheduled in Livingston County on February 16th for Trenton man who shot police officer Jasmine Diab

A jury trial is scheduled in Livingston County next month for a Trenton man accused of wounding Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab in June 2019. Forty-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin’s trial is set to begin on February 16th. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for February 4th. Ninety jurors were to be ordered. Griffin has been charged […]