Guilty Plea

Texas man pleads guilty to stealing 650 firearms from UPS trailers in Springfield

A Glenn Heights, Texas, man pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing 650 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Mo., en route to Bass Pro Shops. Quinton Haywood, 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a February 21, 2018, federal indictment. Haywood has remained in […]

Cow in advanced stage of Fescue Foot

Sharp turn to cold weather brings threat of fescue foot in beef cow herds

Odd fall weather and fescue pasture growth set up potential poisonous pastures causing fescue foot in cow herds. Fall growth after a drought produces more toxins in infected tall fescue grass. The poison develops after rains start regrowth following a drought, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension specialist. Roberts urges herd owners to keep […]

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Catholic Diocese

Audio: Jefferson City Catholic Diocese releases list of priests and others accused of child sex crimes

The Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City bishop has released a list of 33 priests and other clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors and/or removed from diocese’s ministry.  Pat Curtis with Missourinet files this report.     The list from the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City shows 13 priests or members of the […]

Democrat and Republican Parties

Audio: Missouri’s ongoing rural-urban voting divide on display in U.S. Senate race

The ongoing urban-rural divide in voting amongst Missouri Democrats and Republicans was reflected in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate race.     The high number of ballots cast for Republican challenger Josh Hawley in less populated counties gave him a majority 51% of the votes in Tuesday’s election. The first-term state attorney general won all but four […]

Missouri Department of Conservation Website

Missouri Department of Conservation: Hunters should use free landowner permits properly

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds people using its free resident landowner permits for deer and turkey hunting to comply with the Wildlife Code of Missouri by being sure they qualify for the permits and use them properly. MDC issues free resident landowner permits for deer and turkey hunting to qualifying Missouri landowners and […]

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds deer hunters about CWD sampling, carcass disposal, and Share the Harvest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it is conducting mandatory sampling and voluntary sampling of harvested deer to help find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD). MDC encourages hunters to properly dispose of deer carcasses to help limit the spread of the disease. MDC also encourages hunters to Share the Harvest […]

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KCP&L to reduce electric rates for Missouri customers

The Missouri Public Service Commission unanimously approved agreements reached by parties in electric rate cases filed by Kansas City Power and Light Company and its Greater Missouri Operations Company that reduce annual electric operating revenues of the companies. The operating revenues will be reduced by about 21 million dollars for KCP&L and about 24 million […]

Flu Season

Audio: Missouri man gets first ever flu shot after nearly dying of influenza earlier this year

A man from southwest Missouri’s Brighton isn’t ignoring flu shots anymore after a near-death experience from influenza complications earlier this year. 50-year-old Loren Martin recently got his first flu shot ever after being put into a medically induced coma and staying in the hospital for two months. Martin says he’s lucky to be living now. […]

Crime and Courts

Associate Division of Grundy County circuit court has light docket

The Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit court saw a light docket on Tuesday. Among cases processed Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, Trenton resident Jeffrey Chad Corbin waived a preliminary hearing and had his case bound over to November 15th in Division One of circuit court. Corbin faces charges of […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board reviews 12 properties at Monday meeting

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance board last evening gave more time to those involved with work at six residential locations in Trenton. The 60-day extensions were authorized for 409 East 19th, 510 West Crowder Road, 813 Olive, 2002 Chicago, 302 East 7th Street, and 1312 Gilmore. Representatives from each address indicated more time was needed for […]

Insurance Policy

Post-harvest is time for producers to review liability insurance coverage

Post-harvest is a good time for producers to review their liability insurance coverage, says University of Missouri economist Ray Massey. Recent issues with dicamba spray drift highlight the need for farmers to understand their third-party liability due to herbicide applications, Massey says. Massey recommends that farmers consult with an insurance or legal professional experienced in […]

Buy Missouri Website

Audio: Lt. Governor’s program showcases Missouri-made items to buy

Businesses, large and small, are being marketed during this Buy Missouri Week which is underway.     About 150 businesses are part of the state’s Buy Missouri program to promote  Missouri-made goods. Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe says the website his office runs, called Buy Missouri, is a good place to go shopping and find gifts. […]

Court News

Judge hands down prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Probation violation hearings were held and other defendants were sentenced among numerous cases Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Miriah Mae Butler admitted violation of probation. The probation was revoked and two prison sentences were ordered one of which was 15 years with the Department of Corrections on distribution […]

Crime and Courts

11 waive preliminary hearings in Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Preliminary hearings were waived by 11 defendants during Tuesday’s session in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Two others appeared for probation violation hearings with two others entry guilty pleas. Bound over to future appearances in Division One of Circuit Court were Bryce Raylan Farmer, Mickeal Dale Hogan, Kandi Lea Johnson, Steven Kyle Johnson, […]

Missouri Department of Conservation to hold public meeting in Kirksville on CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites deer hunters, property owners, and others to a special public meeting to get information and have questions answered about chronic wasting disease (CWD). The meeting will take place Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore St. in Kirksville. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board addresses 10 properties at Monday meeting

The Trenton Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening addressed ten properties of concern including three new locations. Declaration of a nuisance was approved at 200 West 7th Street, 212 West 7th Street, and 1011 Custer Street. Each will be on the agenda for next months’ meeting of the board. Following a public hearing, 1312 Gilmore […]

Child Abuse

Couple arrested after unsupervised child found wandering in the street

Officers with the Chillicothe Police Department were recently dispatched to the 800 block of Easton Street where they located a toddler wearing only a diaper, and unsupervised. The toddler was unable to tell officers where he lived after chasing a dog into the street, however, officers were able to locate the residence a short time […]