Prison Sentence

Chicago man caught driving in north Missouri with drugs sentenced to 15-years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 29, 2019, Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Building and Nuisance Board deals with extensive list of properties at latest meeting

Extensions of time were granted regarding eight residential properties when the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board met Monday evening, May 18, 2020. Two other properties were removed from the declaration of a nuisance as repairs were made as requested. Those locations are 912 West 14th Street owned by Teresa Coltrain and 2108 Main owned by […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County deputy clocks driver going 110 mph in a 65 zone near Utica

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the arrest of a Chicago man after the sheriff’s office responded to calls for service regarding a very fast and careless driver on Highway 36. Twenty-five-year-old Jerome Halsey the Third was arrested for alleged excessive speed and posted bond (no amount listed). He is scheduled for Livingston County Court […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Adair County Health Department in Kirksville reports first case of Coronavirus

The Adair County Health Department is reporting a confirmed case of Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, in Adair County. The confirmed case, according to the health department, is travel-related as the individual had just returned from Chicago. The department reports the individual was exposed there, then traveled to Kirksville by car. The individual developed symptoms during the […]

Cattle and hog futures continue downward trend into the weekend

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, except for the nearby contract, live cattle futures continued to tumble on another round of follow-through selling, with additional pressure from the volatility in the broader markets, lack of support from this week’s cash business, and weakness in wholesale values.  Feeder cattle futures were sharply lower on the same factors […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board identifies seven properties for demolition

Seven houses are scheduled to be demolished following actions Monday night of the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board and the Trenton City Council. Those locations include 1409 Lulu belonging to Russell and Bea Shaw; 701 East 6th Street – property of Jim and Mary Drake; 1314 Norton belonging to Bret and Penny Buswell; as well […]

Charges added to heroin/fentanyl conspiracy involving 21 defendants

Additional charges and more defendants have been added to two federal indictments that now charge a total of 21 defendants for their roles in separate conspiracies to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area, resulting in the overdose deaths of at least two people. Most of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Judge Tom Alley presides over Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Among cases on Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court, A Chicago, Illinois man, George Ernie Almond, received a prison sentence and then was placed on probation after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance from a Trenton business on January 28th. Judge Tom Alley ordered a sentence […]

Crime and Courts

Several face judge in Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings during Tuesday’s session of Associate Division, Grundy County Circuit Court. Two men from Chicago, are to appear in Division One of Circuit Court on felony charges of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance at a Grundy County business on January 28th. George Ernie Almond had his case moved to […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

U.S. Attorney praises cooperation of Missouri state and local law enforcement agencies in combatting illegal immigration

United States Attorney Tim Garrison praised the cooperation of state and local law enforcement agencies in the Western District of Missouri today, as U.S. Attorney General William Barr addressed the problem of sanctuary cities elsewhere in the nation. “We appreciate the cooperation in this district among state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies,” said Garrison. […]