Crime and Courts

Grundy County Circuit Court news for Thursday, September 10, 2020

Two individuals received prison terms, then were placed on probation during Thursday’s session of Grundy County Circuit Court Division One. Jeremiah Lynn Burnett (no address given online) pleaded guilty to three felony counts and one misdemeanor stemming from incidents July 16th in rural Grundy County. Burnett was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to a five-year […]

Operation Legend 2020

Attorney General William P. Barr announces updates on Operation Legend

At a press conference in Chicago today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced updates on Operation Legend, a law enforcement initiative launched in Kansas City, Mo., in July and since expanded to eight more cities. Since the operation’s launch, there have been more than 2,000 arrests, including defendants who have been charged in state and […]

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison introduces Attorny General William Barr at Press Conference in KC

Audio: Attorney General William Barr announces updates on Operation Legend at press conference in Kansas City

 At a press conference in Kansas City, Missouri,  Attorney General William P. Barr announced updates on Operation Legend. You can listen to the full press conference in the audio clip below, which runs approximately thirty-three minutes.     “Operation LeGend is working,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison in introducing Attorney General Barr. “In just four […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board addresses several properties of concern

Noting improvements were made as requested, the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening abated three properties of concern. These are 2904 Mable Street owned by Richard and Corrin Seddon; 1011 Custer belonging to Birdie Wilson and Rose Ralston as well as 2002 Chicago owned by Samuel Southers Citing a safety issue with plywood covering […]

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 […]