Overcrowded Jail

Audio: Missouri public defender system launches pilot program in attempt to reduce overcrowded jails

The Missouri Public Defender System has rolled out a pilot program in five cities that aims to reduce overcrowded local jail populations. The Uptrust program will send text messages to defendants to remind them about court dates and other legal appointments. Public Defender System Director Michael Barrett thinks the new software could have an impact […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Former Sullivan County Prosecuting Attorney appears in court on drug charges

A former Prosecuting Attorney for Sullivan County appeared on Wednesday as a defendant in criminal cases in the Associate Division of circuit court. 49-year-old Jerry Hollon waived formal arraignment on alleged drug counts. Online court information shows Hollon faces two counts involving an alleged conspiracy. One is alleged distribution, delivery, manufacture, or production of a […]

Church with Steeple

United Methodist Church of Chillicothe to host fundraiser for Community Resource Center

Volunteers from the United Methodist Church of Chillicothe have brought dinner to the Community Resource Center each Wednesday night for several years.  In the month of May, the church will host a meal at the church to benefit the Resource Center. Pork loin, green beans, cheesy potato casserole, green salad, cake, and drinks will be […]

Missouri Cannabis Workshop Website

Cannabis workshop for business hopefuls to be held in Kansas City

Cannabis consultant Advisors will be holding in-depth workshops for cannabis business hopefuls in three Missouri cities next month. The “Getting Ready for New Markets” workshops, designed to prepare attendees for success in licensing and establishing cannabis businesses as the Missouri market opens up, are scheduled for: St. Louis – Feb. 18, 5:30-9pm University of Missouri-St. Louis, […]