Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to life plus 72 years in prison for armed robbery conspiracy

A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a three-months-long conspiracy that included more than 27 armed robberies, culminating in the armed robbery of a Walgreens in Blue Springs, Missouri, in which a suspect was fatally shot by law enforcement officers. Shannon R. Thomas, 29, was sentenced by U.S. […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA approves state’s request to add 14 additional counties to disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Missouri’s request to expand the federal major disaster declaration for Missouri to include assistance for local governments and nonprofit agencies in 14 additional counties and the City of St. Louis. FEMA’s approval means Benton, Boone, Callaway, Clay, Cooper, Dunklin, Gasconade, Howard, Lafayette, Lincoln, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, and St. […]

Two Livingston County Fugitives in Custody After Manhunt

Three in custody after manhunt in Livingston County

The Chillicothe Police Department reports three individuals are in custody following a fugitive investigation that began on Tuesday after a five-hour manhunt. Police Chief Jon Maples says law enforcement took several theft reports in which the suspects were the same individuals that had been victimizing citizens and also found to be armed and dangerous. Officers […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education approves co-op baseball with Princeton

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved 21st Century grant employee contracts Wednesday evening. The extra-duty contracts will be paid through a federal grant. A one-year cooperative was approved for baseball with the Princeton School District. It was decided to continue cheerleading and dance and to have dance performances at the halftime of basketball […]

Dustin Lee Ritchie

Livingston County authorities arrest man found hiding in clothes dryer

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched to Utica on Tuesday afternoon conducting a fugitive investigation that ended with the arrest of a man that the sheriff says was found, attempting to hide, inside a clothes dryer. Thirty-five-year-old Dustin Lee Ritchie was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for alleged trespassing in the first degree. Sheriff […]

Offender in Prison with hands on bars

Audio: Missouri prisoners convicted of murder as minors could be paroled

Missouri prisoners convicted of murder as minors could be paroled.     U.S. District Court Judge Nanette Laughrey has ruled that Missouri must revisit over 80 cases involving prisoners denied release for violent crimes they committed as juveniles, including murder, even though the crimes carried a mandatory life sentence. In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department

Trenton residents arrested on probation violation and failure to appear

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on Monday of a Trenton man on a probation violation and another on failure to appear in court. Twenty-nine-year-old William Edward Grimes the Fourth (IV) is accused of violating his probation on felony charges of stealing—fourth or subsequent offense within 10 years and resisting or interfering with […]

Accident involving alcohol

Altamont man demolishes car in I-35 crash; arrested and accused of DWI

A single-vehicle accident early Monday morning in Daviess County injured a resident of Altamont, who was later arrested. Twenty-four-year-old Devin Hall received serious injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to the Liberty Hospital. The car driven by Hall was northbound on Interstate 35 when it traveled off the east side of the road, […]