Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission review procedures at Monday meeting

Several topics were discussed during the Grundy County Commission meeting Monday. Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reported there were site inspections not completed related to the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster regarding last year’s flooding. The inspections will resume June 15th. They involve verifying damage. Briggs also talked about elected officials and staff needing to […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson has activated the Missouri National Guard to support local authorities

Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 2011 to declare that a State of Emergency exists in Missouri due to civil unrest. The Missouri National Guard and the Missouri Highway Patrol stand ready to support local authorities. “We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of George Floyd. We are also saddened by the acts of […]

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Massive raid by Chillicothe Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff and other authorities net many arrests

Many investigations by the Chillicothe Police Department (CPD) and Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) took a significant step forward with the service of multiple arrest warrants and other investigations. The group enforcement consisted of approximately 40 law enforcement officers from the Chillicothe Police, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Probation and Parole, […]

Kidnapping

Princeton man facing four felonies including assault and kidnapping

A Princeton man faces four felonies after an incident Friday. Online court information shows 32 year old Jackie Duane Beaman has been charged with first degree endangering the welfare of a child—first offense—no sexual contact, second degree domestic assault, second degree kidnapping, and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond has been set at $10,000 cash […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services receives shipment of experimental drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has received initial shipments of remdesivir, an experimental drug being used to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Working closely with the Missouri Hospital Association, which has been querying hospitals daily in order to compile and analyze COVID-19-related hospital utilization data, DHSS officials were able to determine where critically […]

Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down prison sentences in Thursday session of Grundy County Court

Prison sentences were announced on four defendants during Thursday’s session in the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Timothy Persell Junior admitted to probation violations. His probation was revoked and he was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections on each of three counts of distributing or delivering drugs early in 2016. The […]

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Judge Thomas Alley gets “OK” to begin reopening of local courts

Presiding Judge Thomas Alley of the Third Judicial Circuit Court reports he’s reviewed COVID-19 health conditions and received guidance from the Missouri Supreme Court to begin the process of re-opening local courts. This applies to the counties of Grundy, Mercer, Harrison, and Putnam which are in the third circuit of Missouri. Judge Alley stated these […]