Traffic Fatalities

12-year-old girl and 49-year-old woman die in crash on ice-covered Highway 6 near Novinger

The Highway Patrol reports two passengers in a sports utility vehicle died as the result of the SUV losing control on ice and hitting a transit van nine miles west of Novinger on Monday afternoon, January 25th. A 12-year-old girl from Kirksville and 49-year-old Robin Wasson of Milan were pronounced dead at the scene by […]

Child Sex Crimes

Man convicted of multiple obscenity crimes involving children

A man was convicted by a federal jury for operating a website dedicated to publishing writings that detailed the sexual abuse of children. Nicholas L. McQuaid, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Gregg Sofer, U.S. Attorney of the Western District of Texas; and Luis M. Quesada, Special Agent in Charge of […]

Child Porn Charges

Former Chillicothe man arrested in Kansas on child porn charges

The Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the arrest of a fugitive and former Chillicothe resident in Johnson County, Kansas on Wednesday evening, January 20th Thirty-two-year-old Zachary Ryan Kerns has been a fugitive on the charge since June. He was arrested on a Livingston County warrant alleging four counts of felony possession of child pornography. […]

Police Car

Sheriff responds to suicidal subject in rural Mercer County

It was a peaceful resolution to a situation when the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a suicidal subject that had locked themselves in the bathroom of a residence in rural Mercer County. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from Grundy County Sheriff’s Department due to the situation and location. A report […]