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34-year-old man pleads guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS

Thirty-four-year-old Kristopher Sean Matthews (aka Ali Jibreel) admitted to conspiring to provide material support to the designated foreign terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham/Syria (aka ISIS), announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Gregg N. Sofer for the Western District of Texas, and FBI Special Agent in Charge […]

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Attorney General directs Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions for inmates convicted of brutal murders

The United States Attorney General has directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of three federal-death row inmates sentenced to death for brutal murders, including the murder of a child and, with respect to two inmates, the murder of multiple victims. Alfred Bourgeois abused, tortured, and beat to death his young daughter.  […]

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Five members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang charged with murder

Five members of the violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) international street gang are set to appear in court following charges of conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Wilson Jose Ventura-Mejia, 24; Jimmy Villalobos-Gomez, 23; Angel […]

Arrest

Grundy County authorities report one arrest for failure to appear in court

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Harrisonville man in Jackson County on November 24th on a capias warrant on failure to appear in court. Thirty-year-old Kevin Michael Miller’s original charges were tampering with a motor vehicle—first degree, stealing—all other property, and delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

Court News

Court news for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Two Trenton residents, facing drug-related charges, appeared Tuesday in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Kimberly Sue McCracken pleaded not guilty and waived a preliminary hearing. Her cases were bound over to division one of the circuit court for an arraignment scheduled for December 10th. Docket information shows McCracken posted a $7,500 personal recognizance […]

Murder

Missouri Supreme Court issues ruling involving woman who was 16 when her crime was committed

A Missouri prisoner who was 16 when she killed a man during a meth transaction in western Missouri’s Cass County will remain in prison for now, under a key ruling Tuesday from the Missouri Supreme Court. The inmate, 41-year-old Jessica Hicklin, was sentenced in April 1997 to mandatory life without parole. Hicklin is incarcerated at […]

Domestic Violence

Ludlow man arrested on charge of domestic violence and property damage

An investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office into a report of a domestic assault in the 2000 block of Route DD near Ludlow the morning of November 20th resulted in the arrest of a Ludlow man. Twenty-six-year-old Quentin Blake Bassett has been charged with the felonies of domestic assault, third-degree and property damage, first […]

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Braymer man charged in Diemel brothers case bound over in Caldwell County for theft

A Braymer man charged with two counts of murder, first degree in Johnson County, in connection with the deaths of two brothers from Wisconsin had a charge of stealing involving a motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft bound over to the circuit court in Caldwell County November 23rd. A formal arraignment for 26-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson is scheduled for […]