Marcain Rashaud Kimbrough-Ballard

Audio: Man gets 26 years in prison for shooting death of northwest Missouri toddler

A 21-year-old who pleaded guilty to the shooting death of a two-year-old northwest Missouri girl has been sentenced to 26 years in prison.     Circuit Judge Daniel Kellogg sentenced Marcain Kimbrough-Ballard of St. Joseph after an emotional hearing in a Buchanan County courtroom. Kimbrough-Ballard, in an earlier court hearing, admitted to firing shots into […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission adopts deficit budget for 2021

The Grundy County Commission unanimously adopted a deficit budget for 2021 the morning of January 26th. The budget estimates total revenues of $5,736,634 and expenditures of $6,928,813. A balance deficit of $1,192,179 is expected for 2021. The county begins the year with carryover funds of $3,910,220.81. The projected ending balance is $2,718,041.81. Grundy County Clerk […]

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Grundy County officers elected in November to be sworn in.

Third Judicial Circuit Judge Thomas Alley is to swear in Grundy County elected officers in the courthouse in Trenton. The ceremony will be in the third-floor courtroom on the morning of December 29th at 9 o’clock. Officers elected in November’s General Election include Don Sager as First District Commissioner; Brad Chumbley, Second District Commissioner; Rodney […]

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Grundy County authorities report the arrest of two on warrants

Two area residents were arrested on November 12th on capias warrants. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 34-year-old Cindy Gearin of Trenton and 19-year-old David Clay Austin Travis of Spickard were brought to the Law Enforcement Center from the courtroom. Gearin’s warrant was for alleged failure to appear on felony altering lottery tickets. Court documents […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Garland Joseph Nelson appears in court, has several motions denied, others are granted

A motion hearing was held in Johnson County Tuesday, October 20th for a Braymer man charged with two felony counts of murder—first degree in the deaths of two brothers from Wisconsin. Online court information shows the court ruled on seven motions regarding Garland Joseph Nelson after hearing arguments. Motions denied included for an order permitting […]

Jury Duty

Almost 600 notices of potential jury duty mailed to Livingston County residents

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office mailed items regarding jury duty to 590 residents Wednesday, September 9th. That included 140 notices for jury duty and 450 notice of potential jury service. Sheriff Steve Cox reports those who receive a notice for jury duty should read and follow the directions as given by the court. There will […]

CAFO

Livingston County Commission to hold public hearing on health permit application for CAFO

The date, time, and location have been announced for Livingston County to hold a public hearing regarding the health permit application for a CAFO, or concentrated animal feeding operation, in the rural northern part of the county. The applicant for the proposed sow farm is United Hog Systems LLC. A copy of the application is […]

“Face masks or coverings” to be required in courtrooms in Trenton, Bethany, Princeton and Unionville

Information received from the Third Judicial Circuit Court states “face masks or coverings shall be required in all public court areas and during all court proceedings” unless good cause is shown to limit the requirement. The third circuit presiding judge, Thomas Alley, reports the requirement becomes effective Saturday, August 1st according to the Missouri Supreme […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Kirksville woman charged with murder of newborn baby to be arraigned today

An arraignment is scheduled this morning, Monday, May 18, 2020, at a courtroom in Milan for a Kirksville woman accused of murder, involuntary manslaughter, and abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death. Twenty-eight-year-old Makuya Kambamba is accused in the May 6th death of a newborn baby in a restroom toilet at the Smithfield […]

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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 […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments on overtime pay case for corrections officers

The Missouri Supreme Court heard remote oral arguments on Wednesday in a high-profile case involving the Cole County circuit court’s 2018 decision to award more than $113 million in overtime pay for Missouri corrections officers. It’s a case that’s been working its way through the court system for eight years, and it’s a case that could […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Audio: Grundy County Commissioners adopt deficit budget

Grundy County Commissioners adopted a deficit budget for the calendar year on Wednesday, however, as in recent years, commissioners hope expenses will be less than projected and revenues come in higher than anticipated. That combination has allowed Grundy County to finish the calendar year with a balanced budget. Such was the case for 2019 when […]

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Showing of Hocus Pocus in Chillicothe changed to Livingston County Library

The location has been changed for Friday evening’s Silver Moon Cinema in Chillicothe. A representative from Main Street Chillicothe says Disney’s Hocus Pocus will be shown for free in the Livingston County Library’s second-floor courtroom due to the forecasted rain and cold temperature. The library will provide children’s activities at 6:45, and the movie will […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Braymer man charged in Diemel brothers case appears in court

The Braymer man accused of driving a rental truck without permission of the missing Diemel brothers from Wisconsin appeared in person via Polycom in the Associate Division of Caldwell County Circuit Court Thursday morning. Garland “Joey” Nelson’s case was continued, upon motion of the defendant, to September 16th at 9 am for a preliminary hearing. […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Library to offer “Sneak Peak” at plans for new Children’s Library

The Livingston County Library Board of Trustees will be holding a community meeting to offer a sneak peek at the plans for the new Children’s Library on Wednesday, April 24 from 4:30-6:30 pm. The come-and-go style event, held in the Livingston County Library Courtroom, will allow community members to view floor plans for the new […]