Nicholas and Justin Diemel

Human remains discovered in Nebraska livestock trailer may be Diemel brothers

Media reports from Nebraska sources indicate a livestock trailer that a rancher reported purchased in Missouri may be connected to the deaths of the Diemel brothers from Wisconsin. A report from the Lincoln County, Nebraska Sheriff’s Department said human remains were found in the trailer. The rancher had contacted law enforcement after he opened a […]

Twenty defendants charged with distributing heroin/fentanyl in Missouri

Twenty defendants have been charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Many of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated law enforcement sweep that began Thursday, November 14 and continued into the weekend, after five criminal complaints were filed under seal on […]

Individual Vaping

Second vaping-associated death reported in Missouri

A Missouri woman in her mid-50s died last week with her death being associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products. This is the second vaping-related death in Missouri.  Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), in discussion with the person’s treating physicians, concluded that vaping was a contributing factor to the female’s […]

Jamey Aaron Griffin

Man who shot Trenton police officer, Jasmine Diab, has case continued to December 3rd

The Trenton man accused of wounding Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab in June appeared in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court this week. A representative from the Daviess County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports 39-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin’s case was continued to December 3rd. A motion was made in October for a change of judge […]

Audio: Missouri woman in custody after husband found dead in freezer

A woman from southwest Missouri’s Joplin, who’s charged with abandoning her husband’s corpse after it was found in a freezer, is now in custody. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was charged Wednesday with the abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison.     The discovery was […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Man accused of threatening people outside of Chula residence granted bond amendment

A man accused of threatening others and being armed outside of a Chula residence as well as fleeing from law enforcement in August was granted his own recognizance bond per stipulation in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Thirty-two-year-old Todd Grigsby was placed in the custody of his mother and is not […]

Paul Chandler

Motorcyclist nearly hits sheriff’s vehicle, later arrested on several charges

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports an investigation into a motorcyclist driving in a careless manner without a helmet in the area of Polk and Miller streets in Chillicothe last weekend led to the arrest of a Kansas City man on several allegations. The motorcyclist allegedly nearly struck a sheriff’s vehicle head-on and refused to […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Man involved in September manhunt pleads “Not Guilty” in Livingston County court

A man involved in what law enforcement described as a fugitive investigation and manhunt in September waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty on three felonies in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. Online court information shows Brandon Michael Wood has been charged with stealing, $750 or more in […]

Charges Filed

Two charged in Putnam County in connection with pursuit and vehicle crash involving a deputy

Two Oskaloosa, Iowa residents involved in a pursuit and vehicle accident involving a deputy in Unionville Tuesday afternoon now face charges in Putnam County. Nineteen year old Tori Craver and 20 year old Jacob Hopman have been charged with the felonies of two counts of stealing as well as one count each of forgery and […]

Heroin

Missouri woman pleads guilty to selling heroin which caused Kansas man’s fatal overdose

A Kansas City, Missouri, woman pleaded guilty in federal court to selling heroin to an Overland Park, Kansas, man, which resulted in his overdose death. Valeriece D. Ealom, 50, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to one count of distributing heroin. By pleading guilty, Ealom admitted that she sold heroin for $200 to […]

Prison Sentence

Audio: Northwest Missouri farmer sentenced to prison in “Field of Schemes” grain fraud case

A northwest Missouri farmer is heading to federal prison after being sentenced for his role in the largest organic fraud scheme in American history.     Federal prosecutors in Iowa have announced that 52-year-old John Burton of Clarksdale has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison, for his role in the 142-million dollar scheme, […]