Diane Stephanie Byrd

Woman arrested after high-speed chase through three counties pleads “Not Guilty”

A Saint Louis woman entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday, September 17th after her arrest Wednesday, September 16th in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephanie Diane Byrd has been charged with felony resisting […]

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City of St. Joseph issues emergency order requiring masks or face coverings at all indoor public places

The city of St. Joseph has issued an emergency order requiring individuals to wear masks or face coverings at all indoor public places. The order began today and will be in place for 30 days. St. Joseph Mayor Bill McMurray says the number of COVID-19 patients at Mosaic Life Care is what prompted the expansion of the […]

Diane Stephanie Byrd

High-speed pursuit starting in Carroll County ends in Linn County with arrest of St. Louis woman

A St. Louis woman was arrested in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit on Wednesday afternoon that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was notified about 3:30 regarding a Carroll County deputy attempting to stop a northbound white-colored SUV that was reportedly driving in excess of 100 […]

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Missouri Education Department proposes $8.5 billion FY2022 budget

The Missouri Board of Education has voted today in favor of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) $8.5 billion proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning next July. The plan is a slim increase over the current budget year – about $26.8 million. “FY22 almost certainly will be a challenging revenue year, […]

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Linn County Sheriff reports scam involving an individual impersonating Linn County deputy

The Linn County Sheriff’s office says it’s received multiple reports of a scam involving a male impersonating a Linn County Sheriff’s deputy. Residents have reported receiving a call from an individual identifying himself as a Linn County deputy, and telling the receivers they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest with a bond of $30,000 […]

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Princeton City Council approves contracts for Calamity Jane Days

The Princeton City Council the evening of Thursday, September 10th approved service contracts for the Princeton Chamber of Commerce for Calamity Jane Days September 18th through 20th. Deputy City Clerk Corey Willett reports the service contracts included $500 for the marching band, $400 for football team karaoke, $400 for the Shoot-Out Gang, $200 for the […]

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Jamesport woman charged with felony child abuse or neglect

A Jamesport woman has been charged with felony abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact after an alleged incident in which she assaulted her grandson the afternoon of Sunday, August 30th. Online court information shows bond was denied for 67-year-old Berthia Maurer. A probable cause statement from Deputy Loreanna Parker with the Daviess County […]

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Two in custody after pursuit and manhunt end in Wallace State Park

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office reports two suspects are in custody after a pursuit that ended in Wallace State Park Wednesday, August 26th, and a manhunt. The suspects were wanted for questioning on alleged resisting arrest, possession of a stolen vehicle, and dangerous drugs. Deputies, the Highway Patrol, and Cameron Police were in the area […]

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Traffic stop leads to arrest of two women and confiscation of meth by authorities

A traffic stop in Livingston County the morning of Wednesday, August 26th led to the arrest of two women who were allegedly in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine and methamphetamine drug paraphernalia. Sheriff Steve Cox reports 42 year old Rebecca Dawn Kephart and 45 year old Stacy Lynn Crist were charged with felony possession […]