Scam Alert

Trenton Police Department warning residents of “Grandparent Scam” and “Emergency Scam”

The Trenton Police Department advises that several residents have recently reported receiving calls involving the “Emergency” or “Grandparent Scam”. An “Emergency Scam” is someone receives a call, email, or social media message from a person claiming to be a family member in distress. The person may claim to have been arrested while traveling overseas or […]

Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Audio: Missouri Governor Parson calls on Auditor Galloway to audit Department of Public Safety Director’s Office

The new Missouri Department of Public Safety director describes an internal review of the director’s office as “concerning”, and supports the governor’s call for a state audit. Brian Hauswirth has the story.     The Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) includes the State Highway Patrol, the Missouri National Guard, Capitol Police, the Missouri Veterans, […]

Child Abuse

Lawson man faces 11 counts of felony child abuse

A Lawson man has been charged with restraining his ex-girlfriend’s son and his daughters with zip ties and keeping them in cardboard boxes overnight on multiple occasions. Thirty-two-year-old Gary Wyant pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to 11 felony counts of child abuse and two counts of evidence tampering. He was released on bond. Online court […]

Catholic Diocese

Audio: Diocese of Jefferson City Bishop McKnight addresses reporters about Hawley investigation

(Missourinet) – The Bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City says Missouri’s Attorney General has called to express his gratitude for voluntarily letting the AG’s office review diocese files about clergy abuse. Bishop Shawn McKnight briefed reporters Friday afternoon and discussed the Pennsylvania grand jury report. McKnight is critical of previous church leaders.     […]

US Attorney Tim Garrison

Audio: New U.S. Attorney for Western District of Missouri outlines his priorities

(Missourinet) – The top-ranking federal law enforcement official in the Western District of Missouri says there’s been an increase in violent crime and in drug trafficking in the western district. A public swearing-in ceremony was held Friday in Springfield for 42-year-old Tim Garrison, who’s a former military prosecutor in the Marine Corps.     Garrison […]