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Crash northwest of Cameron sends one to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports a Maysville man sustained moderate injuries when the sports utility vehicle he drove was struck by a pickup truck ten miles northwest of Cameron Thursday afternoon. Emergency medical services transported 50-year-old James James to Cameron Regional Medical Center. Pickup driver 17-year-old Marshall Kennedy of Cameron was reported as not injured. Both […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

SUV hits big rig broadside at intersection of Highway 36 and Highway 5

The Highway Patrol reports a Marceline woman sustained moderate injuries when the sport utility vehicle she drove struck a Freightliner truck in Linn County on Thursday afternoon. An ambulance transported Darien Bloomfield to Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. Truck driver 73 year old Gary Frenzel of Shubert, Nebraska was reported as not injured. The SUV […]

Bomb Threat

Soldier at Fort Riley charged with distributing instructions for bombs

A soldier stationed at Fort Riley was charged in federal court with sending over social media instructions for making bombs, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Jarrett William Smith, 24, Fort Riley, Kan., was charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. Smith, a private first class infantry soldier, […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]

Not Guilty Plea

KC man who led authorities on pursuit in with 3 children in car pleads “Not Guilty”

A Kansas City man facing felony charges stemming from what the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office called a pursuit that reached dangerous speeds pleaded not guilty in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Kenneth Sneed has been charged with first degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk, first offense, no […]

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SUV strikes agricultural sprayer east of Gallatin

The Highway Patrol reports a Bartlesville, Oklahoma man sustained minor injuries when the sports utility vehicle in which he was a passenger struck an agricultural sprayer one mile east of Gallatin around noon on Thursday. An ambulance transported 80-year-old John McCollum to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. SUV driver 79-year-old William Estes of Bartlesville, Oklahoma […]

Individual Vaping

Audio: Missouri issues health advisory associated with vaping

The Department of Health and Senior Services has issued a health advisory to providers and partners regarding severe lung disease associated with vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have now been 193 potential cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping in 22 states from June 28-August 20. The CDC is […]

Child Exploitation

Missouri man sentenced for child pornography, sexual exploitation

A Grain Valley, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for traveling to North Dakota for illicit sex with a 14-year-old child, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, while he was under investigation for distributing child pornography over the internet. Andy Earl Crook, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron High School teacher pleads guilty to using hidden camera to produce child pornography

 A former Cameron, Missouri, high school teacher pleaded guilty in federal court to secretly recording pornographic videos of a teenage victim in his bathroom and admitted to secretly recording pornographic videos of two other teenage victims. William Derek Williams, 39, of Cameron, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to producing child pornography. […]