Child Pornography

Missouri man pleads guilty to child pornography after lost cell phone is found at truck stop

A Belton, Missouri, man whose lost cell phone containing child pornography was found at a truck stop, pleaded guilty in federal court. Christopher Lee Caven, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to receiving child pornography over the internet. By pleading guilty, Caven admitted that he used his cell phone to receive […]

Debra England (Left) and Katrina England (Right)

Audio: Maysville couple charged with locking 9-year-old child in cage

DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark reports the arrest of two Maysville women Tuesday who were later charged with the felonies of abuse or neglect of a child and endangering the welfare of the child. Deputies and Children’s Division investigators took a child diagnosed with autism into protective custody with the Department of Social Services for […]

Bridge Work

MoDOT accepts bid to replace East Medicine Creek Bridge on Sullivan County Route PP

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has accepted a bid for replacement of the East Medicine Creek Bridge on Sullivan County Route PP. Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer Randy Mendenhall reports the project was awarded to Widel, Incorporated for $1,382,931.70. A work schedule has not yet been announced and all work will depend on […]

Firetruck

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to electrical fire on Collier Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a possible electrical fire at 422 Collier on Wednesday evening. Captain Tracy Bradley reports firefighters found heavy smoke coming from roof vents upon arrival. She says the resident, listed as Tisha Warren, was still inside, but family members were outside and said Warren had been having problems with her […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

U.S. Attorney praises cooperation of Missouri state and local law enforcement agencies in combatting illegal immigration

United States Attorney Tim Garrison praised the cooperation of state and local law enforcement agencies in the Western District of Missouri today, as U.S. Attorney General William Barr addressed the problem of sanctuary cities elsewhere in the nation. “We appreciate the cooperation in this district among state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies,” said Garrison. […]

Police pursuit

Investigation continues into Carrollton man who fled from law enforcement

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation of a Carrollton man who allegedly tried to flee from law enforcement on Sunday evening, February 2, 2020. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports law enforcement arrested 21-year-old Jeffery Lee Smith the Third after a deputy saw a vehicle without a working brake light or lights […]

Fraud

Former Missouri business owner pleads guilty to multi-million dollar fraud schemes

A former Aurora, Missouri, business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of multi-million dollar fraud schemes. Russell Grundy, 50, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Aurora, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to two counts of wire fraud, one count of making a false statement on […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Audio: Area internet providers to expand broadband services to rural residents

United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced on Tuesday that five Missouri projects will receive 60.9 million dollars in USDA funding for high-speed broadband infrastructure. The USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program announcement was made at the Metcalf Mechanical Resource Center at the North Central Missouri College Barton Farm […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron High School teacher sentenced to 20-Years for using hidden camera to produce child porn

A former Cameron, Missouri, high school teacher was sentenced in federal court for secretly recording pornographic videos of three teenage victims in his bathroom. William Derek Williams, 40, of Cameron, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Williams to 10 years […]

Indictment

Eleven Missouri residents indicted for $1.7 million meth, heroin conspiracy and numerous firearms

Eleven defendants have been indicted for their roles in a $1.7 million conspiracy to distribute 150 kilograms of methamphetamine and 10 kilograms of heroin, as well as illegally possessing numerous firearms. Kamel Mahgub Elburki, 31, Ashley Brooke Clevenger, 37, Edward Jason Alberty Jr., 23, Rachel Gale Simpson, 36, Daniel Jessie Ruiz, 35, and Matthew John […]

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Traffic stop in Chillicothe results in arrest of driver when narcotics and firearm were discovered

On Thursday night, a Chillicothe Police Officer conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of South Washington Street for defective lighting and knowledge that the driver did not possess a valid driver’s license. The investigation ended with the arrest of the driver for alleged possession of drugs and a weapon as well as the […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris school closed due to bed bugs

Classes were canceled again today for the Newtown-Harris School as a professional exterminator is expected today after a school employee discovered evidence of bed bugs in a single location of the high school building. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis sent a letter to parents Monday providing an update on the situation. After the bed bugs evidence was […]