Convicted

Jury convicts two former corrections officers in Missouri of assaulting an Inmate

Two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been convicted by a federal jury of physically assaulting an inmate in violation of his constitutional protection against unreasonable force. “These corrections officers abused their authority by physically assaulting an inmate,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison. “Our Constitution protects every citizen from the use […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Jwan Curry

Airline passenger charged in disturbance after flight diverted to KCI

A passenger aboard an Alaska Airlines flight diverted to Kansas City International Airport was charged in federal court with interfering with a flight attendant. Jwan Curry, 40, of Hamburg, New Jersey, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri. Curry remains in federal custody pending an initial […]

Arrest

Authorities arrest man screaming and stopping traffic on Highway 190

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports deputies arrested a man on Tuesday following reports of a man in the middle of Highway 190 acting strange, screaming, yelling, stopping and hindering traffic. Thirty-three-year-old Derek Matthew Sym has been charged with the misdemeanors of peace disturbance, first offense and resisting or interfering with an arrest, detention, or […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Three corrections officers receive “Award of Valor” from Department of Corrections

Three corrections officers have received the Missouri Department of Corrections Award of Valor for their roles in ensuring the safety of staff and offenders at the Crossroads Correctional Center last year when 209 offenders staged a protest. Corrections officers David Baker and Jason Huff with Crossroads and Corrections Supervisor Cade Thompson of the Western Reception, […]

Crime and Courts

Seven face judge in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Seven defendants facing various charges have waived preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court with each having their cases bound over to Division One of the circuit court. Kevin Michael Miller of Harrisonville has five counts: tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting or interfering with an arrest, stealing, distribution of a […]

Crime and Courts

Six waive preliminary hearings during Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Six of the defendants who have waived preliminary hearings, face various drug-related charges in Grundy County with each having their cases bound over to Division One of the circuit court for appearances Thursday, March 14th. They include Krystal Leanna Martin, Misty Miller, Dawson Ray Clark, Alexander James Curtis, Levi Judson O’Neal, all of Trenton, and […]

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued for portions of northern Missouri for Friday, February 15, 2019

A quick moving disturbance will bring a chance for light snow with periods of moderate snow beginning Friday morning and continuing through late Friday night. A period of mixed precipitation will be possible Friday morning for portions of east central-Kansas, west, and central Missouri before changing over to all snow. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL […]