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Promissory note scam allegedly defrauds investors in 35 States

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division is seeking a final order from Commissioner David Minnick for $200,000 in civil penalties and other remedies against California-based Until Tomorrow Drivetrains, LLC and Dennis R. Di Ricco. Between December 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, Until Tomorrow Drivetrains, LLC and Di Ricco, with the assistance of an […]

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Grand River Conference All-Conference Scholar Bowl teams and results announced

The Grand River Conference All-Conference Scholar Bowl has been announced. Selected for the Eastern Division First Team include Aden Segal of Polo, Mary Scott of South Harrison, Gabe Hacking of Gallatin, Shelby Williams of Trenton, and Cole Clay of Milan. Students selected for the Western Division First Team include Matthew Heintz of North Harrison, Ryelin […]

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Preferred Family Healthcare to pay more than $8 million in fines related to embezzlement, bribery investigation

Springfield, Missouri-based nonprofit Preferred Family Healthcare will pay more than $8 million in forfeiture and restitution to the federal government and the state of Arkansas under the terms of a non-prosecution agreement announced, which acknowledges the criminal conduct of its former officers and employees. “Preferred Family Healthcare must relinquish the illegal profits it garnered from […]

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Area residents to be honored with National Girl Scout Award

Area residents will be recognized at a ceremony in May for earning a National Girl Scout award. Libby Hall of Trenton and Cynthia McWilliams of Carrollton will receive the award, which recognizes an individual’s service in Girl Scout leadership. Service Unit 820 Manager Abigail Looney says Hall and McWilliams have nurtured the Girl Scout program […]

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Defendant sentenced to 3 years in prison for multistate dogfighting conspiracy and illegal possession of firearms

A Virginia resident was sentenced today to 37 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to federal charges resulting from a lengthy investigation into a significant multi-state dogfighting conspiracy. According to court documents, Raymond L. Johnson, 41, of Henrico, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to participate in an […]

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One Trenton man arrested, another turns himself into authorities, with both facing a felony drug charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports one Trenton man was arrested and another turned himself in on March 30th. Both were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Thirty-five-year-old Jessie Lee Ingraham was already in custody when he was arrested. Thirty-three-year-old Domanic James Lee Ratkovich turned himself in. Bond was set at $10,000 cash […]

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Nine indicted for creating blockade to prevent services at reproductive health care clinic; all facing 11 years in prison

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves for the District of Columbia announced a two-count indictment charging Lauren Handy, 28, of Alexandria, Virginia; Jonathan Darnel, 40, of Arlington, Virginia, Jay Smith, 32, of Freeport, New York; Paulette Harlow, 73, of Kingston, Massachusetts; Jean Marshall, […]

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Milan and Newtown-Harris perform well at Northeast Missouri District FFA Leadership Development competition

Among results from the Northeast Missouri District Leadership Development events, the Milan C-2 School had a team place 2nd in FFA knowledge. The team is among ten that qualified for state competition during April in Columbia. Twenty-one teams competed in the FFA knowledge competition on Monday. Other results show Grant Oaks of the Newtown-Harris FFA […]

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Physician convicted for unlawfully prescribing over 1 million opioid pills in a single year

A physician was convicted for unlawfully prescribing more than one million pills of the opioid hydrocodone.    According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, James Pierre, 52, a doctor, of Houston, Texas, unlawfully prescribed controlled substances from June 2015 through July 2016 to individuals posing as patients at West Parker Medical Clinic (West […]

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Crowder State Park seeks volunteers for spring work day on April 9

Spend the morning outdoors and assist park team members and volunteers at a spring workday from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April. 9. Projects will include litter cleanup, trail work, group camp cleanup, invasive plant control, and more. Individuals, families, groups, and organizations are encouraged to volunteer. To allow team members to prepare projects, registration […]

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Grundy County Law Enforcement Center reports the arrest of two individuals

The Trenton Police Department arrested a Trenton resident on March 24th on a capias warrant on an alleged probation violation and a Kansas City resident on March 23rd. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports 45-year-old Tonya Baumgartner violated her probation on original charges of felony driving while intoxicated involving physical injury and misdemeanor operating a […]

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Missouri State Auditor begins audit of Carroll County Ambulance District

State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced her office has begun an audit of the Carroll County Ambulance District. The ambulance district board of directors passed a resolution requesting the audit after a complaint to the State Auditor’s Whistleblower Hotline led to an initial review of the allegations by the Auditor’s Public Corruption and Fraud Division. […]

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Spickard woman waives preliminary hearing and is scheduled for Division One in April

A Spickard woman has waived a preliminary hearing and is scheduled next month for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on three counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, creating substantial risk. Avery Mock appeared with her attorney on Tuesday in the Associate Division of circuit court where Judge Steve Hudson advanced […]

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Young archers excel during 2022 MoNASP state tournament in Branson

The 2022 Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) state archery tournament was held March 17-19 at the Branson Convention Center and drew more than 4,300 student archers in grades 4-12 from 218 schools across the state. The tournament was sponsored and coordinated by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation […]

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Trenton man ordered to court on “failure to obey a judges order”

A Trenton man is scheduled next month for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on a warrant alleging he failed to obey a judges’ order. Thirty-eight-year-old Timothy Nguyen was to be picked up on Monday, March 21, 2022,  from the Missouri Department of Corrections and returned to the Grundy County Detention Center. Bond is […]

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Missouri Attorney General obtains judgement against city of Moscow Mills for ticket quotas and other violations

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has obtained a consent judgment in his lawsuit against the City of Moscow Mills for violations of Senate Bill 5 and accompanying reforms. The lawsuit was filed in November 2021, after information came to light about alleged ticket quotas and other violations of SB5. “Since taking […]