Division One of Circuit Court

Chillicothe man charged with multiple felonies in crash that killed man from Hale bound to Division One of circuit court

A case has been certified to Division One of Circuit Court for a Chillicothe man charged with two felonies after an accident in Livingston County in May that reportedly caused the death of another man. Thirty-four-year-old Steven Lee Wilson waived his right to a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division on July 28. He is […]

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Fuel shortages drove February blackouts, Southwest Power Pool investigators find

(Missouri Independent) –  Rolling outages that left thousands without power in February were driven overwhelmingly by fuel shortages — especially in natural gas, executives with the Southwest Power Pool said Monday. This winter sustained frigid temperatures across the Midwest and South forced huge demand for energy while the weather made generators struggle to keep up. The Southwest Power […]

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Three from Iowa, including two children, injured in crash on Highway 36

Three Shenandoah, Iowa residents were hurt late Friday afternoon in DeKalb County when a sports utility vehicle overturned on Highway 36 east of Osborn. The driver, 28-year old Roger Cromwell, and a passenger, who’s a seven-year-old girl, both received serious injuries. Another passenger, a four-year-old girl, received minor injuries. All three were transported to Cameron […]

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Woman alleges in lawsuit that former Harrison County sheriff stole drugs, sexually assaulted plaintiff

The Associated Press reports a woman has alleged in a civil rights lawsuit that former Harrison County Sheriff Joshua Eckerson gave her drugs and sexually assaulted her. Eckerson killed himself last year after a special prosecutor charged him with misdemeanor counts of misuse of official information by a public servant, trespassing, and domestic assault. The […]

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Four injured in two-vehicle crash five miles east of Gallatin

Four people sustained injuries in an accident involving two pickup trucks five miles east of Gallatin on Thursday afternoon July 1. The Highway Patrol reports the driver of one pickup, 33-year-old Daryl Betts of Fayette, the driver of the other pickup, 34-year-old Jonathan Parker of Gallatin, and Parker’s passenger, 82-year-old Billy Parker of Gallatin, received […]

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After winter cold snap drove up natural gas prices, utilities grapple with who should pay

(Missouri Independent) – Penalties that Spire Missouri issued to suppliers who failed to provide natural gas during a February cold snap that forced power outages across the Midwest could drive bills for hospitals, schools, and businesses to astronomical levels, according to a trio of complaints pending before state regulators. During the worst of the cold snap in February, […]

Charges Filed

Texas man charged in Harrison County after fleeing from law enforcement

A man from Houston, Texas, has been charged in Harrison County after he allegedly fled from law enforcement on June 15. Twenty-five-year-old Onyedikachi Hakeem Shodimu faces felony charges of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing, creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death to any person and third-degree assault, special victim. He also […]

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Man impersonating police officer in Daviess County stops individual on Highway 6

The Highway Patrol reports a white man wearing a law enforcement-style uniform impersonated a police officer in Daviess County on Tuesday morning, June 15. The vehicle the man drove was described as a black Dodge Charger with police markings and emergency lights inside. The vehicle stopped someone on Highway 6 near Gallatin, with the man […]

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Missouri lawmakers passed a host of reforms aimed at keeping kids out of jail

(Missouri Independent) – Retired St. Louis Judge Evelyn Baker once sentenced a 16-year-old Black boy to 241 years in prison for two armed robberies.  No one was seriously injured in the robberies, but the boy “didn’t express any remorse,” Baker said, remembering the sentencing hearing.  Now, when she thinks back, Baker deeply regrets the sentence […]

U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler

Vicky Hartzler makes it official, joining 2022 Missouri GOP Senate primary

(Missouri Independent) – Vicky Hartzler made her entry into the 2022 U.S. Senate race official Thursday, kicking off her campaign at a firearms store surrounded by supporters.  One day before Republicans gather in Kansas City for their annual Lincoln Days meetings, Hartzler said her experience in Congress will make her the best candidate over the […]

Motorcycle Crash

Laclede man crashes motorcycle near Keytesville; life-flighted to University of Missouri Hospital

A Laclede man sustained serious injuries when the motorcycle he drove overturned six miles north of Keytesville on Friday morning, June 11. An air ambulance transported 64-year-old Franklin Pope to the University of Missouri Hospital with serious injuries. The motorcycle traveled north on Highway 5 before it lost control on a curve, ran off the […]

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Gallatin man injured in rollover crash; accused of DWI and leaving the scene of an accident

The Highway Patrol reports a Gallatin man sustained minor injuries when he lost control of a pickup truck. The vehicle overturned one mile south of Jamesport on Friday morning, June 11. He was later arrested on several allegations. Twenty-three-year-old Daniel Butts drove himself to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. The pickup traveled north on Highway […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton Police Department releases information on big rig hitting stop sign at intersection of 22nd Street and Pleasant Plain

The Trenton Police Department has released information about a semi-truck with one unit hitting a stop sign at 22nd Street and Pleasant Plain on June 3rd. No injuries were reported for the driver, 77-year-old James Gruver of Kansas City. Officer Keith Edmonston reports Gruver drove the semi into a residential area following a GPS while […]

Court News

Court news for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

A Trenton man accused of driving a pickup and hitting the side of a business building has been sentenced in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Braden Mark Spicer of rural Trenton pleaded guilty on Tuesday to an amended charge of misdemeanor, leaving the scene of an accident, and to one count of […]