COVID-19 or Coronaviru Vaccine

Kids age 5 to 11 next in line for COVID-19 vaccines as White House rolls out plans

(Missouri Independent) – Smaller needles. Redesigned shipments to ease the storage needs in pediatricians’ offices. And enough vials of the COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate the 28 million U.S. children between ages 5 and 11. Those are among the plans announced by the White House on Wednesday as federal and state officials prepare for a regulatory decision to […]

Medicare

Audio: Missouri is offering free help with Medicare open enrollment

Medicare open enrollment is open through December 7. Part D drug coverage and Medicare Advantage plans can be changed during this time. Scott Miniea, the executive director of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, says it offers free help to eligible residents and their caregivers.     Questions can be asked and one-on-one counseling can […]

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Man charged with murdering wife, facing charges in Daviess County, after assaulting inmate at Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail

A Higbee man has been charged in Daviess County with two counts of felony third-degree assault after allegedly assaulting another detainee at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail in August. Twenty-one-year-old Edward James Elijah Withey’s bond was set at $35,000 cash only. He is to submit to any form of alcohol or drug testing immediately upon the […]

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17-year-old girl from Chillicothe believed to have died from taking counterfeit pills; Two suspects in custody

Chillicothe Police on Sunday conducted a suspicious death investigation involving a teenager who is believed to have ingested what police call “Counterfeit Prescription Pills.” Two people of interest from Chillicothe have been arrested and were charged on Monday for their alleged roles in the death of the 17-year-old girl. On Sunday at 11:30, Chillicothe officers […]

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Feds seize property of Kansas City area companies accused of COVID relief fraud

(Missouri Independent) – The federal government has seized two vehicles and is threatening to seize a lake house, allegedly purchased illegally with COVID-19 relief money by a Kansas City-area businessman. The property was seized from several real estate companies incorporated in Kansas by Joseph Campbell, with most operating under a version of the name Titan […]

Woman from Eagleville arrested by Missouri State Highway Patrol

A woman from Eagleville has been arrested on drug allegations in Harrison County. Thirty-nine-year-old Chrystal Juarez was arrested by the Highway Patrol Sunday night and accused of felony possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Juarez was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Harrison […]

Crime and Courts

Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for Thursday, October 14, 2021

A Trenton man pleaded guilty to three counts while six others were dismissed on Thursday following two arrests, one month apart, this summer. In Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court, Judge Thomas Alley sentenced Stephan Elliott to four years with the Department of Corrections on each of three counts. These were driving while […]

Crime and Courts

Court news for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court for Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Four defendants waived preliminary hearings on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Stephanie Miller of Trenton is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance as of July 15th. Richard Dale Leeper of Trenton is charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia as of September 16th. Brandon Tyler May of Trenton […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty to his role to distribute 551 pounds of meth

A Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than 250 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Noah Frazier, 39, of Independence, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to one count of conspiracy to distributed methamphetamine and one count of being […]

Become a trooper in the Missouri State Highway Patrol or MSHP

There is still time to apply to become a trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol

The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 115th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on July 5, 2022. The application deadline is January 15, 2022. To […]

Earnest Johnson scheduled to be executed by the State of Missouri today (October 5, 2021)

Missouri Governor Mike Parson won’t block execution of intellectually disabled man

(Missouri Independent) – Rejecting calls from lawmakers, advocates, and even the Pope for him to stop the execution of Ernest Johnson, an intellectually disabled man convicted of murder in 1995, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Monday that the state will carry out the death sentence as planned at 6 p.m. Tuesday. “The state is prepared […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol arrests man in DeKalb County on drug-related allegations

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a man on drug-related allegations. Forty-nine-year-old Chad Gorrell, of Atchison, Kansas was arrested early Sunday in DeKalb County and accused of felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Gorrell was also accused of having no valid driver’s license. Gorrell was transported to the […]

Take Back Drugs

Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take-Back Day is October 23

Law enforcement will collect unwanted prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take-Back Day. Medications will be collected at various locations on October 23, 2021, from 10 to 2 o’clock. Area locations in Missouri include the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Police Department, and Gower Police Department. Locations in Iowa include the Appanoose County Sheriff’s […]