Sex Trafficking

Defendant sentenced to 36-years in prison on multiple counts of sex and drug trafficking

Prince Bixler, 41, of Lexington, Kentucky, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Wier to 36 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $333,100 in restitution to three sex trafficking victims. In September 2020, a federal jury convicted Bixler of 15 federal felonies related to his […]

Safer Streets

Safer Streets Initiative leads to over 500 charges in first two years

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that, to date, his Safer Streets Initiative, which was launched in early 2019, has resulted in 516 charges against 289 defendants across the state. Additionally, 356 firearms have been taken off the streets as a result of the initiative.   “Since taking office, prosecuting violent crime in Missouri’s major […]

Crime and Courts

Trenton man pleads guilty to bad checks; Spickard man waives preliminary hearing on sexual abuse allegation

Rural Trenton resident Jerry Urick, on a plea agreement in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, has been sentenced, fined, and placed on probation in connection with bad checks from late last year. Urick on Tuesday pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of passing bad checks. Five other counts were dismissed according to […]

Traffic Accident

Harrisonville man injured after striking trailer pulled by Mack truck

The Highway Patrol reports a Harrisonville sports utility vehicle driver sustained minor injuries in an accident involving a Cameron Mack truck driver in Cass County the evening of February 23rd. Fifty-six-year-old Ralph Williams was transported to the Saint Joseph Medical Center. Truck driver 31-year-old Matthew Durham was reported as not injured. The SUV traveled west […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address personnel matters at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved multiple personnel matters on Tuesday evening, February 23rd. One personnel matter involved the resignation of the Director of Admissions and Marketing Kristie Cross. Her last day on campus will be March 19th. She will then take vacation time, and her official last day will be May […]

Deadly Crash

Man who had pickup hit by train last week dies in hospital

The highway patrol, in updating an accident report from last week, reported the death of the driver whose pickup slid into the path of a train in Chariton County. Sixty-year-old Leland Linneman of Salisbury died Friday at the University Hospital in Columbia. The crash happened two days earlier on Wednesday, February 17th on Cal Hubbard […]