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Five members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang charged with murder

Five members of the violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) international street gang are set to appear in court following charges of conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Wilson Jose Ventura-Mejia, 24; Jimmy Villalobos-Gomez, 23; Angel […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Livingston and Sullivan County report COVID-19 related deaths; Harrison County 20 new cases; Linn County 13 new cases of COVID-19

The Sullivan County Health Department confirms an additional death due to COVID-19, bringing the total to eight. Three additional cases have also been confirmed, which makes that total 631. There are 42 active cases and four active probable cases for Sullivan County. The Livingston County Health Center announces another death related to COVID-19, making the […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

Court News

Court news for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Two Trenton residents, facing drug-related charges, appeared Tuesday in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Kimberly Sue McCracken pleaded not guilty and waived a preliminary hearing. Her cases were bound over to division one of the circuit court for an arraignment scheduled for December 10th. Docket information shows McCracken posted a $7,500 personal recognizance […]

Murder

Missouri Supreme Court issues ruling involving woman who was 16 when her crime was committed

A Missouri prisoner who was 16 when she killed a man during a meth transaction in western Missouri’s Cass County will remain in prison for now, under a key ruling Tuesday from the Missouri Supreme Court. The inmate, 41-year-old Jessica Hicklin, was sentenced in April 1997 to mandatory life without parole. Hicklin is incarcerated at […]

COVID or Coronavirus Vaccination Website

Governor Parson announces the launch of new COVID-19 vaccine website for Missouri residents

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new vaccine website for Missouri residents.  MOStopsCOVID.com provides Missourians with information regarding the safety of the vaccines, research and production processes, and when they may be eligible for vaccination. The website will […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update: Livingston County reports 1 death, 11 new cases; Caldwell County 52 cases; 4 cases in Mercer County

The Livingston County Health Center announces an additional COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 19. Eleven new cases were also added for a total of 746. Of the 79 active cases, 56 are in the community, 15 are in facilities, and eight are in schools. There are 20 COVID-19-related hospitalizations for Livingston County. COVID-19 cases […]

Parents and family

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center to offer free virtual parenting classes

The North Central Missouri Mental Health Center in Chillicothe will offer free parenting classes via Zoom. The sessions will be held Tuesday mornings from 8 o’clock to 9:30 beginning December 1st. Topics will include an introduction to parenting, protective factors, why children misbehave and what to do, 123 Magic, and creative discipline. Participants can choose […]

Charges Filed

Chillicothe man charged with leaving the scene of an accident which resulted in death

A Chillicothe man has been charged in Clinton County with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. The crash happened four miles east of Lathrop on November 23rd in which a truck driver died. Forty-three-year-old John Pollock also faces tampering with a motor vehicle—first degree. Pollock entered a plea of not guilty on November […]