Individual Vaping

Missouri health officials report confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness

To date, nine possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, with two cases confirmed and the remaining seven under investigation. These are amongst the 450 possible cases in 33 of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

Jennifer Reed

Albany woman who subjected 11-year-old girl to abuse for a year pleads guilty

An Albany woman accused of subjecting an 11-year-old girl to nearly a year of abuse pleaded guilty to amended information in Division One of Gentry County Circuit Court on Friday. Jennifer Reed pleaded guilty to two felony counts of first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing and two felony counts of first degree endangering […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Senior Life Solution program raising awareness during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness.  According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an average of 129 deaths by suicide occur per day and there are an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts per year. Talk of suicide should never be […]

Saousoalii P. Siavii, Jr

Former KC Chiefs player charged with illegal firearms after being tasered while resisting arrest

A former Kansas City Chiefs football player, who was tasered twice while struggling with officers and resisting arrest, was charged in federal court with illegally possessing firearms. Saousoalii P. Siavii, Jr., also known as “Junior,” 40, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., […]

Arson

Missouri man pleads guilty to arson conspiracy to damage a business

An Independence, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in an arson conspiracy to damage a local business. Randell Eugene Yeager, Jr., 46, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to participating in a conspiracy to damage property by means of arson. By pleading guilty, Yeager admitted that he was hired […]

Court News

Probation violation hearings dominate session of Grundy County court

Probation violation hearings dominated Thursday’s docket in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Shawn Michael Yuille saw his probation revoked on an original Grundy county charge of stealing a motor vehicle in April of 2015. Yuille was sentenced to three years with the Department of Corrections with the term to run concurrently […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe officers execute search warrant, arrest woman on drug charges, endangering children

The Chillicothe Police Department reports the weekend arrest of one person following a drug investigation. Just after 1 o’clock Saturday morning, officers were granted a search warrant for a residence in the 1800 block of Borden Street as officers say they had received numerous complaints in the past week of drug activity. A traffic stop […]