Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education amends attendance policy

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approved an amendment to the attendance policy the evening of Thursday, August 6th after discussion of COVID-19 planning. All student absences will be excused with parent notification. The change was made so families would use the symptom checklist to screen students at home without fear of running out of […]

Guilty Plea

Robert Shiflett enters “Guilty” plea, waives formal arraignment in Caldwell County court

A Brookfield man accused of driving the wrong way at a high speed on U. S. Highway 36 in December waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of guilty in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court Thursday, July 16th. Online court information shows the prosecutor dismissed two counts for 58-year-old Robert Shiflett. In exchange […]

Sex Offender

Missouri sex offender sentenced to 33 years in prison after impregnating 14-year-old victim

 A prior sex offender in Carthage, Missouri, who impregnated a 14-year-old victim, was sentenced in federal court for the sexual exploitation of a child. Victor Alfonso Vasquez, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 33 years and nine months in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 16, 2019, Vasquez pleaded guilty […]

Food Stamps or SNAP

Missouri woman receives prison sentence for selling meth in exchange for SNAP benefits

A Milo, Missouri, woman has been sentenced in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to sell methamphetamine in exchange for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (commonly known as “food stamps”). Melanie A. Person, 54, was sentenced by M. Douglas Harpool on Wednesday, June 10, to six years in federal prison without parole. […]

Walter Barton Executed

Walter Barton executed for 1991 murder of southwest Missouri woman; pronounced dead at 6:10 pm

At 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, convicted murderer Walter Barton, 64, was pronounced dead at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre. Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 brutal stabbing death of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler of southwest Missouri’s Ozark. His death makes Missouri the first state in the nation […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve drafting ordinance on medical marijuana dispensary

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen Monday evening, on a split vote of three to one, approved drafting a city ordinance reducing the medical marijuana dispensary distance requirement from 1,000 feet to 100 feet from any church, school, or daycare. Board President Carol Walker was the no vote. The vote was taken after online survey results […]

Medical Marijuana

Department of Health and Senior Services settles two medical marijuana facility appeals

The Department of Health and Senior Services has settled two appeals of medical marijuana facility application denials. As a result of these settlements, DHSS will issue one new medical marijuana testing facility license and will exchange an existing medical marijuana dispensary license for a new medical marijuana dispensary license. The new testing facility license will […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Trenton, North Mercer, Princeton and others extend closure dates due to COVID-19

Trenton R-9 School District on Monday announced it will remain closed until Monday, April 27th. In a letter posted to the Trenton R-9 website, Superintendent Mike Stegman says he’s concerned this will not be the last extension but one that is based on current information involving Coronavirus concerns. School officials plan to continue to review […]