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Missouri State Auditor finds a lack of transparency in how Jackson County spent taxpayer dollars

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of Jackson County government that found a lack of transparency in how the county spent millions of taxpayer dollars on legal, lobbying, and other professional services. The audit identified $2.7 million in contracts that were not competitively bid and another $1.3 million in contracts that went years […]

Crime and Courts

Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, two defendants have waived preliminary hearings on unrelated charges. Duane Ernest Harding of Trenton is charged with driving while intoxicated – habitual offender as of July 11th. James Dale Coss of Cainsville is charged in Grundy County with delivering of a controlled substance or […]

Fatal Crash

Husband and wife killed in crash when drunk driver crosses centerline colliding head-on

The highway patrol reports a northwest Missouri couple was killed in a two-vehicle crash five miles north of Savannah. Sixty-nine-year-old Danny Donahoo and his wife, 68-year-old Diane Donahoo, both of Rosendale, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Andrew County Coroner. The bodies were taken to the Meierhoffer Funeral Home. The driver of a […]

Lawsuit

Federal lawsuit filed in response to Missouri’s remote voting law

A new federal lawsuit asks a judge to make Missouri’s mail-in voting process easier in an effort to avoid excluding some voters from the November election – and during the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, Missouri Faith Voices, and other groups are involved in the […]

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High-speed pursuit starting in Carroll County ends in Linn County with arrest of St. Louis woman

A St. Louis woman was arrested in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit on Wednesday afternoon that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was notified about 3:30 regarding a Carroll County deputy attempting to stop a northbound white-colored SUV that was reportedly driving in excess of 100 […]

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Worth County investigation closes as body of deceased Grant City woman is located

The Worth County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces a missing person investigation has come to a close. Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison reports that the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of the location of the deceased, Melissa Lynn Chapman, the evening of Monday, September 14th. An ongoing homicide investigation continues. Law enforcement assisting includes […]

Arrest

Authorities report several individuals arrested on unrelated charges

Several defendants have been arrested on unrelated charges with dates for court appearances scheduled in Trenton. Thirty-year-old Sarah Dawn Harding of Trenton has been charged with felony stealing.  Bond is $10,000 cash with an appearance in the associate division on September 22nd. The warrant accuses Sarah Harding of appropriating a credit device August 7th that […]

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Two injured in crash on Brunswick Street in Chillicothe

Assistant Chillicothe Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports two drivers sustained injuries in a two-vehicle head-on traffic crash in the 500 block of Brunswick Street the night of Friday, September 11th. Emergency medical services transported one of the drivers for treatment. The northbound vehicle allegedly crossed into the path of the southbound vehicle before the crash. […]