Diane Stephanie Byrd

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 […]

Sexual Misconduct

Livingston County Sheriff completes investigation on fraud and sexual misconduct case

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has completed investigations involving potential fraud and alleged sexual misconduct. Sheriff Steve Cox reports the case about potential fraud involves one or more companies in other areas of the state allegedly selling a junk home or homes to people online who have never seen the property. He says photos are […]

Kidnap Abduction Attempt

Chillicothe police respond to attempted kidnapping call

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Graves Street the evening of Friday, September 11th in reference to a report of alleged attempted kidnapping. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports officers found a female subject confused her daughter with a young female in a store. Further investigation showed the female subject was […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years without parole for attempting to entice a minor for illicit sex

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for attempting to entice a minor, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, to engage in criminal sexual activity. Jeffrey Charles Johnson, 52, of Columbia, Missouri was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced […]

Bear Standing on Hill

Missouri Department of Conservation sets proposed bear-hunting framework for future seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved a proposed hunting framework by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for a potential future black bear season in Missouri. The Commission approved the framework at its Sept. 4 open meeting in Jefferson City and is asking for final public input Oct. 16 through Nov. 14. If the season […]

Bust of Annie White Baxter

‘Political trailblazer for women’ inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians

America’s first female county clerk has been inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians. A bronze bust of Annie White Baxter of southwest Missouri’s Carthage joins 47 others in the esteemed hall already showcasing journalist Walter Cronkite, radio host Rush Limbaugh, and the 33rd U.S. President – Harry Truman. They line the third floor of […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

Various reports were given at the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting the evening of Tuesday, August 25th. Several included information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Vice President of Student Affairs Doctor Kristen Alley reported student move-in went well, and precautions were taken. Seventeen students were tested for COVID-19, and all results were negative. […]

Meth Bust

Traffic stop leads to arrest of two women and confiscation of meth by authorities

A traffic stop in Livingston County the morning of Wednesday, August 26th led to the arrest of two women who were allegedly in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine and methamphetamine drug paraphernalia. Sheriff Steve Cox reports 42 year old Rebecca Dawn Kephart and 45 year old Stacy Lynn Crist were charged with felony possession […]

Stop the Human Trafficking

Missouri Attorney General’s office makes changes as to how human trafficking is reported in Missouri

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office is changing how human trafficking is reported in Missouri to help decrease response time and aid cross-jurisdictional cooperation, removing barriers to reporting human trafficking. Instead of using the Missouri-specific hotline, the Attorney General’s Office instead will be using the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and urges citizens of Missouri to also […]