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Three charged with drug-trafficking conspiracy, agents seize 14 kilos of methamphetamine.

Three men were charged in federal court for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy after federal agents seized 14 kilograms of methamphetamine. Jose Alvarado, 26, Victor Gomez-Rendon, 28, and Enrique Antonio Herrera-Saucedo, 21, were charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri. The federal criminal complaint alleges that […]

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FBI seeking individual who may have information regarding the identity of a child sexual assault victim

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown female who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation. Photographs and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as Jane Doe 37, are being […]

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Lawsuit filed in connection with incident at Chillicothe Correctional Center

Another lawsuit has been filed against a former employee of a company contracted for services at the Chillicothe Correctional Center who previously pleaded guilty to felony sexual conduct with a prisoner. The Kansas City Star reports the lawsuit alleges that John Thomas Dunn sexually assaulted 49-year-old Teresa Ketner after she sought counseling at the correctional […]

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Trenton Police Department reports on nuisances filed in 2019

The Trenton Police Department reports 296 nuisance incidents have been filed so far in 2019. A Nuisance Summary shows the greatest number of incidents filed involve grass and weeds with 139. There have been 101 regarding trash and debris, 32 involving open storage of a disabled vehicle, and 24 regarding an unregistered vehicle. Twenty-nine of […]

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Gilman City Board of Education will continue to pay 100% of employee health insurance premiums

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education has approved continuing to pay 100% of employees’ health insurance for a deductible of $5,000. Bookkeeper Tori Wideman reports the district will pay $452.03 per employee, which is a 52 cent increase from last year. Employees have an option for a buy-up plan with a deductible of $3,000 […]

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Evergy customers to see slight increase in monthly bill

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application filed by Evergy Missouri West, Incorporated to adjust the renewable energy standard rate adjustment mechanism charge. The charge currently appears as a separate item on customers’ monthly electric bills and is designed to recover costs associated with Missouri’s Renewable Energy Standard. A residential customer using 1,000 […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees tackles lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Homecoming candidates were announced during the NCMC Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday evening. Vice President for Student Affairs Kristen Alley said the king candidates are Andrew George of Canton from the Baptist Student Union, Cash Miller of Warsaw from Phi Theta Kappa, Gregoor Moesker of Curacao from the International […]

Twenty defendants charged with distributing heroin/fentanyl in Missouri

Twenty defendants have been charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Many of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated law enforcement sweep that began Thursday, November 14 and continued into the weekend, after five criminal complaints were filed under seal on […]

Drug Trafficking

Additional charges filed against former Kansas City Chiefs player, more defendants in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Additional charges have been filed against a former Kansas City Chiefs football player and eight co-defendants for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that operated primarily in Eastern Jackson County. Saousoalii P. Siavii Jr., also known as “Junior,” 41, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a nine-count superseding indictment returned under seal by a federal […]

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Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves property and liability insurance cost

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education this week approved insurance to be provided by the Missouri United School Insurance Council for 2020. Superintendent Phil Fox reports the property and liability insurance will cost $36,206, which is up about $650 from 2019. Updates were approved to the District Wellness Plan involving personnel changes. The board […]