18-Wheel Semi Trailer Truck or Big Rig

Trucking industry still looking for more Missouri drivers

COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the importance of many Missouri industries, including those sitting behind the wheel of big rigs. Dave Pfiffner, the director of the Des Moines Area Community College Transportation Institute, says truckers have been going the distance to try and get essential items to consumers. “There were shortages of a lot […]

Diane Stephanie Byrd

Woman arrested after high-speed chase through three counties pleads “Not Guilty”

A Saint Louis woman entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday, September 17th after her arrest Wednesday, September 16th in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephanie Diane Byrd has been charged with felony resisting […]

Charges Filed

Two from Kansas City charged after high-speed pursuit and manhunt in Clinton County

A man from Kansas City, Missouri, and a woman from Kansas City, Kansas face charges in Clinton County following what the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office called a pursuit and manhunt that ended in Wallace State Park. Online court information shows 28-year-old Tony Joe Grado has been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man charged with illegal firearms, drug trafficking

A Missouri man was charged in federal court with illegally possessing firearms and with drug trafficking after twice leading officers on high-speed vehicle pursuits. Charles V. Bai, 27, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a three-count criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City. The federal criminal complaint charges Bai with two […]

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 […]

Matthew Ryan Rouner

Adopted son of Jameson couple charged after fire destroys home on May 31

A man described as homeless has been charged in Daviess County with multiple felonies after a house fire at the home of his adopted parents in Jameson. Matthew Rouner faces charges of stealing, motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and prior stealing offender, burglary, second degree, and three counts of stealing, firearm/explosive weapon/ammonium nitrate. He also faces misdemeanor stealing. […]