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Missouri man sentenced to 14 years in prison without parole for meth conspiracy

A Sparta, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for leading a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Christian County, Mo. Travis W. Robinson, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 14 years in federal prison without parole. On March 11, 2020, Robinson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute […]

Coronavirus

Missouri partners with Washington University for roll out of new COVID-19 saliva tests

The state of Missouri is working with Washington University in St. Louis to offer its new COVID-19 saliva test statewide soon. Officials reportedly hope to launch the tests later this month or in October. During a press conference in St. Louis, Missouri Economic Development Department Director Rob Dixon says the state is working alongside the […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Update: Trenton R-9 Superintendent releases update on COVID-19 quarantined individuals within district

The Trenton R-9 School District has released an update on its schools, staff, and students in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Mike Stegman reports there have been three cases where the district had a positive Coronavirus event within classrooms. Therefore, three classes of students are deemed to be close contacts and have a directive […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police arrest subject on two active felony warrants following foot pursuit

Chillicothe Police Sergeant Curtis Hayes reports officers arrested a subject the morning of Tuesday, September 1st on two active Livingston County felony warrants for burglary and theft. The arrest allegedly followed a foot pursuit in the 1300 block of North Washington Street. The subject was processed at the police department and transported to the Daviess […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District and Pleasant View R-6 report uptick in student enrollments

Classes began Wednesday, August 26th for more area school districts. Trenton R-9 reports an opening day enrollment of 1,093 in kindergarten through 12th grade, which is up by 24 from last year’s first day. One thousand thirty-two students are attending in person. Sixty-one are attending classes virtually, which is about five and a half percent […]

Arrest

Excelsior Springs man arrested after failing to appear in Grundy County

An Excelsior Springs resident has been arrested after failing to appear in Grundy County Circuit Court last Thursday. Nineteen-year-old Desmond Alexander Calton is scheduled for the September 10th docket of circuit court. Bond has been set at $750 cash Calton’s original charge is assault in the fourth degree, allegedly causing physical injury to another person […]

Court News

Six face judge in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

A Trenton man, James Irving Lewellen, has waived a preliminary hearing on a felony charge of driving while revoked or suspended May 14th. Lewellen’s case was bound over to the docket tomorrow in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Two defendants, with addresses listed as Lexington, have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of endangering […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County enrollment figures on first day of school decline compared to last year

Tuesday, August 11th was the first day of classes for the school year at Jamesport Tri-County. Total enrollment for preschool through 12th grade was 171. That is down 12 from last year’s opening day. The biggest class at Jamesport Tri-County is the 11th grade with 21 students. The smallest is fourth grade with five.