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Missouri man who pointed pistol at police officer during foot chase sentenced to 9 years in prison

A Springfield, Missouri, man who pointed a loaded pistol at police officers during a car and foot chase was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Matthew D. Billingslea, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 11, 2019, Billingslea pleaded […]

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17 defendants indicted for $10 million conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilos of methamphetamine

A total of 17 defendants, primarily from the Kansas City metropolitan area, have been indicted for their roles in a nearly $10 million conspiracy to distribute almost 1,000 kilograms of methamphetamine. Fahrudin F. Fejzic, also known as “Frank,” 48, Steven M. Lyons, also known as “Pops,” 60, Shelly Marie Exton, 38, Mary L. Corona, 38, […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man sentenced to 15-years for drug trafficking, illegal firearm

A Purdy, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm. Guadalupe Urbina-Rodriguez, 71, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Urbina-Rodriguez was found guilty at trial on March 26, 2019, of possessing methamphetamine to distribute, possessing […]

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Trenton teen swerves to miss animal in roadway, car ends up in front yard of residential home

Trenton Police and other first responders went to the scene last night in eastern Trenton where a car had driven over a retaining wall on private property. The single-vehicle accident happened on Iowa Boulevard south of 10th Street. Police report 19-year-old Shayla Dawn Woodside of Trenton was driving a car southbound on Iowa Boulevard when […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustments approve requests

The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustments approved requests Monday night. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request from Todd Grooms in care of Tim and Laura Bland for a conditional use permit to allow for existing business to be converted into a single-family dwelling at 1242 Tinsman Avenue. Trenton […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustments to convene at City Hall

The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission holds a public hearing tonight regarding a request for a conditional use permit, and the Board of Adjustments holds a hearing concerning a variance request. The conditional use permit would allow an existing business to be converted to a single family dwelling at 1242 Tinsman Avenue. The request is […]