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Audio: Missouri man sentenced to 6 years in prison for stealing hearse with body inside

A man who stole a hearse with a body inside has been sentenced to six years in prison.     Thirty-nine-year-old Brian Schaake admitted he and one other person stole the William Harris Funeral Home hearse from a gas station in north St. Louis County.  The hearse was later recovered with the body inside. Investigators […]

Deadly Accident

Rural Livingston County woman dies after being struck by falling tree

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a deputy responded Saturday to the 4000 block of Livingston County Road 424 because of a person who was injured from a falling tree. An investigation showed a chain saw was being used to cut a tree, and the tree had fallen and struck the 55-year-old victim. Chillicothe Department […]

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Celebration of life announced for Spickard resident Brad Collins

An informal celebration of life for Spickard resident Brad Collins will be on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 2 to 5 pm at the Trenton Rock Barn. Sixty-two-year-old Brad Collins died Saturday in a motorcycle accident. The body is to be cremated. Memorial donations are suggested to funeral expenses in care of the Slater Neal […]

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Spickard resident dies in motorcycle crash on Route C

A resident of Spickard was killed Saturday afternoon at approximately 4 pm while riding his motorcycle on Route C near Spickard. Sixty-Two-year-old Bradley Collins was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Deputy Coroner Steve Tracy at 5:02 pm. The body was transported to the Slater Funeral Home in Trenton. The crash happened […]

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Audio: A former Butler County Coroner and his wife have been arrested for stealing from a funeral home

A former Butler County Coroner and his wife have been arrested for stealing from a funeral home and its investment firm in Poplar bluff.     Andrew T. Moore and his wife, Amanda are accused of stealing from Moore Funeral Home. They’ve both been charged with receiving stolen property between December of 2014 and November […]

Faith Cerinity Richardson

Obituary for Faith Cerinity Richardson

Faith Cerinity Richardson age 17, a resident of Cameron, Missouri passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in Chillicothe, Missouri. Faith was born the daughter of Bobby Sayers on February 14, 2004, in St. Joseph, Missouri.  She attended Cameron High School Cameron, Missouri.  Faith participated in Marching Band and was on the Girls Wrestling team.  […]

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Three Missouri residents indicted for using identities of deceased people to file hundreds of COVID relief claims

Three Missouri residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in a scheme to use the identities of deceased people to file hundreds of false stimulus claims under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Warren W. Watkins, 39, and Marissia Jackson, 25, both of Kansas City, Mo., and Lamar K. Johnson, […]

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Audio: FEMA providing financial aid for some COVID-19-related funerals

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing financial aid for some COVID-19-related funerals in Missouri. Bryon Boka, with FEMA, says the agency is covering up to $9,000 per person. The financial relief is just for people who paid the funeral costs for a loved one without life insurance policies or a prepaid funeral.     […]

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Sullivan County Health Department investigating possible COVID-19 exposure at funeral in Browning

The Sullivan County Health Department is conducting a COVID-19 contact investigation involving a funeral service at the Browning First Baptist Church on August 6. Anyone who attended the funeral service is asked to monitor for symptoms related to possible COVID-19 exposure. Anyone who attended the event and feels they have been exposed should call the […]

Drowning

Unionville man drowns at Thousand Hills State Park

The Highway Patrol reports a Unionville man has drowned at Thousand Hills State Park near Kirksville the afternoon of August 9 after he voluntarily left a pontoon boat in an attempt to rescue another swimmer. Sixty-four-year-old Steven Puckett was taken to the Travis Noe Funeral Home. Puckett went under the water at Forest Lake and did […]

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Sheriff Scott Sherer arrests 18-year-old teenager for burglary at funeral home in Grant City

Worth County authorities investigated a burglary at a funeral home in Grant City, resulting in the arrest of a teen who’s now been charged with two felonies as well as the referral of a minor to juvenile authorities. Eighteen-year-old Cassandra Marie Boner of Grant City is charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree property damage for […]