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 […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education announces filing dates for April election

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education voted this week to discontinue paying for the preschool program audit. The vote is not to have any impact on the preschool program. Filing dates for the April election were announced as December 17th through January 21st. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports if the Newtown-Harris office is closed, candidates should […]

Not Guilty Plea

Princeton man who gave jail escapee Drake Kately a ride, pleads “Not Guilty”

A Princeton resident accused of giving a ride to a Mercer County Jail escapee waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week. Online court information indicates a plea or trial setting is scheduled for 20-year-old Kenneth Riley Paul Lewis on December 11, 2019, […]

Accident Graphic

Crash in Trenton injures two teenagers, closes Mable Street for repair of utility pole

The Trenton Police Department reports two Trenton teens sustained injuries, and a utility pole broke off at the ground, as a result of a car accident near East 15th and Mable streets on Thursday morning. The driver, 17-year-old Camryn Michele Willey, was reported to have an injury to her left wrist, and passenger 17-year-old Sabastian […]

Jamey Aaron Griffin

Man who shot Trenton police officer, Jasmine Diab, has case continued to December 3rd

The Trenton man accused of wounding Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab in June appeared in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court this week. A representative from the Daviess County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports 39-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin’s case was continued to December 3rd. A motion was made in October for a change of judge […]

Audio: Missouri woman in custody after husband found dead in freezer

A woman from southwest Missouri’s Joplin, who’s charged with abandoning her husband’s corpse after it was found in a freezer, is now in custody. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was charged Wednesday with the abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison.     The discovery was […]

FFDD Steamboat Tour Photo

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled tour Arabia Steamboat Museum

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled of Grundy County participants and volunteers toured the Arabia Steamboat Museum of Kansas City as an educational learning experience. Attendees learned about artifacts salvaged from Arabia, which sank in the Missouri River in 1856. Attendees also ate lunch at Fritz’s at Crown Center and shopped.

Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court has busy docket on Tuesday

Among cases Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, Kyley Culbertson of Trenton pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution stemming from October 26th. On a plea agreement, Culbertson was sentenced to 60 days in the detention center with the execution of the sentence suspended by the court in favor of two years probation. […]