Man in jail behind bars (Prison)

Effort to stop charging 17-year-olds as adults has stalled in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Khadijah Wilson had a bully during her junior year at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles. She told her principal and teachers about the name-calling, and how the other girl constantly threatened to beat her up. But no one intervened. It went on for several months.  “I reported it more […]

Domestic Violence

Wheeling man charged with domestic assault after threatening to kill woman, children and family

A Wheeling man accused of holding a woman against her will and threatening to kill her, her children, and her family has been charged in Caldwell County with the felonies of domestic assault—first degree and kidnapping—second degree. Thirty-two-year-old Tye Joseph Evans’s bond is $25,000 cash only with special conditions for bond supervision by Supervision Services […]

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Audio: Woman charged with 2nd degree murder in Missouri has been extradited from California.

A woman charged in the murder of her ex-husband and his girlfriend has been extradited to Greene County from the California jail where she had been held.     Twenty-seven-year-old Theresa Cox is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and two counts of armed criminal action in connection with the deaths of Alexander Chute and […]

Rollover Accident

Gallatin teenager hospitalized after losing control on snow and ice-covered roadway

A Gallatin teenager was taken to the hospital Monday morning after the vehicle she was driving went out of control, then overturned on a snow and ice-covered lettered route five miles southwest of Gallatin. The 16-year-old girl received moderate injuries and was transported by Daviess County EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The 1998 Ford Ranger […]

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Seven injured, including children and infant, in crash on Interstate 35 north of Pattonsburg

Seven people from Texas, including five children, were injured when the van they occupied was hit by a large truck. The crash occurred on Sunday morning in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 about seven miles north of Pattonsburg. The highway patrol said the Volvo Truck driven by 51-year-old Haysam Elkott of Temple Terrace, Florida […]

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Two injured, including 8-year-old girl, in crash on Highway 24

The Highway Patrol reports two Brookfield residents sustained minor injuries when the pickup truck in which they traveled overtook and struck a car in Carroll County on Thursday morning, December 31st. The driver of the pickup, 40-year-old Randall Reams, and an eight-year-old girl, were transported by emergency medical services to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in […]

Crime and Courts

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, December 22, 2020

A former Trenton police officer will continue to be held in jail without bond on felony charges of statutory rape in the second degree. 25-year-old Michael Wilson appeared Tuesday in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Wilson told the court he has retained his own attorney for the case. A public defender, […]

Death Investigation

Audio: A 4 year old girl has died after being beaten in Benton County

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office in central Missouri is investigating a four-year-old child’s death on Sunday morning.     Investigators say the child had been beaten, along with two others who survived. The four-year-old girl died in Cole Camp, Missouri. According to the sheriff’s office, the father told authorities his daughter “had been beaten, submerged […]