Sex Trafficking

Missouri Attorney General launches new initiative to combat human trafficking in illicit massage businesses

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced earlier today a new, first of its kind initiative to combat instances of human trafficking by targeting illicit massage businesses across the state. The Hope Initiative targets illicit massage businesses that may be engaging in human trafficking and advertising on illicit websites while posing as a legitimate business. The initiative’s […]

Shots Fired

Man charged in connection with shots fired at Budget Host Motel in Kirksville

A Georgia man has been charged in Adair County following Kirksville police responding to the Budget Host Motel the morning of Saturday, October 17th in reference to a report of gunshots fired. Online court information shows 32-year-old Markeyon Ricardo Rogers of Columbus, Georgia faces the felonies of unlawful use of a weapon—while intoxicated—loaded weapon and […]

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More details released regarding Texas man’s suicide in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office has made progress with a suicide investigation from Tuesday, October 13th involving a man from Texas. Law enforcement has learned the man, who was previously identified as a military veteran, had been residing in Chillicothe with another person. The man was previously thought to be homeless. The […]

Operation Legend 2020

U.S. Attorney General: Since Operation Legend, St. Louis murder rate has declined by 49%

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has announced in St. Louis that a federal operation has led to the arrests of more than 650 suspects – 34 of which are accused of murder. The federal effort, called Operation Legend, is named after a four-year-old Kansas City boy killed over the summer while sleeping. The St. Louis […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 35 years for illegal firearms and stalking

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms, including purchasing firearms advertised on the internet, and of stalking two female victims associated with massage parlors in Kansas. “This armed and dangerous criminal, with a history of stalking and violence toward women, will spend the rest of his life in prison,” said […]

Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Public safety medals awarded to area residents for assisting Trenton police officer Jasmine Diab

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to 11 first responders and six civilians the morning of Tuesday, October 13th for heroic and life-saving actions during 2019. Recipients of the Public Safety Civilian Award were Jason Gamm, Rick Shannon, and Wesley Teague. The Trenton Police Department nominated them for their action when Officer Jasmine […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to hold wingshooting workshop near Kirksville

The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold a free basic shotgun wingshooting workshop near Kirksville. Hunters at least 14 years old are invited to the program outside at the Big Creek Conservation Area October 27th at 4:30. The workshop will help new shooters and migratory and upland bird hunters improve their hunting skills. Topics to […]

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Missouri’s governor releases $133 million in funding; says he’d pardon the McCloskeys

Missouri’s governor has announced that he is releasing about $133 million in funding that was previously withheld, saying the state’s unemployment rate has improved and state revenues outpaced expectations. Governor Mike Parson (R) made the announcement Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson City while addressing Capitol reporters. He’s releasing $95 million in CARES Act funding and $40 million […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council votes to forbid parking on the east side of Hickory Street

The Princeton City Council voted Monday evening, October 5th to not allow parking on the east side of Hickory Street between Main and Hickland streets. That is according to City Clerk Corey Willett, who notes former City Clerk Danette Snapp was taken off bank signature cards. New Deputy City Clerk Lisa Colson was added to […]