Allison Deann Derwinis

Bethany woman who worked at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin charged with felony stealing of drugs

A nurse at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin accused of stealing drugs from the facility faces multiple charges. Twenty-seven-year-old Allison Deann Derwinis of Bethany has been charged, between three cases, with two counts of felony stealing—controlled substance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one count each of forgery and harassment. […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approve school calendar update, policy involving law enforcement not approved

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on Tuesday evening, October 13th approved, on a split vote of six to one, a school calendar update involving converting student days to all staff workdays. Board Member Corey Leeper was the only opposing vote. Students will not be in class on October 26th and December 7th, but staff […]

Assault News Graphic

California man charged with felony assault after threatening niece in Bethany

A California man has been charged in Harrison County with felony harassment—first degree after allegedly threatening his niece in Bethany. Bond for 39-year-old Robert Scott of Yucca Valley, California is $15,000 cash only, no 10% allowed. A probable cause affidavit from Bethany Police Officer Aaron Parkhurst says the niece told law enforcement Scott believes she […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves tuition rate, minor updates to policies, regulations and forms

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education Tuesday, September 15th approved increasing substitute pay from $70 per day to $75 per day. Substitute teachers were also approved. The tuition rate was approved at$13,500 per year, along with other items that included the 2020-2021 testing calendar, after school contracts, the Local Compliance Statement, and hiring Sally Schroeder […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Rural Missouri prosecutor: victim tampering “happens everywhere, even in little Johnson County”

Legislation that increases penalties for witness and victim tampering will go to the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on Monday, after being approved by the Judiciary Committee on a 17-0 vote this week. The prosecutor in western Missouri’s Johnson County traveled from Warrensburg to Jefferson City to testify for the bill, saying that witness […]

Burglary Graphic

New Cambria man facing burglary and theft charges in Linn County

A New Cambria man faces several felony charges in Linn County after an alleged incident in Meadville Saturday, August 1st. Forty-three-year-old Richard Neal Elam has been charged with burglary—second degree, harassment—first degree, and stealing—firearm, explosive weapon, or ammonium nitrate. He has also been charged with misdemeanor assault—fourth degree. An arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday, August […]

Audio: Pettis County Sheriff writes open letter to citizens about threats made against officers and a child

Protesters held signs Thursday night in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia to show their support for a 25-year-old woman killed last weekend by a Pettis County deputy. Hannah Fizer of Sedalia was shot to death after allegedly threatening to shoot the officer, but a gun was not found in her vehicle. Don Hockaday, a protest organizer, says […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Trenton man facing weapons charges scheduled for May 26th court appearance

Trenton resident Arron Franklin Waldrep is scheduled for an appearance May 26th in Grundy County circuit court after being charged this past weekend with one felony, unlawful use of a weapon and two misdemeanor counts. Bond is $15,000 in cash. The Grundy County’s Prosecuting Attorney accuses Waldrep early on Saturday, May 16, 2020, of exhibiting […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton police arrest two on tampering, property damage and probation violation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on Wednesday of a Trenton man on tampering and property damage charges and a Trenton woman on a probation violation. Twenty-two-year-old Jonah Newman has been charged with the felonies of first degree tampering with a motor vehicle and first-degree property damage. His bond is $10,000 cash only, […]