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Extradition paperwork signed to have Drake Kately returned to Missouri

Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman reports extradition was signed on Wednesday for Mercer County Jail escapee 28-year-old Drake Andrew Kately to come back to Missouri. Various media outlets reported the United States Marshal’s Service in Delaware arrested Kately Tuesday after he was found “living off the grid.” Stockman says the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office sent […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department

Trenton man turns himself in to authorities for failing to appear in court

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Trenton man turned himself in on Tuesday on a capias warrant for failure to appear in court and posted 10% bond. Twenty-eight-year-old Steven Kyle Johnson allegedly failed to appear on felony possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. Bond was $5,000, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eric Menconi

Chillicothe School Resource Officer completes “A.L.I.C.E.” Training

Chillicothe School Resource Officer Eric Menconi completed a two-day instructors training program with the ALICE Training Institute last week. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The Chillicothe Police Department explains “the program is dedicated to promoting strategies to improve the chances of survival during a violent critical incident, such as an active […]

Honor Flights to WWII Memorial

Audio: Fifty years later, two Kirksville soldiers surprisingly reunite on an honor flight

Two northern Missouri men who fought side by side in the Vietnam War reunited decades later during a veterans trip to visit the nation’s war memorials. Steve Paulsell, the flight director for Central Missouri Honor Flight, says the Kirksville war heroes did not recognize each other on the trip, but they still remembered a promise […]

Rex Ricketts

Rex Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educators Lifetime Achievement Award

The organizers of the Missouri Livestock Symposium announced that longtime dairy educator and agriculture industry leader Rex Ricketts, of Hallsville, will receive the 2019 Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricketts, University of Missouri professor emeritus of animal sciences, will receive the award at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the 20th annual symposium at William […]

Charges Filed

Additional charge filed against man who escaped from authorities in Maysville on Monday

A defendant in a DeKalb County criminal cost had about one hour of freedom Monday afternoon when he escaped from the Courthouse in Maysville and was captured in Cameron. A report from Cameron Police stated James M. Larue of Cameron escaped from the DeKalb County Courthouse at approximately 1:50 pm. Information from the sheriff’s office […]