Child Sex Crimes

Former Missouri middle school teacher pleads guilty to enticing a minor for sex

A former Joplin, Missouri, middle school teacher has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to enticing one of her students to engage in illicit sex. Amanda Ruth Schweitzer, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Tuesday, June 16, to enticing a minor for illegal sexual activity.  Schweitzer was a […]

Governor Mike Parson

Missouri to fully reopen on June 16th as the state enters Phase 2 of “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan

Pending expiration of Phase 1 on June 15, Governor Mike Parson announced today that Missouri will fully reopen and enter Phase 2 of its “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  “It is truly incredible to think about how far Missouri has come since March. At that time, no one knew what […]

Police brutality

Missouri Congressman introduces legislation intended to prevent police brutality

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay and a chorus of other lawmakers have introduced sweeping legislation designed to crack down on police brutality problems. Clay, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Black Caucus, want to reign in on police using deadly force and want to require an independent prosecutor for all police killings. Clay, […]

Grand River Multipurpose Center

Grand River Multipurpose Center in Chillicothe reopens with restrictions

The Grand River Multipurpose Center in Chillicothe reopened this week for congregate meals. Lunch is served from 11 o’clock to 12:30. The Grand River Multipurpose Center is following recommendations from local health and fire departments. That includes practicing social distancing, hand sanitizing, and limiting to 25% occupancy. Home delivered meals will continue to be delivered […]

New case of COVID-19 reported in Harrison County

The Harrison County Health Department reports its seventh positive case of COVID-19 is a male in his 30s. Close contacts are being contacted. The Harrison County Health Department urges the public to take precautions, including practicing good hygiene, social distancing, and limiting in-person interactions. Individuals who are sick, especially with a fever, cough, or shortness […]

Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley: “The meatpacking industry has become too consolidated”

Missouri’s junior senator says four companies process 85 percent of all beef in the United States, and he’s calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch an antitrust investigation into the meatpacking industry. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley made his comments during a Wednesday interview with Missourinet, saying farmers need help. He says Missouri farmers […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Sullivan County Health Department confirms first positive case of COVID-19

The Sullivan County Health Department confirms the first positive case of COVID-19 in the county. The health department reports a private laboratory tested the specimen, and the person is practicing self-isolation to decrease the risk of exposing others. No other information about the patient will be provided to maintain confidentiality. The Sullivan County Health Department […]

Stay At Home Order with black and yellow caution stripes

Stay-At-Home Order: What you can and cannot do during the Missouri Governor’s directive

To further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Missouri, Governor Parson directed Dr. Randall Williams, Director of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to issue a Stay at Home Order which is effective April 6, 2020. This Order directs all Missourians to avoid leaving their residences unless necessary and to practice social distancing when […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Rural Housing Service Single-Family Housing Effective March 19, borrowers with USDA single-family housing Direct […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton Police Department adopts procedural changes in response to COVID-19

The Trenton Police Department continues to expand operational plans to ensure that they can provide policing services to the community. In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Trenton Police Department has established several procedural changes. These changes will adhere to the Center of Disease Control guidelines due to the growing concerns as this virus […]