Convicted

Jury convicts two former corrections officers in Missouri of assaulting an Inmate

Two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been convicted by a federal jury of physically assaulting an inmate in violation of his constitutional protection against unreasonable force. “These corrections officers abused their authority by physically assaulting an inmate,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison. “Our Constitution protects every citizen from the use […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Fatal Fire

47-year-old Livingston County man dies in Friday night fire

Chillicothe Fire Department Chief Eric Reeter reports human remains were found in the debris of a single-wide trailer that burned Friday night in rural Livingston County. Firefighters were dispatched shortly after 9 o’clock to 9803 Livingston County Road 228 and discovered a single wide trailer fully involved in fire. Reeter said the blaze was extinguished, and […]

Kenneth Wykert

Maysville man appears in court on charges of murder and corpse abandonment

A Maysville man appeared in the Associate Division of DeKalb County Circuit Court this week on felony charges of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse. Kenneth Wykert’s case was bound over to Division One with an arraignment scheduled for October 22, 2019. Wykert was previously identified as the boyfriend of 23-year-old Leah Dawson of […]

Child Sex Crimes

Missouri man pleads guilty to transporting a minor for illegal sexual activity

A Carl Junction, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting a Kansas minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity. Nathan Roger Belcher, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Missouri man who tried to run woman off the road sentenced to 6-years for illegally possessing firearm

A Columbia, Missouri, man who tried to run a woman off the road and chased her into the police station, was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Daleron Michael Monroe, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to six years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered the […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council adopts three ordinances, accepts four bids

Three ordinances were adopted and four bids were accepted during Monday nights meeting of the Trenton City Council. All votes were unanimous among the 8 members. Boone Construction Company of Columbia received formal approval for the 17th Street Bridge replacement project. The company is to be paid $2,339,736.00. Funding comes from the city of Trenton […]

Individual Vaping

Authorities report first vaping associated death in Missouri – eighth nationally

A Missouri man in his mid-40s died this week at Mercy Hospital St. Louis due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. This is the first vaping-related death in Missouri and the eighth nationwide. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concluded it was a vaping-related lung injury after lung samples were taken […]

Cass County Sheriff Deputy Crash

High-speed chase in Cass County results in crash; deputy hospitalized after vehicle catches fire

Around 11:45 pm Monday night Cass County Deputies stopped a grey 2003 Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation on S. Prospect near E. 155th Street. When the deputies approached the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed. During the brief chase, the suspect vehicle and deputy’s vehicle went off the roadway at […]

Terror Threat

Student who made terrorist threat at Cameron High School identified

The Cameron Police Department reports it made an arrest in reference to a possible threat at the Cameron High School on Tuesday. Cameron R-1 School District Superintendent Matt Robinson says a high school student was arrested after students heard him verbally threaten violence. The police responded to the school and working with school officials made […]