Animal Abuse

Missouri Attorney General shuts down dog breeder due to animals being kept in cruel conditions

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his office has filed a lawsuit, citing violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA), and obtained a temporary restraining order against Cornerstone Farms, a dog breeding company operated by Debra Ritter and located in Curryville, Missouri. This case was referred to the Attorney General’s Office by the Missouri Department of […]

Police Chase

McFall man facing multiple charges following high-speed pursuit in Harrison and Daviess Counties

A McFall man facing several charges after an alleged pursuit in Harrison and Daviess counties earlier this month voluntarily waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Harrison County on Wednesday. Online court information shows William Stanley Perkins’s case was certified to Division One, and arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd. He has […]

Drug busted

Mooresville woman arrested on drug allegations

An investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Chillicothe Police Department led to the arrest of a Mooresville woman Wednesday on drug-related allegations. Officers arrested 48-year-old Amy Nieman on the alleged felonies of possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance—scheduled prescription medication. A report is to be submitted to Livingston […]

Charges Filed

Charges filed in Harrison County against McFall man following police pursuit

Charges have been filed in Harrison County against a McFall man following an alleged pursuit in Harrison and Daviess counties, single-vehicle accident, and arrest by the Highway Patrol Wednesday night. Online court information shows 49-year-old William Stanley Perkins has been charged with the felonies of first degree tampering with a motor vehicle; resisting arrest, detention, […]

Meth Bust

Vehicle stop in Chillicothe results in driver arrest for methamphetamine

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a vehicle stop in the 200 block of Second Street in Chillicothe resulted in a meth bust and the arrest of the driver. Forty-eight-year-old Barry Cooper of Chillicothe has been charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance except for 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. […]

Deadly Accident

Woman killed after falling from window of moving vehicle; driver accused of manslaughter and DWI

A Lawson woman was killed late Friday night when she fell from a car and was struck by the vehicle. Thirty-eight-year-old Misty Newell was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident northeast of Excelsior Springs on Route Y. Newell was improperly riding on the vehicle, fell out of a passenger side window, and was […]

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 […]

Smithville Fire Protection District Website

Missouri State Auditor issues follow-up report on Smithville Area Fire Protection District

A follow-up report by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows the Smithville Area Fire Protection District has made progress to implement many of the recommendations of a 2018 audit. The citizen-requested audit highlighted improper incentive payments to employees, questionable credit card and travel expenditures, and poor planning for the construction of a fire station by the […]