Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police respond to multiple incidents, including discharge of a firearm which caused injury

The Chillicothe Police responded to multiple incidents on December 2nd. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports officers responded to the Park Center Shopping Center for a one-vehicle minor injury crash. A vehicle had struck a pillar to a building. The driver reportedly refused transport by ambulance. Sampsel says the driver attempted to park, and the […]

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Princeton man facing felony assault and peace disturbance charges for incident on the Princeton square

The Mercer County Sheriff reports an individual allegedly waving a pipe and threatening people sent officers to the west side of the Princeton square on Friday night. Officers with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol detained a male. The sheriff’s office said further investigation revealed that an assault had occurred. The […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Missouri Department of Conservation reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 187,967

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 187,967 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 13-23. Of the 187,967 deer harvested, 101,501 were antlered bucks, 16,435 were button bucks, and 70,031 were does. The top harvest counties in the state were Franklin with […]

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Audio: A former Butler County Coroner and his wife have been arrested for stealing from a funeral home

A former Butler County Coroner and his wife have been arrested for stealing from a funeral home and its investment firm in Poplar bluff.     Andrew T. Moore and his wife, Amanda are accused of stealing from Moore Funeral Home. They’ve both been charged with receiving stolen property between December of 2014 and November […]

Terror Threat

Incident at Brookfield Walmart results in charge of terrorist threat

A Kansas City man has been charged in Linn County with first-degree terrorist threat after an alleged incident at the Walmart in Brookfield on November 17. Forty-two-year-old Brent Eric Bloss pleaded not guilty on November 19 with a bond hearing scheduled for November 24. A probable cause statement accuses Bloss of yelling obscenities, threatening customers, […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years in prison for illegal firearms

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase from Bolivar, Mo., to Springfield, Mo. Milton W. Sparks, 38, of Aurora, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On April 15, 2021, Sparks […]

Marceline man facing four sex-related felony charges involving girl younger than 14

A Marceline man faces four sex-related felony charges after four alleged separate incidents in May and June 2018 involving a girl younger than 14 years of age. Forty-three-year-old James Thurston has been charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy involving deviate sexual intercourse. In […]

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Vehicle involved in crash at Farmers State Bank in Trenton leaves the scene

The Trenton Police Department has provided information on a crash at Farmers State Bank in which a vehicle struck a concrete barrier and allegedly left the scene. It is believed the crash happened sometime between the evening of November 5 and the morning of November 6. Lieutenant Larry Smith reports the vehicle traveled north on […]

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Missouri to provide credit monitoring for teachers after reporter found security flaw

(Missouri Independent) – Nearly a month after a reporter identified a security flaw in a state website that exposed teachers’ social security numbers, the state announced Wednesday it was offering a year of credit monitoring services to hundreds of thousands of teachers whose personal information was put at risk According to the Department of Elementary […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen hold discussion on employee retirement system; police department to organize “Toys for Tots” program

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on November 8, 2021, discussed the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System. The various retirement options with the program were discussed. Administrator Lance Rains provided a report with the annual costs for the LAGERS program for the City of Albany for the last 10 years. Alderman Carl McBee moved to join […]

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Unusual incident in Chillicothe on Halloween results in arrest

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released information about an incident the night of October 31, 2021, which resulted in a man being taken into custody. Cox reports Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki were leaving the sheriff’s office side of the law enforcement center in Chillicothe when the deputy observed a person wearing a […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Court news for Thursday, November 4, 2021 in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Prison sentences were issued on four defendants Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. At a probation violation hearing, evidence was presented and the court found that Juan Gallegos of Spickard had violated conditions of probation. Gallegos was sentenced to eight years with the Missouri Department of Corrections on each of two counts […]

Sex Offender

Four sex offenders found violating regulations on Halloween night in Trenton

The Trenton Police Department checked residences of sex offenders on Halloween night to ensure all were compliant with the regulations a sex offender is required to adhere to. The law requires offenders to avoid all Halloween-related contact with children and stay inside their homes between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Offenders are […]

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Audio: Higher incidents of speeding and driving aggressively are a problem as traffic reaches pre-pandemic levels

Missouri’s traffic volume has almost reached pre-pandemic levels again but higher incidents of speeding and driving aggressively are still a problem. Jon Nelson, with the Missouri Department of Transportation, says drivers began to take advantage of the traffic decline during the earlier days of the pandemic.     When you throw in other aggressive driving […]

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Smithfield withdraws request for CAFO permits environmentalists criticized as too lax

(Missouri Independent) – The global meat producer operating some of Missouri’s largest industrial hog operations has withdrawn requests to convert 10 of its permits to what environmental groups say would be more lenient ones. Smithfield Foods Inc., which has a history of environmental violations in Missouri, operates some of the largest concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, in the […]

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Trenton resident accused of property damage by spray paint waives preliminary hearing

A Trenton resident, accused of spray painting incidents this summer, has waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Aaron Zackary Wolf-Moffett is charged with two counts of first-degree property damage on July 5 at an NCMC baseball facility and a Carquest storage unit. Wolf-Moffett also is charged with a […]

Charges Filed

Bethany man facing charges of property damage and assault after incident at Harrison County Community Hospital

A Bethany man faces charges after an alleged incident at the Harrison County Community Hospital of Bethany on October 22, 2021. Thirty-two-year-old Jay Ronald Rasmussen has been charged with felony first degree property damage and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault involving special victims. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only, and a bond hearing is scheduled for […]