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Mexican national who illegally entered the U.S. seven times pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Mexican national who has illegally entered the United States at least seven times pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Armando Quintana-Galaz, 37, a citizen of Mexico residing in Springfield, pleaded guilty […]

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FBI seeking individual who may have information regarding the identity of child sexual assault victim

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation. Photographs and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 41, are being disseminated […]

Medicare

Free informational sessions on Medicare to be held at Grand River Multipurpose Center

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program CLAIM (Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri) will present information on Medicare at the Grand River Multipurpose Center in Chillicothe. Those on Medicare or getting ready to go on Medicare or disability are encouraged to attend the free informational sessions September 25th. Caregivers, relatives, friends, and neighbors of […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron High School teacher pleads guilty to using hidden camera to produce child pornography

 A former Cameron, Missouri, high school teacher pleaded guilty in federal court to secretly recording pornographic videos of a teenage victim in his bathroom and admitted to secretly recording pornographic videos of two other teenage victims. William Derek Williams, 39, of Cameron, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to producing child pornography. […]

Heartland Grant Foundation Website

Heartland Foundation “CollaborACTION Grant” applications now open

Heartland Foundation is now accepting proposals for 2020 CollaborACTION grant funding. CollaborACTION grants help support collaborative solutions which are designed to champion new innovations that have the potential to impact education levels, character development and/or workforce skills. Innovative project proposals need to be a collaboration between two or more partnering organizations. Projects may focus on […]

Gary McKinney

Former Joplin police officer pleads guilty to child pornography

 A former Joplin, Mo., police officer pleaded guilty in federal court to receiving and distributing child pornography. Gary McKinney, 43, of Joplin, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charge contained in an Oct. 24, 2018, federal indictment. McKinney was an officer with the Joplin Police Department for about seven years […]