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Kirksville woman injured in Saturday evening crash; driver accused of DWI

A Kirksville resident was hurt Saturday evening when a car went off a road and hit a fence west of Kirksville. Thirty-six-year-old Ann Stafford was taken by private vehicle to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with minor injuries. Stafford was a passenger in a car driven by 32-year-old Dustin Shelton of Kirksville who was […]

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Three separate indictments handed down in Harrison County involving murder, assault and sex crimes involving a child

Grand jury indictments were filed in Harrison County this week on three men. Forty-one-year-old Travis William Gilliland of Ridgeway has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Bail was set at $250,000 for all counts. A probable cause affidavit accused Gilliland of shooting and killing Lynn Trammell in March. Fifty-eight-year-old Stephen Marshall of […]

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Grundy County Law Enforcement Center reports the arrest of two individuals

The Trenton Police Department arrested a Trenton resident on March 24th on a capias warrant on an alleged probation violation and a Kansas City resident on March 23rd. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports 45-year-old Tonya Baumgartner violated her probation on original charges of felony driving while intoxicated involving physical injury and misdemeanor operating a […]

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Former corrections official indicted for sexually assaulting a dozen female inmates while serving as a nurse

A federal indictment was unsealed in Portland, Oregon, charging a former Oregon Department of Corrections employee with sexually assaulting a dozen female inmates while serving as a nurse at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only women’s prison. Tony Daniel Klein, 37, of Clackamas County, Oregon, is charged with 21 counts of depriving the victims […]

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Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday, March 10, 2022

Among cases Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court: Trenton resident Kyle Ray Graves pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance/synthetic cannabinoid. Two other counts were dismissed. Graves was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections with the term to be consecutive to any other […]

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Trenton man faces weapons charge after allegedly shooting individual in the leg

A Trenton man faces multiple felonies after he allegedly shot someone in the leg at a residence in Brimson on February 11th. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 32-year-old Aaron Zackary Wolf-Moffett has been charged with second-degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm by a dangerous felon, and two counts of first-degree […]

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Grand jury indicts Missouri woman linked to fentanyl overdose investigation

On February 16, 2022, a federal grand jury indicted Chuny Ann Reed, age 46, for distribution of crack cocaine (cocaine base) and fentanyl, and distribution of cocaine base and fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury to another person.  These charges were a result of an investigation that began after a series of fatal overdoses that […]

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Trenton man arrested after allegedly striking his wife in the face with a flashlight

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports a Trenton man has been arrested after an alleged incident on January 30th in which he hit a family member. The Trenton Police Department arrested 41-year-old Adam Marcus Sager on February 9th. Sager has been charged with the felonies of second-degree domestic assault and first-degree endangering the welfare of […]

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Two from Trenton arrested: One on protection order violation and the other on probation violation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on February 8 of a Trenton resident on a protection order violation and another on a capias warrant on a probation violation. Forty-four-year-old James Robert Anderson was charged with a misdemeanor violation of an order of protection for an adult. His bond is $5,000 cash only, and […]

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Four waive preliminary hearings and are bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Preliminary hearings were waived by four defendants on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court with each defendant having their cases bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for appearances on Thursday. Lynnsey Marie Betz of Trenton is charged with the January 6th possession of a controlled substance/synthetic cannabinoid […]

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November trial date set for case involving shooting of Trenton police officer Jasmine Diab

At the joint request of attorneys representing Daviess County and a defendant, new dates have been set for 41-year-old Jamey Griffin of Trenton to go on trial in connection with the shooting of a Trenton police officer on June 14, 2019. Circuit Court Judge Ryan Horsman on Thursday rescheduled the trial for the week of […]

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Senator Hawley: DOJ’s lenient sentencing for BLM rioters exposes “Toxic ideology of critical race theory”

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland this week demanding answers on the Department of Justice’s decision to pursue a lenient sentence for a BLM rioter because of what he was protesting. Last year, Montez Terriel Lee, Jr. broke into the Max It Pawn Shop in Minneapolis, Minn., and poured fire accelerant throughout the store. […]

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Brookfield teenager injured in Sunday crash on Highway 36; driver accused of DWI

A Brookfield teen was injured on Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 36 at Laclede. Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Hollon received serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The patrol listed Hollon as a passenger in a car driven by 27-year-old Joshua Scearce of Linneus. Neither man was using […]

Missouri businesses oppose ban on COVID vaccine mandates, argue it’s their choice

(Missouri Independent) – Proposals that would bar COVID-19 vaccine mandates and provide greater exemptions for vaccinations more broadly faced a wave of opposition from Missouri business groups Wednesday. Representatives for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Associated Industries of Missouri, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and other business associations made clear to lawmakers […]