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Denver, Missouri man charged with murder, abandonment of a corpse in death of Grant City woman

A Denver, Missouri man has been charged in Worth County with the felonies of murder—second degree and abandonment of a corpse in the death of a missing Grant City woman found earlier this week. Thirty-nine-year-old Jeremiah Searles is scheduled for an initial arraignment Monday, September 21st. Worth County Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison previously reported […]

Diane Stephanie Byrd

Woman arrested after high-speed chase through three counties pleads “Not Guilty”

A Saint Louis woman entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday, September 17th after her arrest Wednesday, September 16th in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephanie Diane Byrd has been charged with felony resisting […]

Melissa Chapman

Worth County investigation closes as body of deceased Grant City woman is located

The Worth County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces a missing person investigation has come to a close. Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison reports that the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of the location of the deceased, Melissa Lynn Chapman, the evening of Monday, September 14th. An ongoing homicide investigation continues. Law enforcement assisting includes […]

Beatrice J. Anderson (Photo Credit: Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail)

Hamilton woman receives probation in shaken baby case

A Hamilton woman has been sentenced to prison and then was placed on probation in Livingston County Circuit Court stemming from an incident last October in which a three-month-old baby girl was allegedly shaken and dropped. Twenty-two-year-old Beatrice Josephine Anderson was sentenced to ten years with the Department of Corrections. Judge Ryan Horsman then suspended […]

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Livingston County Sheriff, Humane Society of Missouri investigate stolen horse, animal neglect

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force this week with an investigation of possible possession of a stolen horse and animal neglect. Sheriff Steve Cox reports investigation showed false information on the stolen horse, and the person was found to be in possession of 11 horses, eight […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Safety

Lexington man injured in watercraft collision on Missouri River

A Carrollton resident escaped injury when a vessel he was operating on the Missouri River was involved in a collision with another watercraft. The accident happened Sunday morning at 7:30 in LaFayette County under conditions that the highway patrol described as foggy. 51-year-old David Swearingin of Carrollton was operating a “Monster Cat” downstream while 52-year-old […]

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Carrollton man injured, Norborne teen escapes injury in two-vehicle crash on a county road

The Highway Patrol reports a Carrollton man sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident in Carroll County on the evening of Friday, August 28th. Emergency medical services transported 37-year-old Bobby Derickson to the Carroll County Memorial Hospital. The other driver, a 16-year-old girl from Norborne, was reported as not injured. A crash report indicates Derickson’s […]

Mark and Patricia McCloskey speak during 2020 Republican National Convention

McCloskeys during RNC: “Your family will not be safe in Radical Democrats’ America”

A St. Louis couple who pulled their guns on protesters walking along their private street in June were featured last night during the Republican National Convention. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both personal injury lawyers, called the protesters “an out-of-control mob causing chaos in the streets.” Patricia McCloskey says “your family will not be safe in […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man charged with illegal firearms, drug trafficking

A Missouri man was charged in federal court with illegally possessing firearms and with drug trafficking after twice leading officers on high-speed vehicle pursuits. Charles V. Bai, 27, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a three-count criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City. The federal criminal complaint charges Bai with two […]

SUV Accident

Three children, ages 7, 3 and 1, escape injury in crash on Livingston County Route D

A resident of Bosworth was injured but three children, ages seven and younger escaped injury in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday on Livingston County Route D, two miles north of Avalon. Injuries were moderate for 25-year-old Maddison Schenk who was taken by emergency medical services to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The patrol listed three […]