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Mississippi man pleads guilty in Missouri to smuggling 5-pounds of meth in box of cookies

A Jonesboro, Mississippi, man has pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting more than five pounds of methamphetamine and nearly three pounds of heroin through Kansas City, Missouri, en route to St. Louis, Mo. Willie Lewis Braison, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to one count of […]

Mercer County Health Department to hold flu shot clinics

The Mercer County Health Department in Princeton will hold flu shot clinics, by appointment, on September 21st and 28th from 2 to 4 o’clock. Participants are asked to arrive at their appointment times and stay inside their vehicles. Health department staff will bring shots to participants, so COVID-19 precautions can be maintained. It will also […]

East Penn Manufacturing Website

Audio: East Penn Manufacturing Company looking to fill 400 jobs over next three years

East Penn Manufacturing Company is expanding its plant in Corydon, Iowa, and hiring additional workers. A representative of the battery-making company was recently in Trenton for interviews which were held at the Trenton Job Center, located inside the Regional Planning Commission office at 1104 Main Street. LaTonya Holmes, a spokesperson for East Penn, discussed pay and […]

Charges Filed

Two from Kansas City charged after high-speed pursuit and manhunt in Clinton County

A man from Kansas City, Missouri, and a woman from Kansas City, Kansas face charges in Clinton County following what the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office called a pursuit and manhunt that ended in Wallace State Park. Online court information shows 28-year-old Tony Joe Grado has been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or […]

Motorcycle Helmet Law

Missouri’s new motorcycle helmet law takes effect on Friday

Some Missourians will be able to ride their motorcycles without a helmet, starting Friday. Governor Mike Parson (R) signed legislation into law in July, which gives Missouri motorcyclists the option of riding without a helmet. The provision is part of a large transportation bill. Under current Missouri law, every person operating or riding on a motorcycle must […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man involved in nightclub shooting sentenced to 15 years for illegal firearm

A Missouri man has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Keyshaun Isaiah Jackson, 23, of Springfield, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool on Wednesday, Aug. 19, to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Jackson was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony […]

Bright Futures Website

Audio: Bright Futures to hold “Back-to-School” event today

Distribution of backpacks and school supplies is just one activity planned for Thursday, August 13 when Bright Futures Trenton’s Grundy County holds a Back-to-School Event. Bright Futures Trenton Co-coordinator Lynn Griffin says backpacks and supplies for Trenton R-9 students will be given out in the First Christian Church Activity Center from noon until 6 o’clock. […]