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Chillicothe woman commits election violation by posting ballot with candidates selected on Facebook

A Chillicothe woman has been charged in Livingston County with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses after allegedly posting a picture to Facebook of her ballot with candidates selected. Tari Gayle Graves was issued a criminal summons, and an initial appearance in court is scheduled for October 21st at 9 am. A probable cause statement […]

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Missouri Education Department wants to launch high school program to recruit future teachers

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) wants to create a new program designed to shape high school students into future teachers. It is requesting $200,000 dollars in its FY2022 state budget to launch the “Grow Your Own” program. During a state Board of Education meeting, DESE Chief Budget Officer Jennifer Jordan says […]

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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 […]

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Grundy County authorities report Polo woman arrested on drug allegations

A Polo woman was arrested Thursday, September 10th on felony charges of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—amphetamine or methamphetamine and driving while revoked or suspended. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports bond for 37-year-old Julie Mae Ledford is $7,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the Associate Divison of Grundy County Circuit Court September […]

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Update: Trenton R-9 Superintendent releases update on COVID-19 quarantined individuals within district

The Trenton R-9 School District has released an update on its schools, staff, and students in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Mike Stegman reports there have been three cases where the district had a positive Coronavirus event within classrooms. Therefore, three classes of students are deemed to be close contacts and have a directive […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 20 years without parole for drug trafficking and illegal firearm

 A Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for drug trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm. Robert J. Thomas Jr., 38, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Thursday, Aug. 27, to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 20, 2019, Thomas pleaded guilty to possessing […]

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Several new laws go into effect in Missouri today

Several bills become law today that the Missouri Legislature passed during the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly. Here is a snapshot of the top bills approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Mike Parson: Partial motorcycle helmet law repeal House Bill 1963 is a sweeping transportation bill allowing motorcycle drivers 26 years and […]