Fraud

Former Missouri business owner pleads guilty to multi-million dollar fraud schemes

A former Aurora, Missouri, business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of multi-million dollar fraud schemes. Russell Grundy, 50, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Aurora, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to two counts of wire fraud, one count of making a false statement on […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty to illegally purchasing, possessing 15 Firearms

 A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man who illegally purchased 15 firearms pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms and to making a false statement on a federal form in order to purchase those firearms. Jay C. Miller, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to one count of possessing firearms while […]

Rape Kit or DNA Testing

Missouri officials to have better grasp regarding backlog of untested sexual assault kits

State leaders will soon have a better grasp of the magnitude of Missouri’s backlog of untested sexual assault kits. With funding from a $2.8 million federal grant, the Missouri attorney general’s SAFE Kit Initiative is expected to complete its inventory of untested rape kits in the next couple of weeks. Matthew Huffman, public affairs director […]

Breast Cancer Support Group

Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group provides vital services to cancer patients

The Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group is in its second year and spokesperson Cindy Jennings says the group helps Grundy County breast cancer patients by providing them with care bags, gas cards, and Visa cards. The group also provides education on breast cancer, participates in parades and fundraising events, and is the sponsor of […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Officials announce progress report on East Locust Creek Reservoir

While dam construction for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project cannot begin until environmental and construction permitting actions are complete, there has been a great deal of progress leading up to heavy construction activity. The list below represents some of the more significant activities in progress or completed. Land acquisition for the reservoir completed in […]

No Open Carry Allowed - No Weapons Allowed

Open carry no longer allowed at Missouri Walmart and Sam’s Club stores

(Missourinet) – State law allows open carry without a permit, but Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in Missouri will no longer allow customers to open carry guns in their stores unless the shoppers are law enforcement officers. Walmart says it will also stop selling handgun ammunition and ammunition it says is commonly used in assault-style […]

Jewett Norris Library

Grundy County Jewett-Norris Library offering Summer reading program and newspapers online

The Grundy County Jewett-Norris Library of Trenton will hold a Summer reading program for youth and adults. Library Director Theresa Hunsaker says patrons of all ages can participate in the program with this year’s program starting after school and finishing in time for the summer months. Dates will be announced when they are set. Youth […]

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Clearing of fire scene begins in downtown Trenton; ATF returns to monitor investigation

Trenton Fire Chief Brandon Gibler reports the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office and an insurance company have begun digging at the scene of last month’s Downtown Trenton fire to find a cause and origin. The February 18th fire destroyed This ’n’ That Pawn Shop and Antiques and Cutz and Curlz beauty shop and heavily damaged […]

Severe Weather

Preparation is critical for a successful recovery following a severe weather event

While it’s important to know how to keep yourself and your family safe from physical harm during severe weather events, preparation for these weather emergencies doesn’t end there. The Missouri Department of Insurance wants consumers to know the importance of making sure they’re adequately covered BEFORE a severe weather event occurs.   “We want all […]