Motorcycle Crash

Trenton police issue citations after investigating motorcycle crash in Trenton

The operator of a motorcycle was injured Saturday in Trenton when the machine struck the rear of a pickup truck on 9th Street, at Custer Street. Police said 52-year-old Kenneth Eugene Brittain of Jamesport received moderate injuries when he was partially ejected from the motorcycle. Brittain sustained a right leg injury and possibly other injuries […]

Dr. Randall Williams

Audio: Missouri House Health Committee Chairman says former DHSS Director Williams “Did a fine job”

Two key Missouri lawmakers from opposite parties view Tuesday’s resignation of state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director, Dr. Randall Williams, very differently. Missouri House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Stephens (R-Bolivar) praises Dr. Williams, while House Minority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) says the resignation was long overdue. Chairman Stephens says Williams […]

Private School

Audio: Lawmakers to question Missouri DSS chief about boarding school abuse investigations

The head of the Missouri Department of Social Services is scheduled to appear before a panel of lawmakers Wednesday about the agency’s handling of abuse investigations within boarding schools. The Missouri House Special Committee on Government Oversight has called a Wednesday afternoon hearing to question the department’s acting director, Jennifer Tidball. The Kansas City Star has […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Traffic stop on Highway 36 ends with seizure of Uzi submachine gun, ammunition and drugs

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Northwest Missouri Interagency Team Response Operation-Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Task Force are investigating an incident earlier this week. Sheriff Steve Cox reports Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter stopped a vehicle late at night on Highway 36 because it was being driven as if the driver was impaired […]

Wire Fraud

Branson performer pleads guilty to fraud scheme

A performer at a Branson, Missouri, theater pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing more than $85,000 from hundreds of his own audience members who donated to his non-existent charity for foster children. “For several years, this performer took advantage of his own audiences by pulling at their heartstrings while stealing from their pockets,” said […]

Sex Trafficking

Defendant sentenced to 36-years in prison on multiple counts of sex and drug trafficking

Prince Bixler, 41, of Lexington, Kentucky, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Wier to 36 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $333,100 in restitution to three sex trafficking victims. In September 2020, a federal jury convicted Bixler of 15 federal felonies related to his […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Blunt on panel investigating Jan 6 attack: Families of police were watching this in real time

Senator Roy Blunt is a leader/ranking member on the Senate panel investigating the police response to January 6’s deadly attack on Congress and the Capitol. He says the event caused many types of trauma to Americans.     Senators questioned now-resigned leaders of the Capitol Police and Congressional security. The takeaway on Tuesday is that […]

Child Sex Crimes

Milan man charged in Adair County with “Enticement of a Child”

A Milan man has been charged in Adair County after an investigation into tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in reference to social media profiles suspected of sending child pornography. Thirty-eight-year-old Billy Schrepfer faces felony enticement or attempted enticement of a child. The Kirksville Police Department reports a Kirksville Police/Kirksville Regional […]

Federal Aviation Administration

Father and son confirmed dead in single-engine plane crash in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports two people are dead due to the crash of a small plane near Galt. Authorities said the wreckage was found Tuesday afternoon in a secluded wooded area near the intersection of Highways 6 and 139 north with two occupants whom authorities confirmed deceased. The plane is a single-engine Cessna […]