Prison Sentence

St. Joseph woman sentenced to 15-years in prison without parole for meth trafficking and illegal firearms

A Missouri, woman was sentenced in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing firearms. Caci R. Clizer, 32, of St. Joseph, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 16, 2020, Clizer pleaded guilty to one […]

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While Cedar County, Missouri awaits ruling in CAFO lawsuit, a large chicken operation moves in

(Missouri Independent) – When the attorney general’s office asked a judge in 2019 to lift a temporary restraining order blocking a Missouri law pre-empting county regulations on concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, that were stricter than the state’s, the argument was straightforward. No one was trying to build a large animal feeding operation in Cedar […]

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Livingston County Health Center reports three new COVID-19-related deaths; Linn County reports 12 new cases of COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center reports three new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total to 64. Nine cases have been added since June 21st, making a total of 1,963. Fifty-one cases are active. The number of COVID-19 cases in Linn County has increased by 12 since June 16th to 1,663. The number of active cases dropped […]

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Missouri Attorney General, Governor send letter to Biden DOJ, fighting encroachment on Second Amendment rights

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Governor Mike Parson sent a letter to President Biden’s Department of Justice fighting back against potential federal overreach and encroachment on Missourians’ Second Amendment rights. The full letter can be found here “Missourians’ and Americans’ Second Amendment rights are enshrined in the Constitution – I will defend those rights […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department reports 23 cases of COVID-19 this week, 10 cases in the last 24-hours

The Grundy County Health Department reports there have been 23 new COVID-19 cases this week. There has been an increase of 10 cases since June 16, bringing the total to 1,177. Thirty-nine cases are active. Twenty-seven percent of Grundy County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 24.4% have completed […]

Charges Filed

Ridgeway man faces multiple charges after threatening to harm wife and 2-year-old daughter

A Ridgeway man faces a few felony charges after he allegedly threatened to harm his wife and daughter. Thirty-eight-year-old Ryan Lee Wiley has been charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful use of a weapon, and first-degree harassment. Bond was set at $100,000 cash only. A bond hearing is scheduled for June […]

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COVID-19 vaccine clinics to be held in Putnam and Sullivan counties

The Putnam County Health Department reported on June 11 that it received notification of another COVID-19 case. That brought the total to 523. One person was being actively monitored by public health, and 509 had been released from public health monitoring. Thirteen COVID-19-related deaths had been reported. The Putnam County Health Department noted that some […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of June 14, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of June 14 – 20. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Chillicothe man who struck UTV with pickup facing charges after UTV driver dies in hospital

A Chillicothe man faces felony charges after a two-vehicle accident in Livingston County on May 23 that the Highway Patrol reports caused the death of a Hale man. Thirty-three-year-old Steven Lee Wilson has been charged with driving while intoxicated, death of another, and DWI, serious physical injury. Bond was originally set at $50,000 cash only, […]