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K-9 officer Zaki stops escaping prisoner in Chillicothe

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox credits the departments’ law enforcement K-9 with running after a prisoner who fled on foot while at the sheriff’s office in Chillicothe, but stopped once he saw the dog in action. 20-year-old Jeremiah Joel Bailiff of St. Louis was being finger-printed when the alleged escape from custody occurred. Bailiff had been arrested following […]

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North Daviess R-3 School in Jameson locked down while threat investigated

The North Daviess R-3 School was put on lockdown Monday while law enforcement officials investigated a possible threat. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office reports a juvenile was taken into custody for questioning and authorities noted the investigation is continuing. It was 7:20 Monday morning when the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office said it received a phone […]

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Law enforcement seized $7 million in property under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act in 2017

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a compilation of property seizures made under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) in 2017. The Auditor’s report shows law enforcement officials seized an estimated $7.05 million worth of property in 658 seizures. Those were increases from 2016 when law enforcement officials seized approximately $6.3 million worth of property […]

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Three cited for supplying liquor to a minor

The Livingston County Sheriff reports three persons have been cited for allegedly supplying liquor to a minor. The sheriff’s office and Midland Empire Alcohol Task Force conducted compliance checks January 6th at 18 retail businesses involved with sales of alcohol. An 18-year-old participant was sent into each business in an attempt to obtain alcoholic beverages. […]

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Security increased at Princeton School District due to threat

An increased level of security was put into place at the Princeton R-5 School Tuesday. Superintendent Jerry Girdner reports district administration was made aware of a potential situation concerning the safety of students and staff through a written message. He says administration reported the incident to local law enforcement and began an investigation into the […]

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Subject flees from Chillicothe Police, later apprehended

Chillicothe Police Department officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street to a report of an individual in the business with an active Livingston County probation violation warrant on an original charge of distribution of a controlled substance.  When officers arrived at the business, they observed the individual who then attempted […]

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Law enforcement blitz nets almost 2,000 speeders in Missouri

Missouri law enforcement officials issued 1,951 speeding citations as part of a six-state speed enforcement blitz conducted throughout the state from July 21 to July 23.  “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” was an intensified effort to crack down on speeding in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. More than 7,700 speeding tickets […]

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Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics begins this week

The Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri starts this week. Law enforcement officers from around the state will run with the torch on multiple routes Monday through June 2nd to raise awareness for Special Olympics Missouri and the State Summer Games. The Northwest Region 1 torch run will go from the Trenton […]

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Active shooter training to be held at Chillicothe High School

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, the Chillicothe Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Chillicothe Emergency Services Department will conduct a combined training later this month. The training will be held at the Chillicothe High School the morning of May 25th at 10 o’clock. It will cover how to respond to an active shooter. […]

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Livingston County Sheriff’s Department completes training

Continuing education was completed recently for three members of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Sheriff Ryan Ford attended training last week in Crawford County, Missouri for Certified Criminal Investigator. The training covered several topics including death investigations, Blood Splatter Evidence, Crime Scene Investigations, Autopsies, Deaths related to Suicide, Drug and Poisoning, Fire and Drowning, […]

Rodney Thomas

Court date set for Maysville teacher accused of sexual contact with students

The Maysville school district reports Instructor Rodney Thomas has been placed on administrative leave from his job as a junior high math teacher and a coach with the wrestling program. The 39-year-old Thomas was arrested on multiple alleged sexual contact accusations and related charges in DeKalb County. A statement from the Maysville school indicates Thomas has […]

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New water plant, Cupola building among topics at Gallatin City Council meeting

Increased costs for construction of the new water plant was among topics for a Monday night city council meeting. The city is expecting an increased cost of $14,500 due to having to use a new prevailing wage schedule for the project. The city of Gallatin will be responsible for the increased expense. The council authorized […]

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Attempted vehicle stop in Linn County turns into police pursuit involving 5 law enforcement agencies

What began as a vehicle stop in Linn County on Thursday afternoon, turned into a police pursuit involving three jurisdictions and five law enforcement agencies. It all started when a Linn County deputy attempted to stop a motorist and the driver fled at a high rate of speed. The vehicle traveled west into Livingston County […]

Missouri Highway Patrol

Missouri Highway Patrol offering Community Alliance Program

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be conducting a Community Alliance Program at the Troop H Headquarters beginning Tuesday, September 20, and concluding with an awards banquet on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The mission of the Community Alliance Program is to provide personal interaction between area citizens and the Patrol. The program is designed to […]

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Trenton Police Officer Matt Preston recognized for efforts in traffic safety and enforcement

Trenton Police Officer Matt Preston was nominated by Chief Tommy Wright to be in consideration for an award called the “Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory Council Officer of the year.” This award is designed to recognize an officer in Missouri who has demonstrated significant efforts in traffic safety and enforcement. Although Preston was not chosen as the traffic […]

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Grundy County Missouri Sheriff seeking individuals on “Most Wanted” list

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, in an effort to clear up active warrants, will be publishing all of the “wanted persons” names for the next several weeks. This week, law enforcement offices are profiling names beginning with A, B and C. It is believed that most of these subjects are no longer in the area. If you […]

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Students from 14 schools complete Highway Patrol Student Alliance Program

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces that 23 Troop B area high school students, representing 14 high schools, completed the 2016 Troop B Missouri State Highway Patrol Student Alliance Program. The program was conducted at the Troop B Headquarters in Macon, MO, on Saturday, March 19, 2016, and Saturday, March […]

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Hospital reports accident after Bethany resident seeks treatment

The highway patrol reports a 33-year old Bethany resident, Tracy Friend, received minor injuries in a Saturday night traffic accident, four miles south of Bethany. The patrol reports Harrison County Community Hospital called law enforcement to report the accident when Friend sought treatment on Sunday. The patrol reports Friend as saying the accident occurred as […]