Missouri Department of Social Services

Furious lawmakers demand answers from Missouri DSS for undercount of abuse reports

(Missouri Independent) – Lawmakers slammed the Department of Social Services on Thursday for underreporting the number of substantiated cases of abuse and neglect at youth residential facilities during a previous legislative hearing. For nearly an hour-and-a-half on Thursday, the House Special Committee on Government Oversight pressed DSS officials on why the number of findings of […]

Charges Filed

Polo man facing multiple charges after fleeing from the scene of a crash

A Polo man faces multiple felonies after he allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident last week. Thirty-three-year-old Justin Arthur Martin has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license—third and subsequent offense, and resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing. He also faces the […]

Charges Filed

Kansas man facing multiple charges in Daviess County after hitting MoDOT truck with his car on I-35

An Overland Park, Kansas man who allegedly fled the scene of a crash involving a Missouri Department of Transportation truck on April 27th has been charged in Daviess County. Forty-year-old James Michael Carpenter faces felony charges of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage exceeding $1,000 and resisting or interfering with an arrest […]

Kenneth Regina

Cameron man arrested on multiple allegations

The highway patrol reports a Cameron resident, 39-year old Kenneth Regina, was arrested Saturday morning in DeKalb County and accused of leaving the scene of a vehicle crash, possession of methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence for a felony, driving while intoxicated/drugs, possession of fewer than ten grams of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant to begin disinfecting water system on April 16

The Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant will begin using free chlorine, or a free chlorine conversion, in its water system on April 16th in an effort to improve water quality. This entails feeding free chlorine as the disinfectant leaving the water treatment plant instead of chloramines. It will occur for three to six weeks. […]

Attorney Todd Graves, left, and state Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-P

Todd Graves approved for University of Missouri curators despite bipartisan filibuster

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan coalition of state Senators was unable to stop politically connected Kansas City attorney Todd Graves from winning a seat on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. After a two-round filibuster — three hours last week and eight more hours ending around 1 a.m. Wednesday — the Senate voted 19-13 to […]

Theft

Polo man facing multiple theft charges

A Polo man accused of stealing a pickup truck and guns from a Polo residence faces three felony charges in Caldwell County. Sixty-year-old Mark Felt Anderson has been charged with stealing—motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and two counts of stealing—firearm/explosive weapon/ammonium nitrate. Bond was set at $30,000 cash only with a special condition for bond supervision by Supervision […]

StationMD website

Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities extend partnership with StationMD

The Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities launched a partnership with StationMD to ensure that all 15,000 Missouri residents with disabilities who are on a Medicaid Waiver have 24/7 access to a doctor anytime they need it. After nine months of successful utilization of StationMD’s specialized telehealth service across the state, the […]

Child Sex Crimes

Chillicothe man charged with sodomy and deviate sexual intercourse against 9-year-old girl; Chillicothe woman charged with child neglect

Two Chillicothe residents face multiple charges following a well-being check in February on a female juvenile who law enforcement reports sent text messages to her grandmother that she did not feel safe. Thirty-eight-year-old Eric Wayne Suddith has been charged with the felonies of sodomy or first degree attempted sodomy and enticement or attempted enticement of […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Man who drove pickup that struck Harvest Moon building arrested; Milan man arrested on multiple allegations

The driver of a pickup truck that the Trenton Police Department reported hit the Harvest Moon building on Ninth Street on February 13th was arrested on March 10th and posted bond. The Grundy County Sheriff reports 36-year-old Braden Mark Spicher of Trenton has been charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident–property damage exceeded […]

Apprehended

Daviess County Sheriff’s Department reports suspect who fled crash on Monday has been apprehended

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department has reported the apprehension of the suspect who allegedly fled the scene of a Monday traffic accident on Interstate 35. It was about noon on Wednesday when officials from several departments mobilized in the Civil Bend area to conduct a “grid search” for 28-year-old Bradley DeWayne Taylor. The sheriff’s office […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education tackles huge agenda including approval of salary schedule for next school year

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education March 9th approved salary schedules for the 2021-2022 school year. One thousand dollars will be added to the base for the certified salary schedule, making the base salary $34,000. This was estimated to cost the district $119,591. Superintendent Mike Stegman noted the base salary for certified staff was “pretty […]