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Trenton man charged with possession of methamphetamine

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of 48-year-old Oliver Eugene Vandevender of Trenton. Charges were filed in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. From Friday, February 25, Vandevender is accused of felony possession of methamphetamine and felony unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia described as a glass smoking pipe. He’s also charged […]

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Two from Trenton in arrest report from Grundy County Sheriff

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two Trenton residents for failure to appear in court. Thirty-four-year-old Dan Richard Peters Junior was arrested on a capias warrant on February 23rd. His original charge was felony first-degree property damage, stemming from an alleged incident in November 2020. Bond was set at $5,000 cash only. […]

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Coalition of 13 attorneys general call for resignation of Alejandro Mayorkas’ at Department of Homeland Security

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, along with 13 other attorneys general are calling for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ resignation. In a letter, citing the continued failure to enforce federal law and secure the southwest border, the coalition of 14 state attorneys general is demanding that Secretary Mayorkas leave office as his […]

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Man convicted of sex trafficking adult and minor victims, faces 20-years to life in prison

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin announced the conviction of Cory Hereford, 50, of Beloit, Wisconsin, on charges of sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, maintaining a property to distribute and use controlled substances, and of having committed sex trafficking of a minor […]

Donald Kauerauf, the director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, speaks during a press conference at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City on July 21, 2021

Before ouster, Missouri health director drafted a letter to senators that was never sent

(Missouri Independent) – On the Friday before a drawn-out confirmation battle ended with his ouster from office, Missouri state Health Director Donald Kauerauf wrote an impassioned letter meant to convince conservative legislators who were on the fence about his appointment.  The message: While he believed in vaccines and data and science, he didn’t believe in vaccine […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two arrests over the weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a St. Paul, Minnesota resident was arrested late Saturday afternoon in Harrison County. Twenty-nine-year-old Amuri sadi was accused of exceeding the posted speed limit by 11 to 15 miles an hour, and no valid license. There was also a misdemeanor traffic warrant from Clinton County. Sadi was taken to […]

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Out of state driver causes problems in traffic and for authorities

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released information on an incident that occurred last week in which a Texas driver was argumentative, uncooperative, and belligerent during a traffic stop. The sheriff’s office responded to a report of a “dually” (dual) pickup truck pulling a flatbed trailer with heavy equipment on Highway 36 near Wheeling traveling […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 7 individuals over the weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Columbia Heights, Minnesota resident was arrested Saturday afternoon in Harrison County. Forty-two-year-old Dheyaa Mohammed Ali was accused of speeding 100 miles an hour in a 70 zone, following too closely to another vehicle, and failure to drive in the right lane. Ali was taken to the Harrison County […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 3 additional arrests on Sunday

The highway patrol made two separate arrests on Sunday in Livingston County. Thirty-two-year-old Phillip Early of Chillicothe has been accused of two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance. He’s also accused of marijuana possession and forgery. Early was taken Sunday evening on a 24 hour to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail. Twenty-three-year-old Brendon Brake […]

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Catch-and-keep trout season begins February 1 at two St. Joseph lakes

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s winter trout fishing program in St. Joseph takes a new turn on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, when anglers can begin keeping their catch. Krug Park Lagoon and Everyday Pond both have had rainbow trout stocked by MDC last fall for catch-and-release fishing. But starting Feb. 1, anglers with the proper […]

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Northwest Missouri State University to host retired NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly

Northwest Missouri State University will host retired NASA astronaut Capt. Scott Kelly at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts as the next featured speaker for the University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Kelly’s presentation centers on the remarkable story of his year in space – and how personal determination made […]

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner. (Photo by Rebecca Rivas.)

Appeals court orders St. Louis Circuit Attorney to turn over Eric Greitens case records

(Missouri Independent) – A circuit judge will determine whether St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is entitled to claim privilege for her communications with political donors and key figures in the 2018 investigation of former Gov. Eric Greitens, the Eastern District Missouri Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The court affirmed a 2020 decision by St. Louis […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two over the weekend

An arrest was made Sunday night by the Highway Patrol in Sullivan County. Twenty-two-year-old Albaro Chavez of Milan has been accused of driving while intoxicated, driving without a valid license, no license plates, failure to yield when making a left turn, and no insurance. Chavez was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Sullivan County […]