Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Among cases Tuesday, in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, two defendants waived preliminary hearings and were bound over to appear Thursday in Division One of circuit court. Ashley Rose Tharp is charged with felony stealing from November 8th. Brandon Brewer of Kirksville has four counts stemming from December 4th. Brewer is accused […]

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Audio: Woman charged with 2nd degree murder in Missouri has been extradited from California.

A woman charged in the murder of her ex-husband and his girlfriend has been extradited to Greene County from the California jail where she had been held.     Twenty-seven-year-old Theresa Cox is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and two counts of armed criminal action in connection with the deaths of Alexander Chute and […]

Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarships 2019

Deadline to submit Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship application is February 1

The Missouri State Fair and the Youth in Agriculture Committee are accepting applications for Youth in Agriculture scholarships for Missouri high school seniors graduating in 2021. The application form can be found on the Fair’s website. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, 2021. Applicants must […]

University of Missouri Extension to help expand mental health resources in rural areas

Missouri’s rural counties lack mental health services despite growing financial stress and suicide rates with all of Missouri’s 99 rural counties facing a shortage of mental health professionals; 57 of them have none. The University of Missouri Extension hopes to change that through a multistate project to help farmers, ranchers, and farm families find affordable […]

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Major Lance MacLaughlin of the Missouri State Highway Patrol promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces Major Lance M. MacLaughlin is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel effective January 1, 2021, and will serve as the assistant superintendent. In addition to acting in the superintendent’s absence and at his request, Lieutenant Colonel MacLaughlin has direct oversight over the Professional Standards […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to life in prison without parole for 2017 murder

Joshua Oldham was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of probation or parole for the 2017 killing of Marshall “Luke” Helm. Oldham was also sentenced to 30 years for Armed Criminal Action and 10 years for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and all sentences will run consecutively. This case was handled by the […]

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University of Missouri Extension offers farm lease program on November 10th

Landowners and renters can learn about farm leases from the University of Missouri Extension specialists 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. Participants can attend in person or through Zoom, says Joe Koenen, MU Extension agriculture business specialist, and longtime presenter on farm leases. “Open communication is the key,” Koenen says. “Communication helps landlords and tenants find […]

Medicaid Fraud

Missouri man pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud, must pay $6,000 in restitution

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that on September 8, 2020, Sherwin D. Marshall pled guilty to the class D felony of Violations Involving Health Care Payments in the Circuit Court of Pettis County.   Marshall submitted false timesheets for allegedly receiving personal care services. No services were ever provided. Marshall convinced a health care […]

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Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to North Mercer and Princeton graduates

The Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors has awarded $121,890.14 in scholarships to 27 female graduates of North Mercer and Princeton high schools for the fall semester. Sixteen recipients are attending North Central Missouri College of Trenton. Five are attending Northwest Missouri State University of Maryville. Others are attending Metropolitan Community College of […]

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Brookfield and Bosworth residents injured in crash on Highway 41

Residents of Brookfield and Bosworth were injured Tuesday night in a single-vehicle accident in Saline County. The patrol listed injuries as minor for the driver, 55-year-old David McDowell of Brookfield, and for passenger, 44-year-old Benjamin Graves of Bosworth.  Both were taken by emergency medical services to the Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. The car was northbound […]