Prison Sentence

Cameron man sentenced to 18-years in prison for conspiracy to distribute meth

A Cameron, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court on Monday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Benjamin W. Clark, 27, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 18 years in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 4, 2019, Clark pleaded guilty to participating in a drug-trafficking conspiracy. Co-defendants […]

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Harrisonville man sentenced to 18-years without parole for meth conspiracy

A Harrisonville man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Robert J. Keegan, 27, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 18 years in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 28, 2018, Keegan pleaded guilty to participating in a drug-trafficking conspiracy and to possessing a […]

Shopko storefront

Closing of area Shopko stores to affect 74 employees

More area Shopko stores are scheduled to close between now and mid-May meaning many employees of those stores would lose employment. The Green Bay, Wisconsin-based retailer’s website provides a list of the Shopko locations to close, which now includes Trenton, Gallatin, and Memphis in northern Missouri and Mount Ayr, Iowa.  The list previously reported only Albany […]

Shopko storefront

Shopko store in Trenton to close May 12, 2019

More area Shopko stores are scheduled to close between now and mid-May. The Green Bay, Wisconsin-based retailer’s website provides a list of the Shopko locations to close, which now includes Trenton, Gallatin, and Mount Ayr, Iowa. The list previously reported only Albany and Carrollton store closings. The estimated last day of operation for the Trenton […]

Guilty Plea

Three from Cameron plead guilty in conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

Three Cameron, Mo., residents are among five defendants who have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Benjamin W. Clark, 26, of Cameron, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to the charge contained in a Nov. 16, 2017, federal indictment.  Clark is the fifth defendant to […]

Crossroads Correctional Center

Restoration of services continues at Crossroads Correctional Center

Restoration of services continues at the Crossroads Correctional Center of Cameron where a modified lockdown has been in effect since an incident May 12th. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports delays in the replacement of multiple security doors damaged in the incident have led to further delays in a return to normal activity. Door replacement […]