Crime and Courts

A busy day for Tuesday session of the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Preliminary hearings were waived by five defendants during Tuesday’s session in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Tonya Arlene Baumgartner of rural Spickard is charged with felony driving while intoxicated involving serious physical injury as well as failure to drive on the right half of the road and no proof of insurance […]

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 […]

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri set to begin May 18, 2019

The Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO), founded by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) 32 years ago, will begin on May 18, and continue through Friday, May 31. Law Enforcement officers from around the state will be running the torch to raise awareness for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) and the […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council hears updates on asphalt plant, sewer plant, and street overlay projects

City Administrator Ron Urton told the city council Monday night that Trenton’s new asphalt plant could start operating this week. The followed Monday’s installation of the gas pressure regulator. The city of Trenton provides its own asphalt for street projects but also sells asphalt to customers in other locations. At the sewer plant, Urton reported […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol to participate in “Operation CARE” Memorial Day Weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will participate in Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. This year’s fatality counting period for the holiday weekend begins the evening of May 24th at 6 o’clock and ends the night of May 27th at 11:59. Every available trooper will be on the road […]

Meth with police banner

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 […]