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Cameron Food Pantry and Clothes Closet reports break-in on Thursday night

The Cameron Food Pantry and Clothes Closet reports $200 cash as well as clothing, jewelry, shoes, and handbags are missing after a break-in the night of January 7th. The Cameron Police Department is investigating. The clothes closet supports food pantry operations, and the organization notes stealing money and clothing makes the group’s job harder. The […]

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Confidential contact visits denied, request for increased security levels for filings granted at hearing for Garland Joseph Nelson

A motion hearing was held in Johnson County on December 22nd for the Braymer man charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of two Wisconsin men. Twenty-six-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson’s motion for confidential contact visits was denied at this time. The state’s request for increased security levels for filings was granted, with […]

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Grant City woman who assisted man charged with murder faces numerous charges of her own

A Grant City woman has been charged with abandonment of a corpse related to the death of Melissa Lynn Chapman.  50-year-old Kimberly Sue Henry Tinkle also faces two felony counts of hindering the prosecution of a felony and one count of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. A probable cause statement from Highway […]

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Denver, Missouri man admits murdering woman during court appearance, sentenced to 30-years in prison

A Denver, Missouri man was sentenced December 10th to 30 years in the Department of Corrections on felony murder—second degree. Worth County Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larrison reports 39-year-old Jeremiah Searles was sentenced after pleading guilty to killing Melissa Chapman. A news release says Searles admitted to striking Chapman in the head with part of […]

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Missouri’s new Cold Case Unit has filed its first charges in 1986 murder case

The new cold case unit in Missouri has already charged its first murder case. The Missouri Attorney General’s Cold Case Unit will take a fresh look at cold cases across the state and work to investigate and charge those cases.   “Since entering office, I’ve made it one of my missions to prosecute the state’s […]

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Poinsettia: America’s most popular flower

Poinsettia is our nation’s most popular potted flowering plant. What makes this remarkable is that most poinsettias are sold between the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Despite its short sales period, poinsettia contributed $170 million to the U.S. economy last year, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Native to southern Mexico and […]

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Former Coffey City Clerk pleads guilty to stealing and forgery charges in Daviess County

A former Coffey City Clerk has pled guilty in Daviess County to stealing and forgery charges. A sentence assessment report was ordered for Mary Lou Browning. The case was continued to February 10th for sentencing and the trial scheduled to start next week has been canceled. Browning was charged with the felonies of stealing $750 […]

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Audio: Thirty-six-year-old woman’s remains identified in western Missouri’s Bates County

Human remains found last week in western Missouri’s Bates County have been identified as 36-year-old Nicole Mallatt.     The Bates County Sheriff says Mallatt lived in Butler with her longtime boyfriend and children and had been missing for nearly a year. Her cell phone and a backpack were found last December near her home, […]

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Two men under investigation for attempting to scam rural Grundy County car dealership

Grundy County Sheriff Rodney Herring reports a man from Worth County and another from Harrison County are under investigation after a test drive scam at a rural Grundy County car dealership on November 9th. Herring says as part of the scam, vehicles catalytic converters, are cut from vehicles, and the vehicles are left abandoned. The […]

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Garland Joseph Nelson appears in court, has several motions denied, others are granted

A motion hearing was held in Johnson County Tuesday, October 20th for a Braymer man charged with two felony counts of murder—first degree in the deaths of two brothers from Wisconsin. Online court information shows the court ruled on seven motions regarding Garland Joseph Nelson after hearing arguments. Motions denied included for an order permitting […]

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Braymer man issued continuance in court appearance on Monday

A continuance has been issued in the court cases involving Braymer resident Garland Joey Nelson who faces multiple felony counts stemming from the deaths more than a year ago of two brothers from Wisconsin. At an arraignment Monday in Johnson County Circuit Court with the defendant present, online docket information shows the defense attorney requested […]