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Missouri State Auditor finds a lack of transparency in how Jackson County spent taxpayer dollars

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of Jackson County government that found a lack of transparency in how the county spent millions of taxpayer dollars on legal, lobbying, and other professional services. The audit identified $2.7 million in contracts that were not competitively bid and another $1.3 million in contracts that went years […]

Prison Sentence

El Dorado Springs woman, New Jersey man sentenced to 18 years for producing child pornography

An El Dorado Springs, Missouri, woman and a North Plainfield, New Jersey, man were sentenced in federal court for producing child pornography. Amanda Errin Hunt, 41, and Daniel Thomas Baggott, 38, each were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 18 years and four months in federal prison without parole. The court also […]

Child Pornography

Forsyth sex offender sentenced to 20 years for child pornography

A prior sex offender in Forsyth, Missouri, was sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography. Timothy Wayne Carnelison Jr., 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 20 in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Carnelison to spend the rest of his life on supervised release following […]

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Denver, Missouri man charged with murder, abandonment of a corpse in death of Grant City woman

A Denver, Missouri man has been charged in Worth County with the felonies of murder—second degree and abandonment of a corpse in the death of a missing Grant City woman found earlier this week. Thirty-nine-year-old Jeremiah Searles is scheduled for an initial arraignment Monday, September 21st. Worth County Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison previously reported […]

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Audio: Remains of two brothers killed in Missouri return to Wisconsin

Remains of two Wisconsin brothers killed in Missouri are finally home. Bob Hague (Haig) reports from Wisconsin.     More than a year after they were killed, the cremated remains of 24-year-old Justin and 35-year-old Nick Diemel were returned to Shawano County Monday night. Community members in Navarino lined the streets and the fire department […]

Theft

Missouri State Auditor finds former clerk misappropriated over $300,000 from City of Center

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the City of Center that detailed how the former clerk, Tracey Ray, misappropriated more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds. The audit, which focused on the period between January 2015 and July 2019, was performed by the Auditor’s Public Corruption and Fraud Division after information was received through […]

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Worth County investigation closes as body of deceased Grant City woman is located

The Worth County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces a missing person investigation has come to a close. Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison reports that the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of the location of the deceased, Melissa Lynn Chapman, the evening of Monday, September 14th. An ongoing homicide investigation continues. Law enforcement assisting includes […]

Missing

Missing Hale resident found by private citizen on Saturday morning

A missing resident of the Hale community was located late Saturday morning, sometime after the pickup truck he was driving went off a road in southeastern Livingston County and hit a small grove of trees. Eighty-one-year-old William Weaver was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton with moderate injuries. The highway patrol listed the […]

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70-year-old man, reported missing, returns home

A 70-year-old man reported Wednesday, September 2nd as missing and possibly endangered in the Poosey Conservation Area returned home the morning of Thursday, September 3rd. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox, says his office was on scene Wednesday, September 2nd. The Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services sent an all-terrain vehicle and two medics with lighting to […]