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Iowa man life-flighted to hospital after crashing on Highway 136 west of Stanberry

A Mount Ayr, Iowa resident was hurt early Sunday, four miles west of Stanberry, when a sports utility vehicle traveled off Highway 136 east of Primrose Road, hit a field entrance, and overturned. Twenty-year-old Brayden Martinez was flown by medical helicopter to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph with serious injuries. Martinez was listed as […]

Melissa Chapman

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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Trenton Police Department, Grundy County Sheriff to participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Trenton Police Department is teaming up with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take-Back Day Saturday, October 24th from 10 to 2 o’clock. Old and unused medications can be placed in the green receptacle box in the vestibule of the Grundy County Law Enforcement Center in […]

Sex Trafficking

North Missouri man charged with kidnapping, sexual trafficking of a child and sodomy

A 65-year old Denver, Missouri man has been charged in Worth County with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree sexual trafficking of a child, and first-degree sodomy. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the arrest of Austin Myers was the result of an investigation by sheriff’s offices in Worth County, Missouri, and Columbia County, Georgia, the Missouri State […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday, October 27, 2018

Multiple law enforcement agencies in the area will collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs as part of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Take Back Day. Prescription drugs will be collected at various locations Saturday from 10 o’clock in the morning to 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Missouri locations include the Grundy County […]