Stephanie Kambamba

Kirksville woman charged with murder of infant has trial reset to March 2022 in Harrison County

A jury trial has been reset for a Kirksville woman charged with first and second-degree murder after a child death investigation in May 2020. Twenty-nine-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba appeared in court in Putnam County on September 15th, and her trial is now scheduled to begin in Harrison County on March 1st, 2022. It was previously […]

Child Sex Crimes

Man charged with 118 felony counts of child sex crimes bound over to Division One of Linn County Circuit Court

A case has been bound over to Division One of Linn County Circuit Court for a Macon man charged with 118 felony counts. Online court information shows 54-year-old Kenneth Harper faces multiple counts of child molestation, statutory sodomy, and statutory rape. Harper waived a preliminary hearing on August 12, 2021. An arraignment is scheduled in […]

Earnest Johnson to be executed by firing Squad

Audio: October execution date set for convicted triple killer Ernest Lee Johnson

A convicted triple killer from Columbia is set to be executed in October at the state’s maximum-security prison in Bonne Terre. The Missouri Supreme Court has scheduled an October 5 execution date for 60-year-old Ernest Lee Johnson. The Supreme Court scheduled the execution date on Tuesday. He’ll be executed by lethal injection at the southeast […]

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Jury trial scheduled for teenager accused of inappropriately touching child at daycare center

A two-day jury trial has been scheduled in Linn County for a Meadville resident accused of inappropriately touching a child less than 12 years old at a Meadville daycare. The trial will begin on November 16th for 18-year-old Leeroy Nickell. A pre-trial conference is set for October 5th. Nickell waived formal arraignment and entered a […]

Environmental Protection Agency EPA

EPA takes action to investigate PFAS contamination

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to address PFAS, the agency is making new information available about EPA testing that shows PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers.   Through a coordinated effort with both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a pesticide manufacturer, the agency has determined that fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers that are used to […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Grundy County authorities report arrests on burglary and assault as well as probation violation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Monday, October 5th of a Princeton man on burglary and assault charges and a Trenton man on a technical probation violation. Forty-seven-year-old Sean Clapham was arrested in Mercer County. He faces one felony count of burglary—second degree and two counts of assault—third degree. He posted his bond […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council votes to forbid parking on the east side of Hickory Street

The Princeton City Council voted Monday evening, October 5th to not allow parking on the east side of Hickory Street between Main and Hickland streets. That is according to City Clerk Corey Willett, who notes former City Clerk Danette Snapp was taken off bank signature cards. New Deputy City Clerk Lisa Colson was added to […]

Road Closed leading to bridge

Bridge over Shoal Creek on Route V in Harrison County near Cainsville to close today through January

The bridge on Harrison County Route V over Coal Creek, near Cainsville, will be closed starting today so that the bridge can be replaced. Contractors from Boone Construction Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will begin the replacement of the 63-year-old, structurally deficient bridge on Monday, October 5, 2020.   The road will close […]

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Missouri Department of Transportation planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 5, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of October 5 – 11. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Garlan Nelson to appear in Johnson County court on change of venue in Diemel brothers case

An arraignment is scheduled in Johnson County for a Braymer man charged with two felony counts of murder—first degree in the deaths of two brothers from Wisconsin. The arraignment for Garland Joseph Nelson is scheduled for Monday, October 5th in front of Judge R. Michael Wagner. The case was transferred on a change of venue […]

Jamesport Missouri Website

Jamesport annual quilt auction set to begin online beginning October 5th

Online bids will be accepted for the 22nd Annual Quilt Auction at Jamesport. Vicki Harding with the Jamesport Community Association says hand quilted items will be available online at shetlerauctions.hibid.com starting October 5th. Bids will also be taken live and in-person at the A. V. Spillman Event Center of Jamesport on October 10th.  The doors […]

Census 2020

October 5th announced as target date to conclude 2020 Census

The Secretary of Commerce has announced the target date of Monday, October 5th to conclude the 2020 Census self-response and field data collection operations. The date to conclude data collection operations were previously announced as Wednesday, September 30th. As of the morning of Wednesday, September 30th, the Census website showed 98.4% of households had been […]

Chillicothe R-2 School

Chillicothe Middle School students to attend classes using a “hybrid model” of instruction

Chillicothe Middle School students will attend in-person classes using a hybrid model starting Monday, September 21st due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 quarantined middle school students. Superintendent Dan Wiebers says students will be divided into two groups by the primary parent’s last name. A through M will report to class Monday and […]

Melissa Chapman

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 […]

Gallatin Police Department

Gallatin Police Department releases information on recent incidents resulting in arrests

The Gallatin Police Department has released information on recent incidents that resulted in arrests. One involved officers being dispatched to the Rest Easy Apartments on East Grand Street in reference to an intoxicated subject. The police report 22-year-old Amanda Moreland of Gallatin was arrested on possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. This […]

Planning and zoning

Planning and Zoning Commission postpones meeting regarding proposed outdoor theater

A postponement by one month has been announced for the Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission to hold a hearing on a request for a conditional use permit. The hearing had been announced for Tuesday, September 8th, and Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton reports the meeting tomorrow night has been postponed until October 5th due to […]