Child Care

Changes in child care laws coming to Missouri this month

Last month, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 397 which modifies current laws to protect children in childcare settings. The Missouri General Assembly passed this bill during the last legislative session, and it contains numerous provisions that will impact children and childcare facilities and aim to prevent tragic incidents from occurring. These changes, which will […]

Sex Crime

Former detention officer at Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pleads guilty to sexual conduct with prisoner

A former detention officer at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail of Pattonsburg pleaded guilty in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court on Tuesday to felony sexual conduct with a prisoner or offender by probation/parole officer or employee of a jail, prison, or correctional facility. Online court information shows a sentence assessment report was ordered for […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department

Authorities report the arrest of two Trenton residents on stalking, property damage and child abuse

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on Monday of one Trenton resident on various charges, including stalking and property damage, and another on a child abuse-related charge. Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Andrew Brandon has been charged with the felonies of first degree stalking—first offense and first-degree property damage as well as the misdemeanors of fourth-degree […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol reports arrest of area residents

A St. Joseph man faces several accusations in connection with his arrest Saturday night in Holt County. Forty-year-old Daniel Ajak was accused of first degree tampering with a motor vehicle; misdemeanor driving while intoxicated/prior offender; driving while revoked or suspended/first offense; exceeding the posted speed limit by 16 to 19 miles an hour; failure to […]

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Missouri business owner sentenced to 25-years for leading methamphetamine conspiracy

A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for leading a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine. Christopher A. Jefferson, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. Jefferson, who has two prior state convictions for distribution/delivery of a controlled substance, was sentenced […]