Child Porn Charges

Brookfield man facing 33 counts of child porn possession and two counts of sexual exploitation of a child

A Brookfield man has been charged in Linn County with 33 counts of felony possession of child pornography—first offense. Forty-four-year-old James Dean Jackson also faces two felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor child and one count of possession of child pornography—second and subsequent offense or possession of more than 20 pictures, one film, […]

Charges Filed

Chillicothe man who threatened suicide on Thursday charged with multiple offenses

A Chillicothe man has been charged in Livingston County after an incident in the 1200 block of Third Street in Chillicothe Thursday, September 24th in which the Chillicothe Police reported an armed man eventually surrendered peacefully. Steward Ted Willis faces the felonies of unlawful use of a weapon by discharging the weapon into a home, […]

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Harrison County officials release joint statement on COVID-19

Harrison County Health Department Administrator Courtney Cross, Harrison County Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Tina Gillespie, Bethany Mayor Jonne Slemmons, and Harrison County Presiding Commissioner Jack Hodge have provided a joint statement regarding COVID-19. They report 106 school individuals have had to isolate or quarantine since Harrison County schools reopened for the academic year. Two […]

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Governor activates Missouri National Guard in response to civil unrest

Gov. Mike Parson signed today an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard as a “precautionary measure” in response to demonstrations continuing across the country. Members will aid in the state’s effort to protect people and property from being harmed. On Wednesday, a Kentucky grand jury chose not to charge police officers in the death […]

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Chillicothe woman commits election violation by posting ballot with candidates selected on Facebook

A Chillicothe woman has been charged in Livingston County with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses after allegedly posting a picture to Facebook of her ballot with candidates selected. Tari Gayle Graves was issued a criminal summons, and an initial appearance in court is scheduled for October 21st at 9 am. A probable cause statement […]

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Missouri Education Department wants to launch high school program to recruit future teachers

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) wants to create a new program designed to shape high school students into future teachers. It is requesting $200,000 dollars in its FY2022 state budget to launch the “Grow Your Own” program. During a state Board of Education meeting, DESE Chief Budget Officer Jennifer Jordan says […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved informational technology purchases on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. One purchase was for replacement data centers, wired/wireless/firewall networking equipment, video surveillance equipment, and professional services from CDWG for $1,184,899 as part of an IT Infrastructure Refresh project. Proposals were received from four vendors. Chief Information Officer Jennifer […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 14 years in prison without parole for meth conspiracy

A Sparta, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for leading a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Christian County, Mo. Travis W. Robinson, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 14 years in federal prison without parole. On March 11, 2020, Robinson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute […]

Investigation

Daviess County authorities, highway patrol respond to large party near Jameson involving minors, alcohol and a gun

Late Saturday night, the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office received information about a large underage party near Jameson. Daviess County Deputies, along with a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper responded. As a result, the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office made 5 arrests for minors being visibly intoxicated/minors in possession of alcohol.  Those individuals were released with a […]