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Crash in Trenton injures two teenagers, closes Mable Street for repair of utility pole

The Trenton Police Department reports two Trenton teens sustained injuries, and a utility pole broke off at the ground, as a result of a car accident near East 15th and Mable streets on Thursday morning. The driver, 17-year-old Camryn Michele Willey, was reported to have an injury to her left wrist, and passenger 17-year-old Sabastian […]

Audio: Missouri woman in custody after husband found dead in freezer

A woman from southwest Missouri’s Joplin, who’s charged with abandoning her husband’s corpse after it was found in a freezer, is now in custody. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was charged Wednesday with the abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison.     The discovery was […]

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Former Missouri police officer sentenced to 8-year prison term for bank robbery

A former Lee’s Summit, Missouri, police officer who led officers on a 100-miles-per-hour vehicle pursuit has been sentenced in federal court for armed bank robbery. Richard W. Hagerty, 36, of Independence, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to eight years in federal prison without parole. On March 12, […]

Crime and Courts

Prison sentences handed down in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Two defendants were sentenced to serve time in prison after the Grundy County Circuit Court revoked probation on Thursday, yet others received prison sentences that were suspended in favor of probation. Devin Allen Robinson of Clinton surrendered probation and the court ordered a five-year prison sentence. His original charge in Grundy county was for tampering […]

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Educational program on industrial hemp to be held at Forage Systems Research Center near Linneus

Industrial hemp was once widely grown in Missouri as a fiber crop. The Controlled Substance Act of 1970 made it illegal to produce or possess any form of the cannabis plant. Recent changes in federal and state legislation have increased interest in growing hemp for fiber, grain, and CBD oil. An educational program will be […]

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Laredo Board of Aldermen pass ordinance limiting number of dogs residents may own

The Laredo Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance this week regarding dogs. City Clerk Ashley Bonnett reports the ordinance was amended from the prior ordinance to add a section regarding the number of dogs. The ordinance says kennels, hobbyist, or puppy mills will not be allowed in Laredo, and the maximum number of dogs allowed […]

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Pattonsburg man handed 7-year prison sentence for endangering child and domestic assault

A sentencing hearing was held in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Pattonsburg man found guilty by a jury in September on two charges stemming from an incident in October 2018. Online court information shows 28-year-old Vincent Lee Sturgeon was sentenced to the Missouri Department of Corrections for seven years […]

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Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled tour Arabia Steamboat Museum

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled of Grundy County participants and volunteers toured the Arabia Steamboat Museum of Kansas City as an educational learning experience. Attendees learned about artifacts salvaged from Arabia, which sank in the Missouri River in 1856. Attendees also ate lunch at Fritz’s at Crown Center and shopped.

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Chillicothe School Resource Officer completes “A.L.I.C.E.” Training

Chillicothe School Resource Officer Eric Menconi completed a two-day instructors training program with the ALICE Training Institute last week. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The Chillicothe Police Department explains “the program is dedicated to promoting strategies to improve the chances of survival during a violent critical incident, such as an active […]