Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol reports two arrests on Thanksgiving

The highway patrol reports the separate arrests of two individuals, both of whom were taken to Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail on a 24-hour hold. Early Thursday morning, the highway patrol arrested 19-year-old Sydney Eddins in Daviess County on multiple violations. Online court information shows five misdemeanor charges have been filed in the circuit court. Sydney Danielle Eddins […]

Democrat and Republican Parties

Audio: Missouri expert offers advice for talking politics during holiday gatherings

A University of Missouri expert has advice for the discussion of politics at the dinner table during holiday get-togethers. Political Science Professor Andrea Benjamin says misunderstandings can be avoided if ground rules are set and goals of the conversation are determined.     Don’t try to change peoples’ minds. Benjamin uses her sports allegiance to […]

Terrance Anderson

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court upholds death sentence in case that’s been litigated for decades

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a man whose case has bounced up and down through the state’s court system for 20 years.     In its fourth time hearing appeals from Terrance Anderson of southwest Missouri’s Poplar Bluff, the high bench backed up a lower court’s rejection of claims made […]

Cocaine

Lee’s Summit couple among 13 indicted for $62 million cocaine conspiracy

A Lee’s Summit, Missouri couple are among 13 defendants who have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $62 million conspiracy to distribute more than 2,000 kilograms of cocaine, and a money laundering conspiracy. Howard Christian Walters, also known as “Chris,” 41, and his wife, Nina Walter, 37, both of Lee’s […]

Spickard, Missouri

Water quality one of several topics discussed at Spickard City Council meeting

At a recent meeting of the Spickard City Council, Kenneth Neill was sworn in as a member of the board and becomes the fourth member. Others are Frank Felder, Janice Vandevender, and Maggie George. Due to a vacancy, Mayor Pro Tem Felder presided. Larry Marrs discussed with aldermen mileage reimbursement and an hourly rate for projects […]

Accident

Four injured, including two children, in two-vehicle crash south of Eagleville

Snow on Interstate 35 in northern Harrison County on Saturday night contributed to a two-vehicle accident which injured four people four miles south of Eagleville. The highway patrol reports a pickup truck northbound on I-35 went out of control on the snow-covered road, crossed the median, and traveled into the path of a southbound sports […]

Troy Franklin

Troy and Rikki Franklin make court appearance in Sullivan County

A preliminary hearing was held in the Associate Division of Sullivan County Circuit Court Thursday for a Kirksville woman charged with felony hindering the prosecution of a felony in September. Online court information shows 35-year-old Rikki Franklin’s case was bound over to Division One and is to appear for arraignment December 5th. The Highway Patrol […]