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Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney obtains conviction in Mexico, Missouri murder case

Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that late last night, a Randolph County jury convicted Sadiq J. Moore, 25, of Second-Degree Murder, First Degree Burglary, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and three counts of Armed Criminal Action after a three-day jury trial. The jury convicted Moore of assisting two others with carrying out a home invasion […]

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One Trenton man arrested, another turns himself into authorities, with both facing a felony drug charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports one Trenton man was arrested and another turned himself in on March 30th. Both were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Thirty-five-year-old Jessie Lee Ingraham was already in custody when he was arrested. Thirty-three-year-old Domanic James Lee Ratkovich turned himself in. Bond was set at $10,000 cash […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Race created in upcoming election for Grundy County Presiding Commissioner

While March 29th was the last day to file for the August 2nd Primary Election, Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard on Wednesday morning, March 30th announced a late filing for Presiding Commissioner, creating a race for the position. Bill Wilson filed for the position on Tuesday afternoon, March 29th. Incumbent Phillip Ray previously filed. Other […]

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A list of candidates that have filed for office in the upcoming August election

March 29th was the last day to file for the August 2nd Primary Election.  Here is a list of candidates that have filed for office. There are no races in Grundy County. One candidate filed for each of the open positions. Incumbents filing include Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray, Associate Circuit Court Judge Steve Hudson, Circuit […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases 2021 law enforcement federal forfeiture reports

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released her office’s compilation of 2021 federal forfeiture reports. Law enforcement agencies that participate in the federal asset forfeiture system must file information regarding federal seizures and proceeds with the State Auditor’s Office. Law enforcement agencies can seize money and property from individuals and organizations involved in illegal activities. […]

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Budgets and repeal of specific dog breeds ordinance on the agenda for meeting of Trenton City Council

The Trenton City Council next week will consider ordinances to adopt budgets for the City of Trenton and Trenton Municipal Utilities. The council will meet at the Trenton City Hall on March 14th at 7 p.m. It will also be available on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/82987578256. The council will also consider ordinances to approve a contract […]

Prison Sentence

Brookfield man sentenced to 12 years in prison on a number of charges

The Linn County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office reports a Brookfield man was sentenced in Linn County Circuit Court on March 8, 2022, to 12 years total in the Department of Corrections. On a charge of second-degree domestic assault, Alexander Blackwell was sentenced to serve eight years as a prior assault offender. He was sentenced to five years […]

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Man arrested after fleeing from law enforcement near Chillicothe

A 37-year-old man was arrested near Chillicothe on Sunday night, March 6 after he allegedly failed to yield to law enforcement and fled. Chillicothe Police Sergeant Jeremy Stephens reports officers conducted a traffic stop near Mitchell Road and Corporate Drive, but the vehicle continued to the area of the 600 block of Corporate Drive. He says […]

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Another candidate files for position of Livingston County Clerk

Another candidate has filed for the position of Livingston County Clerk in the August 2nd Primary Election. Jay A. Shirley filed on March 4th for the position. Incumbent Sherry Parks filed on the first day of the filing period, February 22nd. Other candidates who previously filed for Livingston County offices include incumbents Amy Hobbs Baker […]

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Trenton man faces weapons charge after allegedly shooting individual in the leg

A Trenton man faces multiple felonies after he allegedly shot someone in the leg at a residence in Brimson on February 11th. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 32-year-old Aaron Zackary Wolf-Moffett has been charged with second-degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm by a dangerous felon, and two counts of first-degree […]

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PETA claims Sullivan County authorities should investigate documented incident at Smithfield

PAR Broadcasting received a news release from PETA that claims, in part, the Sullivan County Prosecuting Attorney should investigate an incident at the Smithfield Farmland Foods plant near Milan. Quoting the news release, PETA says it obtained USDA documentation revealing workers kicked a pig, eliciting a cry, and struck other pigs with the use of […]

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Trenton City Council investigating possibility of full-time prosecuting attorney

The Trenton City Council is requesting more information before it can decide whether to give an endorsement allowing a public vote to make the Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney position full-time instead of the current part-time. Kelly Puckett is the Prosecuting Attorney and prosecutes cases investigated by Trenton Police that result in felony charges. That’s in […]

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Trenton City Council, Trenton Finance Committee to meet

The Trenton City Council will discuss endorsing the Grundy County prosecuting attorney’s full-time position. The council will meet at Trenton City Hall on February 28, 2022, at 7 pm. The meeting will also be available on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/86371722505. Other items on the agenda include a mowing bid, an appointment to the Building and Nuisance […]

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Another candidate files for office of Public Administrator

Another candidate has filed in Grundy County for the August 2nd Primary Election. Adria Moore filed for the unexpired term of public administrator. Moore was appointed to the position following the resignation of previous public administrator Jill Eaton. Previous filings in Grundy County were incumbents Phillip Ray for presiding commissioner, Steve Hudson for associate circuit […]

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A listing of area candidates who have filed for office today

Candidates filed in area counties on February 22nd for the August 2nd Primary Election. Candidates in Grundy County include incumbents Phillip Ray for presiding commissioner, Steve Hudson for associate circuit court judge, and Becky Stanturf for circuit clerk and recorder. Courtney Campbell filed for county clerk. Candidates in Livingston County include incumbents Sherry Parks for […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography with 6 year old

United States District Court Judge Stephen R. Clark sentenced Andrew Hotchkiss to 27.5 years in federal prison to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for the production of child pornography.  Hotchkiss previously pleaded guilty in November 2021.  Between the dates of March 1, 2019, and May 13, 2019, in St. Francois County, Missouri, […]

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Brookfield man sentenced to 14 years in prison on charges of child molestation and sexual abuse

A Brookfield man was sentenced to 14 years in the Department of Corrections in Linn County Circuit Court on February 8th on sex-related felony charges. A Linn County jury found Coyle guilty in November. The Linn County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office reports 44-year-old Rocky Coyle was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections on […]