Missouri State Highway Patrol

Gilman City man arrested in Gentry County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Gilman City man in Gentry County early Saturday morning on multiple allegations. Thirty-nine-year-old Casey Sperry was accused of felony driving while intoxicated—aggravated offender, no driver’s license, exceeding the posted speed limit, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway, and no insurance. Sperry was also […]

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Mexican national who illegally entered the U.S. seven times pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Mexican national who has illegally entered the United States at least seven times pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Armando Quintana-Galaz, 37, a citizen of Mexico residing in Springfield, pleaded guilty […]

Caleb Kettner

Man who left victim unconscious and lying in road pleads “Guilty”

A Belton man accused of restraining someone, causing the person to lose consciousness twice, and leaving him lying in the road or ditch in Jamesport pleaded guilty in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Amended information was filed for Caleb Kettner, and he waived formal arraignment. He was charged with felony second-degree […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education approves co-op baseball with Princeton

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved 21st Century grant employee contracts Wednesday evening. The extra-duty contracts will be paid through a federal grant. A one-year cooperative was approved for baseball with the Princeton School District. It was decided to continue cheerleading and dance and to have dance performances at the halftime of basketball […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man sentenced to 15-years for drug trafficking, illegal firearm

A Purdy, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm. Guadalupe Urbina-Rodriguez, 71, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Urbina-Rodriguez was found guilty at trial on March 26, 2019, of possessing methamphetamine to distribute, possessing […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 9-years in federal prison for meth, illegal firearms

A Nevada, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms and methamphetamine to distribute. Justin Nolan, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On March 13, 2019, Nolan pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and to […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education to hold community meeting on 4-day week

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved after-school program contracts, the Local Program Compliance Statement, and the substitute list Monday. Policy updates were also passed. There was a discussion on how to move forward with the elementary school boiler. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis thanked the staff for its “excellent” handling of a lockdown last week. He […]

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Novinger man arrested on drug-related allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Novinger man in Adair County on Wednesday morning on a couple of drug-related allegations. Thirty-two-year-old Robert Shultz was accused of felony possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior offense. He was also arrested on an Adair County warrant for failure to register a motor vehicle. […]

Republican Party

Rusty Black to speak at meeting of Linn County Republican women

State Representative Rusty Black will speak at the Linn County Republican Women’s meeting next week. The meeting will be held at Captain Dan’s Restaurant in Brookfield on the evening of September 19th. Social hour will begin at 6:30, and the meeting will start at 7 o’clock. The Caring for America Project will be the Mamie […]