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Mexican national sentenced to 12 years in prison without parole for conspiracy to distribute 5,732 pounds of cocaine

A Mexican national was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that distributed more than 2,600 kilograms (5,732 pounds) of cocaine in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Jesus Salvador Campoy-Estrada, also known as “Chava” and “Chavita,” 27, of Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 12 […]

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Former Kansas City Chiefs player sentenced to more than three years in prison for COVID-19 relief fraud

A former National Football League player, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining over $1.2 million through a Paycheck Protection Program loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. According to court documents, Joshua […]

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Trenton City Council to review ordinances and policies at meeting on Monday

The Trenton City Council will review a draft ordinance and draft policies next week. The council will meet at the Trenton City Hall on Monday, December 13 at 7 pm. The draft ordinance involves city code regarding debris on property. The draft policies involve water service connection and sanitary sewer service connection. Other items on […]

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Grundy County Collector-Treasurer Barbara Harris announces last day to pay tax bills in 2021

Grundy County Collector-Treasurer Barbara Harris reports that the Grundy County Courthouse in Trenton will be closed on December 24th for Christmas Eve and December 31st for New Year’s Eve. The last day to pay personal property and real estate tax bills in person at the Collector-Treasurer’s Office will be December 30th. The office is open […]

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Chillicothe City Council to consider bids for new police vehicles at Monday meeting

The Chillicothe City Council will consider ordinances involving acceptance of bids for three new police vehicles and two conditional use permits. The council will meet in the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Meeting Room on November 8, 2021, at 5:30 in the evening. One conditional use permit would allow for the operation of a nonprofit organization to serve […]

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Princeton Board of Education to meet on Monday

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education will consider two resolutions next week. The board will meet in the high school library on November 8 at 5:30 in the evening. One resolution concerns acceptance and compliance of a United States Department of Agriculture grant for an electric bus. The other resolution would authorize the issuance and sale […]

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Chillicothe City Council meeting agenda includes finances

The Chillicothe City Council will hold a workshop and regular meeting next week. City finances will be discussed at the workshop in the Chillicothe Municipal Utility meeting room on October 25, 2021, at 5 p.m. Ordinances involving the city purchasing real estate will be considered at the council meeting to follow at 5:30. One ordinance […]

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Feds seize property of Kansas City area companies accused of COVID relief fraud

(Missouri Independent) – The federal government has seized two vehicles and is threatening to seize a lake house, allegedly purchased illegally with COVID-19 relief money by a Kansas City-area businessman. The property was seized from several real estate companies incorporated in Kansas by Joseph Campbell, with most operating under a version of the name Titan […]

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Chillicothe City Council to meet on Monday, October 11

The Chillicothe City Council will consider an ordinance accepting a memorandum of understanding with the Bird Company involving scooters. The council will meet in the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities meeting room on October 11 at 5:30 in the evening. Other items on the agenda include a hydrology study, potential financing for police and fire projects, and a […]

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Governor Parson announces three appointments to various boards, fills two county office vacancies

Governor Mike Parson announced three appointments to various boards and commissions and filled two-county office vacancies. Teresa Creek, of Memphis, was appointed as the Scotland County Recorder of Deeds.  Ms. Creek has served as the Deputy Recorder for the Scotland County Recorder of Deeds Office since 2019. Prior to joining the Recorder’s Office, she worked as […]

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Struggle over tax break for inherited farmland churns below surface in reconciliation bill

(Missouri Independent) – Agricultural groups and farm-state lawmakers notched a significant win when U.S. House Democrats chose not to touch a big tax break for inherited property, avoiding, for now, a confrontation. But opponents remain wary that the idea could come back at any time as Democrats shape their massive $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, and […]

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After receiving “poor” audit rating in 2020, Monroe City making progress, but after follow-up review only 3 changes fully implemented

A report from State Auditor Nicole Galloway finds that Monroe City has implemented some recommendations from a 2020 audit, but that other concerns remain. The June 2020 audit of Monroe City was initiated through a citizen petition, which required 200 valid signatures of qualified voters in the city. That audit highlighted concerns in several areas, including city […]

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Supreme Court rejection of eviction ban increases pressure to dole out rental aid money

(Missouri Independent) -The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of the Biden administration’s last-ditch effort to extend a federal ban on evictions has put hundreds of thousands of American renters at risk of losing their housing — and is increasing pressure on states and localities to get rental assistance dollars distributed faster. In an eight-page majority opinion […]