Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Spickard man arrested; to be returned to Department of Corrections

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Spickard man Tuesday, June 30th on an absconder type of parole violation on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana. Twenty-four year old Nicholas Wendt alleged violation involved residency as well as reporting and directives. He […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Two released from custody after investigation by Livingston County Sheriff’s Department

A man and a woman were released from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office recently pending review of possible charges from the prosecutor following an alleged incident in which they were in a building and believed to have no right to be there. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox, reports the suspects drove a vehicle through a […]

Military Veterans

VA establishes National Emergency Care Contact Center

Veterans Service Officer Wayne Kleinschmidt reports there is an update for emergency care information for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has established a national emergency care contact center to simplify the emergency care notification process. Community providers must now notify VA of a veteran presenting at an emergency facility through the […]

Elderly person in Wheelchair

Health authorities issue guidance for visitations transitions at Missouri long-term care facilities

As the State of Missouri reopens on June 16, long-term care facilities are an important piece of this process for many Missourians. When COVID-19 first knowingly entered the United States in January, long-term care facilities quickly became one of the more vulnerable environments disease spread. In late March, health officials began seeing Missouri long-term care […]

Coronavirus Update

Mercer County now reporting 5 cases of COVID-19, Tri-County Health reporting 2 COVID-19 related deaths

The Mercer County Health Department is now reporting five positive cases of COVID-19. The department noted one of the five has moved out of being self-isolated. No other information was provided by Mercer County. Tri-County Health Department has reported two more deaths of COVID-19 patients in Gentry County raising the county’s total to six. The […]

Court News

Judge faces busy docket in Division One of Grundy County court

The judge in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court handed down sentences, including probation to defendants in the Thursday session of Division One. At a hearing, Christopher Eudean Parsons of Cainsville admitted probation violations. The probation was revoked. Parsons was sentenced to five years with the Missouri department of corrections. The term runs concurrently […]

Sullivan County now reporting 10 cases of COVID-19; nine active and one person recovered

Sullivan County Health Department this morning (Thursday) has confirmed nine positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County and has determined one case as recovered as per CDC guidelines. These confirmed positives were identified through a mass testing process. Currently, Sullivan County sits at ten total cases with nine cases remaining active. The positive cases have […]

Governor Mike Parson

Missouri to receive $66M for child care assistance under federal CARES Act

Missouri will receive $66 million for child care assistance and $1.5 million for food banks under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Governor Parson was joined by the Missouri Department of Social Services Acting Director Jennifer Tidball and Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Levon Cumpton.  Child Care […]