Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]

Sobriety Check Point

Missouri Highway Patrol to conduct DWI saturation in area counties

Highway Patrol Troop B will conduct special enforcement operations this month in area counties. Counties where driving while intoxicated saturation will be conducted include Putnam, Chariton, and Schuyler. The goal of the special enforcement operations is to remove impaired drivers from roads. Troop B Commanding Officer Captain James Wilt says the operations allow the Patrol […]

Nextdoor

Trenton Police Department receives inquiries from residents about “Nextdoor” letters

The Trenton Police Department reports it has received numerous inquiries about letter residents received regarding Nextdoor. The police department describes Nextdoor as a social networking service for neighborhoods based in San Francisco, California, founded in 2008, and launched in the United States in October 2011.  Typical platform uses include neighbors reporting on news and events […]

Child Exploitation

Missouri man sentenced for child pornography, sexual exploitation

A Grain Valley, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for traveling to North Dakota for illicit sex with a 14-year-old child, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, while he was under investigation for distributing child pornography over the internet. Andy Earl Crook, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs […]

High Speed Pursuit

Five arrested after pursuit ends that started in Cameron on Saturday morning

The Cameron Police Department reports five suspects were taken into custody following a pursuit on Saturday morning after a report of several individuals going through parked vehicles. Officers responded to the 600 block of North Groat Street, and the suspect vehicle, occupied by five individuals and allegedly stolen from Saint Joseph, was reportedly leaving the […]

Back To School, Are You Ready?

Laredo and Linn County R-1 report enrollment numbers on first day of school

Two area schools started classes on Tuesday and are reporting enrollment numbers. Laredo R-7 reports a total opening day enrollment of 42 students in kindergarten through eighth grade which is up five from last year’s first day. Kindergarten and eighth-grade tie for the largest class at Laredo with seven in each. There are three students […]

Missouri Department of Corrections Mugshot of Shannon Watts

Inmate walks away from work site at Missouri State Fair

The Missouri Department of Corrections is reporting that at approximately 12:45 a.m. Monday, August 19, offender Shannon Dewayne Watts, Department of Corrections No. 1107639, a minimum-security inmate assigned to Tipton Correctional Center, walked away from a Missouri State Fair work site at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri, while on work release. The Corrections […]

Gavel and Law book

Gallatin resident and former coach at Winston accused of child molestation has bond amended to $25,000

Bond was amended for a former teacher and coach at Winston High School during a bond hearing in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Alfred Brian Sprouse of Gallatin faces four felony counts of fourth-degree child molestation—child less than 17 years of age and offender greater than four years older as […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC Board of Trustees accepts resignations, fills open positions

Multiple topics were reported on during the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening. NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver gave reports on behalf of Vice President for Academic Affairs Doctor Tristan Londre and Vice President for Student Affairs Doctor Kristen Alley. Londre and Alley were absent from the meeting due to other […]