Sex Trafficking

FBI’s “Operation Independence Day” identifies over 100 child victims and 67 sex traffickers

This week the Department of Justice announced the nationwide recovery or identification of 103 child victims and the arrest of 67 sex traffickers through the FBI-led Operation Independence Day. This initiative was a month-long coordinated law enforcement effort, focused on the recovery of child sex trafficking victims and providing them with the assistance they needed. […]

State of Emergency

Governor Parson declares “State of Emergency” in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reservoirs, snowmelt and excessive rainfall. Governor Parson also activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions. […]

Kit Bond

Audio: Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond reflects on President George H.W. Bush’s legacy

A former Missouri senator who spent 24 years on Capitol Hill praises former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94. Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond describes President Bush as a “special person.”     Bond describes former President George Herbert Walker Bush as a “true statesman” and an outstanding president […]

Harrison County Horses Rescued

Animal cruelty task force rescues 16 horses in Harrison County

The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force reports it has rescued 16 “severely malnourished” horses from a 16-acre property in Harrison County. The horses were in paddocks and pastures with no vegetation and had no on-site veterinary care. When rescuers arrived at the property, officials found a downed horse in critical condition that was […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Chillicothe man arrested on burglary and property damage charges

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports one person was arrested and charged following an investigation of a burglary and property damage at a home on LIV Road 228. Thirty-one-year-old Cody Lee Whiteside of Chillicothe was arrested for alleged burglary and property damage. Bond on a charge of second-degree burglary was initially placed at five thousand […]

Fire Graphic

Fire of unknown origin burns two outbuildings and barn near Bethany

Several fire departments responded to a fire near Bethany on Monday that burned several structures. Bethany Fire Chief Jacob Denum reports departments from Bethany, Pattonsburg, New Hampton, and Gilman City responded to the fire south of Bethany on Route AA.  He says the fire burned two outbuildings and a barn as well as farm equipment, […]