Theft

Missouri State Auditor finds former clerk misappropriated over $300,000 from City of Center

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the City of Center that detailed how the former clerk, Tracey Ray, misappropriated more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds. The audit, which focused on the period between January 2015 and July 2019, was performed by the Auditor’s Public Corruption and Fraud Division after information was received through […]

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Change in date announced for start of preschool classes in Trenton

A change in date has been announced for preschool classes in Trenton. Due to what director of special services, Tara Hoffman, called unforeseen circumstances, the first day for the Trenton R-9 pre-school will be Tuesday, September 8th. The school district reports it’s utilizing the pre-school staff in areas of need. This will allow for in-person […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Superintendent reports several staff members under quarantine due to “close contact” with COVID-19 individual

Trenton R-9 Superintendent Mike Stegman says several staff members are under quarantine because they were said to have had “close contact” with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and was recently on the campus in Trenton. Stegman did not reveal the gender of the positive case, nor where contacts were made and there’s no indication […]

Medical Marijuana

DHSS seeks guidance regarding confidential medical marijuana information

On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters passed Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, establishing a medical marijuana program in Missouri. Article XIV requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to protect the trade secrets of medical marijuana businesses as well as patients’ information by keeping that information confidential. Article XIV Section 1.3.(5) of the […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Woman charged with murder, involving death of a baby inside Smithfield, bound over to Division One of Circuit Court

A Kirksville woman charged with first-degree murder as well as second-degree murder in Sullivan County following a child death investigation in May was bound over to Division One of Circuit Court Thursday, July 30th. Twenty-Eight-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday, August 5th. Kambamba has also been charged with involuntary manslaughter—first degree, involuntary […]

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 […]

Murder

Cameron man serving time for murder charged with 2004 cold case murder of Steven Cassidy

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Michael J. Gullet, 64, of Cameron, Missouri, for murder-2nd degree. The arrest stems from a Patrol investigator’s cold case homicide investigation involving Gullet. The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office requested that the Patrol investigator interview Gullet, who was incarcerated at […]