Beatrice J. Anderson (Photo Credit: Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail)

Hamilton woman receives probation in shaken baby case

A Hamilton woman has been sentenced to prison and then was placed on probation in Livingston County Circuit Court stemming from an incident last October in which a three-month-old baby girl was allegedly shaken and dropped. Twenty-two-year-old Beatrice Josephine Anderson was sentenced to ten years with the Department of Corrections. Judge Ryan Horsman then suspended […]

Suspect in Handcuffs

Livingston County authorities report the arrest of three individuals

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the recent arrest of suspects on alleged drug-related charges. Cox stated Grundy County authorities arrested 33-year-old Kailean Allen Volker of Chillicothe on a Livingston County warrant for alleged felony Trafficking Drugs (Methamphetamine) in the 2nd degree. Volker was described as a fugitive since October 25th, 2019. Volker allegedly first […]

Marijuana Possession Charges Dropped

Marijuana possession charges against Trenton man dropped in Daviess County

Daviess County’s Prosecuting Attorney has filed amended information in the circuit court for cases involving a Trenton man who was accused of felony drug possession even though supporters said he has a medical marijuana card. An attorney for Jamie Leon Wilson is reporting charges alleging illegal possession of more than 35 grams of marijuana were […]

Jamey Aaron Griffin

Man who shot Trenton police officer has case moved to Livingston County

The felony case against 39-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin of Trenton has been moved on a change of venue to the Livingston County Circuit Court. Griffin is charged with first-degree assault causing serious physical injury to Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab. He’s also charged with unlawful use of a weapon for shooting at a person inside […]

Paul Eugene Haight

Chillicothe teen draws prison time for involvement in burning of railroad bridge

A Chillicothe teen has been sentenced to prison, and order to pay restitution, for his role in an incident last October that involved the burning of a railroad bridge just south of Chillicothe. At a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court, 19-year-old James Paul Eugene Haight received a four-year term […]

Shawn Michhael Yuille

Pre-trial conference held for man charged in death of Danette Rardon

Three days have been set aside for a jury trial for the defendant accused in a traffic accident at Chillicothe that killed one person and injured a young girl. The fatality accident was November 25th of 2017 in downtown Chillicothe.  Thirty-nine-year-old Danette Rardon of Chillicothe died in the two-vehicle wreck. Twenty-four-year-old Shawn Michael Yuille faces […]

Livingston County Courthouse

Swearing in of officials to take place at Livingston County Courthouse

Swearing in and retirement ceremonies will be held at the Livingston County Courthouse in Chillicothe December 28th. Six elected officials including Ryan Horsman, Circuit Judge; Michael R. Leamer, Associate Circuit Judge; Ed Douglas, Presiding Commissioner; Jane Gann, Circuit Clerk; Sherry Parks, County Clerk; and Amy Baker, Recorder of Deeds will be sworn in in the […]

Gavel and Law book

Governor Mike Parson appoints Chillicothe attorney as 43rd Circuit Court Judge

Governor Mike Parson has appointed a Chillicothe attorney, Ryan Horsman, as a Circuit Judge of the 43rd Judicial Circuit, Division 1 with five counties comprising the circuit: Livingston, Daviess, DeKalb, Caldwell, and Clinton. Horsman won the August 2018 primary election for the position and ran unopposed in the November general election. He fills a vacancy […]

Election 2018

Today marks final day for county/district candidates to file for August primary election

Today is the final day for county and district candidates to file for the August primary election. As of 11:15 Tuesday morning, March 27, there was only one race in Grundy County. Rick Hull, Mark Moore, and Phillip Ray have filed for Presiding Commissioner. Others filing for Grundy County offices include Betty Spickard for County […]

Election 2018

Races for office shaping up in upcoming August primary

Candidate filings began Tuesday for multi-county districts in this area. A 7th district state representative race is shaping up between Republican Rusty Black of Chillicothe and Democrat Dennis VanDyke of Marceline. Both have to be nominated by their parties in the August primary election. After the first day of filings, Republican Danny Busick of Newtown […]