Melissa Chapman

Worth County investigation closes as body of deceased Grant City woman is located

The Worth County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces a missing person investigation has come to a close. Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison reports that the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of the location of the deceased, Melissa Lynn Chapman, the evening of Monday, September 14th. An ongoing homicide investigation continues. Law enforcement assisting includes […]

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 […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Gallatin R-5 Superintendent reports no one exposed to teacher who tested positive for COVID-19

Gallatin R-5 Superintendent Doctor Bryan Copple reports no one in the district was exposed to an elementary school teacher who tested positive for COVID-19. Copple said the teacher recently told an administrator a family member had possibly contracted the virus, and the administrator told her to quarantine for the rest of the week. The teacher […]

Motorcycle Helmet Law

Missouri’s new motorcycle helmet law takes effect on Friday

Some Missourians will be able to ride their motorcycles without a helmet, starting Friday. Governor Mike Parson (R) signed legislation into law in July, which gives Missouri motorcyclists the option of riding without a helmet. The provision is part of a large transportation bill. Under current Missouri law, every person operating or riding on a motorcycle must […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police arrest individual on kidnapping and auto theft; continue investigation of child endangerment

A 45-year-old Chillicothe resident was arrested after the Chillicothe Police Department responded to a report of male acting suspicious in the 1900 block of Polk Street the morning of Wednesday, August 19th, trying to open a vehicle door. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel says officers searched the immediate area and located a subject who ran […]

Bright Futures Website

Audio: Bright Futures to hold “Back-to-School” event today

Distribution of backpacks and school supplies is just one activity planned for Thursday, August 13 when Bright Futures Trenton’s Grundy County holds a Back-to-School Event. Bright Futures Trenton Co-coordinator Lynn Griffin says backpacks and supplies for Trenton R-9 students will be given out in the First Christian Church Activity Center from noon until 6 o’clock. […]

Randy Railsback

Randy Railsack to be 8th District Representative in Missouri House

Executive Director of the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission in Trenton, Randy Railsback of Hamilton, has won the race for 8th District Representative in the Missouri House. Railsback, who defeated three others, received 44 point six (44.6%) of the Republican Party vote in Tuesday’s primary. The closest was David Woody who got 33 percent of […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs huge megabill with partial motorcycle helmet repeal

Governor Mike Parson has signed into law today a bill with a component that lets some motorcyclists cruise without a helmet. Under House Bill 1963, a massive state transportation proposal, motorcycle riders can go helmetless if they are at least 26 years old, have medical insurance, and have proof of financial responsibility. The wide-ranging bill […]

4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]