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 […]

Jeremiah Searles Final

Bethany man charged with kidnapping, assault and abuse of a child

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with three felonies after an alleged incident on Monday, March 23, 2020. Thirty-nine-year- old Jeremiah Searles has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing, first-degree domestic assault, and abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact. Arraignment was held on Tuesday, and […]

Suicide Prevention

Livingston County Sheriff Department responds to call with individual threatening suicide

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports he, two deputies, and the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services recently responded to a call regarding an adult allegedly actively attempting to kill himself or herself. Cox says the person was located and admitted to taking several pills before being non-compliant and resisting officers. The individual was transported to […]

Breast Cancer DNA and Pink Ribbon

Audio: Women diagnosed with breast cancer can turn to support group in Grundy County

A group in Grundy County assists women diagnosed with breast cancer and Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group member Ruby Walker says the group allows breast cancer survivors to provide insight, advice, and knowledge to those just diagnosed with the disease. The group’s goal is to help patients move through their breast cancer journey with resources […]

Pigs or Swine

Emerging swine disease calls for biosecurity measures, says MU Extension veterinarian

U.S. pork producers should be aware of an emerging swine disease, says University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Corinne Bromfield. Chinese pork producers reported the 13th outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) Sept. 6. It has appeared since August in several locations in China hundreds of miles apart. This leaves researchers scratching their heads over how […]

Arrest

Trenton woman arrested on charge of altering lottery tickets

The Trenton Police Department arrested a Trenton woman Thursday on a felony charge of altering lottery tickets. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 31-year-old Cindy Gearin’s bond is $10,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the Associate Division of circuit court Tuesday, June 12th. Court documents accuse Gearin of removing eight Missouri State Lottery […]