Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 12-years in federal prison for meth trafficking, illegal firearm

A Missouri, a man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing a firearm. Ladd E. Callen, 50, Rolla, Missouri was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 25, 2020, Callen pleaded guilty to […]

Suspect Arrested News Grapahic

Man who moved into vacant house in Spickard arrested on allegation of receiving stolen property

A man described as a convicted felon with multiple offenses in his past was arrested on Saturday by members of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Forty-two-year old John Ervin Peterson was reported to have moved into a vacant house at Spickard and now faces two counts of receiving stolen property. Bond is $25,000 cash with […]

Drug Trafficking

Additional charges filed against former Kansas City Chiefs player, more defendants in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Additional charges have been filed against a former Kansas City Chiefs football player and eight co-defendants for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that operated primarily in Eastern Jackson County. Saousoalii P. Siavii Jr., also known as “Junior,” 41, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a nine-count superseding indictment returned under seal by a federal […]

Saousoalii P. Siavii, Jr

Former KC Chiefs player charged with illegal firearms after being tasered while resisting arrest

A former Kansas City Chiefs football player, who was tasered twice while struggling with officers and resisting arrest, was charged in federal court with illegally possessing firearms. Saousoalii P. Siavii, Jr., also known as “Junior,” 40, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., […]

Missouri Day Festival

Missouri Day Festival kicks off Thursday, October 18th with opening ceremonies

The Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Missouri Day Festival begins with a soup supper and open ceremonies Thursday evening, October 18, 2018. The supper will be at the First Baptist Church of Trenton from 5 to 7 o’clock with opening ceremonies to follow at 7 o’clock. Winners of the yard and porch, pumpkin, and window […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Jamesport man life-flighted after crashing on Highway 190

A Jamesport resident was involved in a rollover accident Thursday afternoon one mile south of Jamesport. The highway patrol reports 52-year-old David Kauffman was flown by a medical helicopter (LifeFlight Eagle) to the Truman Medical Center with serious injuries. The crash occurred as the southbound vehicle he was driving crossed the centerline of Highway 190, […]