Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital offers tips to cope with anxiety and isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable during this time. Their research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 20-Years for coercion and enticement of 14-year old minor

 A Republic, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for the coercion and enticement of a minor. Clifford Benjamin Kinkade, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Kinkade to 15 years of supervised release following incarceration and ordered him […]

Child Pornography

Excelsior Springs man sentenced to prison for child pornography

An Excelsior Springs, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for possessing and attempting to distribute child pornography. Gabriel Valencia, Jr., 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 30, 2018, Valencia pleaded guilty to attempting to distribute child pornography over the internet […]

Fence on Farm

NCMC Barton Farm Campus to host program on Missouri’s Fence Law

A free program regarding Missouri’s Fence Law will be held at the North Central Missouri College Barton Farm Campus of Trenton later this month. The University of Missouri Extension Agricultural Business Specialist Joe Koenen will provide a comparison of the two-state fence laws in the Lager Building the evening of February 21st from 6 o’clock […]


Carroll County Sheriff reports multiple instances of attempted Sextortion scam

The Carroll County Sheriff is reporting that the department has received three reports involving a scam that she sheriff is referring to as sextortion. Sheriff William McCoy is reporting the scam is targeting men and women on social media such as Facebook, Youtube, and various dating sites but then progresses to the use of Skype […]