CAFO or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Some of Missouri’s largest CAFOs are seeking less stringent state regulation

Eleven of Missouri’s largest concentrated animal feeding operations are working to reduce the state’s oversight of their hog facilities despite a record of manure spills and clean water violations.  Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has 11 CAFOs seeking new state permits.  The facilities, dotted across northern Missouri, combined are capable of raising more […]

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Two from Chillicothe charged with multiple counts of child abuse

Two Chillicothe residents have been charged with three felony counts of abuse or neglect of a child following a house fire in Chillicothe in January. Twenty-seven-year-old Donnie Clay Matheson’s charges involve serious emotional or physical injury. The bond for Matheson and 26-year-old Heather Louise Woods is $15,000 cash only, no surety for each. Probable cause […]

Charges Filed

Wheeling man charged with multiple felonies after assaulting and threatening to kill neighbor

A Wheeling man has been charged with three felonies after an incident on May 17, 2021, where he allegedly physically assaulted a female neighbor and threatened to kill her. Fifty-year-old Robert Wayne Renshaw faces charges of third-degree assault, first-degree harassment, and resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing. Bond was set at $10,000 cash only, […]

Illegal Firearms and firearm theft

Missouri man pleads guilty to multiple counts of possessing illegal firearms, drug trafficking; faces at least 20 years in prison

A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to multiple charges of illegally possessing firearms, including stolen firearms, and drug trafficking. Brandon L. Hill, 33, of Independence, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays on Thursday, April 29, to three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, two counts […]

David Jonathan Girsch

Man from Coffey facing a multitude of charges after Department of Social Services investigation

A Coffey man faces multiple charges after a Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division investigation at a residence in Coffey on April 28th. Forty-five-year-old David Jonathan Girsch has been charged in Daviess County with the felonies of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, and two counts of […]

Sexual Abuse

Brookfield man faces first-degree sexual abuse charge

A Brookfield man accused of sexually assaulting a 23-year-old woman on February 12th has been charged in Linn County. Forty-year-old Clarence Clifton Turner faces a felony charge of first-degree sexual abuse. A probable cause statement from Brookfield Police Officer Zach Bunton reports Turner asked to come inside the woman’s residence on Canal Street in Brookfield, […]

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Sullivan County Health Department reports 7 new cases of COVID-19

Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed seven additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County.  Currently, Sullivan County sits at a total of six hundred and thirty-eight, with two active probable cases, eight deaths, and thirty-seven active cases. The positive cases have been determined to be community-related.  To maintain confidentiality, no other information will be […]

Coronavirus Update

Sullivan County Health Department reports 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday

The Sullivan County Health Department, on Sunday, November 15, 2020, has confirmed fifteen additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County.  Currently, Sullivan County sits at a total of five hundred and fifty-eight, with zero active probable cases, five deaths, and one hundred six active cases. The positive cases have been determined to be community-related.  […]

Arrest

Hamilton police arrest three individuals in police parking lot waiting for friend

Hamilton police officers arrived to make contact with occupants of a vehicle in the parking lot of the police department/Supervision Services Tuesday morning, September 29th to advise them their friend was going to jail resulted in the arrest of three individuals including a 35 year old woman from Independence, a 36 year old woman from […]

Man in jail behind bars (Prison)

Missouri man sentenced to 20 years for illegal firearms following gunfight and fatal collision

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms following a three-vehicle collision in which he struck and killed another motorist while fleeing from a gunfight. Keith L. Carnes, 31, of Kansas City was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 5, […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton School District notified that THS volleyball player tests positive for COVID-19

The Trenton R-IX district has been notified that one of the THS volleyball players has tested positive for COVID-19.  According to MSHSAA regulations, this means that it is necessary for the entire player roster and coaching staff to be quarantined from the point of the last contact with the positive case. The Grundy County Health […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District releases guidance on students going home and returning to school regarding COVID-19

The Trenton R-9 School District released guidance Thursday, September 3rd on when students should go home and return to school regarding COVID-19. The information says students should go home if they have two of the following symptoms: a fever of at least 100.4; congestion or a runny nose; nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; a sore throat; […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Princeton School District working with Mercer County Health Department as staff member confirmed COVID-19 positive

The Princeton School District plans on having classes on Tuesday, September 1, as scheduled although the community learned on Monday that a staff member at the elementary school has tested positive for COVID-19. The Princeton School District reports it’s working closely with the Mercer County Health Department and all close contacts have been notified. Meanwhile, […]