Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Garland Joseph Nelson appears in court, has several motions denied, others are granted

A motion hearing was held in Johnson County Tuesday, October 20th for a Braymer man charged with two felony counts of murder—first degree in the deaths of two brothers from Wisconsin. Online court information shows the court ruled on seven motions regarding Garland Joseph Nelson after hearing arguments. Motions denied included for an order permitting […]

Will St. Louis lead the charge in Approval Voting?

During historically divisive times, one Missouri city could be moving toward a nonpartisan way of electing its leaders. St. Louis voters will decide on Proposition D on the November 3 ballot. It would create a nonpartisan primary system, and implement what’s known as “approval voting” in municipal elections. Mallory Rusch, campaign manager for STL Approves, the group […]

Cameron Veterans Home

Three deaths related to COVID-19 reported at Cameron Veterans Home

A statement released Thursday night by the Missouri Veterans Commission confirms there have been three deaths among residents of the Cameron Veterans Home during the last few days. A spokesman for the Veterans Commission, Jamie Melchert, provided a written statement. It noted that the Cameron Veterans Home has 21 active cases among the residents there. […]

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Audio: Missouri submits 111-page COVID-19 vaccine plan to CDC

Missouri has submitted its plan for administering the impending COVID vaccine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state will receive feedback from the CDC on the 111-page plan by October 26. State Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams tells Capitol reporters that the plan’s hallmark is collaboration […]

Allison Deann Derwinis

Bethany woman who worked at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin charged with felony stealing of drugs

A nurse at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin accused of stealing drugs from the facility faces multiple charges. Twenty-seven-year-old Allison Deann Derwinis of Bethany has been charged, between three cases, with two counts of felony stealing—controlled substance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one count each of forgery and harassment. […]

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Chillicothe woman charged with felony burglary

A Chillicothe woman has been charged in Livingston County with felony burglary—second degree after allegedly unlawfully entering the Chillicothe Animal Shelter. Online court information shows Haley Louise Graves entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Circuit Court this week. She was referred to a public defender for representation.  The court amended […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

“Public Information Open House” to be held in Milan regarding updates to impact statements for East Locust Creek Reservoir

What’s called a “Public Information Open House” is scheduled next month in Milan regarding updates to the environmental impact statement for the East Locust Creek Reservoir in Sullivan County. A draft of the environmental statement includes the construction of a multipurpose reservoir in Sullivan County to be a water source and offer recreational opportunities. An […]

Presidential Election 2020

Missouri Supreme Court: There is no constitutional right to absentee or mail-in voting

The Missouri Supreme Court rejected the arguments of voting rights groups that voters who are afraid of contracting COVID-19 at the polls should not have to get a notary public to sign their mail-in ballots. The Missouri Conference of the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, and two citizens appealed that “The trial court erroneously […]

Child Sex Crimes

Unionville man charged with sodomy, deviate sexual intercourse with two children ages 7 and 8

A Unionville man has been charged in Putnam County with three felony counts of statutory sodomy or attempted sodomy—deviate sexual intercourse—person less than 12 years of age and four felony counts of child molestation—second degree—child less than 12 years of age. Ralph Saavedra’s bond was set at $50,000 cash only. A probable cause statement from […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Garlan Nelson to appear in Johnson County court on change of venue in Diemel brothers case

An arraignment is scheduled in Johnson County for a Braymer man charged with two felony counts of murder—first degree in the deaths of two brothers from Wisconsin. The arraignment for Garland Joseph Nelson is scheduled for Monday, October 5th in front of Judge R. Michael Wagner. The case was transferred on a change of venue […]