Not Guilty Plea

Princeton man who gave jail escapee Drake Kately a ride, pleads “Not Guilty”

A Princeton resident accused of giving a ride to a Mercer County Jail escapee waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week. Online court information indicates a plea or trial setting is scheduled for 20-year-old Kenneth Riley Paul Lewis on December 11, 2019, […]

Bank Robbery

Former Missouri police officer sentenced to 8-year prison term for bank robbery

A former Lee’s Summit, Missouri, police officer who led officers on a 100-miles-per-hour vehicle pursuit has been sentenced in federal court for armed bank robbery. Richard W. Hagerty, 36, of Independence, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to eight years in federal prison without parole. On March 12, […]

Audit Graphic

State auditor subpoenas Clay County for records

State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued a subpoena to Clay County to require the county to turn over documents associated with a citizen mandated audit. An Oct. 24 court ruling confirmed the Auditor’s legal authority to conduct performance audits and dismissed the County Commission’s lawsuit against the Auditor. Clay County officials have yet to produce documentation […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

34-year-old man stopped on Highway 36 travelling 95 mph arrested on DWI allegation

A vehicle allegedly traveling approximately 119 miles per hour in Livingston County has led to the arrest of a Louisiana, Missouri man on driving while intoxicated and excessive speed. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports 34-year-old Brandon Michael Westfall was processed, issued citations to appear in court December 4th, and released to a responsible adult. […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department

Trenton woman arrested on warrant from probation and parole

A resident of Trenton, 36-year-old Nicole Webster, was arrested Thursday on a warrant issued by the Missouri Probation and Parole board. Webster’s original charge in Grundy county was for felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is $5.000 or ten percent cash. Nicole Webster is scheduled for the November 14, 2019 session of circuit court […]

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Applications for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program open November 1, 2019

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help low-income households pay their utility bills. Executive Director Chris Small calls LIHEAP one of Community Action’s “hallmark programs,” and describes it as “not a handout, but a hand up to help people with energy assistance needs and free […]