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26-year-old Hamilton man charged with felony burglary

A Hamilton man accused of breaking into someone’s home in Hamilton in September has been charged in Caldwell County with felony burglary—second degree and misdemeanor property damage—second degree. Online court information indicates 26-year-old Daniel Eskridge’s bond was set at $7,500 cash only with bond supervision by Supervision Services. He is not to have contact with […]

Child Sex Crimes

Gallatin teenager charged with sex crimes against six-year-old girl

A Gallatin teen has been charged in Daviess County with the felonies of statutory sodomy or attempted sodomy, deviate sexual intercourse, with a person less than 12 years of age, and child molestation, second degree. Online court information shows 17-year-old Joshua Reuben Schmidt’s bond is $5,000 cash only with supervision by Supervision Services. He is […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education names Superintendent Weldon as District Homeless Coordinator

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education named Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon the District Homeless Coordinator the evening of Monday, October 19th. Weldon reports the Top Pirate Award winner for October was announced as Jakob Holtzclaw. It was announced that five new windows were replaced in the library. Shoes from the Heart of Macon donated new […]

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Missouri woman pleads guilty to financial exploitation of elderly and stealing, will pay over $9,000 in restitution

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that on October 15, 2020, Tashe Beach pled guilty in the Circuit Court of St. Louis City to two class D felonies of Abuse of a Person Receiving Health Care, one Class C felony of Financial Exploitation of Elderly Persons, one Class D felony of Financial Exploitation of Elderly […]

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. […]

Operation Legend 2020

U.S. Attorney General: Since Operation Legend, St. Louis murder rate has declined by 49%

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has announced in St. Louis that a federal operation has led to the arrests of more than 650 suspects – 34 of which are accused of murder. The federal effort, called Operation Legend, is named after a four-year-old Kansas City boy killed over the summer while sleeping. The St. Louis […]

2020 Elections vote

Missouri Amendment Three debate centers around a nonpartisan demographer

Both sides in the debate on Missouri’s Amendment Three November ballot measure presented their case to voters Wednesday evening, in a virtual forum hosted by Springfield’s Drury University. Missourians approved “Clean Missouri” in 2018, which required a nonpartisan demographer to draw state legislative districts. Amendment Three transfers that responsibility to governor-appointed bipartisan commissions. State Sen. […]

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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 […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View R-6 recipient of two grants; dates announced for school-related activities

Pleasant View R-6 Superintendent Rebecca Steinhoff gave an update on Tuesday evening, October 13th on two grants the district received. One grant is the Access Grant from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for $4,000. The other is from the Patterson Family Foundation for $3,200. Dates were announced for school-related activities. Pleasant View will […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approve school calendar update, policy involving law enforcement not approved

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on Tuesday evening, October 13th approved, on a split vote of six to one, a school calendar update involving converting student days to all staff workdays. Board Member Corey Leeper was the only opposing vote. Students will not be in class on October 26th and December 7th, but staff […]