Guilty Plea

Missouri doctor pleads guilty to making false statements to obtain insurance coverage for fentanyl prescription

A Missouri, physician pleaded guilty in federal court to making a false statement to Medicare to obtain insurance coverage for a fentanyl prescription and to conspiring with others to use his DEA registration number to issue Schedule II controlled substances to patients in his absence. Randall Halley, 65, Nixa, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate […]

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Missouri man who operates non-profit agency indicted for falsely claiming to hire ex-cons

 A Missouri man who operates a non-profit agency has been indicted by a federal grand jury for falsely claiming to employ convicted felons who were on federal court-supervised release. Michael A. Green, 50, Kansas City, was charged in a five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Nov. 17. […]

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Trenton woman extradited from Jackson County

A Trenton woman has been extradited from the Jackson County Detention Center to Grundy County after allegedly failing to obey a judge’s order. Twenty-two-year-old Brittany Nicole Roberts was arrested on November 17th. Her bond is $10,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on November 23rd. Her […]

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Pattonsburg man charged with three felonies after giving daughter THC Tincture that contained opiates

A Pattonsburg man has been charged with three felonies after he allegedly gave his 17-year-old daughter a controlled substance, and another minor was hospitalized in October. Forty-year-old Joseph Sperry faces delivery of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance in violation of registration requirements, and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was initially denied […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation graduates 15 new conservation agents

The Missouri Department of Conservation congratulates 15 new conservation agents upon their graduation from MDC’s 2021 Conservation Agent Training Academy. The agent class of 2021 took the Conservation Agent’s Oath during a special graduation ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Richardson Fine Arts Center on the Lincoln University campus in Jefferson City. MDC Director Sara Parker […]

Medical Marijuana and Veterans

Veterans Administration sending mixed messages to vets about cannabis use to treat PTSD

(Missouri Independent) – Despite increasing legal access to medical and recreational cannabis in states across the U.S., veterans face unfair treatment and stigmatization because the U.S.  refuses to recognize marijuana as a viable treatment option.  While the VA has embraced the federally illegal status of the drug, agency policy does not allow discrimination against veterans […]

Missouri State Capitol

Parson’s rationale for removing LGTBQ exhibit from Missouri Capitol called into question

(Missouri Independent) – Fireworks, this week over the sudden removal of an LGBTQ history exhibit from the museum in the Missouri Capitol caught the attention of John Cunning.  For 24 years before he retired in 2018, Cunning oversaw the museum as part of his job at Missouri State Parks.  So when he read Gov. Mike […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees set tax levy, hear reports on various matters, and hire new employees

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees heard reports on housing and other matters on August 24. Resident Life Director Donnie Hillerman reported one new residence hall is open, and he hopes the other new residence hall will open September 1st. There are some displaced students currently staying in Selby Hall in the wing […]

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Wheeling man charged with property damage and drug offenses

A fugitive investigation in Wheeling resulted in the arrest of a Wheeling man on August 22 on warrants for alleged traffic offenses. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports 33-year-old Tye Joseph Evans was found hiding inside a tote inside an outbuilding in the southeast part of the community in which he allegedly barricaded himself inside. […]

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Chillicothe woman facing multiple charges after police pursuit

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a suspect was found the Thursday morning, August 12, who allegedly fled from Chillicothe Police Wednesday night, August 11, 2021. The sheriff says his office arrested 42-year-old Peggy Jo Zorn of Chillicothe for alleged possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest by flight. She was allegedly […]

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North Central Missouri College partners with Central Methodist University to offer counseling services

North Central Missouri College (NCMC) and Central Methodist University (CMU) have partnered to provide North Central Missouri College students and employees additional mental health resources.  This fall, CMU will offer free virtual counseling and webinars through their Master of Science in Clinical Counseling program. “The health and wellness of our students remain a priority for […]

Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Three people accused in spray painting incidents July 5 in Trenton appeared Tuesday in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Twenty-two-year-old Kelli Danielle Corrigan of Trenton pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree property damage – a misdemeanor. Imposition of sentence was suspended, and Corrigan was placed on two years probation. […]

Fireworks Safety

Chillicothe Police Department reminds residents of ordinance stating dates and times fireworks can be discharged

The Chillicothe Police Department reminds residents of the fireworks ordinance and use of fireworks in Chillicothe. The Chillicothe City Ordinance allows for common fireworks to be shot or detonated July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from 8 o’clock in the morning to 10 o’clock at night. Fireworks may be shot or detonated on July 4th from […]

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Chillicothe man who struck UTV with pickup facing charges after UTV driver dies in hospital

A Chillicothe man faces felony charges after a two-vehicle accident in Livingston County on May 23 that the Highway Patrol reports caused the death of a Hale man. Thirty-three-year-old Steven Lee Wilson has been charged with driving while intoxicated, death of another, and DWI, serious physical injury. Bond was originally set at $50,000 cash only, […]

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Cameron woman facing felony charges after stealing from two locations

A Cameron woman faces felony charges after she allegedly stole items from a residence in the 600 block of North West Street in Cameron in September and the Cameron Food Pantry in January. Forty-nine-year-old Julie Ann Richardson has been charged with second-degree burglary and stealing–$750 or more in a case related to the September incident […]