Livingston County Sheriff Car

Livingston County deputies stop agitated man after hit and run on Route Z

A Livingston County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a Kansas City man after he was suspected of a hit and run Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Steve Cox says dispatch received a report that a vehicle pulling a large enclosed trailer sideswiped a car on Route Z and continued north. Deputy John Stafford was already headed in that direction […]

Ticks

Illness from mosquito, flea, tick bites has tripled since 2004

University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch urges Missouri residents to take precautions to ward off mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas this summer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in May that diseases from the bites of these insects tripled from 2004 to 2016. Also, CDC reported that nine new […]

Bailey Boswell and Aubrey Trail

Former Trenton woman charged with murder in Sydney Loofe case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two longtime suspects in the killing of a 24-year-old Lincoln, Nebraska woman have been charged with first-degree murder. Authorities announced the charges Monday against 51-year-old Aubrey Trail and 23-year-old Bailey Boswell, both of Wilber, Nebraska. Officials previously listed Boswell with a Trenton address as recently as 2016. Trail has publicly acknowledged […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Investigation in Livingston County results in arrest and seizure of evidence

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports charges are pending on multiple individuals following an investigation that began last week, which resulted in the discovery of a fugitive and the seizure of alleged drugs. The sheriff’s office requested assistance from the Chillicothe Police Department in the investigation on Clay Street in Chillicothe. Officers subsequently arrested 41-year-old […]

New Medicare Card

Beware scams as new Medicare cards arrive in mailboxes

New Medicare cards are on their way to everyone enrolled in the program. Cards will be mailed automatically and free of charge, however, people should be wary of anyone calling to offer assistance with the cards or to request money or personal information, says Brenda Procter, University of Missouri associate extension professor. “Any time changes […]

Rootless Corn

Missouri’s hot, dry weather spells trouble for soybeans and corn

Missouri’s record-breaking May heat and lack of precipitation set the stage for two unusual conditions in the state’s top cash crops—soybean and corn, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. He urges farmers to look for rootless corn syndrome and heat canker in soybean, conditions that result from drought and heat effects on seedlings […]

Boating Safety

Boat dock owners encouraged to check docks for safety issues

Boat dock owners are highly encouraged to take the necessary precautions to make their dock safe from stray electrical current. Tingling and numbness in the extremities while swimming in the water has been a common statement made by individuals who survived incidents involving electrical current near docks. Swimming away from any dock suspected to be […]

Rape Kit

Report shows more than 4,800 untested rape kits in Missouri

(MissouriNet) – Attorney General Josh Hawley has released a report today showing nearly 50-percent of Missouri law enforcement agencies do not send in rape evidence for testing because officers felt the victim was not credible and would not cooperate. During a press conference, in Jefferson City, Colleen Coble with the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Lawmaker, attorney both contacted the FBI over allegations related to Greitens

(MissouriNet) – Both sides in a special House committee hearing on an investigation of Governor Eric Greitens revealed yesterday they had contact with the FBI.     Republican Representative Jay Barnes, who chairs the committee, said he’d contacted federal law enforcement after hearing closed testimony from an early Greitens campaign advisor, Michael Hafner, who alleged […]

Police Investigation

Child endangerment, drug investigation in Chillicothe ends with multiple arrests

A child endangerment and drug investigation at a residence in southwest Chillicothe resulted in multiple arrests Thursday. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the investigation ultimately lead to four adults being transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges. Those arrested included 50-year-old John Meyer of Chillicothe for the […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Update: More information released on Friday arrest of Trenton man in Livingston County

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on a vehicle stop near Chillicothe early Friday morning, which resulted in the arrest of a Trenton man. Sheriff Steve Cox reports Deputy Nicolas Leadbetter checked the vehicle on LIV 235 after seeing it stopped and then commit a traffic violation. The stop resulted in the […]

Officer Involved Shooting

Suspect wounded in shooting involving state trooper in Daviess County

A Missouri state trooper was involved in a shooting this morning in Daviess County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said it all started shortly after 10:30 this morning in Harrison County when the sheriff notified the patrol of a theft in progress at a residence in Ridgeway.  Harrison County Sheriff Josh Eckerson reports suspects pulled a […]

Canine Officer Zaki in Body Armor

K-9 officer Zaki stops escaping prisoner in Chillicothe

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox credits the departments’ law enforcement K-9 with running after a prisoner who fled on foot while at the sheriff’s office in Chillicothe, but stopped once he saw the dog in action. 20-year-old Jeremiah Joel Bailiff of St. Louis was being finger-printed when the alleged escape from custody occurred. Bailiff had been arrested following […]

Apprehended

Authorities apprehend handcuffed suspect who escaped from Cameron officers

Authorities reported the arrest of a handcuffed suspect who had eluded officers at Cameron for several hours on Monday. A deputy with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office initially arrested Rodolfo Hernandez on a routine traffic stop early Monday morning at Highways 69 and 36 in Cameron. He was transported to the Cameron Police Station because […]

Brian Vincent Bowman

Suspect who jumped into river, Brian Vincent Bowman, sighted in Chillicothe

Charges have been filed in Livingston County against the alleged driver of a car being pursued, from which a fugitive exited and jumped into the Grand River near Chillicothe Saturday afternoon. Sheriff Steve Cox said the female driver arrested at the scene was 40-year-old Wanita J. Bowman of 417 Dickinson at Chillicothe. Her charges include […]