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Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday, April 14, 2022

Forty-third Circuit Court Judge Ryan Horsman of Chillicothe presided when several cases were processed Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Evidence was heard during a hearing and the judge found Josy Simmons of Trenton had violated the terms of her probation. The probation was revoked and a previous stay of execution was […]

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Court news for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court for April 12, 2022

Four defendants waived preliminary hearings Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Each had their cases bound over to the Division One court docket on Thursday. Jennifer Dee Tunnell of Trenton is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance/synthetic cannabinoid as of March 13th. Domanic James Lee Ratkovich of Trenton is […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two arrests on Sunday for DWI

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports separate arrests Sunday in Daviess and Sullivan counties. Twenty-one-year-old Luke Ungerer of Ballwin was stopped in Sullivan County Sunday afternoon and accused of driving while intoxicated, speeding, and having no insurance. In Daviess County on Sunday morning, 21-year-old Danny Hadley of Kansas City was accused of driving while intoxicated, […]

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Missouri House signs off on $46.2 billion budget, leaves most of huge state surplus untouched

(Missouri Independent) – The Missouri House gave first-round approval Tuesday to a package of budget bills spending $46.2 billion, with Republicans defeating repeated Democratic efforts to tap the state’s record surplus. The budget includes boosts to higher education funding, both for institutions and scholarships, as well as funding one of last year’s most controversial issues, Medicaid […]

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Grundy County Law Enforcement Center reports the arrest of two individuals

The Trenton Police Department arrested a Trenton resident on March 24th on a capias warrant on an alleged probation violation and a Kansas City resident on March 23rd. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports 45-year-old Tonya Baumgartner violated her probation on original charges of felony driving while intoxicated involving physical injury and misdemeanor operating a […]

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Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday, March 10, 2022

Among cases Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court: Trenton resident Kyle Ray Graves pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance/synthetic cannabinoid. Two other counts were dismissed. Graves was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections with the term to be consecutive to any other […]

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Planned Parenthood sues Missouri social services agency over restricted Medicaid funds

(Missouri Independent) – Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday against Missouri’s Department of Social Services, alleging the agency unlawfully plans to restrict Medicaid payments to the provider. A March 4 notice sent to Planned Parenthood of St. Louis Region cites a supplemental budget bill lawmakers passed last month that bars abortion providers or their affiliates from being […]

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Waterfowl auctions, shows and swap meets suspended due to avian influenza

To help prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the Missouri Department of Agriculture has suspended all domestic waterfowl and waterfowl egg auctions, shows, and swap meets through the end of May. Federal officials have confirmed cases of HPAI in Stoddard, Bates, Jasper, and Lawrence Counties. HPAI is known to be deadly for […]

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Charges filed against two individuals following law enforcement pursuits in Livingston and Caldwell counties

Charges have been filed following separate law enforcement pursuits Sunday in Livingston and Caldwell counties. Thirty-seven-year-old Truitt Matthew Caudill of rural Chillicothe has been charged with resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony and with felony drug possession. No bond was allowed pending his appearance in Livingston county circuit court. Truitt was taken […]

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Missouri Attorney General joins coalition of 27 states in urging Supreme Court to protect coach’s right to pray after football games

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined a coalition of 27 states filing an amicus brief in Kennedy v. Bremerton, supporting a Washington state football coach’s right to engage in his private exercise of religion by praying after football games. Coach Joseph Kennedy was suspended by Bremerton School District after praying while in view of his […]

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News for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Among cases in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, Kyle Ray Graves of Trenton waived a preliminary hearing on three felony counts and was bound over to the March 10th docket for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Graves is charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia on both March 17th and […]

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Missouri Attorney General issues statement on Department of Justice lawsuit over Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act

Following a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice over Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt released the following statement: “After their disastrous arguments in the Missouri Supreme Court last week, the Biden Department of Justice has now filed yet another partisan lawsuit that seeks to attack Missourians’ Second Amendment rights. […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of five individuals on Monday and Tuesday

The Highway Patrol in Adair County reports the arrest of two individuals from Kirksville on warrants issued by other counties. Thirty-eight-year-old Yvonne Hampton was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant for alleged theft of a motor vehicle in Jackson County. She also was arrested on a warrant at Kirksville for alleged driving while revoked. Hampton […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two arrests over the weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a St. Paul, Minnesota resident was arrested late Saturday afternoon in Harrison County. Twenty-nine-year-old Amuri sadi was accused of exceeding the posted speed limit by 11 to 15 miles an hour, and no valid license. There was also a misdemeanor traffic warrant from Clinton County. Sadi was taken to […]

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News for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court for Tuesday, February 8, 2022

In the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, two felony counts against Jeffrey Scott White were reduced to misdemeanors. White pleaded guilty to the amended counts and to a third misdemeanor stemming from an arrest on November 27th last year. The amended charges are fourth-degree assault of a special […]

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Four waive preliminary hearings and are bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Preliminary hearings were waived by four defendants on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court with each defendant having their cases bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for appearances on Thursday. Lynnsey Marie Betz of Trenton is charged with the January 6th possession of a controlled substance/synthetic cannabinoid […]

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United States Department of Agriculture pledges $1B for ‘climate smart’ ag products

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to spend up to $1 billion to foster the creation of climate-friendly agricultural and forestry products by offering grants to facilitate their production and the markets to sell them. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon in those industries. “Agriculture is such […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports one arrest on Friday

The Highway Patrol arrested a Van Meter, Iowa man in Linn County on Friday, February 4, 2022. He has been accused of multiple allegations. Thirty-two-year-old Kyle McGrath was accused of felony driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender, driving while suspended, not having insurance, and careless and imprudent driving involving a crash. He was taken […]

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Check out these safety tips for the upcoming winter storm

The American Red Cross of Missouri is offering safety tips ahead of the upcoming snow, ice, and frigid temperatures expected over the next few days. In addition, the Red Cross is coordinating with local emergency management officials and partners in the preparation for potential local community needs. Heavy snowfall is predicted in portions of Missouri […]