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Brookfield man facing charges of assault and armed criminal action

A Brookfield resident accused of swinging a broken bottle at another person in the 300 block of Sanford Street in Brookfield on April 19 faces charges. Twenty-year-old Gabriel Michael Donovan has been charged in Linn County with the felonies of second-degree assault and armed criminal action. A probable cause statement from Brookfield Police Officer Austin Lucky […]

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Who defines the Missouri GOP: Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley or Eric Greitens?

(Missouri Independent) – The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the first senator to announce an objection to the certification of presidential electors. But the eyes of local politicos turned instead to his home-state colleague, Missouri’s senior senator. How would Roy Blunt — up for […]

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Free farming webinar explores lessons learned from the 1980s

AEI Premium invites agricultural decision-makers to participate in a virtual event exploring lessons learned from its “Escaping 1980” podcast to be held on March 3 at 1 pm eastern. Farmers, agribusiness leaders, farm policy wonks, and students can click here to register for the free webinar.   Agricultural economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar will […]

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Audio: Missouri’s St. Louis County makes Juneteenth a holiday

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. St. Louis County has made Juneteenth a holiday. The observance on June 19th marks […]

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No charges to be filed against Cleveland officers over 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice

The Justice Department announced that the career prosecutors reviewing the independent federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice on Nov. 22, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio, found insufficient evidence to support federal criminal charges against Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback.  The department notified counsel for Mr. Rice’s family […]

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2020 was a bloodbath for Missouri Democrats. Will 2022 be any better?

(Missouri Independent) – There’s no point trying to spin it: While the 2020 election was a mixed verdict nationally, with Republicans gaining congressional seats and minimizing Senate losses even as Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump, the Missouri verdict was unequivocal. It started atop the ticket with Trump’s dominance. He and Gov. Mike Parson set […]

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Trenton Park Board appoints committee members; announces the opening of ADA playground

Trenton Park Board President Duane Helmandollar appointed members to committees on Tuesday evening, November 3rd at an unofficial meeting due to a lack of a quorum. Only four members were in attendance, including Helmandollar. Others were Vice President Andy Cox, Curtis Crawford, and John Hamilton. Pool Committee members are Cox, Beth Mack, and Derek Miller. […]

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Former Crossroads Correctional Center inmate charged with felony violence against staff

A former inmate at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron has been charged with felony violence against an employee of the Department of Corrections or to an inmate by an inmate stemming from an alleged incident in March 2019. Fifty-two-year-old Jeffrey Sterling is scheduled for an initial appearance is scheduled in DeKalb County Circuit Court […]

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Trenton Park Board votes to allow Trenton R-9 district a discus throwing area

The Trenton Park Board voted Wednesday evening to allow the Trenton R-9 School District to construct a concrete chain link fenced area for discus throwing. The location is to be determined in consultation with Park Superintendent Jason Shuler. Park Board President Duane Helmandollar said the school district currently uses a concrete pad with netting on […]

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18 bands to participate in Missouri Day Festival Parade

Eighteen (18) high school bands are expected to participate in the Missouri Day Parade Saturday morning in Trenton. The Rotary club-sponsored parade also includes 71 other entries including floats, vehicles, tractors, and horses. The parade begins at 8:30 Saturday morning at Main and Crowder then follows a one-mile route on Main and 9th Street, concluding […]

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Audio: Missouri convicted killer shows no signs of suffering during execution

A convicted killer serving a death sentence since 1997 took his final breath on Tuesday. A group of witnesses watched at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre as 51-year-old Russell Bucklew was executed by lethal injection. Former Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor Morley Swingle witnessed the execution.     “This was the final chapter […]

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Airline passenger charged in disturbance after flight diverted to KCI

A passenger aboard an Alaska Airlines flight diverted to Kansas City International Airport was charged in federal court with interfering with a flight attendant. Jwan Curry, 40, of Hamburg, New Jersey, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri. Curry remains in federal custody pending an initial […]

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Pool and handicapped swings tops discussion of Trenton Park Board meeting

Two Trenton Park Board committees discussed several topics at a workshop Wednesday evening. The Pool Committee talked about how to make the high dive area safer at the Trenton Family Aquatic Center. Park Board President Duane Helmandollar reported at the last regular meeting that there had been a few incidents this season regarding the high […]