Charges Filed

Bethany teenager facing multiple charges after head-on crash in April

A Bethany resident has been charged with three counts of felony second-degree assault after a vehicle accident on Highway 136 west of Bethany in April, 2021. Eighteen-year-old Jacob Scott Maize has also been charged with felony first-degree property damage. An initial court appearance in Harrison County is scheduled for November 10th. A probable cause statement […]

Big Rig Crash

Teenage girl from Ridgeway injured after crashing in intersection

An accident five miles north of Ridgeway Sunday afternoon injured one driver when the vehicle she was driving hit the right rear trailer of a tractor-trailer. The sixteen-year-old girl from Ridgeway received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. The teenager was driving on East 239th Avenue […]

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Video: Hawley grills Facebook Vice President about safety of platforms like Facebook and Instagram

During Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee hearing, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) grilled Steve Satterfield, Facebook’s Vice President of Privacy & Public Policy, about the safety of platforms like Instagram and Facebook for teenage users. Satterfield repeatedly declined to provide clarity on internal research from Facebook showing the negative effects their services have on users. When Senator […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri trucker sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole, for transporting minors across state lines and sexually assaulting them

A Missouri, truck driver was sentenced in federal court for transporting two Missouri teenagers across state lines and sexually assaulting them. Cleveland Lee Crumsey, 38, of Republic Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 25 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Crumsey to spend the rest of his […]

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Study to probe how black parents, kids in Missouri discuss racial violence

More than a year after the police killing of George Floyd that sparked nationwide protests, a professor in St. Louis is taking on a project to figure out what support systems Black parents have to talk with their kids about racial violence. Missouri has been a central point of the movement against police brutality after […]

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Missouri Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two on Saturday

The highway patrol reports a 19-year old Antioch, Illinois teenager was arrested early Saturday evening, September 11, 2021, in Harrison County. Elkanah Gahimaand was accused of felony counts of resisting arrest by fleeing creating a substantial risk of injury, tampering with a motor vehicle, and possession of burglary tools. Gahima also was accused of misdemeanor […]

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Governor Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2020

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored […]

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Patrol arrests two Iowa teenagers in Clinton County on drug and firearm charges

Two teenagers from Des Moines, Iowa, were arrested Tuesday night by the Highway Patrol in Clinton County. Seventeen-year-old Brandon Cameron has been accused of being a fugitive out of state, two counts of unlawful possession of firearms, two counts of possessing defaced firearms, and being a minor in possession. At the same time, 18-year-old Alok […]

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Chula teenager injured, vehicle demolished in crash on rural Livingston County road

A teenager from Chula was injured when the pickup he was driving and a minivan collided late Monday afternoon at a rural Livingston County intersection one mile north of Chillicothe. The seventeen-year-old male received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. The driver of the minivan, 32-year-old Cody Feeney […]

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Talking and trusting are key to easing back-to-school stress for teenagers

With new teachers, classmates, and expectations, back to school is full of uncertainties and anxieties. Stressful transitions increase the chances that a teen will turn to drugs or alcohol to cope. Geena Crosby, prevention coordinator for youth and young adult services with the Prevention Action Alliance, said there are many ways to support teens during […]

Charges Filed

Three teenagers from Brookfield face multiple charges after vandalizing property and vehicles with spray paint

Three Brookfield residents face multiple charges after spray paint was found on a Linn County Sheriff’s Department patrol car and other places in Brookfield in the last week. Online court information shows 19-year-old Bobby Ray Waddle Junior, 19-year-old Charles Emery Slater, and 18-year-old Jazmine Nichole Camlen have each been charged with the felonies of accessory […]

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Missouri man indicted on federal hate crime and firearm charges

A federal grand jury in Kansas City, Missouri, returned a two-count indictment charging a Missouri man with hate crime and firearm violations for shooting a teenager with the intent to kill because of the victim’s sexual orientation. According to court documents, Malachi Robinson, 25, is charged with violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. […]