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Bethany man charged with kidnapping, assault and abuse of a child

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with three felonies after an alleged incident on Monday, March 23, 2020. Thirty-nine-year- old Jeremiah Searles has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing, first-degree domestic assault, and abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact. Arraignment was held on Tuesday, and […]

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St. Lukes institutes temporary “No Visitor” policy at all hospitals

Saint Luke’s is immediately instituting a temporary “No Visitors” rule at all hospitals in our health system following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations on social distancing and to protect our valued patients, clinicians, caregivers, and staff.  The following exceptions will be made to the no visitors rule: When the patient is a […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Human Services continues to urge flu vaccination

Flu activity is currently widespread throughout Missouri. 11,171 cases of influenza have been reported in Missouri so far. 11 people have died from influenza-associated illness this season. Nationally, influenza activity remains high, and forecasts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that it will remain elevated for several more weeks. As of […]

Russell Bucklew

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 […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: U.S. Supreme Court considers Missouri inmate’s argument against lethal injection for his execution

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether lethal injection would be a cruel form of execution for Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew. His attorney, Robert Hochman says a tumor in Bucklew’s throat could rupture, causing his client to suffocate.     He says the method could make a tumor in his throat burst and cause him […]

Arrest

Trenton woman arrested on multiple charges

The Grundy County Sheriff reports one area resident was arrested Monday on multiple charges while another turned himself in. Fifty-seven-year-old Kathy Jean Stratton of Trenton has been charged with four misdemeanors: peace disturbance, first offense, first-degree trespassing, resisting or interfering with an arrest, detention, or stop and operating a vehicle on a highway without a […]