Jeremiah Searles Final

Denver, Missouri man charged with murder, abandonment of a corpse in death of Grant City woman

A Denver, Missouri man has been charged in Worth County with the felonies of murder—second degree and abandonment of a corpse in the death of a missing Grant City woman found earlier this week. Thirty-nine-year-old Jeremiah Searles is scheduled for an initial arraignment Monday, September 21st. Worth County Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison previously reported […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen address lengthy agenda at September meeting

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted an ordinance the evening of Monday, September 14, 2020 regarding entering into a lease transaction for a copier. City Administrator Lance Rains reports the city entered into a five-year contractual agreement with Marco. Assistant City Clerk Macon Schweizer’s computer is out of memory and no longer accepts Windows updates. A […]

Melissa Chapman

Worth County investigation closes as body of deceased Grant City woman is located

The Worth County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces a missing person investigation has come to a close. Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison reports that the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of the location of the deceased, Melissa Lynn Chapman, the evening of Monday, September 14th. An ongoing homicide investigation continues. Law enforcement assisting includes […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson pleased with special session on crime; wants House to approve Gardner legislation

While Missouri’s governor is pleased with the special session on violent crime, he’s calling on the House to approve his proposal involving St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office. GOP Governor Mike Parson told Capitol reporters last week that he will meet with House leaders about it. “We’re encouraging them to pass this to be […]

Prison Sentence

Chariton County man sentenced to 72 years in prison for child molestation and sexual misconduct

A Chariton County man was sentenced to 72 years in prison for multiple counts of sodomy, child molestation, and sexual misconduct. This case was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office and the Chariton County Prosecuting Attorney. “This case is another great example of the important work that our Public Safety attorneys do on a daily […]

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Linn County Sheriff reports scam involving an individual impersonating Linn County deputy

The Linn County Sheriff’s office says it’s received multiple reports of a scam involving a male impersonating a Linn County Sheriff’s deputy. Residents have reported receiving a call from an individual identifying himself as a Linn County deputy, and telling the receivers they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest with a bond of $30,000 […]

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Harrison County 175th Birthday Celebration and Fall Festival set for September 26, 2020

Multiple activities will be held at the Harrison County 175th Birthday Celebration and Fall Festival. The event will be in Bethany on September 26th. There will be a presentation of flags, the National Anthem, an invocation, a proclamation, and keynote speeches during the Opening Ceremony at Allen Park that morning at 10 o’clock. A birthday-themed […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Substitutes hired, resignation accepted in closed session of Trenton Board of Education meeting

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved multiple substitutes in a closed session on the evening of Tuesday, September 8th. Substitutes included Marsha Hurst, Fran Miller, Melissa Cotton, Jeremy Hudson, Nathaniel Udovich, Tyler Hudlow, Martha Goedert, and Kristi Weyer. A resignation was accepted from Rissler Elementary School Paraprofessional Gina Rorebeck. Megan Lynch and Alyssa Nichol […]