Planned Parenthood

Missouri panel grants abortion license renewal request for St. Louis Planned Parenthood

A state judge has ruled today the St. Louis Planned Parenthood meets requirements to get its abortion license renewed. The State Administrative Hearing Commission’s decision is a major blow to Gov. Mike Parson’s administration attempting to shut down the only abortion clinic in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Health denied the clinic license one year […]

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Massive raid by Chillicothe Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff and other authorities net many arrests

Many investigations by the Chillicothe Police Department (CPD) and Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) took a significant step forward with the service of multiple arrest warrants and other investigations. The group enforcement consisted of approximately 40 law enforcement officers from the Chillicothe Police, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Probation and Parole, […]

Gavel and Law book

Woman involved in shooting in Unionville granted change of venue to Harrison County

A motion was granted for change of venue in Division One of Circuit Court this week for a Columbia woman taken into custody after an investigation of a shooting in Unionville in December. The Putnam County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports the venue for 22-year-old Victoria Hope Larsen was changed from Putnam County to Harrison County. […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Laredo man extradited, another arrested in report from Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Laredo resident on a capias warrant for failure to appear in court and the arrest of a Trenton resident on a technical probation violation. Fifty-two-year-old Duane Lawrence Jeffers Junior was released from Jasper County, Iowa and extradited to Grundy County on Tuesday. He is accused […]

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Woman accused of shooting incident in Unionville waives preliminary hearing

A Columbia woman taken into custody following an investigation of a shooting in Unionville in December waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Putnam County Circuit Court. The court accepted 22-year-old Victoria Hope Larsen’s waiver, and the case was bound over to appear in Division One on February 19, 2020. She and co-defendant […]

Crime and Courts

Judge handed short dockett in Tuesday edition of Grundy County court

Among cases Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court: Trenton resident Timothy Robert Schlaufman pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and carelessly operating a vehicle being involved in an accident on October 27. On a plea agreement, the court placed Schlaufman on two years probation. He’s to donate $100 on each count […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Twenty seven THS-TMS band students audition for Grand River Conference All-Conference Band

Twenty-seven Trenton High School and Middle School band students auditioned for the Grand River Conference All-Conference Band on Wednesday. Twenty-four Trenton band students received a chair placement or an alternate position, with 17 for the high school band and seven for the junior high. Doctor Nathan Gay from Missouri Western State University will be the […]

Crime and Courts

Suspended prison sentences handed down in Division One of Grundy County court

Sentencing was held Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for Humphreys resident Christi Sims who had pleaded guilty in November to a felony drug possession charge from July 5th. Circuit Judge Thomas Alley sentenced Ms. Sims to four years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was suspended and she […]

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Jury convicts Cuban national of Drug Trafficking, Illegal Firearms

A Raytown, Missouri, man was convicted by a federal jury of drug trafficking and illegally possessing firearms. Victor Rodriguez Kessel, 63, a Cuban national, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, attempting to manufacture crack cocaine, possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute, […]