CAFO

Missouri Supreme Court affirms Clean Water Commission’s decision approving CAFO in Grundy County

The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed Tuesday, June 16th a Clean Water Commission decision approving a concentrated animal feeding operation in Grundy County. Hickory Neighbors United, Incorporated appealed a water commission decision affirming the Department of Natural Resources’ permit issuance to Trenton Farms RE, LLC. Court documents say Hickory Farms asserted that a House bill […]

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Bevier man released on bond arrested 24-hours later for violating probation

A Bevier man released from the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Wednesday on a release on his own recognizance bond was taken back into custody Thursday. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says 40-year-old William Deonte’ Cooper reportedly met with his bond supervision caseworker on Thursday who discovered Cooper allegedly violated his bond conditions since being released. The […]

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Chillicothe man arrested in Trenton on probation violation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Chillicothe man on Friday on a technical probation violation on an original charge of first-degree property damage. Thirty-eight-year-old Shawn Wells allegedly violated his probation by residency by being kicked out of the Community Resource Center for drug use, association with Tia Pittman, and drugs by […]

Child Pornography

Missouri man pleads guilty to child pornography after lost cell phone is found at truck stop

A Belton, Missouri, man whose lost cell phone containing child pornography was found at a truck stop, pleaded guilty in federal court. Christopher Lee Caven, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to receiving child pornography over the internet. By pleading guilty, Caven admitted that he used his cell phone to receive […]

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Livingston County Sheriff releases summary of incidents and arrests for 2019

The Livingston County Sheriff reports 761 incident reports in 2019, which is up 148 compared to 2018. Sheriff Steve Cox attributed part of the increase to additional reporting of crime in the county and self-initiated activity by the sheriff’s department. The department reported 239 arrest reports last year, up 37 compared to the previous year. […]

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Jury convicts two former corrections officers in Missouri of assaulting an Inmate

Two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been convicted by a federal jury of physically assaulting an inmate in violation of his constitutional protection against unreasonable force. “These corrections officers abused their authority by physically assaulting an inmate,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison. “Our Constitution protects every citizen from the use […]

CAFO

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears case involving Grundy County CAFO

The state Supreme Court has heard oral arguments this week in Jefferson City involving a proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in northwest Missouri’s Grundy County. Trenton Farms wants to build a swine operation, which is opposed by a group called “Hickory Neighbors United.” Hickory attorney Stephen Jeffery tells the court that a 2016 state […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol: Plan for a safe Labor Day weekend

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to plan for a safe 2019 Labor Day weekend. It’s everyone’s responsibility to operate both vehicles and vessels safely and observe all Missouri laws. Incorporating safety into your weekend plan–choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being […]

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Audit of Missouri Department of Public Safety raises concerns with procedures under agency’s former director

State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a report raising concerns about the process used by the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) under the agency’s former director when awarding and managing a contract for the coordination of fingerprint technology at local law enforcement agencies. “Missourians should have confidence their tax dollars are being used appropriately […]

Heartbeat Bill

Audio: Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue Missouri over ‘Heartbeat’ Bill

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union are suing Missouri over a contentious eight-week abortion ban bill.     In a complaint filed Tuesday evening, the organizations argue Missouri’s heartbeat ban violates U.S. Supreme Court precedent that protects access to abortion. The policy would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, except in […]

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Leader, enforcer sentenced for conspiracy to distribute almost 100 pounds of meth

The leader and the enforcer of a drug-trafficking organization that distributed more than 45 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Kansas City metropolitan area were sentenced in federal court. Jennifer Gladman-Carnall, 37, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Michael Keavney, 42, of Kearney, Missouri, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark. Gladman-Carnall was […]