Jamey Aaron Griffin

Man who shot Trenton police officer, Jasmine Diab, has case continued to December 3rd

The Trenton man accused of wounding Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab in June appeared in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court this week. A representative from the Daviess County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports 39-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin’s case was continued to December 3rd. A motion was made in October for a change of judge […]

Audio: Missouri woman in custody after husband found dead in freezer

A woman from southwest Missouri’s Joplin, who’s charged with abandoning her husband’s corpse after it was found in a freezer, is now in custody. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was charged Wednesday with the abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison.     The discovery was […]

Bank Robbery

Former Missouri police officer sentenced to 8-year prison term for bank robbery

A former Lee’s Summit, Missouri, police officer who led officers on a 100-miles-per-hour vehicle pursuit has been sentenced in federal court for armed bank robbery. Richard W. Hagerty, 36, of Independence, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to eight years in federal prison without parole. On March 12, […]

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USDA Risk Management Agency to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced Thursday that it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s “extreme weather.” The USDA will defer the accrual of interest on crop insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable […]

Shop With a Cop

Trenton Police Department accepting donations for Shop with a Cop program

The Trenton Police Department is accepting donations for its Seventh Annual Shop with a Cop to be held next month. The program allows children an opportunity to have positive interaction with law enforcement and allows the police department to assist children in a time of need during the Christmas season. The program is possible because […]

Caleb Kettner

Kettner handed 5-year prison sentence in Daviess County on assault and kidnapping charges

A sentencing hearing was held in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Belton man who pleaded guilty in September to felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor third-degree kidnapping. Online court information shows Caleb Kettner was sentenced to a facility to be determined by the Missouri Department of Corrections for five years […]

Eric Menconi

Chillicothe School Resource Officer completes “A.L.I.C.E.” Training

Chillicothe School Resource Officer Eric Menconi completed a two-day instructors training program with the ALICE Training Institute last week. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The Chillicothe Police Department explains “the program is dedicated to promoting strategies to improve the chances of survival during a violent critical incident, such as an active […]

Heather Harpham

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature, and Writing to host author Heather Harpham

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature, and Writing is hosting author Heather Harpham as part of its 2019-20 Visiting Writers Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Living Room.  The event is free and open to the public. Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, GreenTower Press, and the Department […]

Phone Scam

Scam: Increase in robocalls claiming to be Medicare representatives hits Missouri

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is warning Missourians about a recent increase in robocalls purporting to be a Medicare representative. The robocall then states that the person receiving the call is eligible for the top of the line medical braces, and that to receive those braces they should press “1” or press “9” to be […]