Police Standoff

Kirksville Police diffuse incident following domestic disturbance call

The Kirksville Police Department reports it peacefully defused a barricaded suspect in the area of Ely and Pierce streets Thursday. A 46 year old white male from Kirksville was taken into custody following the incident in reference to a domestic disturbance. The police have not released the person’s name. Officers responded to a report of […]

Terror Threat

Chillicothe teen charged with first-degree terrorist threat

An 18-year-old has been charged with felony first-degree terrorist threat stemming from an alleged incident Saturday. Craig Herbert Wilson Junior’s bond is $10,000 cash only, Supervision Services, and no contact with victims or witnesses. An initial appearance is scheduled in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon at 1:30. The Chillicothe Police […]

Walter Barton Executed

Walter Barton executed for 1991 murder of southwest Missouri woman; pronounced dead at 6:10 pm

At 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, convicted murderer Walter Barton, 64, was pronounced dead at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre. Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 brutal stabbing death of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler of southwest Missouri’s Ozark. His death makes Missouri the first state in the nation […]

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Three from Chillicothe accused of first-degree assault in front of tavern

Three Chillicothe men accused of inflicting serious physical injury to someone by punching and striking that person in front of Saale’s Tavern in Chillicothe in December have been charged in Livingston County with assault in the first degree. Bond was denied for Trey Clinton McLemore while Collin Edward Donoho posted an appearance bond, and Aaron […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton man crashes on 9th Street striking utility pole and residence

The Trenton Police Department reports a Trenton man was treated for minor injuries after a sport utility vehicle struck a utility pole and residence at 1201 East Ninth Street Wednesday. Emergency medical services transported 46-year-old Ryan Paul Massey to Wright Memorial Hospital where a voluntary blood sample was later collected. The SUV traveled west on […]

Sexual Assault

Missouri State Highway Patrol seeking assistance from public in sexual assault investigation

Following the recent arrest of a Kansas couple, the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is seeking further information for an ongoing sexual assault investigation in the Lake of the Ozarks area. In January, Carl Mort, 41, and Cassandra Wedeking, 39, of Overland Park, Kansas, were formally charged by the Morgan […]

Debra England (Left) and Katrina England (Right)

Audio: Maysville couple charged with locking 9-year-old child in cage

DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark reports the arrest of two Maysville women Tuesday who were later charged with the felonies of abuse or neglect of a child and endangering the welfare of the child. Deputies and Children’s Division investigators took a child diagnosed with autism into protective custody with the Department of Social Services for […]

Police pursuit

Investigation continues into Carrollton man who fled from law enforcement

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation of a Carrollton man who allegedly tried to flee from law enforcement on Sunday evening, February 2, 2020. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports law enforcement arrested 21-year-old Jeffery Lee Smith the Third after a deputy saw a vehicle without a working brake light or lights […]

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Trenton man held without bond on domestic assault charge

Trenton Police responded Sunday to a report of an alleged assault at 16th and Mable Streets with one arrest made during the incident. Thirty-nine-year-old Joshua Dee Phillips of Trenton has been charged with domestic assault in the first degree, allegedly causing serious physical injury to another person. Phillips also faces a misdemeanor charge involving the […]

Drug Trafficking

Additional charges filed against former Kansas City Chiefs player, more defendants in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Additional charges have been filed against a former Kansas City Chiefs football player and eight co-defendants for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that operated primarily in Eastern Jackson County. Saousoalii P. Siavii Jr., also known as “Junior,” 41, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a nine-count superseding indictment returned under seal by a federal […]

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 […]