Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Visitor at Chillicothe Correctional Center arrested attempting to smuggle drugs into facility

The Chillicothe Police Department made two arrests Friday afternoon. Sergeant John Valbracht reports one of the arrests involved a Chillicothe Correctional Center visitor allegedly attempting to deliver illegal narcotics to an inmate. Officers arrested Edward Vonthun on possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Valbracht reports Dale Marvin Barker was arrested in the […]

Investigation

Investigators: Investigation into Monday fire “May take a while”

Missouri Department of Public Safety Communications Director Mike O’Connell informed KTTN late Wednesday morning that the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is no longer part of the case involving Monday’s fire in the 600 block of Main Street in Trenton. Department of Fire Safety investigators are conducting witness interviews but a […]

Charges Filed

Two women in Trenton arrested on felony assault charges

Two women were arrested by police Saturday as a result of alleged altercations in Trenton that authorities say injured two other individuals. Three felony counts were filed against both 29-year-old Kelly Jean McClure of Trenton and 29-year-old Colby Marie Jackson of Wheeling. The charges were filed Sunday by new Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney Kelly Puckett. […]

NCRS Watershed benefits

NRCS watershed efforts continue to benefit farmers, communities

Sixty years after the first of 1,182 flood-prevention structures were built in Missouri with federal financial and technical assistance, landowners who have witnessed the before-and-after effects of heavy rain are still praising the benefits of the watershed projects. “Panther Creek used to flood almost every time it rained, but it hasn’t flooded at all since […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Investigation into assault and theft in Utica results in citation

The investigation continues on a reported assault and theft of a smoker outside of a residence in Utica. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports it was alleged that an estranged family member who lives in another county came to the residence, assaulted a juvenile and young adult, unplugged the electric smoker, and removed a partially […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Audio: Lawsuit dismissed after Missouri changes policy on execution witnesses

The Missouri Department of Corrections has changed its execution witness-selection policy as part of a lawsuit settlement.     The change in policy led to the formal dismissal of the federal suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2016 on behalf of BuzzFeed News journalist Chris against former Department of Corrections Director George […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Eight Chillicothe police officers subpoenaed to testify in court

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports eight police officers were subpoenaed to testify in Livingston County Associate Court in four separate preliminary hearings for state testimony for four defendants one day this week. The officers testified to arrests made over the last couple of months for multiple charges ranging from possession of a controlled substance […]

Luis Calderon-Oliveras

St. Joseph man, member of Latin Kings gang, pleads guilty to racketeering

The member of a violent St. Joseph, Mo., gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a RICO conspiracy that involved acts of murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking, and armed robberies, among other crimes, as part of a criminal enterprise. Luis Calderon-Oliveras, 27, of St. Joseph, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann […]