Crime and Courts

Four face judge in Associate Division of Grundy County court

A Trenton resident has waived preliminary hearings on several felony charges. Misdemeanor cases have been certified to be heard in a higher court. Cody James Burchett of Trenton appeared yesterday in the Associate Division of court. Charges include assault in the third degree: special victim; attempted tampering with a witness in a felony prosecution; as […]

Charges Filed

Trenton man faces tampering with a witness charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Trenton man already in custody at the Grundy County Detention Center has been charged with felony attempt to tamper with a witness in a felony prosecution. An arrest warrant for 33-year-old Cody James Burchett was served Monday. His bond is $10,000 cash only, and he was scheduled for […]

Mental Health Awareness Month

Suicide rate is higher in rural areas

For many, the peace and quiet of country living is the American dream. But that dream can turn into a nightmare for those who become isolated and disconnected from their communities, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch. May is Mental Health Month. It is a good time to talk with […]

Trenton Police Department

Trenton man arrested on felony charges

The Trenton Police Department arrested a Trenton man Tuesday on two felony charges. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 41-year-old Mark Allen Romesburg has been charged with attempted tampering with a witness in a felony prosecution and second-degree burglary. His bond is $15,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of circuit […]

Concealed handgun

House member proposes to ban government, Missouri colleges from restricting guns

State Rep. Jered Taylor is proposing to expand the number of locations, particularly private businesses like day care centers, amusement parks, and bars, where guns can be carried without a permit. A Missouri House committee will consider today Taylor’s legislation that would also bar state, local governments and public colleges and universities from restricting the […]