Prison Sentence

Missouri man involved in shootout sentenced to 5 years in prison for illegal firearm

A Missouri, man who was involved in a shoot-out on Troost Avenue and subsequently convicted in a separate murder case was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm. Malliek D. Haynes, 27, of Grandview was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to five years in federal prison without parole. The […]

Second Harvest Food Bank

Audio: Northern Missouri food bank CEO testifies before Congress about hunger needs, during COVID pandemic

The chief executive officer of a northwest Missouri-based food bank says the response and recovery effort from COVID-19 will be the largest relief assistance program in American history, “by far.” Second Harvest Community Food Bank CEO Chad Higdon testified Tuesday before a congressional subcommittee on emergency management.     Higdon testified at the request 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 […]

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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 […]

Convicted

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 […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: Missouri convicted killer shows no signs of suffering during execution

A convicted killer serving a death sentence since 1997 took his final breath on Tuesday. A group of witnesses watched at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre as 51-year-old Russell Bucklew was executed by lethal injection. Former Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor Morley Swingle witnessed the execution.     “This was the final chapter […]

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Friday evening crash at 9th and Rural streets in Trenton involves 2 vehicles and 9 people

The Trenton Police Department reports one person was transported to the hospital after a pickup truck struck a car at Ninth and Rural streets Friday evening. An ambulance transported car passenger 13-year-old Zackary Lawrence to Wright Memorial Hospital after he reportedly complained of knee pain. No injuries were reported for other car passengers, Joely Johnson, […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort (CARE) (MSHP

Missouri State Highway Patrol to be out in force during July 4th holiday weekend

The Highway Patrol will participate in Operation Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort (CARE) over the July 4th holiday weekend, as well as an Independence Day, Driving While Intoxicated Enforcement operation. The counting period for the July 4th holiday will start the evening of July 3rd at 6 o’clock and end the night of July 7th […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Amish buggy struck from behind on 9th street in Trenton; Occupant life-flighted to Truman Medical Center

The Trenton Police Department reports two Spickard residents sustained injuries in a motor vehicle-horse and buggy crash in the 1700 block of East Ninth Street in Trenton Friday afternoon. An ambulance transported horse and buggy occupants 57-year-old Elizabeth Yoder and her 10-year-old daughter to Wright Memorial Hospital. Yoder was later flown to Truman Medical Center […]