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Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney obtains conviction in Mexico, Missouri murder case

Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that late last night, a Randolph County jury convicted Sadiq J. Moore, 25, of Second-Degree Murder, First Degree Burglary, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and three counts of Armed Criminal Action after a three-day jury trial. The jury convicted Moore of assisting two others with carrying out a home invasion […]

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Count Basie Orchestra to play at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre on April 24

The legendary Count Basie Orchestra comes to the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre for a show on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Featuring members personally chosen by him, more than 30 years after his passing. Pianist and bandleader William James “Count” Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of jazz. […]

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U.S. House votes to decriminalize marijuana in federal law

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. House passed legislation Friday to legalize marijuana nationally, but its future is much less clear in the Senate. The House voted 220-204 to approve the measure, which would fix the split between federal law and 19 states where recreational marijuana is legal. Three Republicans joined all but two Democrats in approving the measure. […]

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Missouri Secretary of state reports 506 candidates file for office in August Primary Election

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s office announced that 506 candidates have filed for the August 2 primary election. The filing period closed yesterday, March 29, at 5 p.m. Candidates that filed on the first day, February 22, drew a random number to determine the order their names will appear on the ballot. The names of […]

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Grundy and Daviess County authorities seek to locate Dorothy Kathryn Archuleta

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in locating a fugitive. The sheriff’s Department reports 38-year-old Dorothy Kathryn Archuleta is wanted in Grundy County on an active $10,000 cash-only bond warrant for failing to appear in court on original charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. She is […]

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GOP senators attack and interrupt Judge Jackson in final day of questioning U.S. Supreme Court nominee

(Missouri Independent) – In the third day of hearings Wednesday on the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, several Republicans on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee interrogated her about sentences she handed down for child pornography offenses, disagreeing vehemently with her judicial decisions. Republicans grilled her with questions she had already answered […]

Video: Senator Hawley questions Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson over record of lenient sentencing for pedophiles

During the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination for U.S. Supreme Court today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) focused his questioning on the alarming trend of lenient sentencing in child pornography cases that he first mentioned in a tweet thread last week and his opening comments yesterday. During his time, Sen. Hawley focused on Judge […]

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As CAFO lawsuit heads to Missouri Supreme Court, counties weigh options

(Missouri Independent) – As a fight over who can regulate industrial hog and cattle operations awaits action by the Missouri Supreme Court, counties that sought more stringent protections against them wait in limbo.  The Missouri Supreme Court is expected to hear an appeal by county commissioners who sought to regulate concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, […]

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Missouri Secretary of State receives Missouri State Senate redistricting maps from Judicial Commission

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that the Judicial Redistricting Commission has filed Missouri State Senate redistricting maps with his office. Ashcroft, as secretary of state, serves as the chief elections officer for Missouri. The district maps were received by Ashcroft’s office yesterday at 4:48 pm from the Office of Administration and will soon be […]

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St. Louis jail inmates file class action lawsuit alleging guards torture them with mace

(Missouri Independent) – Inmates at St. Louis’ primary jail filed a federal class-action lawsuit Tuesday accusing guards of torture with mace and depriving them of water for days. The inmates are represented by a team of attorneys from the MacArthur Justice Center, ArchCity Defenders, the SLU Law Legal Clinics, and Rights Behind Bars.  “They spray chemical agents […]

Court News

Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday, March 10, 2022

Among cases Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court: Trenton resident Kyle Ray Graves pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance/synthetic cannabinoid. Two other counts were dismissed. Graves was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections with the term to be consecutive to any other […]

7-year-old Piper Johnson and mother Valerie Jean Baker who is believed to have taken the child

Missing 7-year-old girl taken by mom during supervised visit in St. Charles County

The Saint Charles County Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 10 Fiddlecreek Ridge Road at 3:30 P.M. on March 7, 2022. Missing is seven-year-old Piper Johnson a white female, height 3’0″, 55 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, wearing a white t-shirt with a […]

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For those that like snagging, paddlefish season begins March 15

Imagine catching a giant, prehistoric fish whose ancestors swam during the time of dinosaurs. That is a reality for thousands of paddlefish snaggers during Missouri’s annual spring paddlefish snagging season. Paddlefish — named for their large, paddle-shaped snouts — are an ancient species that can grow to seven feet and weigh more than 100 pounds.  […]

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Slick road causes Bethany woman’s pickup to skid into path of big rig on I-35

A Bethany resident was taken to the hospital following an Interstate 35 accident Monday morning four miles south of Eagleville. The highway patrol listed injuries as minor for 34-year-old Chasiti Robbins of Bethany. A private vehicle took her to Harrison County Community Hospital. The pickup Robbins was driving skidded off the right side of the […]

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Milan man facing weapons charge after allegedly threatening to kill a woman

Milan Police Chief Gail Hayes reports the arrest of a Milan resident on February 23, 2022. The arrest was on a warrant that stemmed from a domestic disturbance investigation by the Milan Police earlier this month. Twenty-two-year-old Cameron Wayne Bozman has been charged with the felonies of unlawful use of a weapon involving exhibiting and […]

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Missouri Senate passes $4.6B spending bill with pay raises, federal school funds

(Missouri Independent) – With a deadline looming that could cost Missouri almost $2 billion in federal education aid, the bill to distribute the money passed the state Senate on Wednesday after Democrats slammed a zero-dollar funding line as a partisan attack on Planned Parenthood. The $4.6 billion spending bill approved on a 25-7 vote is the first legislation requiring […]