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Bethany man charged with sale of meth to minor

A Bethany man was arrested by police for allegedly selling drugs to a person under the age of 17 at government assisted housing in Bethany. Harold Lee Neff, 20, was charged with a felony of distributing methamphetamine at a protected location to an underage person and first-degree child endangerment


Winter Weather Expected Across Missouri This Weekend

More winter weather will be passing through much of Missouri this weekend. "Winter storm warnings are just off to our north, and a winter weather advisory is in effect for our immediate area," said Weatherology meteorologist Laura Lockwood. "That goes into effect this evening at 6 p.m. and that will


Case continued for former jail employee

The sexual misconduct case of a man previously employed at the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail was continued Tuesday to next month. Michael A. Byrd, 28, of Bethany, Missouri, is charged with felony of sexual conduct with a prisoner.


Bill proposes extension of time for Missouri taxpayers owing less than $200

JEFFERSON CITY — State officials have said errors in tax withholding tables might cost thousands of Missouri taxpayers money on their state income tax returns. Those mistakes could mean people who usually receive a modest refund might instead owe the state money. And those who receive a refund could


Judge Thomas Alley has busy docket in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants were placed on probation when they appeared Thursday before Judge Thomas Alley in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Erick James Wattenbarger received two prison terms when he pleaded guilty. Execution of the sentences was stayed and he was placed on


Bethany man arrested on multiple allegations

The highway patrol reports a Bethany man was arrested late Saturday night in Harrison County. Twenty-five-year-old Dale Guernsey was accused of felony driving while intoxicated/persistent offender, felony leaving the scene of an accident, and misdemeanor driving while revoked.


Slemons, Johnson file for mayor

Retired Bethany city administrator Jonne Slemons filed as a candidate for mayor on Wednesday. She will face former mayor Joe Johnson in the April 3rd election. Incumbent Bethany City Council members Randy Mann and Lance Johns have filed for re-election in the April 3 municipal election.


Portion of Mercer County placed under boil order

Mercer County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has issued a precautionary boil order due to the installation of a valve near Modena. The boil order affects customers west of Modena to the Harrison County line, south to the Grundy County line, and north to Highway 136.


Several file for positions in Jamesport

Several candidates filed for the Jamesport Board of Aldermen for the April 2nd ballot. Geoff Eads filed for Northward Alderman and Gary Alexander for Southward Alderman. Rick Shepherd, Senior, and Dana Urton are running for Jamesport’s Mayor.


Jail employee pleads not guilty to sex charge

A man who was employed at the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of sexual conduct involving a prisoner from early last year. Michael A. Byrd, 28, of Bethany, Missouri, is charged with the felony of sexual conduct with a prisoner.


MODOT Asks For Cooperation as Snow Moves into Missouri

As another winter storm approaches, MODOT is asking drivers to help by limiting travel. A dry snow and winds up to 30 miles per hour are expected Friday night into Saturday. National Weather Services forecasts currently call for four to six inches of snow in northeast Missouri. Drifting snow and red


Teen accused of rape in Trenton

TRENTON, Mo. – A teenager is incarcerated in Grundy County, accused of molesting a victim under the age of 14. Trenton Police arrested Unionville resident, Hunter A. Clinkenbeard, 18, on a felony allegation of statutory rape or attempted rape in the first degree. A warrant was issued yesterday after


Winter Storm Warning issued for northern Missouri

With a Winter storm impending, the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has already issued a Winter Storm Warning. A developing storm system is expected to emerge out of the southern Rockies and track across northern Texas into Arkansas later Friday through Saturday. Area residents can expect w


Carrie Lamm Clark resigns as Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney

Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney Carrie Lamm Clark has submitted a letter of resignation to Governor Mike Parson’s Office. Dawn Griffith with the Grundy County Prosecutor’s Office says the resignation will go into effect February 1st at 12:01 am. The letter, dated January 16th, says Clark accepted


Candidates finalized for Trenton City Council positions in April 2nd election

Tuesday was the final day to file for the Trenton City Council’s April 2nd election for the mayor and one councilman from each of the city’s four wards. Four candidates filed for Trenton’s Mayor, which is a four-year term and include incumbent Nick McHargue, current Second Ward Councilman Larry Port


Trenton R-9 Board of Education meets with lengthy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved a bond resolution for the proposed district building project at a meeting Wednesday evening. The approved ballot question to appear on the April 2nd ballot asks if the school district should borrow seven million dollars to construct, renovate, improve, fur


Shopko in Albany to close

Shopko has announced the closure of 38 stores, including the Shopko Hometown location in Albany, Missouri. The general merchandise retailer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has filed for bankruptcy with the goal of financial restructure. Shopko currently owns 126 Shopko stores and 234 Shopko Hometown


Mercer County Health Department to participate in Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

The Mercer County Health Department and the Department of Health and Senior Services’ Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program will participate in a campaign to raise awareness of blood lead testing in children younger than 72 months old.


Assault, endangerment case continues against man

A Gallatin, Missouri, man charged with domestic assault faces the setting of a preliminary hearing next month. Jonathan Douglas Kane, 21, is charged with one count of felony first-degree domestic assault, two counts of felony second-degree domestic assault and one count of felony first-degree endang


Gallatin woman arrested after stealing from Chillicothe resident

On Monday afternoon, January 14, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to investigate a theft from a residence in Livingston County with one suspect arrested and charged.