Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.
The Heather Hammond Groves, 37, that was listed under misdemeanor heading in the November 21 issue is not the same Heather Groves, 31, from Carroll County.