Brooke Parton from Truman High School in Independence has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Lady Pirates at North Central Missouri College next season. Brooke was a four-year starting guard for the Patriots at Truman and was named All-Conference Honorable Mention each year.
Two additional charges were filed yesterday against a Marshall man accused of being involved in physical altercations at Mercer on May 10th. The new counts filed by Prosecuting Attorney John Young accuse 64 year old Gene Pattie of first degree burglary as well as kidnapping to facilitate the commission of a felony.
The operator of a motorcycle was injured, then arrested, when his machine hit a truck that was attempting to cross a street in Princeton on Wednesday afternoon. The Highway Patrol listed injuries as minor for 54-year old Michael Covey, who declined medical treatment.
MACON, MO. -- On Monday, a local business in Macon contacted the Macon Police Department saying it had received a counterfeit $50 bill. It reported it also received smaller dollar amounts of counterfeit bills twice on two other occasions prior to Monday.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (AP) -- Losing political candidates could find it harder to get a recount under legislation sent to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
A bill given final approval Tuesday would tighten the margin of defeat necessary to trigger a recount in Missouri elections. Under current law, a candidate who loses by less than 1 percent can seek a recount. The legislation would require a margin of less than one-half of a percent to request a recount.
The highway patrol is reporting three separate accidents from Monday morning that injured drivers of motor vehicles in Macon, Ray, and Gentry counties. There also was a single vehicle accident Monday afternoon in Clinton County.
A documentary film about the last American veteran of World War I is being screened throughout May in Missouri,including Monday at Bethany-- helping continue the late Frank Buckles' fight for a national memorial in Washington, D.C.
Plans are being formed for a ceremony this weekend at Trenton to honor two local law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. The event is planned at the conclusion of the national observance of law enforcement officer week.