Mercer County Health Department

Mercer County Health Department to hold school supply drive

The Mercer County Health Department of Princeton is holding a school supply drive. Monetary and supply donations are being sought from area businesses and organizations for recommended items for the upcoming school year. Anyone who wants to donate supplies is asked to call the health department to make sure someone else is not already donating […]

North Central Missouri College Website V2 (NCMC)

Area students named to North Central Missouri College Spring Honors Lists

North Central Missouri College has named students with outstanding academic achievements to the Academic Honors Lists for the 2023 spring semester. Students named to the President’s List have earned at least six credit hours and achieved a perfect 4.0-grade point average (GPA), and students on the Dean’s List have earned at least six credit hours […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Three injured in crash on Highway 5, one airlifted to Des Moines

An accident occurred early Monday afternoon, resulting in three individuals being injured, with one of them sustaining serious injuries. The incident took place approximately two miles south of Unionville. The driver identified as Randolph Reed, 57 years old and from Columbia, was airlifted via a medical helicopter to Mercy One Medical Center in Des Moines. […]

Special Election

Voters will decide on First Ward councilman in special election today in Chillicothe

Voters residing in Chillicothe’s First Ward will cast ballots today in a special runoff election to select their councilman. Following the April election, the results were certified, but due to a court order, a recount took place. Both candidates, Reed Dupy and Dowell Kincaid, received an equal number of votes, amounting to 218 each. Voting […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol report two arrests, one in Daviess County, another in Clinton County

Troopers from the highway patrol made arrests in Daviess and Clinton Counties on Monday, resulting in two separate incidents. A 44-year-old individual named Daniel Stanford from Liberty was apprehended in Daviess County during the morning hours. Stanford was accused of both speeding and driving without a valid license. In addition to these charges, the patrol […]

Cops and Bobbers

56 young people take part in Trenton Police Department’s “Cops-N-Bobbers” fishing event

With near-perfect weather on Saturday, the Trenton Police Department hosted 56 local children at the 11th Annual Cops ‘N Bobbers fishing event. Numerous fish were caught as area kids spent the morning of June 3rd, 2023 fishing with the Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders. After fishing with equipment provided by the Missouri Department of […]

Power Outage

Trenton Municipal Utilities hit with yet another power outage

Utility director Ron Urton reports approximately 260 customers of Trenton Municipal lost power Monday morning for approximately 20 minutes. Urton said there was cracked insulation on a cut out on an overhead power line. The area affected included those along Main Street between 8th and 17th streets as well as several blocks in the vicinity […]

Rotary International website

Smithfield announces reduction in workforce by approximately 185, during presentation at Trenton Rotary Club

Smithfield Foods was the topic of a program presented at the Thursday, June 1 meeting of the Trenton Rotary Club, held at the BTC Bank community room. Michael Ormsby presided at the meeting, Dan Wilford gave the prayer and Brian Upton was the sergeant at arms. Savannah Fogel was the program chairman. Michael Rainwater, president, […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

K-9 assists Chillicothe Police in discovering suspected methamphetamine during traffic stop

Chillicothe police say an adult male has been accused of the delivery of a controlled substance and an adult female was accused of possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop late Saturday night in the 1300 block of Mitchell. The man was determined to be enduring a medical emergency and was released from […]

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Trenton driver escapes injury, Lathrop resident suffers minor injuries, in collision on Interstate 35

The highway patrol reports a Lathrop resident received minor injuries when the sports utility vehicle he was driving hit a pickup truck driven by a Trenton resident. Thirty-two-year-old Chandler Coffey of Lathrop sought medical treatment by private vehicle. The driver of the pickup, 35-year-old Raquel Borders of Trenton, was not reported hurt. The accident happened […]

Police Chase or Pursuit

Charges mount as car crashes west of Ridgeway after fleeing patrol on Interstate 35

Two people face multiple charges after a car, being pursued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, exited Interstate 35 and struck an embankment in Harrison County. The driver of the car, 29-year-old Semaj Foster of Indianola, Iowa, and a passenger, 50-year-old Tamasha Foster of Fulton, Missouri, were taken to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 8 arrests over the weekend of June 2, 2023

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a number of arrests over the weekend of June 2, 2023. The number of arrests this weekend topped the number of arrests in northern Missouri over the Memorial Day holiday. Nineteen-year-old Brett Emig of Eagleville was arrested early Friday morning in Harrison County. He was accused of misdemeanor driving […]

Jaccob Spencer booking photo (Courtesy Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail)

Highway patrol apprehends man in Gentry County for theft, drug possession, tampering with a motor vehicle and more

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a Raytown man in Gentry County on June 2nd on multiple allegations. Thirty-one-year-old Jaccob Spencer was accused of the felonies of tampering with a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and stealing. He was also accused of excessive speed and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Spencer […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Law Enforcement Action in Chillicothe: Arrests made in domestic disturbance and traffic stops

Chillicothe Police Sergeant Matt McCurry reports one person was injured and another was arrested related to a domestic disturbance call in Chillicothe on Friday evening, June 2nd. Officers responded to the 400 block of Vine Street where a woman had sustained a head wound. She was taken for medical treatment. A man was taken into […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of June 5, 2023

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of June 5-11. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map.  Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There […]

Sherry Norfolk Website

Storyteller Sherry Norfolk to make appearance at Livingston County Library

Sherry Norfolk is an award-winning storyteller, performing artist, teacher, consultant, and author. She focuses on character voices and sound effects by manipulating volume, pitch, and speed. The result is character voices full of gripping emotion, rhythm, and motion. Visit with Sherry at the Livingston County Library on Thursday, June 8. She has performances at the […]

Sex Offender Registry

Milan man arrested for failing to register as a sex offender

A Milan man was arrested Thursday afternoon by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Sullivan County. Fifty-nine-year-old Jack Blackburn was accused of alleged failure to register as a sex offender. His case also involved a motor vehicle, alleged possession of a controlled substance listed as tramadol, and speeding. Blackburn was processed at the sheriff’s office […]

Trenton’s Rainfall Report: 1.12 inches in May, second driest in over five decades

When the rain began falling late Wednesday night, it ended a 15-day streak with no measurable precipitation in Trenton. National weather service precipitation records in rural areas generally have a 24-hour counting period ending at 7 am, therefore, precipitation falling after 7 am on the final day of the month is counted on the first […]