St. Joseph officer who appeared in controversial video no longer a police officer

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri man is no longer a police officer after appearing in a racially charged music video wearing his uniform and carrying a “cops lives matter” sign. St. Joseph police spokesman Capt. Jeff Wilson said in an email Thursday that patrolman Zackary Craft no longer works for the city. Wilson’s […]

MDC: Time to renew fishing, hunting permits

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds anglers and hunters that annual resident and nonresident fishing permits, resident hunting and fishing permits, and resident small-game hunting and fishing permits purchased in 2015 expire at the end of February. Anglers and hunters can purchase permits for 2016 online at by clicking “Buy Permits” on the […]

Trenton Chamber Of Commerce to honor local businesses during annual meeting

Five recognitions are scheduled when the Trenton area chamber of commerce holds its annual meeting March 11th. To be honored are two businesses, two individuals and one organization. Announcements were made today by the Trenton Chamber Board of Directors. Selected as the Large Business of the Year is Trenton Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Chosen as the […]

KCP&L seeks rate increase for customers; Average bill to increase $9.00 per month

(Kansas City Star) – Kansas City Power & Light is asking to increase electric bills about $9 a month on average for 295,000 of its Missouri customers, mainly those outside Kansas City. The request for an 8.2 percent increase in rates for its Greater Missouri Operations was filed Wednesday with the Missouri Public Service Commission. […]

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Trenton Farms denied permit for Grundy County CAFO

The Missouri Clean Water Commission yesterday made official, it’s decision to overturn an operating permit for Trenton Farms Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation proposed for the Hickory area of rural Grundy County. The commission last Wednesday voted four to two, over-ruling the Department of Natural Resources decision in granting the permit. That followed a two-hour plus hearing […]

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

Samuel Borntreger could face additional charges of child abuse and sexual misconduct

(St. Joseph News Press) – Testimony in a bond hearing Wednesday revealed an ongoing criminal investigation against an Amish man charged with poisoning his own wife. Samuel Borntreger appeared in a Harrison County courtroom Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Anna Yoder Borntreger, in 2006. Authorities raised the […]

Chillicothe Fire Department busy Monday and Tuesday

Chillicothe fire department responded to a pickup truck fire yesterday on LIV Road 238. Fire Chief Darrell Wright reported the 2006 GMC pickup was totally involved when firefighters arrived. The cause is undetermined. The truck was owned by Tanner Roberts of 14122 LIV Road 238. Wright quoted Roberts as saying he was driving when he […]

NCMC Trustees busy at latest meeting

North Central Missouri College reports seven semi finalists are considered for the next college president. There had been ten candidates last month narrowed from an original list of 40 applications. Three of the ten though have since withdrawn. After interviews were completed last week, the college presidential search committee discussed and scored the semi finalists. Those seven […]

Two from Chillicothe injured in accident near Humphreys

A single vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in western Sullivan county injured two Chillicothe residents. The highway patrol reports the driver of a car, 43 year old Jennifer Sprout,received moderate injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia. Her passenger, 14 year old Elizabeth Horine, received minor injuries. The patrol noted she was […]

Local incumbents file for elections

Seven incumbents were at the Grundy County Courthouse this morning to file for elections this year. Today is opening day for candidates to file for county, district, and statewide offices. The candidates for county offices file with their respective county clerks’ offices. Candidates seeking state representative, state senate, U-S Congress, or a statewide office file with […]

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Trenton City Council Meeting Report for Monday, February 22, 2016

The Trenton City Council’s finance committee meets several times during preparations for the city budget for the fiscal year beginning May 1st. That’s also the case this year, with two more meetings announced for Wednesday, February 23, and Friday, February 26, both at noon. Trenton mayor nick McHargue, during last night’s city council meeting, said […]

Edgerton victims were set on fire outside home|

RIVERSIDE, Mo. — Law enforcement authorities revealed Monday that all four unidentified homicide victims and a pet dog found at a fire at 4170 Buena Vista Road in Edgerton, Missouri, were incinerated outside the residence with an accelerant. Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd and Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen held a press conference to update […]