Unemployment Rate

Unemployment rates for northern Missouri counties as of December 2022

Unemployment rates among northern Missouri counties were either above or below two percent for December, the most recent month available. The Missouri unemployment rate is two point three (2.8%) percent. Grundy County has a rate of 2.3% with 94 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,129. In November, Grundy County was 2.4%, and […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of January 30, 2023

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of Jan. 30 – Feb. 5. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police to seek charges against individual who refused to follow directives, then drove from scene

Chillicothe police say charges of resisting lawful detention would be sought after an individual refused orders Saturday night. Officers responded to the 400 block of Mack Street to contact a person who repeatedly called 911 requesting an escort home. The caller mentioned seeing people out to get him. Officers speaking to the subject determined him […]

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Six year old boy injured in crash on Highway 10; one driver arrested on DWI allegation

A six-year-old Richmond boy received minor injuries when the car he was in was struck from behind by another car in western Ray County. The boy, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 39-year-old Jamie Pennington of Richmond, refused treatment. Pennington was not reported hurt. The driver of the other car, 24-year-old Carina […]

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Man from Green Castle arrested by patrol

A Green Castle man has been accused of multiple allegations following a traffic stop Thursday night in Sullivan County. The highway patrol has accused 28-year-old Shelby Billington of felony drug possession of methamphetamine, hydrocodone, and Xanax. Billington also was accused of alleged failure to display valid license plates, having no insurance, and a seat belt […]

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Allison McIntyre presents program on First Steps Missouri at Trenton Rotary Club meeting

Allison McIntyre presented the program on First Steps Missouri during the Thursday, Jan. 26 meeting of the Trenton Rotary Club, held at the BTC Bank community room. Michael Ormsby presided at the meeting, Joe MacDonald gave the prayer, Brian Upton was the sergeant at arms and David Critten was the program chairman. First Steps Missouri […]

Audio: Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum celebrates 75 years of history since the Truman presidency

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence has exhibits and information about the 33rd president of the United States. Library and Museum Director Kurt Graham says the building has had transformations in its past, but the most major renovation is probably the one in the last couple of years.     Graham […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol arrests north Missouri woman on multiple allegations

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of an Amity woman in Gentry County on Wednesday night, January 25th on multiple allegations. Thirty-nine-year-old Hannah Summers was accused of felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance inside a jail facility. She also had a Gentry County felony […]

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Four injured, including 1-year-old infant, in crash on Highway 63

Four people from Macon, including an infant, were injured early Wednesday evening in a single-vehicle accident in Macon. All occupants were taken by ambulance to Samaritan Hospital of Macon. The driver, 40-year-old Matthew Jacobs, received moderate injuries. Minor injuries were listed for passengers 38-year-old Heather Jacobs, 19-year-old Jayden Jacobs, and a one-year-old boy. A trooper […]

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Kirksville man found guilty of kidnapping and three counts of second-degree murder

A Kirksville man has been found guilty of three counts of second-degree murder as well as other felonies. Ray Rijos Romero waived his right to a jury trial on January 23rd. The court accepted his waiver and allowed him to proceed with a bench trial on January 24th.  At the bench trial, the state announced […]

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Main Street Trenton/Trenton Downtown Improvement Association hold annual meeting

Board elections were held at the Main Street Trenton/Trenton Downtown Improvement Association annual meeting on January 24th. Board Secretary Megan Pester reports Megan Taul, Sarah Maloney, and Bonita Price were reelected to the board. Maloney remains the treasurer. Nate Swann, Paige Willey, and Dillon Harp were elected as new board members. No changes were made […]

Livingston County Library website

Livingston County Library to feature New adult Stay Sharp STEM kits for checkout

New adult Stay Sharp STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) kits will be available for checkout starting January 30. Kits currently available include: the Garden kit, On the Road Again travel kit, the Space kit, and Things that Fly: Birds and Butterflies kit. Each kit comes with a variety of items such as a book, […]

Child Endangerment

Trenton woman facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child after having unsanitary living conditions

A Trenton woman faces charges related to allegedly having unsanitary living conditions for two children under the age of one. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports that 31-year-old Jenna Rose Clemens was arrested on January 24th. She has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Bond was set […]

Guilty Plea

Trenton woman pleads guilty to trespassing and littering

Among cases Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, a Trenton resident pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors. On a plea agreement for 1st-degree trespass and the first offense of littering on January 9th, a sentence was suspended and Jennifer Lynn Kroger was placed on supervised probation for one year. Conditions required by the […]

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Keytesville woman charged with second-degree murder enters plea of “Not Guilty”

A Keytesville woman charged with second-degree murder after an investigation into a shooting at Keytesville on January 20th entered a plea of not guilty on January 25th. 52-year-old Sherri Laws waived formal arraignment, and her case was continued to March 14th. She has also been charged with the felonies of armed criminal action, delivery of […]