Coronavirus Update

Mercer County reports first COVID-19 related death, two new cases, Two new cases in Daviess County and 27 new cases in Putnam County

The Mercer County Health Department announces the county’s first COVID-19-related death. Two confirmed cases were added since November 24th, which brings the total to 81. Probable cases remain at 42. There are 17 active cases. Two COVID-19-related deaths have been added in Daviess County since Friday, which the health department notes brings the total to […]

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Grundy County reports another COVID-19 related death and 15 cases of COVID-19; Linn County reports 2 new cases of COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department has announced another death due to COVID-19 which brings the total number of deaths to 19. Fifteen cases were added since November 24th, which makes the total 633. Four hundred sixty-eight cases have been confirmed. One hundred twelve are active. The Linn County Health Department on November 24th reported two […]

Arrest

Grundy County authorities report one arrest for failure to appear in court

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Harrisonville man in Jackson County on November 24th on a capias warrant on failure to appear in court. Thirty-year-old Kevin Michael Miller’s original charges were tampering with a motor vehicle—first degree, stealing—all other property, and delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

November firearms deer harvest ends with 176,604, down almost 3400 from 2019

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 167,604 deer during the November portion of the firearms deer season from November 14th through November 24th. Of the deer harvested, 95,654 were antlered bucks, 16,045 were button bucks, and 64,905 were does. Top harvest counties in the state were Howell […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen, with lengthy agenda, approve ordinance related to commercial structures billed for utility cost

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance on November 23rd establishing rules related to multiple-unit commercial structures to be billed for utility cost of service. City Clerk Hattie Rains explains the ordinance provides a definition and acknowledges that multiple units within the same commercial structure would have to adhere to additional cost of service […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

Court News

Court news for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Two Trenton residents, facing drug-related charges, appeared Tuesday in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Kimberly Sue McCracken pleaded not guilty and waived a preliminary hearing. Her cases were bound over to division one of the circuit court for an arraignment scheduled for December 10th. Docket information shows McCracken posted a $7,500 personal recognizance […]

Auto Theft or Stolen Vehicle

Suspect wanted for stolen vehicle leads Chillicothe authorities on convoluted investigation

Chillicothe police report the arrest of an individual stemming from investigations that included the alleged theft of a motor vehicle. Saturday night, November 21, Chillicothe police received a report of a stolen vehicle from the 300 block of Edgerton. Four hours later that night, officers were called to the 400 block of Jackson Street to […]