Manslaughter

Teenager withdraws not guilty plea, changes plea to guilty in manslaughter case in Mercer County

A Mercer teen has pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from an accident last year that claimed the life of a Lineville resident. Court information indicates 17-year-old Elijah Mandich entered a plea of guilty in Mercer County to first-degree involuntary manslaughter and damage to jail property.  Mandich was remanded to the custody of the Mercer County […]

Generic City Water

Clarksdale, in DeKalb County, receives funds to improve water system infrastructure

Clarksdale in DeKalb County is receiving $765,000 in loan and grant funds to improve its water system infrastructure. The U. S. Department of Agriculture funds include a $226,000 loan and a $539,000 grant. The money will be spent to replace water lines, meter equipment, install ten hydrants, and improve water tower equipment, ultimately improving service […]

Audio: Missouri line workers in the Carolinas responding to Hurricane Florence

While about one hundred Missouri line workers are heading back to the Show-Me State today (Tuesday) from South Carolina, about 65 workers remain there.  Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives spokesman Jim McCarty says the 65 are stationed in Kingstree and Darlington.     Many have had to use boats to get to impacted areas. Association […]

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks announces private concert for the National FFA Organization

Garth Brooks, the reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take the stage in Indianapolis for a private show at this year’s 91st National FFA Convention & Expo. The premier youth leadership organization dedicated to preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture, the National FFA Organization boasts a membership […]

Drought

Recent rains significantly improve drought conditions in Northern Missouri

This week’s drought map of Missouri shows fewer counties with extreme drought conditions when compared to one week ago. Portions of just five northwest Missouri counties have extreme drought continuing, They are Grundy, Livingston, Daviess, DeKalb, and Gentry. Others are near North Kansas city including parts of Jackson, Clay, and Platte. In central Missouri, extreme […]