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Missouri man sentenced to 4-years without parole for illegal firearm and making threatening phone call to airport

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm and for making a threatening phone call that caused disruption at the Springfield National Airport. Dustin B. Gowens, 39, of Springfield was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to four years in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 22, 2020, […]

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Chillicothe City Council hires 911 dispatcher, police officer and firefighters

Information has been released from executive sessions held by the Chillicothe City Council in December. The council approved the hiring of a 911 dispatcher, a police officer, and two firefighters/emergency medical technicians during an executive session on December 14th. Jennifer Pyle was hired as a dispatcher, and Kemble Williams was hired as a police officer, […]

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No charges to be filed against Cleveland officers over 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice

The Justice Department announced that the career prosecutors reviewing the independent federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice on Nov. 22, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio, found insufficient evidence to support federal criminal charges against Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback.  The department notified counsel for Mr. Rice’s family […]

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Chillicothe City Council accepts bids for health, dental and vision insurance, set salaries for city officials

The Chillicothe City Council accepted a bid for health, dental, and vision insurance last the evening of November 30th. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the insurance was renewed for city employees with a five percent rate increase, however, the deductible was changed, so the city will save $40,000 year. The council set the salaries of […]

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Chillicothe City Council accepts city audit; adopts contract to provide mental wellness to first responders

The Chillicothe City Council on Monday evening, September 28th accepted the 2019-2020 city audit and adopted a contract with 42 CARES to provide additional mental wellness services to first responders. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the audit was “extraordinarily clean,” and the council is satisfied with the city’s financial position. Chappell says counseling is provided […]

Andrew Perkins

Chillicothe Police Department has new E-911 communications officer

The Chillicothe Police Department has a new E-911 communications officer in Andrew Perkins, who was born and raised in Chillicothe and graduated in 2002. Perkins graduated from Missouri Western State University of Saint Joseph with an emphasis in management and was a 911 dispatcher at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office for more than three years. […]

Emergency Services

Chillicothe City Council votes to hire Ellie Shirley as full-time dispatcher

The Chillicothe City Council voted to hire a police/911 dispatcher during its latest executive session. The council voted four to zero to hire Ellie Shirley as a full-time dispatcher. Councilman Paul Howard was absent from the meeting. Chillicothe City Clerk Roze Frampton says the increase in the number of full-time dispatchers from six to seven […]

Emergency Services

Chillicothe City Council hires 911 dispatcher and paramedic/firefighter

The Chillicothe City Council hired a 911 dispatcher and a paramedic/firefighter during an executive session following the regular council meeting Monday evening. The council employed Shawn Gott of Trenton to fill the vacancy created by Donnie Rogers retiring. Gott currently works for the Trenton Fire Department and ambulance service. Fire Chief Darrell Wright said Gott […]