Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of February 17, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of February 17 – 23. Though not listed below, some routes remain closed due to flooding. View routes closed due to flooding, as well as roadwork projects at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement […]

Evergy Website

Customers of Evergy to see increase in monthly utility bills

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Evergy Metro, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri Metro, formerly known as Kansas City Power & Light Company, to adjust the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills. The DSIM charge, which appears as a separate line item on customer bills, allows Evergy Missouri […]

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Chillicothe man surrenders after authorities enter residence

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a fugitive from Independence was found hiding in the basement of a private residence on North Fair Street in Chillicothe on Thursday. Thirty-eight-year-old Anthony David Munroe surrendered when sheriff’s office staff gained entry into the home. Munroe had been a fugitive since January 29, 2020, with his latest warrant […]

Burglary

Trenton Police Department investigates possible burglary at local business

The Trenton Police Department recently investigated a possible burglary at a local business. The police caution business owners to keep their doors and windows locked and report suspicious activity. Business owners and/or employees who discover they have been a victim of a burglary are asked to not touch or disturb anything, so investigating officers can […]

Marijuana Possession Charges Dropped

Marijuana possession charges against Trenton man dropped in Daviess County

Daviess County’s Prosecuting Attorney has filed amended information in the circuit court for cases involving a Trenton man who was accused of felony drug possession even though supporters said he has a medical marijuana card. An attorney for Jamie Leon Wilson is reporting charges alleging illegal possession of more than 35 grams of marijuana were […]

Child Pornography

Missouri man pleads guilty to child pornography after lost cell phone is found at truck stop

A Belton, Missouri, man whose lost cell phone containing child pornography was found at a truck stop, pleaded guilty in federal court. Christopher Lee Caven, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to receiving child pornography over the internet. By pleading guilty, Caven admitted that he used his cell phone to receive […]

Health News

Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

Man who led authorities on high-speed chase through five counties now facing additional charges

The felon that reportedly led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit of a pickup truck beginning in Linn County and ending at Marshall Tuesday faces five additional felony charges in Linn County. Matthew Guilford of Brookfield has been charged with first-degree assault or attempt of serious physical injury or special victim, armed criminal action, resisting […]

Bridge Work

MoDOT accepts bid to replace East Medicine Creek Bridge on Sullivan County Route PP

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has accepted a bid for replacement of the East Medicine Creek Bridge on Sullivan County Route PP. Missouri Department of Transportation Area Engineer Randy Mendenhall reports the project was awarded to Widel, Incorporated for $1,382,931.70. A work schedule has not yet been announced and all work will depend on […]

Firetruck

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to electrical fire on Collier Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a possible electrical fire at 422 Collier on Wednesday evening. Captain Tracy Bradley reports firefighters found heavy smoke coming from roof vents upon arrival. She says the resident, listed as Tisha Warren, was still inside, but family members were outside and said Warren had been having problems with her […]