Fiber Optic Internet Access

University of Missouri Broadband Initiative outlines community-driven process for local expansion

Adoption of broadband has the potential to boost a community’s economic growth and quality of life. But in much of Missouri, especially rural areas, the high-bandwidth wirelines to connect households and businesses don’t exist. Helping more Missouri communities become digitally connected was the topic of a recent webinar by the University of Missouri System Broadband […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police respond to calls of suicidal individuals, investigate report of child abuse

Chillicothe Police report the Friday through Sunday weekend period included 262 calls for service plus the usual traffic stops and business checks.  Investigations involved two situations allegedly involving individuals who were said to be considering harm to themselves. Two drug arrests were made following a traffic stop. Among reports from Friday, Chillicothe Police investigated a […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort (CARE) (MSHP

Missouri State Highway Patrol to participate in “Operation CARE” on July Fourth holiday weekend

The July Fourth weekend is a great opportunity to enjoy one of Missouri’s national parks, recreational opportunities, lakes, and rivers, or a backyard barbecue. Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers to make smart choices for a safe July Fourth holiday. Safety should be at the top of […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation expands opportunities for photography and filming in conservation areas

The Missouri Conservation Commission gave final approval to the Missouri Department of Conservation on a proposed change to the Wildlife Code of Missouri regulations that would require permits for commercial or for-profit photography and videography on MDC areas. Commercial use is defined as any activity that directly or indirectly results in financial gain, or where […]

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COVID-19 surge in north Missouri creates worries for summer as vaccinations decline

(Missouri Independent) – In the last week of April, the Linn County Health Department signaled that the COVID-19 pandemic had cooled enough that it could discontinue weekly reports on new cases. With only three active cases on April 21, the urgency for frequent updates seemed to have passed. But the coronavirus came roaring back this […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Update: Livingston County Health Center reports 22 more cases of COVID-19 in the last 24-hours

In an update provided on Thursday afternoon, the Livingston County Health Center reports 22 COVID-19 cases have been added since May 26, making the total 1,685. One hundred fifty-two cases are active. Livingston County’s positivity rate is 28.5% of all PCR tests performed and 25.8% of all rapid antigen tests. Two hundred fourteen PCR and […]

Chillicothe Area Arts Council

Audio & Video: Chillicothe Area Arts Council to host a wide variety of entertainment in Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Area Arts Council will host award-winning artists Doyle Dykes and Andy Leftwich two days later this year. Up Close with Doyle Dykes and Andy Leftwich will be at the Chillicothe First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on November 20th. Doors will open at 6 o’clock that evening, and the concert will begin at 7 […]

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Livingston County Health Center reports another COVID-19 related death

The Livingston County Health Center reports another death of a resident due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56. Twenty-two cases were also added since May 18th’s update, which makes that total 1,561. Eighty-four of the cases are active. The Livingston County Health Center asks residents to practice preventive measures and avoid gatherings while the […]

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Two suspects detained, 9 victims rescued, during human trafficking operation at Holiday Inn East Hotel in Columbia

The Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and a multitude of other local, state, and federal agencies conducted a successful joint human trafficking operation at the Holiday Inn East hotel in Columbia, Missouri on Friday night. The joint operation, organized by the Columbia Police Department, the […]

Guilty Plea

Prison official pleads guilty to accepting bribes to smuggle contraband to inmates

A North Carolina man pleaded guilty to a bribery and smuggling scheme. He abused his position as a prison official to funnel drugs and other contraband into Caledonia Correctional Institution. According to court documents, Ollie Rose III, 62, of Pleasant Hill, worked as a case manager at Caledonia Correctional Institution, a state prison in Halifax […]