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Republicans and Democrats agree on new map for 163 seats in Missouri House of Representatives

A panel of 20 Republicans and Democrats reportedly have agreed on a new map for the 163 seats in the Missouri House of Representatives. It’s a proposed map that makes several changes for our area legislative district. The House Independent Citizens Commission voted unanimously to approve the plan, which needed support from 14 members to […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two over the weekend

An arrest was made Sunday night by the Highway Patrol in Sullivan County. Twenty-two-year-old Albaro Chavez of Milan has been accused of driving while intoxicated, driving without a valid license, no license plates, failure to yield when making a left turn, and no insurance. Chavez was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Sullivan County […]

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Remaining suspect in Kirksville murder investigation apprehended

On Thursday, December 30, 2021, Kirksville Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 700 block of West Dodson.  Police arrived and found multiple victims with apparent gunshot wounds outside and inside a nearby residence. The victims were identified as; Braxton A. A. Cottrill, 22 years old, was transported to University Hospital in […]

Deadly Shooting

Kirksville police arrest one individual involved in shooting as investigation continues

One of two men have been arrested as the investigation continues into a Kirksville shooting on December 30th that claimed two lives and injured two others. On Sunday night, January 2, 2022, at about 9:25 pm, the Kirksville Police Department, assisted by the U.S. Marshals, Adair County Sheriff’s Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, […]

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Milan man facing multiple sex-related charges

A Milan man faces multiple sex-related felony charges. Twenty-one year old Brody Allen Smith has been charged with statutory sodomy involving deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14, first-degree statutory rape or attempted statutory rape involving a person less than 14, statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy involving deviate sexual intercourse with a […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Novinger man life-flighted to Columbia after crashing on Highway 149

An accident on Monday in western Adair County injured a driver from Novinger. Seventy-three-year-old Richard Entwistle received serious injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Entwistle was not wearing a seat belt when the pickup he was driving traveled off Highway 149, struck a tree, and an embankment. […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation reports 14,896 deer harvested during antlerless portion

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 14,896 deer during the antlerless portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 4-12. Top harvest counties were Callaway with 467 deer harvested, Pike with 376, and Morgan with 354. During the 2020 antlerless portion, the harvest total was 15,620.  Harvest […]

Kelton Bradley Wade Chapman Booking Photo courtesy Adair County Jail

Green City teenager arrested after fleeing from authorities in alleged stolen vehicle

The Highway Patrol reports a youth was apprehended Sunday night in Adair County regarding a suspected theft of a motor vehicle earlier in the day. The patrol reports 19-year-old Kelton Bradley Wade Chapman of Green City was arrested and held without bond at the Adair County Jail. Online information accuses Chapman of felony stealing a […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two arrests on Wednesday

Two individuals arrested by the Highway Patrol in Putnam County on December 1st have been charged in Putnam County. Nineteen-year-old Dylan Baker of Greentop has been charged with the felonies of receiving stolen property and unlawful use of a weapon by possessing a weapon and a felony controlled substance. The Patrol had also accused him […]

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Novinger man arrested by Missouri State Highway Patrol

The Highway Patrol arrested a Novinger man in Adair County on Wednesday morning, December 1, 2021, on two warrants and other allegations. Thirty-year-old Brandon Sizemore had a felony Probation and Parole warrant for possession of a controlled substance and a Schuyler County warrant for receiving stolen property. He was accused of felony resisting arrest, unlawful […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 10 individuals on Wednesday

Numerous arrests were reported on Wednesday in area counties by troopers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Chillicothe resident, 25-year-old David Gamble, was arrested Wednesday morning in Grundy County. He’s been accused of driving while intoxicated for drugs, misdemeanor possession of drugs, and drug paraphernalia. Gamble was taken on a […]

Jackson Boyer age 7 of Hillsboro with his first deer harvest in Adair County

Hunters harvest 89,861 deer during opening weekend of firearms season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 89,861 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season on November 13 and 14. Of the 89,861 deer harvested, 54,415 were antlered bucks, 7,187 were button bucks, and 28,259 were does. Top harvest counties for […]

Motorcycle collides with deer

Motorcycle rider strikes deer in roadway on Highway 6

One driver was injured early Tuesday evening in a motorcycle-deer accident on Highway 6 in Adair County. Sixty-six-year-old Walter Green of Kirksville received moderate injuries and was taken to the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The westbound motorcycle struck a deer in the road, two miles west of Kirksville. Extensive damage was noted for […]

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Macon man injured after jumping from trash truck during crash

A Macon resident was injured early Monday evening when he reportedly jumped from a trash truck before it traveled off Highway 63 in Adair County two miles north of Kirksville. Twenty-nine-year-old David Hurley received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Hurley was driving the truck when […]

Take Back Drugs

Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take-Back Day is October 23

Law enforcement will collect unwanted prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take-Back Day. Medications will be collected at various locations on October 23, 2021, from 10 to 2 o’clock. Area locations in Missouri include the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Police Department, and Gower Police Department. Locations in Iowa include the Appanoose County Sheriff’s […]

Dr. Frank Mitloehner

Missouri Livestock Symposium keynote speaker, Dr. Frank Mitloehner, to speak on cows and climate change

Dr. Frank Mitloehner, University of California-Davis professor and air quality extension specialist will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening December 3rd at the 22nd annual Missouri Livestock Symposium, says Garry L. Mathes, chairman. The Missouri Livestock Symposium returns to an in-person event on December 3 and 4, 2021 at the William Matthew Middle School […]

Traffic Accident

Unionville resident injured in rollover crash; driver later arrested for leaving the scene of an accident

A Unionville resident was injured in a rollover accident two miles west of Kirksville. Twenty-four-year-old Harley Dockery received moderate injuries and was taken by a private vehicle to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Dockery was a passenger in a truck driven by 23-year-old Riley Stewart of Novinger who wasn’t injured. A trooper said the […]

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Missouri Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two on Saturday

The highway patrol reports a 19-year old Antioch, Illinois teenager was arrested early Saturday evening, September 11, 2021, in Harrison County. Elkanah Gahimaand was accused of felony counts of resisting arrest by fleeing creating a substantial risk of injury, tampering with a motor vehicle, and possession of burglary tools. Gahima also was accused of misdemeanor […]

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Resurfacing projects to begin soon in Mercer, Grundy, and Linn counties

A resurfacing project will begin soon on Route Y in Mercer and Grundy counties and Route E in Grundy and Linn counties. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Magruder Paving, LLC to complete the project, including multiple other routes (see below). The contractor plans to begin Wednesday, Sept. 15, with resurfacing on Route […]