Scholarship

Applications for Gene Kauffman Scholarship open Friday

The Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors has announced scholarship applications for the spring 2020 semester will be available on Friday, November 1, 2019. As per Kauffman’s wishes, the scholarship is available to non-smoking, unmarried female graduates of Mercer County high schools. Potential recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student in an […]

Theft Investigation

Chillicothe police investigate theft at Walmart

Chillicothe Police report officers have investigated an incident that involves alleged stealing of merchandise at the Walmart Store. Two suspects were identified but were released pending additional investigation. According to Assistant Chief Rick Sampsel, police responded Wednesday afternoon to a report of stealing at Walmart in the 1000 block of Graves Street. A 52-year-old female […]

Police shooting

Audio: Jackson County deputy facing assault and armed criminal action charges after shooting fleeing suspect

A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy is facing assault and armed criminal action charges after shooting a fleeing suspect.     The charges stem from an incident in August of this year when deputy Lauren Michael of Lee’s Summit attempted to pull over a scooter, and one of the riders took off on foot. During a […]

Take Back Drugs

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for October 26th

Law enforcement will collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Medications will be collected on October 26th from 10 to 2 o’clock. Area locations in Missouri will include the sheriff’s offices of Mercer County in Princeton, Harrison County in Bethany, and Adair Couty in Kirksville; Bethany […]

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Audio: Walmart to hire over 100 with hiring events in Moberly and Harrisonville

The United States’ largest private employer, Walmart, is expanding in Missouri.     After five years of consistent same-store growth, Wal-Mart is looking to hire more people to keep up with demand. They are holding “hiring events” in northern Missouri’s Moberly, and in Harrisonville just south of Kansas City. Wal-Mart is looking to hire over […]

Nicholas Pratte

Audio: Missouri worker threatens to “shoot up” Walmart retail store

A worker at a Capital City retail store faces charges of making a terrorist threat after a Friday outburst.     According to court documents, Pratte works at the Stadium Boulevard Walmart. He met with two supervisors on Thursday about a reported drop in productivity. After the meeting, one supervisor said another employee said Pratte […]

Bomb Threat

Soldier at Fort Riley charged with distributing instructions for bombs

A soldier stationed at Fort Riley was charged in federal court with sending over social media instructions for making bombs, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Jarrett William Smith, 24, Fort Riley, Kan., was charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. Smith, a private first class infantry soldier, […]

Ryan Vencill

Trenton man arrested on burglary charge

A Trenton man was arrested over the weekend in connection with an alleged incident at the Chillicothe Walmart Store. Thirty-year-old Ryan Earl Vencill has been charged with first-degree burglary. He was arrested Saturday by Chillicothe Police; then taken to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail. The felony charge was filed by Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren in […]

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Marshfield woman sentenced for role to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine

A Marshfield, Missouri, woman was sentenced in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine. Jami L. Deam, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On February 6, 2019, Deam pleaded guilty to participating in a drug-trafficking conspiracy […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services records over 2000 facility applications

Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services recorded 2,163 medical marijuana facility applications as of August 19, 2019. Numbers of applications received by facility type are as follows: Cultivation facility applications – 554 Dispensary facility applications – 1,163 Manufacturing facility applications – 415 Testing facility applications – 17 Transportation facility applications – 14 Additional information […]

No Open Carry Allowed - No Weapons Allowed

Open carry no longer allowed at Missouri Walmart and Sam’s Club stores

(Missourinet) – State law allows open carry without a permit, but Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in Missouri will no longer allow customers to open carry guns in their stores unless the shoppers are law enforcement officers. Walmart says it will also stop selling handgun ammunition and ammunition it says is commonly used in assault-style […]