Individual Vaping

Authorities report first vaping associated death in Missouri – eighth nationally

A Missouri man in his mid-40s died this week at Mercy Hospital St. Louis due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. This is the first vaping-related death in Missouri and the eighth nationwide. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concluded it was a vaping-related lung injury after lung samples were taken […]

Terror Threat

Student who made terrorist threat at Cameron High School identified

The Cameron Police Department reports it made an arrest in reference to a possible threat at the Cameron High School on Tuesday. Cameron R-1 School District Superintendent Matt Robinson says a high school student was arrested after students heard him verbally threaten violence. The police responded to the school and working with school officials made […]

Cameron Missour Police

Police arrest Cameron student for making threats of violence

The Cameron Police Department reports it has made an arrest in reference to a possible threat at the Cameron High School on Tuesday. Cameron R-1 School District Superintendent Matt Robinson says a high school student was arrested after students heard him verbally threaten violence. Robinson would not confirm the student’s identity because the student is […]

Firetruck

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to Cooke Sales and Service building

A storage building and its contents were destroyed by fire Tuesday night along Washington Street in Chillicothe. The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to the location near 1401 Washington Street with Fire Chief Eric Reeter describing it as BEHIND the old Cooke Sales and Service building. Upon arrival by Chillicothe fire personnel and equipment, Chief Reeter […]

Charges Dismissed

Charges dismissed against Cainsville man in Grundy County court

Two drug-related felony charges were dismissed for a Cainsville man in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Charges were dismissed against Bartholomew Hazen for possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—amphetamine or methamphetamine. The charges were from October 2018. Hazen’s […]

Grain Bin Safety

Review grain bin safety rules before harvest begins

University of Missouri Extension rural safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch said National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21, is a good time to review precautions for grain bins with farmworkers and family members. This year’s theme, “Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear,” reminds us to remain vigilant at all times when working on or visiting […]

USDA Sign

Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

Murder

Trial for Maysville man accused of murder to be held in Caldwell County

A Maysville man charged with the felonies of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse in DeKalb County will have a jury trial in Caldwell County on another felony charge. Kenneth Wykert was previously identified as the boyfriend of 23-year-old Leah Dawson of Maysville who went missing June 5th and whose remains were found June […]

Suspect Wanted

Missouri man sentenced for illegal firearm, meth trafficking

A Columbia, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm and methamphetamine to distribute. Elfonta Arnaz Stevens, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to seven years and six months in federal prison without parole. On June 5, 2019, Stevens pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the […]