Mercer County Courthouse Princeton

Sheriff Stephen Stockman: Lack of tax revenue to staff office, build new facility or house inmates

Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman has released more information on the inmate from Kansas City who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in Princeton Wednesday.  It was the second time in August 27-year-old Drake Kately has been reported as escaping and he has yet to be found by law enforcement. Stockman says dispatch notified the […]

Liuna Website (Laborers International Union of North America)

Construction wages cut in half by new prevailing wage rules

According to Jeff Phillips, Communications and Outreach Manager of the Laborers International Union of North America in St. Joseph, construction workers in many rural Missouri counties are working for less this Labor Day holiday. Missouri’s new prevailing wage law has cut wages for construction workers in many counties, sometimes by more than half. The new […]

High Speed Pursuit

Five arrested after pursuit ends that started in Cameron on Saturday morning

The Cameron Police Department reports five suspects were taken into custody following a pursuit on Saturday morning after a report of several individuals going through parked vehicles. Officers responded to the 600 block of North Groat Street, and the suspect vehicle, occupied by five individuals and allegedly stolen from Saint Joseph, was reportedly leaving the […]

Flood Recovery

Flood recovery funding for northwest Missouri broken down by county

FEMA has provided more than $13 million in funding to help northwest Missourians recover from flooding and severe storms. FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has paid more than $12 million to flood insurance policyholders in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, and Platte counties. There is no requirement that a disaster be declared for flood insurance policyholders […]

Indictment

Two Kansas city men indicted for $1 million conspiracy to steal 1,400 cell Phones in dozens of burglaries

Two Kansas City, Missouri, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $1 million conspiracy to steal more than 1,400 cell phones in dozens of commercial burglaries across five states. Viktor Chernetskiy, 29, a naturalized citizen from Ukraine, and Bryan C. Kirkendoll II, 29, were charged in a five-count […]

Health Insurance paperwork with Stethoscope

Trenton R-9 Board of Education rescinds selection of United Healthcare for health insurance coverage

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education rescinded its selection of United Healthcare for employee health insurance coverage and the cap for next school year at a special meeting Thursday afternoon. This happened after President Doug Franklin explained that after the board’s special meeting Monday, Blue Cross told the district it would offer the same premiums […]