Prison Sentence

Audio: Northwest Missouri farmer sentenced to prison in “Field of Schemes” grain fraud case

A northwest Missouri farmer is heading to federal prison after being sentenced for his role in the largest organic fraud scheme in American history.     Federal prosecutors in Iowa have announced that 52-year-old John Burton of Clarksdale has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison, for his role in the 142-million dollar scheme, […]

Death Investigation

Investigation by authorities reveals cause of death for Chillicothe man who committed suicide

A farmer and former Chillicothe school board member sentenced to 122 months in federal prison Friday for a 142 million dollar grain fraud scheme has died. Officers were sent to conduct a well-being check and upon arrival, Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples and Livingston County Coroner Scott Lindley report Randy Constant was found deceased inside […]

Weatherization assistance now available from Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri is seeking homeowners, renters, and landlords interested in participating in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program. The program provides cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements to Missouri’s low-income households, especially for the elderly, children, those with physical disadvantages, and others hit hardest by high utility costs. The program aims to lower […]

Firetruck

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to 4 calls during a busy Halloween

It was a busy Halloween for firefighters at Chillicothe responding to at least four calls for service and participating in the Chillicothe Boo Fest and Pumpkin Drop. During the noon hour, Chillicothe Fire department responded to the EZ-Do Laundromat for an odor investigation. Upon arrival, crews were able to smell an odor but unable to […]