Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Former Bethany Mayor charged with forgery and stealing has case certified to Division One

A former Bethany Mayor facing charges of stealing and forgery waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Harrison County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Robert Todd Williams’s case was certified to Division One, and arraignment is scheduled for December 19th. He was charged with four felony counts of stealing–$750 or more and 11 felony […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris school closed due to bed bugs

Classes were canceled again today for the Newtown-Harris School as a professional exterminator is expected today after a school employee discovered evidence of bed bugs in a single location of the high school building. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis sent a letter to parents Monday providing an update on the situation. After the bed bugs evidence was […]

Firearms (Gun) Background Check with application

Missouri man pleads guilty to illegally purchasing, possessing 15 Firearms

 A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man who illegally purchased 15 firearms pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms and to making a false statement on a federal form in order to purchase those firearms. Jay C. Miller, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to one count of possessing firearms while […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Authorities investigate unwanted photos sent via social media

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released information on incidents investigated recently. One of the incidents involved an adult male allegedly contacting a woman on social media and sending her what is described as “a very personal photo.” The photo was unsolicited, unwanted, and unappreciated because the woman’s child was present when the woman received […]

Ayers Family on Horses

Three generations of family build a beef business at Ayers Stock Farm in Green City

Ayers Stock Farm in Green City, Mo., has spent three generations in the rolling hills of northern Missouri building a beef business driven on horseback. Rick Ayers has been involved in his family’s livestock farm since 1967 and his wife, Jonna Ayers, joined the family farm while both were teaching agriculture education at the local […]

Subpoena

Clay County refuses to appear for deposition, defies subpoena issued by Missouri State Auditor

In an unprecedented move, Clay County staff failed to appear at 10 a.m. on Monday morning as required under a subpoena issued more than two weeks ago by State Auditor Nicole Galloway. The lawfully executed subpoena required records and testimony associated with a citizen-mandated audit of Clay County to be provided to the State Auditor’s […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education will continue to pay 100% of employee health insurance premiums

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education has approved continuing to pay 100% of employees’ health insurance for a deductible of $5,000. Bookkeeper Tori Wideman reports the district will pay $452.03 per employee, which is a 52 cent increase from last year. Employees have an option for a buy-up plan with a deductible of $3,000 […]