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Two from Chillicothe charged with multiple counts of child abuse

Two Chillicothe residents have been charged with three felony counts of abuse or neglect of a child following a house fire in Chillicothe in January. Twenty-seven-year-old Donnie Clay Matheson’s charges involve serious emotional or physical injury. The bond for Matheson and 26-year-old Heather Louise Woods is $15,000 cash only, no surety for each. Probable cause […]

Big Rig Fire

Big rig hits guardrail on Highway 36 bridge causing diesel to spill and truck to erupt in flames

A tractor-trailer truck hit a bridge rail and caught fire on Highway 36 east of Chillicothe early Saturday. Chillicothe and Wheeling firefighters extinguished the blaze with the damage described by Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen as a total loss to the truck and trailer from the crash and fire. Diesel fuel spilled into Medicine […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to apartment fire on Jackson Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a two-story apartment building the night of April 16th. Captain Derrick Allen reports firefighters saw heavy flames and smoke coming from second-story apartment number 3 when they arrived at 444 Jackson. A transitional attack was used, and the fire was knocked down from the outside. […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department receives grants to improve 911 call service and implement mobile communications center

Chillicothe/Livingston County E-911 Coordinator Cindy Hanavan applied for and received two grants in 2020 through the Office of Homeland Security/Department of Public Safety for the Next Generation 911.  The Chillicothe Police Department reports the federal grants will pay 60% of the total cost of the project, and the city/county pays the other 40%. The total […]

Burn Ban in Effect

Burn ban in effect for city of Chillicothe; Burn warning in effect for Livingston County

A burn ban has been issued for the city of Chillicothe until 7 o’clock Monday morning. Chillicothe Fire Department Chief Eric Reeter notes a burn ban means no burning within the city of Chillicothe with the exclusion of barbecue grills and covered fire pits. Meanwhile, a burn warning has been issued for Livingston County to […]