Honor Flights to WWII Memorial

Audio: Fifty years later, two Kirksville soldiers surprisingly reunite on an honor flight

Two northern Missouri men who fought side by side in the Vietnam War reunited decades later during a veterans trip to visit the nation’s war memorials. Steve Paulsell, the flight director for Central Missouri Honor Flight, says the Kirksville war heroes did not recognize each other on the trip, but they still remembered a promise […]

Deadly Shooting

Missouri college student dead, another student arrested in on-campus shooting

A University of Central Missouri college student in western Missouri’s Warrensburg has died from getting shot Monday afternoon at an on-campus apartment building. The school’s Twitter page says campus police responded to a report Monday afternoon of a gun accidentally firing. Stephon Abron of eastern Missouri’s St. Charles was killed. Jeremy Manley is accused of […]

Charges Filed

Additional charge filed against man who escaped from authorities in Maysville on Monday

A defendant in a DeKalb County criminal cost had about one hour of freedom Monday afternoon when he escaped from the Courthouse in Maysville and was captured in Cameron. A report from Cameron Police stated James M. Larue of Cameron escaped from the DeKalb County Courthouse at approximately 1:50 pm. Information from the sheriff’s office […]

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Farmer’s Electric Coop receives loan to upgrade infrastructure

Farmer’s Electric Cooperative, based in Chillicothe, has been selected as one rural co-op in 21 states to receive USDA financing to build and improve rural electric infrastructure. According to a recent announcement from the agriculture department, Farmer’s Electric is to receive a $14,000,000 loan allowing it to connect 726 customers while building and improving 114 […]

Jail or Prison Escape

Cameron teen escapes custody in Maysville after court appearance

A defendant in a DeKalb County criminal case had about one hour of freedom Monday afternoon when he escaped from the Courthouse in Maysville and was captured in Cameron. A report from Cameron Police stated James M. Larue of Cameron escaped from the DeKalb County Courthouse at approximately 1:50 pm. Information from the sheriff’s office […]

Cold Weather Rule

Audio: Missouri’s cold weather rule is now in effect

Missouri’s Public Service Commission is reminding you that the state’s Cold Weather rule is now in effect.     The rule aimed at helping customers with heat-related utility bills began November 1st and remains in effect through March 31st. It prohibits gas and electric utilities from disconnecting services when the temperature is predicted to drop […]

Charges Filed

Two charged in Putnam County in connection with pursuit and vehicle crash involving a deputy

Two Oskaloosa, Iowa residents involved in a pursuit and vehicle accident involving a deputy in Unionville Tuesday afternoon now face charges in Putnam County. Nineteen year old Tori Craver and 20 year old Jacob Hopman have been charged with the felonies of two counts of stealing as well as one count each of forgery and […]

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Applications for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program open November 1, 2019

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help low-income households pay their utility bills. Executive Director Chris Small calls LIHEAP one of Community Action’s “hallmark programs,” and describes it as “not a handout, but a hand up to help people with energy assistance needs and free […]

Putnam County Hospital 2019

Audio: Former CEO at Putnam County Memorial Hospital Pleads Guilty to $114 million billing scheme

A former executive of a northern Missouri hospital pleaded guilty in federal court in Florida to a $114 million pass-through billing scheme. The Justice Department in Washington says former Putnam County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer David Lane Byrns pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Byrns pleaded […]

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Texas manager pleads guilty in Missouri to pet food fraud, company pays $4.5 million restitution

The manager of a Wilbur-Ellis Company processing facility in Texas pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a multi-million dollar conspiracy to sell adulterated ingredients to pet food manufacturers, for which the company has already paid more than $4.5 million in restitution. William Douglas Haning, 48, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge […]