Gavel and Law book

Jury convicts Cuban national of Drug Trafficking, Illegal Firearms

A Raytown, Missouri, man was convicted by a federal jury of drug trafficking and illegally possessing firearms. Victor Rodriguez Kessel, 63, a Cuban national, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, attempting to manufacture crack cocaine, possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute, […]

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 […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Shooting Sports Competition (target)

Winners announced in shooting sports competition at Livingston County Fair

Among the winners of the shooting sports contests held during the Livingston County Fair near Chillicothe. Archery Compound Fingers-Junior Division 1-Leon Nickell 2nd Braden Stimpson 3rd- Andrew Schreiner Compound Fingers-Intermediate Division 1st- Bo Meeker Compound Release -Junior Division 1st-Harrison Costner 2nd- Colton Carr 3rd- Daniel Perry Compound Release – Intermediate Division 1- Milo Costner 2- […]

House Fire

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to house fire on Walnut Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department Wednesday afternoon responded to a report of smoke seen from a house at 71A Walnut Street, with the owners listed as Chris and Liana Carr. Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters discovered heavy smoke and flames, with power lines described as arching in the back yard.  The fire had spread throughout the […]