Maude Ryan Scholarship 2019

Melissa Yoakum receives NCMC Foundation Allied Health Maude Ryan Nursing Scholarship

Prior to Dr. Albert & Vera Cross Hall’s 10th-anniversary open house, $45,000 in Allied Health scholarships were announced by the North Central Missouri College Foundation.  Mr. Mitch Holder, NCMC Dean of Instruction, made the announcements with scholarship donors, student recipients, and guests in attendance.  Forty-four scholarships were announced with award amounts ranging from $5000 to […]

Phone Scam

Scam: Increase in robocalls claiming to be Medicare representatives hits Missouri

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is warning Missourians about a recent increase in robocalls purporting to be a Medicare representative. The robocall then states that the person receiving the call is eligible for the top of the line medical braces, and that to receive those braces they should press “1” or press “9” to be […]

Missouri Department of Conservation requiring mandatory CWD sampling as firearms deer season opens

With the November portion of Missouri’s fall firearms deer season opening Saturday, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease, or CWD. MDC is continuing its efforts this fall and winter to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding new cases and […]

Deadly Crash

ATV crash in Adair County claims the life one, another life-flighted to Columbia

An all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday evening in southwest Adair County has claimed the life of one man and injured another. The accident at 5:45 pm occurred on Highway 11, four miles to the east of Winigan. The highway patrol reports 35-year-old Nicholas Hauser of Washington, Missouri was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair […]

Rex Ricketts

Rex Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educators Lifetime Achievement Award

The organizers of the Missouri Livestock Symposium announced that longtime dairy educator and agriculture industry leader Rex Ricketts, of Hallsville, will receive the 2019 Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricketts, University of Missouri professor emeritus of animal sciences, will receive the award at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the 20th annual symposium at William […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Man accused of threatening people outside of Chula residence granted bond amendment

A man accused of threatening others and being armed outside of a Chula residence as well as fleeing from law enforcement in August was granted his own recognizance bond per stipulation in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Thirty-two-year-old Todd Grigsby was placed in the custody of his mother and is not […]

Paul Chandler

Motorcyclist nearly hits sheriff’s vehicle, later arrested on several charges

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports an investigation into a motorcyclist driving in a careless manner without a helmet in the area of Polk and Miller streets in Chillicothe last weekend led to the arrest of a Kansas City man on several allegations. The motorcyclist allegedly nearly struck a sheriff’s vehicle head-on and refused to […]

Firearms (Gun) Background Check with application

Audio: Missouri lawyer says federal background check system used for firearms sales is faulty

A southwest Missouri trial lawyer says the federal background check system used for firearms sales is faulty. During a Monday hearing before an interim Missouri Senate committee studying the state’s gun violence problem, Craig Heidemann of Springfield, says Missouri is not providing mental health information to the database, to keep guns away from unstable people. […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Man involved in September manhunt pleads “Not Guilty” in Livingston County court

A man involved in what law enforcement described as a fugitive investigation and manhunt in September waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty on three felonies in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. Online court information shows Brandon Michael Wood has been charged with stealing, $750 or more in […]

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 […]