Unemployment

Unemployment rates in northern Missouri take a huge dive compared to August

County unemployment rates are down considerably when comparing the September numbers with August. The Division of Employment Security reports Missouri’s unemployment rate last month dropped to 4.3% compared to an August rate that was 7.1%. For Grundy County, the state report shows 108 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of just over 4,300. That’s […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of October 26, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of October 26 – November 1. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]

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Osborn man facing murder charge in connection with crash that caused death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark

An Osborn man faces a felony charge of murder—second degree in DeKalb County related to a motor vehicle accident in June that caused the death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. Online court information shows 34-year-old Gary Wayne Downs has also been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing and […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports arrests in three counties in northern Missouri this weekend

The highway patrol reports arrests from early Monday and Sunday in Daviess, Macon, and Linn Counties. Texas teenager, 19-year-old Franko Rodriguez of San Antonio, was stopped in Daviess county before 6 am. Rodriguez has been accused of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a crash, and misdemeanor marijuana possession. He was taken on a […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 19, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of October 19 – 25. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Crime and Courts

Judge Thomas Alley hands down prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Several defendants were sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Robert Lee Ellis of Trenton pleaded guilty to five felony counts stemming from the March 21st incidents. He was sentenced from three to five years with the Department of Corrections. The terms are to run concurrently, or […]

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Highway patrol reports two arrests on Monday

The highway patrol made separate arrests in Daviess and Clinton counties for persons from Topeka, Kansas, and Gladstone, Missouri. The patrol, on Monday night, stopped 30-year-old Michael Clark of Topeka, Kansas in Daviess County.  Clark has been accused of felony possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated for drugs, possession of marijuana, unlawful possession […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 12, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the north Missouri area for the week of September Oct. 12 – 18. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in […]

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri

Grant received by Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri will benefit Maximize NWMO Initiative

Community leaders in the 18 counties of northwest Missouri will benefit from the funding recently awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture to The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri for the regional vitality initiative known as Maximize NWMO. The $46,675 grant for technical assistance will help build awareness of public participation opportunities in community […]

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Patrol reports arrest of Cainsville and Chillicothe residents

Residents of Cainsville and Chillicothe were arrested Tuesday night in Harrison and Daviess counties. The highway patrol arrest report indicates 28-year-old Tony Bennett of Cainsville was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Harrison County law enforcement center at Bethany. Bennett was accused just before midnight of driving while intoxicated, second offense; felony leaving the […]

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Missouri Department of Transportation planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 5, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of October 5 – 11. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Jerome Carney Mugshot (Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail)

Chillicothe man arrested for brandishing handgun inside a business

Two felony counts were filed Thursday against a Chillicothe man who police allege was brandishing a handgun inside a business Wednesday night. Police were called to the 600 block of Webster Street after receiving a report that the suspect was threatening another person there. Twenty-nine-year-old Jerome Lee Carney Junior of 433 Calhoun Street was subsequently […]