Police shooting

Audio: Jackson County deputy facing assault and armed criminal action charges after shooting fleeing suspect

A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy is facing assault and armed criminal action charges after shooting a fleeing suspect.     The charges stem from an incident in August of this year when deputy Lauren Michael of Lee’s Summit attempted to pull over a scooter, and one of the riders took off on foot. During a […]

House Fire

Fire destroys home at Roach Lake south of Chillicothe

A residence at Roach Lake is considered a total loss after a fire on Wednesday morning. The fire is under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal. Chillicothe Fire Chief Eric Reeter reports the residence, owned by Tracy Englert, was fully involved in fire when the Chillicothe Fire Department arrived and requested Dawn, Hale, Wheeling, […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Board of Adjustments, Planning and Zoning Commission approve requests

The Trenton Board of Adjustments and Planning and Zoning Commission approved requests at public hearings on Monday night. Trenton Deputy City Clerk Tracy Maberry reports the Board of Adjustments approved River of Life United Pentecostal Church’s request for a 20 and a half square foot variance on the maximum requirement of 12 feet for a […]

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 […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

The net neutrality battle moves to the states, and to 2020

Net neutrality suffered a significant blow on Tuesday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era consumer protections. Because the court upheld the repeal, it remains legal for internet service providers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to block or throttle any sites they want, and […]

Cass County Sheriff Deputy Crash

High-speed chase in Cass County results in crash; deputy hospitalized after vehicle catches fire

Around 11:45 pm Monday night Cass County Deputies stopped a grey 2003 Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation on S. Prospect near E. 155th Street. When the deputies approached the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed. During the brief chase, the suspect vehicle and deputy’s vehicle went off the roadway at […]

Two Livingston County Fugitives in Custody After Manhunt

Three in custody after manhunt in Livingston County

The Chillicothe Police Department reports three individuals are in custody following a fugitive investigation that began on Tuesday after a five-hour manhunt. Police Chief Jon Maples says law enforcement took several theft reports in which the suspects were the same individuals that had been victimizing citizens and also found to be armed and dangerous. Officers […]

Kirksville Police Department promotes Juan Chairez to Sergeant

Kirksville Police Department promotes Master Officer Juan Chairez to Sergeant

The Kirksville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Master Police Officer Juan Chairez to Sergeant. Chairez will begin his duties as Sergeant on September 22, 2019. Chairez attended Moberly Area Community College’s Law Enforcement Training Center Academy, graduating in 2008. Chairez began his career with the Kirksville Police Department in 2009 and […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves service contracts

The Princeton City Council approved several service contracts Monday night regarding Calamity Jane Days. Deputy City Clerk Corey Willett reports service contracts approved for Kelly Bertrand included $150 for an intermission performance during the Miss Calamity Jane Pageant this Saturday night, $500 for a performance by the Ambassadors Band September 21st, $700 for a performance […]

Matthew Aaron Case

Prosecution recommends 10-years with Department of Corrections for Chillicothe man

A Chillicothe man accused of fleeing from a deputy in July waived formal arraignment and pleaded guilty in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court on Tuesday. The prosecutor dismissed one case for 29-year-old Matthew Aaron Case and in exchange for his guilty plea, the prosecution recommended 10-years in the Department of Corrections on a […]