Missouri man charged with kidnapping murder victim’s 4-year-old daughter

A Noel, Missouri, man has been charged in federal court with kidnapping the 4-year-old daughter of a woman whose body was discovered in a suitcase last month. Mahamud Tooxoow Mahamed, 37, a Somali national, was charged in a criminal complaint filed late Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. Mahamed is not in […]

Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University foundation awards record number of scholarships

Northwest Foundation Inc., the fundraising arm of Northwest Missouri State University, awarded its second-highest level of scholarship distributions and secured $5.3 million in donor funding during Fiscal Year 2019, a 15 percent increase over last year’s total and adding to a record $21.5 million during the last three years. As scholarship support remains a central […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Tire blows out on concrete truck southeast of Harris; driver from Milan life-flighted to Des Moines

The Highway Patrol reports a Milan man sustained serious injuries when a tire blew out on a concrete truck, and it overturned five miles southeast of Harris on Friday morning. An air ambulance transported Luis Gama-Tovar to the Methodist Medical Center of Des Moines, Iowa. The concrete truck traveled west on Route E before the […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education discusses no longer accepting tuition waivers

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education discussed no longer accept tuition waivers at its meeting on Monday evening. The topic is to be on the August agenda. The discussion was due to parent transportation concern requests. Immediate family members paying taxes to the district will be considered for a waiver if and only if […]

MoDOT opens road to traffic

Interstate 29 under close watch after one lane opened to traffic

One lane of Interstate 29 is open north of St. Joseph Mo., following flash flooding that closed the interstate overnight, however, the interstate is being closely watched in several locations as flooding threatens the lanes. If you choose to use I-29, please pay close attention to message boards, local media and/or stay in close contact […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol arrests three on various allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of three men in area counties Thursday night on various allegations. Sixty-four-year-old Daniel Harp of Cameron was arrested in Daviess County. Bond was set at $10,000 and online court information shows he has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated, persistent offender. The Patrol also accused Harp of exceeding […]


Melinda Hemmelgarn and others dispute claims in Missouri Farm Bureau commentary

In a recent commentary from the Missouri Farm Bureau, Blake Hurst came out in favor of SB 391, which provides that county commissions and county health center boards shall not impose standards or requirements on an agricultural operation. Refuting those claims in the Farm Bureau commentary is Registered Dietitian Melinda Hemmelgarn. She states that she […]