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 […]

Open House

Grundy County Opportunity Center to hold open house

The Grundy County Opportunity Center will hold an open house in observance of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Community members can visit the center at 2600 Princeton Road in Trenton on October 15, 2019, from 9 to noon. Refreshments will be provided. The Grundy County Opportunity Center provides a variety of employment types, including […]

Bomb Threat

Soldier at Fort Riley charged with distributing instructions for bombs

A soldier stationed at Fort Riley was charged in federal court with sending over social media instructions for making bombs, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Jarrett William Smith, 24, Fort Riley, Kan., was charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. Smith, a private first class infantry soldier, […]

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Application deadline approaching for disaster unemployment benefits in six Missouri counties

The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Employment Security will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for individuals in six Missouri counties through September 5, 2019, whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and ended July 5, 2019. A disaster assistance amendment was […]

Disaster Relief

Disaster unemployment benefits available to flood and tornado victims in six additional Missouri counties

An additional six counties have been added to the list of 20 Missouri counties already declared as major disasters. The declaration and yesterday’s amendment allow Missourians in those 26 counties whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and continuing, to apply for up to […]

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Disaster Declaration allows for unemployment benefits if job was lost due to disaster

When President Donald Trump granted a major disaster declaration in 20 Missouri counties, including Livingston, Carroll, and Chariton in the northern Missouri area, that decision allows residents whose jobs were lost or interrupted to apply for up to 36 weeks of disaster unemployment assistance. The declaration spans from severe storms and flooding from April 29 […]

Luis Calderon-Oliveras

St. Joseph man, member of Latin Kings gang, pleads guilty to racketeering

The member of a violent St. Joseph, Mo., gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a RICO conspiracy that involved acts of murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking, and armed robberies, among other crimes, as part of a criminal enterprise. Luis Calderon-Oliveras, 27, of St. Joseph, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann […]

Recker makes presentation

NCMC instructor gives presentation at Mid-American Alliance for African Studies

A North Central Missouri College instructor lead helped organize and presented at the Mid-American Alliance for African Studies. Political Science Instructor Doctor Sterling Recker is the president of the Mid-American Alliance for African Studies. He presented on Competing Narratives of Destruction and Development: The Politicization of Memory in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Dean of Instruction Mitch Holder […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Livingston County Sheriff seeking tips on destruction of cornfield

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public information on property damage to an unharvested cornfield near LIV 351 in southeastern Livingston County. Sheriff Steve Cox reports the property damage most likely happened Saturday or Sunday. He says a vehicle believed to be involved lost a bumper valance, and information collected suggests it was possibly […]