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Pickup with snowplow backs into van during snow removal from streets in Trenton

The weekend process to remove snow downtown included an accident in which a city of Trenton vehicle backed into a van that was trailing the snowplow. No injuries were reported from the accident just before midnight Saturday night on Main street near 11th Street. Police reported the city of Trenton pickup was driven by 57-year-old […]

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Missouri Attorney General obtains $53 million settlement from student loan servicer Navient

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that Navient, one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers, entered into a civil settlement agreement with his office and 38 other states for abuses originating in predatory student loans. The agreement resulted in a $53 million settlement for Missourians: $2.5 million in restitution and $51 million in private […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 25 years in federal prison without parole for illegal firearms and drug trafficking

A Missouri, man who faces murder charges in state court was sentenced in federal court on multiple charges of illegally possessing firearms, including stolen firearms, and drug trafficking. Brandon L. Hill, 33, of Independence, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On April 29, 2021, Hill […]

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Two from Chillicothe injured in crash on Highway 152

Two Chillicothe men were injured Thursday, January 6, 2022, in an accident on Highway 152 in Platte County. The highway patrol reports they were passengers in a pickup driven by 40-year-old Jeffery Gillespie of Chillicothe who wasn’t hurt. Taken to the Liberty Hospital were 51-year-old Gary Karnes and 61-year-old Buddy Ewing, both of Chillicothe. The […]

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Survey finds Missouri land values increased across the board in 2021

Landowners who purchased Missouri property in 2021 paid more for land than buyers who purchased land in 2020, according to the latest Missouri Farmland Values Opinion Survey report from the University of Missouri Extension. Agricultural economist Ray Massey, who led the survey, projects the upswing in land values will continue. He says higher land values […]

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Audio: New report says childcare breakdowns cost Missouri’s economy $1.35 billion annually

A new report says childcare breakdowns have cost Missouri’s economy an estimated 1.35-billion dollars annually.     The report, released by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, says the lack of affordable and accessible childcare has driven many Missouri parents to quit their jobs in recent years. It says 61-percent of Missouri parents reported missing work […]

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Two vehicles sideswipe each other on Pecan Road east of Milan demolishing car

Two vehicles collided at a Sullivan County hill crest Monday morning resulting in one driver and a passenger from Milan being taken to a hospital. Injuries were minor for 29-year-old Georgeanna Earp and her passenger, 39-year-old Billy Earp, both of Milan. A private vehicle took them both to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. The […]

Summit Natural Gas

Customers of Summit Natural Gas to see increase in natural gas rate beginning December 8th

To reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas as well as a change in the company’s Actual Cost Adjustment (ACA) factor, Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Inc. (Summit Natural Gas) customers will see natural gas rates change under a filing that takes effect on December 8, 2021. The ACA factor is a […]

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NCMC hosts legislative forum with four state representatives, one senator, two representatives for federal legislators and president of MCCA

Four state representatives, one state senator, two representatives for federal legislators, and the president of the Missouri Community College Association spoke at a forum in Trenton November 29th. The legislative forum was in Cross Hall on the campus of North Central Missouri College. The speakers were asked to answer one question: What is your perspective […]

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Audio: 13th annual Festival of Trees event kicks off Saturday evening in Trenton

Events include a parade, music, crafts, and an auction for the 13th annual Festival of Trees this Saturday night, November 27th in Trenton. The first event is a Christmas parade. Brenda Thorne was a guest on KTTN’S Open Line and told John Anthony about entering the parade.     The parade will feature the selection […]

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Man sentenced to 11 years in prison for armed robbery of a pharmacy

 A man was sentenced in federal court for his role in the armed robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy in Jefferson City, Missouri. Daijahn Antwan Reed, 22, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 11 years and three months in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 17, 2021, Reed pleaded guilty […]

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Head-on crash at Stewartsville injures one, second driver arrested on DWI allegation

A two-vehicle crash at Stewartsville last night injured one driver and resulted in the arrest of the other. Forty-one-year-old Sarah Hanson of Stewartsville received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Mosiac Life Care in St. Joseph. Hanson was driving southbound on Route K when her sport utility vehicle was struck head-on by a […]

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Woman from Iowa injured in crash on Interstate 35

An Iowa resident was injured early Sunday evening in an Interstate 35 accident approximately one mile south of Pattonsburg. Thirty-one-year-old Tiffany Mallek of Ankeny, Iowa received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Liberty Hospital. The minivan driven by Mallek and a pickup operated by 43-year-old Laura Beerbower of Mount Ayr, Iowa were northbound […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 15 years in prison for meth trafficking and illegal firearm following high-speed chase

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing methamphetamine and a firearm. Michael Allen Dicks, Jr., 32, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Dicks pleaded guilty on Feb. 23, 2021, to one count of possessing methamphetamine to distribute […]

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Empire gas customers in north Missouri to see price of natural gas double

To reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas as well as a change in the company’s Actual Cost Adjustment (ACA) factor, natural gas customers of The Empire District Gas Company d/b/a Liberty (Empire) will see natural gas rates change under a filing that takes effect on December 1, 2021. The ACA factor […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 15 years in prison for illegal firearms

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase from Bolivar, Mo., to Springfield, Mo. Milton W. Sparks, 38, of Aurora, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On April 15, 2021, Sparks […]

Murder

Jury trial scheduled in DeKalb County for Hamilton man charged with murder

A jury trial has been scheduled in DeKalb County for a Hamilton man charged with second-degree murder. The DeKalb County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports the trial for 38-year-old Frank Randall Allen Bostic is set to be April 25th through 29th. He has also been charged with felony first-degree domestic assault involving serious physical injury. In […]

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Caldwell County crash east of Cameron injures two

A Caldwell County accident resulted in two occupants of a car being sent to a hospital late Sunday. Fifty-seven-year-old Linda Heaton received serious injuries and 36-year-old William Heaton received minor injuries. Both were passengers in a car driven by 63-year-old Timothy Heaton who wasn’t hurt. Both passengers were from Braymer.  Linda and William Heaton were […]

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Managing potassium and phosphorus when prices are high

Farmers understand fertilizer prices fluctuate with time. “We are living through a substantial shift in potassium and phosphorus prices, from low prices in the 2020 growing season to the highest prices in the past decade for fertilizer purchased now for the 2022 growing season,” says John Lory, University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist. A […]