Riak Deng Mugshot

Traffic stop in Livingston County results in dangerously drunk driver being arrested

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a traffic stop for speeding resulted in the arrest of a Kansas City, Missouri man for allegedly driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked or suspended, and other traffic violations. Online court information shows 35-year-old Riak Deng has been charged with felony DWI—aggravated.  Bond was set at $25,000 cash only, […]

Child being examined by doctor

Number of uninsured children grows in Missouri

About 75,000 children in Missouri lacked health insurance in 2017, or about 5.1 percent, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.  That’s a small increase over 2016 and is just above the national average, which increased from 4.7 to 5 percent. Amanda Schneider, director of the Medical-Legal Partnership at Legal Services […]

Margie Vandeven

Audio: Northeast Missouri school leader says rehiring ed commissioner is a step in the right direction

A northeast Missouri school official says the next K through 12 education commissioner brings a sense of collaboration to the table. Paris Superintendent Aaron Vitt says Margie Vandeven does not use a top-down approach.      Paris Superintendent Aaron Vitt thinks having Vandeven at the helm is a great sign for Missouri’s students.     […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board takes action on seven properties

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening took action on seven properties of concern, granting extensions of time for two locations. Jeremy Hamilton told the board of work that’s been done and his plans for more to do regarding 3726 East 28th Street. While the location had advanced to the status called “findings of fact,” […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri Highway Patrol reports 9 fatalities over Thanksgiving holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following: 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics Crashes ─ 587 Injuries ─ 108 Fatalities ─ 9 DWI ─ 86 Drug Arrests ─ 67 […]

Minimum Wage

Missouri minimum wage to increase to $8.60 per hour January 1, 2019

The Missouri Department of Labor announces the state minimum wage rate for 2019 has been established, according to state law, at $8.60, effective January 1, 2019. All private businesses are required to pay at minimum, the $8.60 hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales, are less than $500,000. Pursuant to Proposition […]

Accident

Four from Cameron injured when SUV goes into ditch

Four Cameron residents were hurt Sunday morning when a sports utility vehicle went into a ditch east of Cameron. The driver, 37-year old Clint Riddle, and passengers, five-year-old Clinton Riddle, eight-year-old Kaylee Riddle, and 13-year old Rachel Gehrs, all of Cameron, were taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The accident happened one mile […]

Winterfest

Christmas parade one of many activities at Winterfest in Unionville on Saturday, December 1st

A lighted Christmas parade is one of several events planned for Winterfest in Unionville Saturday. Parade entries are asked to enter the city park’s north entrance by 4:30 Saturday afternoon. The parade will start at the city park at 5:15 and be lead by Santa, Mrs. Claus, and two elves in a horse-drawn wagon courtesy […]