Missouri Department of Corrections Mugshot of Shannon Watts

Inmate walks away from work site at Missouri State Fair

The Missouri Department of Corrections is reporting that at approximately 12:45 a.m. Monday, August 19, offender Shannon Dewayne Watts, Department of Corrections No. 1107639, a minimum-security inmate assigned to Tipton Correctional Center, walked away from a Missouri State Fair work site at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri, while on work release. The Corrections […]

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Friday evening crash at 9th and Rural streets in Trenton involves 2 vehicles and 9 people

The Trenton Police Department reports one person was transported to the hospital after a pickup truck struck a car at Ninth and Rural streets Friday evening. An ambulance transported car passenger 13-year-old Zackary Lawrence to Wright Memorial Hospital after he reportedly complained of knee pain. No injuries were reported for other car passengers, Joely Johnson, […]

Platte County Livestock Boosters Receive Grant

Platte County Livestock Boosters receive grant

The FCS Financial Rural Community and Agriculture Foundation recently granted $12,000 to the Platte County Livestock Boosters to assist with wash rack renovations at the fairgrounds. The boosters project of overhauling and replacing the washing facilities at the Platte County Fairgrounds will include four gated bays for small animals and an extension with cover to […]

Missouri State Fair 2019

Audio: 2019 Missouri State Fair opens Thursday

The 2019 State Fair opens Thursday in Sedalia and State Fair Director Mark Wolfe says the fair commission is waiving late fees for entries this year because farmers have endured hardships from flooding and tornadoes.     Wolfe says one of the biggest fair events will be the Governor’s ham breakfast on August 15, which […]

Livestock Show Winners

Annual Lucerne Stock Show to begin on Wednesday

The 80th Annual Lucerne Stock Show will start Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Activities for Wednesday include a pedal tractor pull, community barbecue, and children’s games. Thursday’s activities will include rabbit and poultry and beef shows as well as project entries. Friday will involve a swine show, 180 drag and straight drag four-wheeler racing, and a […]