Chine Garden Buffet Fire Chillicothe 4-5-22

China Garden Buffet in Chillicothe destroyed by fire

A Chillicothe business was destroyed by fire on Tuesday. Firefighters responded to the China Garden Buffet Restaurant at 1023 South Washington. Flames were visible inside the business as firefighters arrived. While en route, Chillicothe dispatch advised everyone inside the restaurant had been evacuated. At approximately 4:40 pm Tuesday, firefighters found heavy smoke and flames coming […]

Chillicothe Fire Department

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to house fire on Bryan Street and to rural address for fire threatening a residence

A structure in Chillicothe was described as fully engulfed on Tuesday afternoon prompting the Chillicothe Fire Department to respond to the scene. The alarm came in at 2 pm and sent firefighters to 1555 Bryan Street. The owners were listed as Steven and Gloria Drechsel. A spokesman reported heavy fire and smoke coming from two […]

Sam Graves

Audio: Missouri Congressman says Biden administration’s sanctions on Russia have come up short

Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves says it appears financial sanctions imposed by the United States and the rest of the West are beginning to have an impact on Russia. But Graves says President Biden should have imposed the sanctions long before Russia invaded Ukraine. Graves, a Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee, says […]

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Tractor considered a total loss after fire near Leisure Lake on Tuesday

A tractor is considered a total loss after a fire near Leisure Lake on Tuesday afternoon, March 8. The Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District and Trenton Fire Department responded to the fire at 731 Northwest 25th Street. Firefighter Alex Lovell reports the Massey Ferguson GC1715 tractor was fully involved when firefighters arrived. Firefighters deployed […]

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Missouri Representative: The war on Ukraine will have global consequences and will affect every American

State Representative Mike Haffner of Pleasant Hill says the largest invasion has occurred on a sovereign nation in Europe since World War Two. Haffner, a retired Navy fighter pilot, says Russia’s attack on Ukraine is unprovoked and unjustified.     Last Thursday, the Republican requested a moment of silence in the Missouri House of Representatives […]

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Chillicothe City Council to meet on Monday

The Chillicothe City Council next week will discuss an ordinance that would approve the Missouri Firefighters Cancer Award Program. The council will meet in the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities meeting room on February 28, 2022, at 5:30 pm. The agenda also includes annual service reports from the University of Missouri Extension Center, Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, […]

Parson signing new legislation

Governor Parson makes appointments to seven boards and commissions

Governor Mike Parson announced seven appointments to various boards and commissions. Sheriff Jim Arnott, of Springfield, was appointed to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission.  Sheriff Arnott has served as the Greene County Sheriff since 2008. He has also simultaneously served as the Interim Chief of the Fair Grove Police Department and Ash Grove Police […]

Joshua Phillips Booking Photo Courtesy Trenton Police Department

Trenton man charged with arson involving fire on East Crowder Road

A Trenton man has been charged with felony second-degree arson after a fire at 213 East Crowder Road in Trenton on January 29th. Forty-one-year-old Joshua Phillips’s charge came after an investigation by the Missouri Department of Public Safety Division of Fire Safety. A probable cause statement from Fire Safety Investigator Tyler Anderson accuses Phillips of […]