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Vaccine hesitancy in Missouri is more complicated than just party affiliation

This article is a commentary.  The thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions of KTTN/KGOZ Radio, staff, management, or webmaster.   (Missouri Independent) – No doubt, what is happening to sections of our state is absolutely heartbreaking. Currently, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is […]

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Sexual predator who absconded from Florida captured in Chillicothe

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports that thanks to a citizen tip, a sex offender fugitive from Laredo was taken into custody on Sunday, July 4. Forty-four-year-old Dale Edward Green was seen in the Chillicothe Walmart. The Chillicothe Police Department its officers and a Livingston County deputy located Green. Chillicothe Police K-9 Enoch assisted in […]

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Blue Springs man charged in Daviess County after leading authorities on high-speed pursuit

A Blue Springs man has been charged in Daviess County after reportedly leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit on Thursday, July 1. Forty-seven-year-old Jerret Michael Hilderbrand faces two felony counts of unlawful possession of a firearm as well as one felony count each of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing, creating a substantial […]

Grundy County Sheriff reports arrest of two area men

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two area men on June 30th. Forty-eight-year-old Patrick Shaun Michael of Trenton was arrested on two capias warrants on alleged probation violations. His original charges were two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, one stemming from February 2017 and the other from November 2018.  […]

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Livingston County Health Center reports three new COVID-19-related deaths; Linn County reports 12 new cases of COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center reports three new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total to 64. Nine cases have been added since June 21st, making a total of 1,963. Fifty-one cases are active. The number of COVID-19 cases in Linn County has increased by 12 since June 16th to 1,663. The number of active cases dropped […]

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Missouri Attorney General joins letter urging Congress to restore Hyde Amendment to prohibit taxpayer funding of abortions

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and 21 other state attorneys general wrote to congressional leaders on Monday, urging Congress to keep the Hyde Amendment in the 2022 budget. The amendment prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortions was not included in the Biden Administration’s budget. The Hyde Amendment has been included in federal budgets […]

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Kansas City man facing multiple felony charges in Caldwell County after high-speed pursuit

A Kansas City man faces several felony charges in Caldwell County after he allegedly misidentified himself and fled from police, starting from Polo, in April. Forty-six-year-old Billy Leon McCollum has been charged with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle; resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony; resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing, […]

Child Porn Charges

Brookfield man charged with 33 counts of child pornography pleads “Not Guilty

A Brookfield man charged with 33 counts of felony possession of child pornography, first offense has pleaded not guilty in Division One of Linn County Circuit Court. Forty-four-year-old James Dean Jackson waived formal arraignment, and the case was continued to August 3rd. Jackson has also been charged with two counts of felony sexual exploitation of […]

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Patrol reports arrest of three on Saturday and Sunday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two McFall residents early on Sunday in Gentry County. Forty-nine-year-old Stephanie Fore was accused of driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest by fleeing, and unlawfully operating a UTV on a highway. Fifty-one-year-old Donald Fore was accused of misdemeanor resisting arrest. Both were taken to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional […]

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Disturbance at Chillicothe business results in arrest of a man making threats with a “bladed weapon”

A report of a disturbance at a business in the 200 block of West Business Highway 36 in Chillicothe the evening of June 1st led to an arrest. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports an investigation revealed one subject had threatened another with a bladed weapon. Forty-nine-year-old Walter Franklin Spunaugle has been charged with second-degree […]

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New cases of COVID-19 reported in Livingston, Grundy, Daviess and Harrison counties

The Livingston County Health Center reports 24 COVID-19 cases have been added since June 1st, making the total 1,769. One hundred thirty-two cases are active. The health center notes 29.6% of Livingston County residents are fully vaccinated, and 33.8% have had at least one dose. Last week, 29% of county residents were fully vaccinated, and […]

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One injured in two-car crash near Jamesport

One driver was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon two miles northeast of Jamesport. Forty-four-year-old Jennifer Birdsong of Plattsburg received minor injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. The driver of the other vehicle, 65-year-old Ronald Pollard of Breckenridge, was not hurt. Both vehicles were eastbound […]