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Annual essay contest sponsored by Farmers’ Electric Cooperative now open for submissions

The 58th annual essay contest sponsored by Farmers’ Electric Cooperative in Chillicothe will look different this year. The Youth Tour trip to Washington, D. C. has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, however, area high school sophomores and juniors will still have an opportunity to win an all-expense paid experience this summer. Juniors will compete […]

Police Chase or Pursuit

Two suspects in custody after high-speed pursuit ends north of Hamilton; officer crashes during pursuit

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports two suspects were taken into custody north of Hamilton Wednesday morning, January 13th after a multi-county vehicle pursuit. The pursuit of burglary suspects started in Ray County and continued through Carroll County on Route D through Ludlow where a Ray County deputy lost control on railroad tracks.  The Highway Patrol […]

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Stewartsville man injured in crash at intersection of Highway 36 and Highway 31

The highway patrol reports a vehicle attempting to cross Highway 36 in western DeKalb County was hit by another vehicle. Thirty-seven-year-old Jacob Bennett of Stewartsville received minor injuries and taken to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. The crash happened early Saturday evening three miles west of Stewartsville at the intersection of Highway 36 and […]

Winter storm to bear down on northern Missouri on New Year’s Day

A Winter storm is expected to impact the area late Thursday night into Friday bringing accumulating snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Travel conditions will quickly deteriorate. All areas north of Highway 36 in northern Missouri are encompassed by either a Winter Weather Advisory or a Winter Storm Warning. Areas, where lighter snow and ice is […]

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Snow-covered Highway 36 causes yet another crash with injuries

The Highway Patrol reports a Saint Catherine man sustained minor injuries when he lost control of the pickup truck on snow-covered Highway 36 two and a half miles east of Meadville on Tuesday morning, December 29th. A private vehicle transported 71-year-old William Bryan to the Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. The truck traveled east before […]

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Five die in traffic crashes over Christmas holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the preliminary statistics related to the Christmas holiday weekend. Five people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 24, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 2020. 2020 Christmas Holiday Traffic Statistics with troopers investigating the following: Traffic […]

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8:00 PM Update: National Weather Service releases timeline of wintry weather for northern Missouri

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, in a late afternoon update, has now presented a timeline for the wintry weather that will move into northern Missouri Tuesday.  In the same update, they have also expanded the Winter Weather Advisory to include all counties north of Highway 35 with the exception of Lewis, Marion, and […]

Grass Fires

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to grass fires on a windy Wednesday

The Chillicothe Fire Department on Wednesday afternoon and evening responded to grass fires that were found at locations along Highways south and west of Chillicothe. After 2 o’clock Wednesday, a grass fire was discovered beside Highway 65 approximately two miles south of Chillicothe. The department used 50 gallons of water to extinguish the fire that […]

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Sumner teenager sent to Hedrick Medical Center after crashing on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Sumner resident sustained moderate injuries when the truck he drove overturned in Linn County the morning of December 15th. A private vehicle transported 19-year-old James Tye to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The truck traveled north on Highway 130 before running off the left side of the road two […]