Rollover Accident

Three area teenagers injured in rollover crash north of Bethany, one life-flighted to Truman Medical Center

Three area teens sustained injuries when a car ran off the road and overturned multiple times 10 miles north of Bethany on Friday night, February 19th. An air ambulance transported passenger 18-year-old Sadie Summa of Bethany to the Truman Medical Center with serious injuries. An ambulance took a 17-year-old female passenger from Eagleville to the […]

Coronavirus

Livingston County Health Center reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center reports 10 new COVID-19 cases since February 11th, bringing the total to 1,426. Active cases dropped by four to 19. Sixteen of the active cases are in the community and three are facility actives. Current hospitalizations went up by four to 12. Fifty-one COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Livingston […]

Unemployment Graphic

Missouri House committee votes to forgive federal unemployment debts

(Missouri Independent) – Thousands of Missourians facing repayment of mistakenly paid unemployment benefits would get some relief under legislation passed with a bipartisan vote Wednesday in a Missouri House committee. The bill, which will likely be debated on the House floor next week, would forgive debts due to overpayments from federal coronavirus relief programs but would not […]

Train Accident

Pickup struck by train near Salisbury sends driver to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports a Salisbury man sustained serious injuries when the pickup truck he drove was struck by a train three and a half miles west of Salisbury on Wednesday morning, February 17th. An ambulance transported 60-year-old Leland Linneman to the University Hospital. No injuries were reported for locomotive operator 50-year-old Timmy Morgan of […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

COVID-19 mass vaccination events for February 15 – 19th canceled due to weather

Just one day after announcing locations for this week’s mass COVID vaccination event, Governor Mike Parson announced that all COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, and State Emergency Management Agency scheduled for February 15-19, 2021, are being canceled in the interest of safety due […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Glen Briggs steps down as chairman of Local Emergency Planning Committee

Due to a technicality, Glen Briggs reports he’s stepping down as the elected chairman of the Local Emergency Planning Committee for Grundy County, but Briggs says he will continue as the Grundy County Emergency Manager. Due to what was called rule changes implemented by the Missouri Emergency Response Commission, the emergency planning committee chairman can […]

Gavel and Law book

Man accused of assaulting Cody McHargue granted change of venue to Harrison County

An assault case at Trenton has been moved for a potential trial in Bethany. Shandon Levi Gann of Galt is accused of felony assault in the first degree for allegedly seriously injuring Cody James McHargue of Trenton causing McHargue to be hospitalized last year. In court this week, both the special prosecuting attorney and defense […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Cases of COVID-19 increase by 19 in Livingston County and one in Mercer County

The Livingston County Health Center reports two new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,412. Active cases dropped by six to 20. Fourteen of the active cases are in the community, and six are facility actives. There are seven current COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 50 deaths reported for Livingston County. Confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased by […]