Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of May 11, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of May 11 – 17. All road closures for roadwork, incidents, and ongoing flooding can be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in […]

Scrub Seal Road Work

Scrub seal project planned for 13 north Missouri counties

A preventative maintenance project across several counties is set to begin soon and will continue through the beginning of October. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Vance Brothers to scrub seal routes in 13 counties beginning Monday, April 27. Crews will work daylight hours, Monday through Friday. Some work may be necessary on […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 10-years in prison without parole for conspiracy to distribute meth

A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Joshua Hardin, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 25, 2019, Hardin pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from […]

Evergy Website

Customers of Evergy to see increase in monthly utility bills

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Evergy Metro, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri Metro, formerly known as Kansas City Power & Light Company, to adjust the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills. The DSIM charge, which appears as a separate line item on customer bills, allows Evergy Missouri […]

Child Molestation

Former Winston teacher accused of child molestation bound over to Division One

A former Winston High School teacher and coach had felony charges bound over to Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court this week. Alfred Brian Sprouse of Gallatin has been charged with four counts of fourth-degree child molestation—child less than 17 years of age and offender greater than four years older and one count each […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron High School teacher sentenced to 20-Years for using hidden camera to produce child porn

A former Cameron, Missouri, high school teacher was sentenced in federal court for secretly recording pornographic videos of three teenage victims in his bathroom. William Derek Williams, 40, of Cameron, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Williams to 10 years […]

Winter Storm Watch

National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Watch for north Missouri

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a Winter Storm Watch that will go into effect late Thursday night, January 16 and continue through Friday evening, January 17, 2020. According to the weather service, A mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will overspread the region from south to north as a strong […]

Firearms (Gun) Background Check with application

Missouri man pleads guilty to illegally purchasing, possessing 15 Firearms

 A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man who illegally purchased 15 firearms pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms and to making a false statement on a federal form in order to purchase those firearms. Jay C. Miller, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to one count of possessing firearms while […]

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Chillicothe man driving Peterbilt rig crashes in Carroll County

The Highway Patrol reports a Chillicothe man sustained minor injuries when the Peterbilt truck he drove overturned in Carroll County Friday afternoon. Seventy-four year-old Howard Midgyett was transported to Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. The truck traveled east on Route U west of Highway 65 before it ran off the right side of the road, […]

Missouri Day Festival

Contest winners announced at Missouri Day opening ceremony

The winners of several contests were announced at the Missouri Day Opening Ceremony Thursday night. Those receiving first place in the Coloring Contest included preschooler Nora Guthrie of Trenton R-9, kindergartener Jamison Christy of Grundy County R-5, first-grader Barrett Etter of Rissler Elementary School, second-grader Maggi Wynn of Grundy R-5, third-grader Kennedy Cross of Rissler, […]