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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of November 2, 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 November 2 – 8, 2020. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton Police Department to conduct compliance checks for registered sex offenders on Halloween in “Operation Candy Cruncher”

The Trenton Police Department advises that they will be conducting compliance checks for registered sexual offenders in regards to Halloween restrictions defined by City Ordinance 215.1550 and State Statute 589.426. Sexual Offenders must follow these restrictions on Halloween: Avoid all Halloween-related contact with children; Remain inside his or her residence between the hours of 5:00 […]

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Three from Greencastle, including 10-year-old girl, injured in crash west of Novinger

The Highway Patrol reports three Greencastle residents sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident west of Novinger on Friday morning. A private vehicle transported the driver of a minivan, 52-year-old Brenda Angelico, to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville. The driver of a car, 32-year-old Louanna Dile, and her passenger, a 10-year-old girl, were […]

Absentee Voting

728 absentee ballots returned to Grundy County Clerks office as of Friday morning

Seven hundred twenty-eight absentee and mail-in ballots had been returned to the Grundy County Clerk’s Office as of Friday morning of October 30th at 10:30 for November 3rd’s General Election. The office reported 54 requested ballots had not yet been returned. It is predicted that 80% of the 5,861 registered voters in Grundy County will […]

NCMDA board member Jackie Soptic: “Technology and internet revolutionize economic development”

North Central Missouri Development Alliance Board Member Jackie Soptic says technology and the internet have revolutionized economic development. Site selectors and companies can visit a location from their home or office by reading statistics and demographic information.     The United States Census also provides data on demographics. Soptic says that data should be used […]

Audio: Parson and Galloway focusing on rural Missouri in final days of campaign; both appealing to blue-collar voters

The two main gubernatorial candidates are focusing on rural Missouri again Friday and during the final days of the campaign. Governor Mike Parson (R) brings his “Mike works bus tour” to four rural western Missouri towns: his hometown of Bolivar, as well as Clinton, Belton, and El Dorado Springs. He’ll finish Friday evening in Springfield. […]

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White House report ranks Missouri 18th in new COVID-19 cases

The latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report ranks Missouri 18th for its rate of new COVID-19 cases. The report, dated October 25, says 87% of all Missouri counties have moderate to high levels of community transmission. St. Louis County, Jackson County, and St. Charles County leads the state in the new case count. Recommendations […]

Presidential Election 2020

Missouri Secretary of State predicts 70% voter turnout for general election

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says he expects about a 70% voter turnout for the general election. In 2016, Missouri had about a 67% voter turnout. Local election authorities project their jurisdiction’s voter turnout and then Ashcroft’s office compiles a statewide estimate. And this year, at best, it’s going to be a guess because […]

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Missouri National Guard to assist with free COVID-19 testing event in Kirksville

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri National Guard will return to Kirksville for COVID-19 testing. Missouri residents can be tested for free at the drive-through clinic at the Northeast Missouri Fairgrounds on November 9th from 8 to 1 o’clock. Participants do not have to exhibit symptoms to be tested. The clinic […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri man pleads guilty to illegal firearm following shootout at Independence motel

 A Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm following a shootout at an Independence, Mo., motel. Randy K. McGaugh, 54, of Wellington, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lajuana M. Counts to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, McGaugh admitted that he […]