Charges Filed

Suspect held in Mercer County on $75,000 bond also faces charges in Grundy County

A Kansas City man is held in jail following a recent Mercer County arrest on two felony charges and three misdemeanor counts. Twenty-seven-year-old Drake Andrew Kately is to appear next Tuesday, August 6th, in Mercer County’s Associate Division of Circuit Court. Bond has been set at $75,000. Kately faces charges for July 24th incidents that […]

Montana Plattner attends HYPE Academy

Chillicothe FFA member attends Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence Academy

Missouri’s top 30 FFA high school seniors completed the fifth annual Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence (HYPE) FFA Academy June 25-27, in Columbia, Missouri. Chillicothe FFA member Montana Plattner was a member of the top 30 attending the program. The three-day intensive program is designed to inform and empower students to effectively engage in pressing agriculture […]

Former Arkansas Senator Jeremy Hutchinson

Former Arkansas State Senator pleads guilty to bribery

A former Arkansas state senator pleaded guilty in federal court to accepting multiple bribes in connection with a multi-district investigation spanning the Western District of Missouri and Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Jeremy Hutchinson, 45, of Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of conspiracy to […]

Guilty Plea

Slater man pleads guilty to transporting a minor for illicit sex

A Slater, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to transporting a 16-year-old victim across state lines for illegal sexual activity. Daniel Lee Kirby, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to the charge contained in a July 11, 2018, federal indictment. By pleading guilty today, Kirby admitted that […]

Disaster Declaration

Missouri requests second federal disaster declaration this year in response to flooding and tornadoes

Acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration to assist residents and businesses in 41 Missouri counties that have been hard hit by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms beginning on April 29 and continuing throughout the spring. “Historic long-term flooding continues to devastate families, businesses, […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of June 24, 2019

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 June 24, 2019. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, striping, […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education accepts contracts for Superintendent and Principal

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education has accepted contracts for a Superintendent and a Principal for next school year. The contract for Superintendent came from Lucas McKinnis and the contract for kindergarten through 12th-grade principal came from Amy Carlson. Bookkeeper Amanda Neff says McKinnis is coming from Bernie High School and Carlson is coming from West […]