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Retired priest charged with sex-related crimes in southeast Missouri

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri is now charged with four sex-related felonies in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, involving alleged sexual abuse of minors. Missourinet’s Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS reports 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz was arrested Wednesday morning in Springfield, where he now lives. Stoddard County Prosecutor Russell Oliver has charged Lutz […]

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Man who led Livingston County authorities on high-speed pursuit on New Year’s Eve has bond denied

Bond was taken up and denied in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Kansas City man charged following an alleged high-speed pursuit New Year’s Eve. Nathaniel Watkins’s bond was previously set at $7,500 cash only and Supervision Services on his original arrest warrant and $10,000 cash only, Supervision Services, […]

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Patrol arrests Kansas man in DeKalb County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Kansas man in DeKalb County on Wednesday afternoon on four allegations. Fifty-nine-year-old Donald Davidson of Sedgwick, Kansas is accused of felony driving while intoxicated—aggravated offender, an ignition interlock violation, having expired plates, and consumption of alcoholic beverage while driving. Davidson was transported to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail […]

Stop the Human Trafficking

Northwest Missouri State University – Kansas City “Call to Action Coalition Summit” set for February 26, 2020

Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City is working with the Kansas City region and its communities this month to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Northwest-Kansas City, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020will host higher education professionals from the Kansas City area and hear from experts and survivors of […]

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Formal charges filed, suspects identified in high-speed police pursuit on Sunday

Criminal charges were filed in Clinton County following a high-speed law enforcement pursuit on Sunday that began in Livingston County and ended in Plattsburg in Clinton County. Facing four counts each are 24-year-old Rai’mon Watson of Kansas City and 20-year-old Tyson Scott of Grandview. No bond was set and both are charged with possession of […]

Fraud

Six employees in Missouri plead guilty to $58,000 overtime pay fraud scheme

Six employees of the Kansas City, Missouri, public works department have pleaded guilty to their roles in a nearly three-year-long conspiracy to collect $58,000 in fraudulent overtime pay. Prentis M. Rayford, 37, Eric McKamey, 47, and Edward Lee Ellingburg, 48, all of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty today in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge […]

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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 […]

Health News

Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

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KC man recorded at 101 mph on Highway 36 resists arrest in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a Kansas City man was taken into custody early Saturday morning after nearly striking a deputy’s vehicle on U. S. Highway 36 east of Chillicothe. Two deputies escorted 29-year-old Kyle Robert Hull to the sheriff’s office where he was reported to be uncooperative. He was then transported to the […]