Lawsuit

Lawsuit filed in connection with incident at Chillicothe Correctional Center

Another lawsuit has been filed against a former employee of a company contracted for services at the Chillicothe Correctional Center who previously pleaded guilty to felony sexual conduct with a prisoner. The Kansas City Star reports the lawsuit alleges that John Thomas Dunn sexually assaulted 49-year-old Teresa Ketner after she sought counseling at the correctional […]

Subpoena

Clay County refuses to appear for deposition, defies subpoena issued by Missouri State Auditor

In an unprecedented move, Clay County staff failed to appear at 10 a.m. on Monday morning as required under a subpoena issued more than two weeks ago by State Auditor Nicole Galloway. The lawfully executed subpoena required records and testimony associated with a citizen-mandated audit of Clay County to be provided to the State Auditor’s […]

Subpoena

Missouri State Auditor issues second subpoena in two weeks to Clay County

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued another subpoena to Clay County demanding the county turn over documents associated with a citizen-mandated audit. This is in addition to a previous subpoena issued on November 8, 2019.  Auditors were onsite in Clay County conducting audit fieldwork and making standard requests for information routinely and readily provided in […]

Audit Graphic

State auditor subpoenas Clay County for records

State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued a subpoena to Clay County to require the county to turn over documents associated with a citizen mandated audit. An Oct. 24 court ruling confirmed the Auditor’s legal authority to conduct performance audits and dismissed the County Commission’s lawsuit against the Auditor. Clay County officials have yet to produce documentation […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Livingston County fugitive investigation nets three arrests

A lead on a fugitive investigation in the 200 block of Gale Street led to the arrest of three individuals by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Steve Cox reports 21-year-old Kennadie Nicole Stottlemyre of Chillicothe was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for alleged felony possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, and 29-year-old Alicia Marie […]

Fatal Fire

47-year-old Livingston County man dies in Friday night fire

Chillicothe Fire Department Chief Eric Reeter reports human remains were found in the debris of a single-wide trailer that burned Friday night in rural Livingston County. Firefighters were dispatched shortly after 9 o’clock to 9803 Livingston County Road 228 and discovered a single wide trailer fully involved in fire. Reeter said the blaze was extinguished, and […]

Deadly Accident

Woman killed after falling from window of moving vehicle; driver accused of manslaughter and DWI

A Lawson woman was killed late Friday night when she fell from a car and was struck by the vehicle. Thirty-eight-year-old Misty Newell was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident northeast of Excelsior Springs on Route Y. Newell was improperly riding on the vehicle, fell out of a passenger side window, and was […]