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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 […]

Farmer Combining Corn in Field

As harvest time approaches, be patient with farm equipment on public roads

Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity and In the coming weeks, farmers across the state will be harvesting their crops. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to share the road. Expect to see an increase in farm machinery traffic–especially on rural highways. Please obey all traffic laws and remain […]

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Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol: Plan for a safe Labor Day weekend

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to plan for a safe 2019 Labor Day weekend. It’s everyone’s responsibility to operate both vehicles and vessels safely and observe all Missouri laws. Incorporating safety into your weekend plan–choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being […]

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Audio: Lawsuit filed by two groups over Missouri’s abortion regulations

Two groups are suing Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft alleging that he robbed Missourians of a public vote about new abortion regulations. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and the No Bans on Choice Committee say Ashcroft refused to issue the ballot language needed to start collecting signatures. Tony Rothert with the ACLU opposes […]

Audio: Judge temporarily blocks Missouri’s CAFO law from taking effect

A judge has temporarily blocked implementation of Missouri’s Senate Bill 391 that was to take effect in a week. It prohibits counties from passing ordinances stricter than state laws governing concentrated animal feeding operations – CAFOs. Two county boards (Cooper and Cedar), two property owners and the nonprofit Friends of Responsible Agriculture requested the stay […]