Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]

Crossroads Correctional Center

Audio: Additional details released on proposed shuttering of Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron

Story by Alisa Nelson of Missourinet The Crossroads Correctional Center in northwest Missouri’s Cameron could be closing. Governor Mike Parson’s state budget proposal includes shuttering the prison and moving the inmates and many of the workers to the other prison in town – the Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC).     “As governor, I am […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves tax levy

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved an operating tax levy Monday evening for the April ballot. Administrator Misty Foster reports the levy is for $1.40 and would run for five years. Tyler SIS financial management software was approved for purchase for $18,170. Foster says the board also approved purchasing five Smart Boards and projectors […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol arrests Raytown man in Putnam County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Raytown man in Putnam County Tuesday afternoon on several warrants and other allegations. The warrants for 50-year-old Daryl Travis included felony parole, Jackson County, and Buckner Police Department. Travis has been charged in Jackson County with the delivery of a controlled substance with a bond of $1,000. […]

Hazmat Graphic

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to fuel leak

Chillicothe firefighters on Saturday afternoon dealt with a fuel leak from a semi-trailer truck that had jack-knifed east of Chillicothe. Firefighters were dispatched to Highway 36 east of Livingston County Road 255 where the truck had jack-knifed and a fuel tank was punctured leaking approximately 45 gallons of fuel onto the ground.  Lieutenant Tracy Bradley said […]

From left, Cindy Collier, Mayor Pro Tem; Thresa Kussman, City Council; Donald Grotjan, City Council; Joni DeWeese, City Clerk; Jeff Tindle, CCMH Chief Executive Officer; Kristen Butterfield, Brunswick Youth Development Initiative Committee President; Cindy Gilman, CCMH Associate Chief Nursing Officer; and Jessica Elliott, Brunswick Youth Development Initiative Committee Member. (Rachel Arth/CCMH)

Carroll County Memorial Hospital makes donation to Brunswick Youth Development Initiative Committee

Carroll County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Jeff Tindle presented the Brunswick Youth Development Initiative Committee with a $5,000 check Wednesday, January 9, at the Brunswick City Council meeting. “CCMH has many employees that reside in Brunswick and we have the honor of taking care of the healthcare needs of many residents,” Tindle said. “Rural […]

Audio: Separation of church and state group lodges 2nd Missouri complaint in the last month

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has lodged its second complaint in the last month against biblical displays in the state. The group claims two paintings in the Camden County Clerk’s Office in south-central Missouri violate the Constitution. The Foundation’s Joe Poor says the artwork is a clear breach of the separation of church and state […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

Trenton Park Board reviews budget for 2019-2020

The Trenton Park Board discussed the 2019-2020 budget at its meeting Wednesday evening. President Duane Helmandollar said there might be “a couple of hiccups” for the budget due to the state’s minimum wage increase and sales tax figures for the Trenton Park Department declining the past several years. It was suggested the board might want […]

Main Street Chillicothe

Piccadilly Gala set for March 14th in Chillicothe

Planning is underway for the 10th annual Piccadilly Ladies Night Out Auction & Gala.  Main Street Chillicothe and the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce will host the fundraiser and would like for your business to get involved. The Piccadilly Gala will be held on Thursday, March 14th and the ticket sales kickoff will be at […]