Indictment

19 Missouri residents indicted by grand jury for $1.2 million insurance fraud conspiracy

Nineteen defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $1.2 million insurance fraud conspiracy that involved false claims of injuries suffered in car accidents. Lawrence Courtney Lawhorn, 32, and Latoya Marie Brown, 35, who resided in Columbia and in the Kansas City area; Lauren Courtney Luque, 34, Michael Jadon […]

Brent Stevens NCMC 2020 Final

Brent Stevens is new Northwest Missouri Workforce Development Board Executive Director

The Northwest Missouri Workforce Development Board in partnership with North Central Missouri College has announced Brent Stevens as its new Executive Director.  Brent has worked for the NWWDB since 2015 and prior to moving into the director role, served as the Program Operation Manager and the Equal Opportunity Officer.  Lisa Hostetler who has served the […]

Audit Graphic

State auditor says fund transfers, budgeting process in Jackson County left taxpayers in the dark

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a report on Jackson County government focusing on budgeting and funds transfers which found that more can be done to ensure transparency in county spending. The audit was completed at the request of the Jackson County Legislature and the recommendation of the county executive. “Jackson County taxpayers deserve […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update: Grundy County reports 7 new cases, 21 deaths; Sullivan County 3 new cases, 8 deaths

The Grundy County Health Department, in a report released Monday morning, says the number of active COVID-19 cases is steady with Saturday’s number after coming down in recent days. As of Monday morning, the health department reports 96 active cases of COVID-19 out of a total of 667 cases for the year to date total. […]

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North Central Missouri College to expand into Savannah with purchase of real estate

North Central Missouri College has concluded the purchase of property in Savannah. The purchase was approved by the NCMC Board of Trustees at an executive session on October 27th but wasn’t finalized until the closing, which was held Monday, November 30th. NCMC purchased real estate at 601 North Highway 71 in Savannah from Paul and […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri Highway Patrol reports traffic fatalities increase over Thanksgiving holiday weekend compared to 2019

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 10 people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2020. During the Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers report the following traffic statistics for 2020: Crashes ─ 321 Injuries ─ 72 Fatalities ─ 9 DWI ─ 100 Drug Arrests ─ […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Sullivan County Health Department reports 7 new cases of COVID-19

Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed seven additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County.  Currently, Sullivan County sits at a total of six hundred and thirty-eight, with two active probable cases, eight deaths, and thirty-seven active cases. The positive cases have been determined to be community-related.  To maintain confidentiality, no other information will be […]

Unemployment Rate

October unemployment rate in Green Hills counties remains fairly steady

October unemployment rates among area counties remain fairly steady when compared to September. The latest county by county unemployment rates were released on Tuesday, November 24, by the Missouri Division of Employment Security. The majority of area counties have rates below the Missouri unemployment rate of 3.8%. Grundy County’s October rate is 3.4% which is […]

Coronavirus Update

Mercer County reports first COVID-19 related death, two new cases, Two new cases in Daviess County and 27 new cases in Putnam County

The Mercer County Health Department announces the county’s first COVID-19-related death. Two confirmed cases were added since November 24th, which brings the total to 81. Probable cases remain at 42. There are 17 active cases. Two COVID-19-related deaths have been added in Daviess County since Friday, which the health department notes brings the total to […]

Auto Theft or Stolen Vehicle

Suspect wanted for stolen vehicle leads Chillicothe authorities on convoluted investigation

Chillicothe police report the arrest of an individual stemming from investigations that included the alleged theft of a motor vehicle. Saturday night, November 21, Chillicothe police received a report of a stolen vehicle from the 300 block of Edgerton. Four hours later that night, officers were called to the 400 block of Jackson Street to […]