Title IX

Audio: Controversial Title IX bill hung up in Missouri Senate

A contentious bill has stalled in the Missouri Senate that would significantly change the way Missouri colleges and universities handle sexual assault and harassment complaints. During a six-hour filibuster into Wednesday morning, Farmington Republican Gary Romine, says he wants to require an administrative commission to hear such cases, students involved could have an attorney and […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Suspect who escaped custody arrested in Livingston County

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office concluded a fugitive investigation Tuesday with an arrest in Wheeling. Sheriff Cox reports the office had attempted to locate and arrest 31-year-old Joshua Caudill since January 8th on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony forgery, with a bond set at $25,000. Caudill eluded law enforcement for “some time”, […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services refining Medical Marijuana applications for facilities

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is granting the public the opportunity to provide feedback on drafts of application questions and scoring criteria that will determine which applicants will soon become licensed medical marijuana facilities throughout the state.   Scoring criteria and application questions will make up part of the facility license application which […]

Preferred Family Healthcare

Former executives at Preferred Family Healthcare indicted for embezzlement and public corruption scheme

Two former executives of a Springfield, Mo.-based charity and an Arkansas state senator have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a multi-million-dollar public corruption scheme that involved embezzlement, bribes and illegal campaign contributions for elected public officials in Missouri and Arkansas, announced U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison of the Western District […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education accepts resignations

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education accepted a bid for mowing at its meeting Wednesday evening. Superintendent Rob Deaver reports the accepted bid was from Chris Novak for $160 per combined mowing of the elementary and high school lawns. The board approved the transfer of $80,000 from the general fund to the capital projects […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council passes ordinance regarding City Administrator Darin Chappel’s employment contract

The Chillicothe City Council passed an ordinance during an executive session Monday evening that authorized an amendment to the employment agreement with City Administrator Darin Chappell. The amendment involved automatically renewing Chappell’s contract each April 1st, commencing April 1st, 2021 for successive one-year terms. It also involved setting his annual base salary at $130,000 for […]