Fatal Crash

Big Rig driver killed after being ejected during crash; driver of second vehicle leaves the scene of the crash, later arrested

A truck driver from Kansas City was killed and another driver from east-central Missouri was arrested following an accident before daylight Monday morning in Clinton County. The crash happened four miles east of Lathrop near the Caldwell-Clinton County line. Pronounced dead at the scene was 44-year-old Benjamin Reed of Kansas City. Reed was driving a […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves wage increase for police department; approves preparing ordinance calling for “Use Tax” vote

The Trenton City Council Monday night voted to have an ordinance prepared to call for a public vote on a proposed local use tax within the city of Trenton. The council also approved recommended wage increases for the Trenton Police Department in an effort to attract candidates for police officer. Both topics had gone to […]

Coon Creek Baptist Church

Audio: Final preparations underway for Thanksgiving meal from Coon Creek Baptist Church

Preparations are underway for the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton. The pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, says things are going well. Crawford says more than 650 meals have been ordered so far for the meal to be delivered or picked up on November 26th. The church has purchased some […]

Poinsettia

Poinsettia: America’s most popular flower

Poinsettia is our nation’s most popular potted flowering plant. What makes this remarkable is that most poinsettias are sold between the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Despite its short sales period, poinsettia contributed $170 million to the U.S. economy last year, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Native to southern Mexico and […]

Breast Health

Women are skipping breast exams; fighting cancer complicated by COVID-19

(Missouri Independent) – Amid a battle with breast cancer, Kari Rawley found herself combating a second potentially fatal condition — COVID-19. The Kansas City resident thought she had done everything right to help herself in her immunocompromised state. Her family wore masks and practiced social distancing, but after a small going away party for her […]

Democratic Party

2020 was a bloodbath for Missouri Democrats. Will 2022 be any better?

(Missouri Independent) – There’s no point trying to spin it: While the 2020 election was a mixed verdict nationally, with Republicans gaining congressional seats and minimizing Senate losses even as Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump, the Missouri verdict was unequivocal. It started atop the ticket with Trump’s dominance. He and Gov. Mike Parson set […]

Dr. Alex Garza of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force

Video: ‘The virus is winning’: Health officials call for statewide mask mandate in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Gov. Mike Parson needs to issue a statewide mask mandate and “safer-at-home” policy to prevent the state’s health system from becoming overwhelmed, Dr. Alex Garza, the incident commander of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, said Friday. “Unfortunately, as has been painfully obvious to even a casual observer, we are […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center adopt “No Visitor” policy for patient safety

Saint Luke’s top priority is to care for patients, staff, and community, and to keep everyone as healthy and safe as possible. With the continued increase of COVID-19 cases in the region, Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital have revised visitor guidelines to “Level 5 No Visitors” effective Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 7:00 […]

Sex Offender

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department checks sex offenders to ensure compliance of “Halloween Law”

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office checked area registered sex offenders on Halloween and found a few violations of what he called the “Halloween Law.” A Missouri statute says sex offenders are required to avoid Halloween-related contact with children, remain inside their residences from 5 o’clock to 10:30 unless required to be somewhere […]

Missouri Department of Conservation to provide drop-off sites for those wanting CWD testing of deer

The Missouri Department of Conservation will provide drop-off sites in Northwest Missouri for hunters who wish to have deer tested for chronic wasting disease. Four drop off sites in a CWD Management Zone will be available through January 15th: the Lake Paho Conservation Area of Princeton, The Trading Post of Marceline, PB-5 of Linneus, and […]