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Thanksgiving begins a period of higher fire risk as friends and relatives gather to celebrate the holidays

More Missourians are expected to travel and gather together this year for larger Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations after a quieter holiday season in 2020 because of COVID-19. State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is advising folks to reduce the risk of fires as we enter the five-week period of elevated fire hazards. “Thanksgiving begins a five-week […]

NEW COVID Dashboard for Missouri

Breakthrough infection data added to Missouri’s COVID-19 dashboard

A new addition to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services statewide COVID-19 dashboard finds that vaccination remains a strong defense against the virus, and that older age and health co-morbidities are strongly correlated with “breakthrough infections.”  The new data identifies COVID-19 breakthrough infections among the fully vaccinated. The analysis is the result of a partnership […]

Christmas on the Square

“Christmas on the Square” in Green City set for November 27

Christmas on the Square in Green City will be November 27th. Activities will begin on the Green City Square at 6 pm with a Parade of Lights. No preregistration is necessary for the parade.  There will also be a visit from Santa Claus; hot cider, cocoa, and cookies; roasted chestnuts; and children’s activities. Donations of […]

Christmas on the Square

Details about activities and events announced for Christmas on the Square in Mercer

More information has been released about the Second Annual Christmas on the Square in Mercer. The town square Christmas lighting will be held on December 4th at 5 p.m. Other activities will run until 8 o’clock. Santa will arrive on a fire truck after the Christmas lighting and will be on the stage to visit […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years in prison for illegal firearms

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase from Bolivar, Mo., to Springfield, Mo. Milton W. Sparks, 38, of Aurora, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On April 15, 2021, Sparks […]

Mercer County Fatal Crash

One dead, one injured in Mercer County crash on Monday evening

One person was killed and another was injured in an accident early Monday evening one mile north of Mercer. Sixty-four-year-old Gary Sexton of Liberty was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:45 pm. Receiving serious injuries was 71-year-old Merlin Hall of State Center, Iowa who was taken by ambulance to Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, […]

Sex Offender

Four sex offenders found violating regulations on Halloween night in Trenton

The Trenton Police Department checked residences of sex offenders on Halloween night to ensure all were compliant with the regulations a sex offender is required to adhere to. The law requires offenders to avoid all Halloween-related contact with children and stay inside their homes between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Offenders are […]

Halloween Child Safety

Chillicothe Police Department offers Halloween safety tips

The Chillicothe Police Department has provided some Halloween safety tips. The tips include walking safely by crossing the street at corners and crosswalks, looking both ways before crossing a street, walking on sidewalks, and watching for vehicles that are turning or backing up. Trick or treaters are advised to not dart into the street or […]

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights to receive three new displays for 2021 Christmas season

Three new displays will be added to Simpson Park in Chillicothe for this year’s Festival of Lights. Opening night for the festival will be November 20, and activities will start at 5 p.m. Activities will include visits with Santa, horse and wagon rides through the park for $1.00, and Christmas music provided by Adam Mast. […]

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Hawley demands answers on airlines’ use of pandemic funds, widespread layoffs from Biden vaccine mandate

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery, Brian D. Miller, and acting Inspector General Richard K. Delmar urging an investigation into the widespread layoffs of airline workers who declined to submit themselves to President Biden’s vaccine mandate and the potential misuse of CARES Act funds by airlines. “The […]

Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

Saturday is “National Move Over Day” to remind drivers to protect emergency personnel working on the side of the road

Saturday, October 16, 2021, has been designated National Move Over Day to remind drivers to help protect emergency personnel working on the side of the road. In 2020, three people were killed and 51 injured in the 231 traffic crashes involving parked emergency vehicles displaying emergency lights. Preliminary statistics indicate there have been 168 traffic […]

International Observe The Moon Night 2021

Daviess County Library to celebrate International Moon Event at Dockery Park

Members of the public are invited to join Daviess County Library for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, October 16 at 6:00 pm. The free event will be held at Dockery Park in Gallatin.  International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Vehicle refuses to stop for Chillicothe police officer, then crashes into business

A Chillicothe police officer, early Wednesday morning, attempted to stop a vehicle that allegedly failed to yield to a police car’s lights and siren, then drove onto the property at 1000 Graves Street traveling to the rear of the business. Assistant Chief Rick Sampsel reported the driver got out as the vehicle crashed into the […]

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Motorists, be patient when you encounter farm equipment on roadways during fall harvest

Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity. Our farmers are hard at work harvesting their crops and will be for the coming weeks. 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 […]

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Fire Prevention Week 2021 focuses on understanding smoke and carbon monoxide alarm sounds

Americans are bombarded by more rings, beeps, chirps, and electronic sounds than ever before. Next week, National Fire Prevention Week 2021 (Oct. 3-9) focuses on the importance of understanding what the sounds coming from smoke and carbon monoxide alarms mean and making sure everyone knows how to respond. The campaign is called “Learn the Sounds […]

Deer in roadway with oncoming car

Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds motorists that deer are more active at this time of year and to use extra caution on roadways

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may result in these animals being in places they aren’t usually seen. […]