Bruno Bear Transported to habitat

Social media star “Bruno the Bear” sedated and transported to safety

The adult male bear who attracted public attention and was christened “Bruno” by social media has been sedated and transported to suitable habitat outside the urban area, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The bear is suspected to have traveled from Wisconsin, through Illinois, and into Missouri.  He was first spotted in the Show-Me-State […]

4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Two released from custody after investigation by Livingston County Sheriff’s Department

A man and a woman were released from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office recently pending review of possible charges from the prosecutor following an alleged incident in which they were in a building and believed to have no right to be there. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox, reports the suspects drove a vehicle through a […]

Child Porn

Transgender Missouri man sentenced to 20 years in prison for possessing child pornography

A Kansas City, Missouri, resident was sentenced in federal court for possessing child pornography. Raul E. Villalva, also known as Isabelle Villalva, a biological male who identifies as a female (transgender woman), 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Villalva […]

Coronavirus Update

Adair County reports 6 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 92 cases with 16 in isolation

The Adair County Health Department announced six additional positive COVID-19 cases on Monday. According to the health department, these new cases increase the Adair county total year to date to 92 cases. Currently, there are 16 people in isolation, and 76 have left isolation. Of the latest announced Adair county cases, one is a 25-year-old […]

Coronavirus Update

Tri-County Health Department reports 9th COVID-19 related death in Gentry County

The Tri-County Health Department reports the ninth death of a Gentry County resident related to COVID-19. The resident was a male in his 90s. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported as of the afternoon of Thursday, June 18th that Gentry County had a total of 54 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Tri-County […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Gentry County reports two additional COVID-19 related deaths; Putnam and Adair county updates COVID cases

Tri-County Health Department in northwest Missouri has confirmed two more deaths in Gentry County due to Covid-19. In a Monday report, Tri-County Health reported the latest are two females – one in her 70’s and the other in her 90’s. This brings to eight the number of deaths because of coronavirus in Gentry County. That […]

Coronavirus Update

Mercer County now reporting 5 cases of COVID-19, Tri-County Health reporting 2 COVID-19 related deaths

The Mercer County Health Department is now reporting five positive cases of COVID-19. The department noted one of the five has moved out of being self-isolated. No other information was provided by Mercer County. Tri-County Health Department has reported two more deaths of COVID-19 patients in Gentry County raising the county’s total to six. The […]

Charges Filed

Cameron man who threatened officers with a knife officially charged

A Cameron man accused of threatening law enforcement with a knife and running from law enforcement at Hamilton faces charges in Caldwell County. Online court information shows 34 year old William Patrick Vessar has been charged with felony resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony and two misdemeanor counts of fourth degree assault—special […]

Coronavirus Update

Adair County reports a new case of COVID-19 as a result of community spread

The Adair County Health Department reports that a 52-year-old female resident has tested positive for COVID-19 as the result of community spread. Four Adair County males related to area meat-processing plants, ages 19, 34, 44, and 59 also tested positive. This brings Adair County’s total case count to 77 year-to-date with 26 individuals currently in […]