Chilli Bay Water Park Chillicothe, Mo

Chilli Bay Water Park in Chillicothe announces plans for opening

There are plans to open the Chilli Bay Water Park in Chillicothe this season despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The pool is scheduled to open on Memorial Day. Chillicothe Parks Director Josh Norris says the season will look “very different” with policies in place to help follow social distancing guidelines. Only season pass holders will be […]

Child Pornography

Missouri man charged with producing child porn after trading images of 5-year-old girl

An Independence, Missouri, man who was arrested on Tuesday, the same day he shared pornographic images over the internet that he had just taken of a 5-year-old child victim, was charged in federal court. Justin Swift, 35, was charged in a two-count criminal complaint with producing child pornography and with distributing child pornography over the […]

Missouri Attorney General files lawsuit against Chinese government

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, alleges, “During the critical weeks of the initial outbreak, Chinese authorities deceived the public, suppressed crucial information, arrested whistleblowers, denied human-to-human transmission in the face of mounting evidence, destroyed critical medical research, permitted millions of people to be exposed to the […]

Automated Flagger

Drivers urged to slow down and pay attention as MoDOT ramps up construction

“I don’t remember taking the hit…” Retired MoDOT employee Mark Fresen only recalls the moments before a truck side-swiped the truck-mounted attenuator—or TMA—he was driving in a St. Louis work zone, crushing in the cab and pinning him inside. But it was an experience he’ll likely never forget. “When I woke up, I know someone […]

Military Veterans

Help is available if Veterans experience stress or other concerns

Veterans Service Officer Wayne Kleinschmidt encourages family and friends of veterans to talk openly with the veterans if they show signs of stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental well-being concerns. Kleinschmidt notes those signs could include excessive worrying or dread, irritability or agitation, restlessness or difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and anxiety or panic attacks. Family and […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Trenton, North Mercer, Princeton and others extend closure dates due to COVID-19

Trenton R-9 School District on Monday announced it will remain closed until Monday, April 27th. In a letter posted to the Trenton R-9 website, Superintendent Mike Stegman says he’s concerned this will not be the last extension but one that is based on current information involving Coronavirus concerns. School officials plan to continue to review […]