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Registered sex offender sentenced to 15 years in prison for possessing images of child sexual abuse

A man was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for possessing images of the sexual abuse of children. Ian Andrew Zearley, 40, of Louisa County, Virginia, pleaded guilty to possession of obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children in July 2021. According to court documents, Zearley […]

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Trenton Middle School releases list of students achieving Honor Roll

Trenton Middle School has released the names of those making the honor roll. All students receiving all 3’s with a minimum of two 4’s in core content classes will earn Distinguished Scholar recognition. All students receiving 2.5’s or higher in all classes will earn Honor Roll recognition. Citizenship Honor Roll recognizes students who demonstrate responsibility, […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Missouri bipartisan campaign seeks to switch to ranked-choice voting

A ballot initiative in Missouri is seeking to change the way statewide elections are run. Currently, in the Show-Me State, there are party primaries in August, and voters choose between the winners of the primaries in November. The Better Elections initiative seeks to move to what’s known as ranked-choice voting. Rosetta Okohson, a Democratic consultant and co-leader of the […]

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Video: Twenty five new troopers graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy

Twenty-five troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The ceremony took place in the Academy gymnasium, 1510 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO. The graduation ceremony was also live-streamed on the Patrol’s Facebook page. The 112th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on August 2, 2021. The new troopers […]

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25 new troopers to graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 25 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The ceremony will take place in the Academy gymnasium, 1510 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO, and the public is invited. The graduation ceremony will be live-streamed […]

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Hy-Vee pharmacies now offer talking prescription labels in 26 languages

Hy-Vee, Inc. announces that talking prescription labels are now available in 26 languages to visually- and print-impaired patients at Hy-Vee’s more than 275 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations. The talking prescription labels are available through Hy-Vee’s partnership with En-Vision America and are free to Hy-Vee Pharmacy patients. Using En-Vision America’s ScripTalk product, Hy-Vee pharmacists are able to […]

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Trenton R-9 Board of Education hears presentation on implementation of SafeDefend system

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on December 14th heard about the implementation of the SafeDefend system for the district. Superintendent Mike Stegman reported employee training for the system was December 6th. Law enforcement and fire and rescue members were also invited to participate. On-site employees were fingerprinted into the system, and it is now […]

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North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission recommends names for roads near East Locust Creek Reservoir

At the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission meeting, the Commissioners took up the issue of adopting a “Naming Convention” that will guide the naming of approximately 113 features at or near the East Locust Creek Reservoir ELCR.  Features include, but are not limited to; roads, bridges, branches, coves, points, the marina, boat launch areas, […]

Two die in residential fire south of Gower

Clinton County Sheriff Larry Fish reports two adults died in a residential fire south of Gower on Tuesday morning, December 7. Fire crews also discovered several animals that died. Fish says the communications center received multiple 911 calls about the fire. Gower and Plattsburg fire departments were dispatched to the scene as well as the […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police arrest two individuals after observing suspects inside closed business

Chillicothe police report an investigation led to one person being taken to jail early Sunday morning after officers observed someone inside a closed business in the 1100 block of Walnut Street. While awaiting additional officers to arrive at the scene, police said the individual got into the vehicle parked outside of the business and proceeded […]

Police Chase or Pursuit

Suspect arrested following police pursuit through Cameron onto southbound I-35

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office reports one person was arrested on December 2nd after a pursuit that traveled through Cameron. The Highway Patrol started the pursuit of a sports utility vehicle north of Cameron, with the pursuit continuing south on Interstate 35. The vehicle reportedly was driving on three tires and a rim. The vehicle […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police arrest two for trespassing and two on property damage allegations

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to reports of individuals trespassing and property damage on November 26th. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports a 37-year-old man from Tennessee and a 27-year-old woman from Iowa were taken into custody after officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to the two […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves policy updates; announces dates of holiday break and Christmas Concert

Board candidate filing dates have been set for the Grundy R-5 School District subject to the regular election on April 5, 2022. The filing period opens on December 7 and closes on December 28, as stipulated in the new state law. Candidate filing at the school office in Galt can be done from 7:30 to […]

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Authorities conducting investigation after human remains found in Union Star; Two arrested on unrelated charges

Northwest Missouri authorities are investigating a possible homicide after discovering a body this week at Union Star in DeKalb County. Sheriff Kasey Keesaman reports his office received information Monday from an outside agency regarding a death that occurred on South 7th Street in Union Star. Since that lead, Keesaman said law enforcement has executed several […]

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Audio: North Central Missouri College participates in National Roll Call to honor Veterans

North Central Missouri College joined colleges and universities across the country in the National Roll Call on November 11, 2021, for Veterans Day. During NCMC’s roll call event on the campus in Trenton, 11 individuals read the names of 451 veterans and active duty members with ties to NCMC, Trenton Junior College, and/or the local community. […]

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Missourians encouraged to assist in returning unclaimed military medals

Ahead of Veterans Day, Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is asking Missourians to help return unclaimed military medals and insignia held by the Treasurer’s Office. The Treasurer’s Office currently holds 251 military medals and insignia including five purple hearts, four bronze stars, and more than 100 other service medals. “As we honor and remember America’s military […]

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75th Annual Chillicothe Holiday Parade Grand Marshal announced

The 75th Annual Holiday Parade, presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Sonoco & HyVee, will boast the festive theme of “Recipe for a Merry Christmas” on Saturday, November 20, 2021 beginning at 10 am in downtown Chillicothe. “It is going to be a great parade for our 75th year,” stated […]

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North Central Missouri College National Roll Call event set for Thursday

In honor of Veterans Day, North Central Missouri College will participate in the National Roll Call Event which is taking place at college campuses across the nation.  The National Roll Call will be held at noon on Thursday, November 11 in front of Geyer Hall on the NCMC main campus in Trenton, MO.  Members of […]

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Gun safety group files suit alleging NRA illegally coordinated with Hawley campaign

(Missouri Independent) – The Giffords gun safety organization has sued the National Rifle Association and the campaigns of U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley and U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana, alleging the group used shell corporations to improperly aid the Republican lawmakers in 2018. The suit alleges two NRA affiliates made up to $35 million in illegal […]