President Donald Trump

Audio: President’s last minute pre-election trip to southeast Missouri confirmed

President Trump’s campaign has confirmed a last-minute pre-election rally the night before next Tuesday’s general election in southeast Missouri’s Cape Girardeau. Mayor Bob Fox is excited over the influx of business activity the President’s visit is likely to bring, especially to local restaurants.     Mayor Bob Fox is ready to roll out the red […]

Canadian Pacific Railroad bridge fire (Photo Credit: Matthew Stirling)

Early morning fire reported at Canadian Pacific Railroad bridge over the Grand River

The Chillicothe Fire Department this morning responded to a brush and debris fire in the vicinity of the Canadian Pacific Railroad bridge over the Grand River.  The fire was called into authorities by Matthew Stirling, who was driving on Highway 65. Upon arrival at 6 o’clock Monday morning, Chief Darrell Wright reported there was a […]

Crash and accident graphic

Trenton teen swerves to miss animal in roadway, car ends up in front yard of residential home

Trenton Police and other first responders went to the scene last night in eastern Trenton where a car had driven over a retaining wall on private property. The single-vehicle accident happened on Iowa Boulevard south of 10th Street. Police report 19-year-old Shayla Dawn Woodside of Trenton was driving a car southbound on Iowa Boulevard when […]

Medicaid Missouri

Audio: Missouri’s New Medicaid Director Todd Richardson to Face Challenges

Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson will resign his seat in the Legislature on Thursday to become the new MO HealthNet Director. Medicaid provides low-income families and individuals with health care coverage. Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) Director Steve Corsi says Richardson will face challenges.     Rural hospitals in Farmington, Kennett, Osceola, and Reynolds […]

Attorney General Josh Hawley and Senator Claire McCaskill Debate

Audio: Hawley and McCaskill discuss tariffs affecting southeast Missouri nail company

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley says he hopes a southeast Missouri nail company will commit to staying open and protect its workers. Mid Continent Nail Corporation in Poplar Bluff has been losing millions since President Trump’s tariff on foreign steel began in June.     During a debate, on Kansas City television station KMBC, Democratic […]

Audio: Missouri Health Department admits personal information of 10,000 people breached

The state of Missouri mailed letters last week to 10,400 individuals informing them their personal information was breached almost two months earlier.     The Department of Health and Senior Services issued a generic news release Friday noting the breach occurred sometime before September 30th. But the agency also says the state discovered the situation […]

Fatal Accident

Chillicothe man dies after being run over by farm tractor

A Chillicothe resident was fatally injured when the 1958 model farm tractor he was operating went into a ditch and ran over him after he was thrown from the tractor. Forty-three-year-old Mark Burton of Chillicothe was pronounced dead late Saturday afternoon at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The highway patrol reports the accident happened approximately […]