Chillicothe Elks

Chillicothe Elks Lodge accepting donations for tornado victims

A U-Haul will be parked in front of the Chillicothe Elks Lodge at 401 Harvester Road on December 14th to collect donations to take to Kentucky for tornado victims. Items being collected include hygiene items, clean and wearable clothes, and children’s toys. The U-Haul is expected to leave on December 15th. The Chillicothe Elks will […]

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Pickup a total loss after fire Monday night in Chillicothe

A pickup truck is considered a total loss after a fire in Chillicothe Monday night, December 6. Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen reports firefighters arrived at the Casey’s on North Washington Street and found the passenger compartment and engine of the 1980s Dodge Ram fully engulfed in flames. The truck was parked away from […]

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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 […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to nine years in prison for illegal firearm following high-speed police chase

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm after leading police officers on a high-speed chase through oncoming traffic and crashing into several police vehicles. Kyle K. Kessler, 35, Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 15, […]

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Fire destroys garage and portion of adjacent home in north Trenton

A garage was destroyed by fire while the adjacent house received fire, smoke, and water damage early Tuesday evening in Trenton. Members of the Trenton Fire Department and Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District responded with equipment and personnel to 503 East 22nd Street in north Trenton. The call came in at 5:37 pm with […]

Child Sex Crimes

Kansas sex offender sentenced to 21 years in a Missouri prison for illicit sex with a child

 A registered sex offender from Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced in federal court for crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual activity with a 14-year-old Missouri victim he met on Facebook. Montoryon Harris, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 21 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. […]

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 […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty to illegal firearm following shooting

A Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm following a shooting on the street of a residential neighborhood. Terrquan J. Beasley, 22, Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Officers were dispatched to Research Medical Center, 2316 […]

Severe Weather Information

Audio: Grundy County Emergency Management Director, Glen Briggs, on Sunday’s severe weather in north Missouri

Severe storms with radar indications of rotational winds capable of producing a tornado prompted the National Weather Service to issue a tornado warning late Sunday afternoon for southeast Harrison County, northern Grundy County, and southern Mercer County. There was no known touchdown. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reports tornado sirens in Trenton were […]

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Severe weather spawns multiple tornados in northern Missouri on Sunday

Portions of the KTTN/KGOZ listening area were under tornado warnings on Sunday afternoon and evening.  The warnings affected southeast Harrison County, northern Grundy County, and southern Mercer County. Another warning included Livingston and Linn Counties. Severe weather reports relayed by the National Weather Service include a report of a tornado six miles west southwest of […]

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Attorney for Nelson files motion to move stealing case out of Caldwell County

An attorney for Garland Joseph Nelson of Braymer has filed motions to have a felony stealing case moved from Caldwell County. The request for a change of venue also includes a motion for a change of judge. The requests will be on the docket before Circuit Court Brent Elliott on November 9, 2021, in Division […]

Telehealth going strong even after pandemic closures

The use of telehealth services – a combination of telephone, video, and other online tools – peaked during COVID closures, and Coloradans still are opting for remote visits, according to new data. Social isolation and other disruptions saw mental and behavioral telehealth visits rise dramatically. Cari Frank – vice president for communications with the Center […]

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No injuries reported in crash at 16th and Mable in Trenton

There were no apparent injuries for two drivers and two passengers in a traffic accident on Sunday)afternoon at 16th and Mable streets in Trenton. Police reported a vehicle driven by 50-year-old Gregory Bryant Mitchell of Milan was northbound on Mable while a vehicle driven by 16-year-old Katie Lynn Sackary of Chillicothe was westbound on 16th […]

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Braymer man charged with murder of Diemel brothers pleads “Not Guilty” to stealing in Caldwell County court

The Braymer man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in Johnson County for the death of two Wisconsin men pleaded not guilty October 12 to a felony stealing charge in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court. Twenty-seven-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson waived formal arraignment. The case was continued to November 9th for a plea or […]

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 […]

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Marceline man injured in three-vehicle crash in Chariton County

A Marceline resident was hurt late Saturday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident in Chariton County. Twenty-three-year-old Dylon Ewigman was taken to the University of Missouri Hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of the car, 33-year old Kristen Lee of Marceline, was not reported hurt. The crash happened on Route E three miles east of Rothville […]

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Study to probe how black parents, kids in Missouri discuss racial violence

More than a year after the police killing of George Floyd that sparked nationwide protests, a professor in St. Louis is taking on a project to figure out what support systems Black parents have to talk with their kids about racial violence. Missouri has been a central point of the movement against police brutality after […]