Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education tackles busy agenda at meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

A representative from SafeDefend presented information to the Trenton R-9 Board of Education on June 8th. Dan Cole demonstrated the system, which he called a crisis management harm mitigation rapid response solution. He said it was created after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.  He explained activation modules allow a […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 21 years in prison without parole for leading meth conspiracy

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in leading a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in southwestern Missouri. Nathen D. Libertus, 31, of Stella, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 21 years in federal prison without parole. On May 20, 2020, Libertus pleaded guilty to participating […]

Guilty Verdict

Jury convicts Missouri man of $1 million conspiracy to steal 1,400 cell phones in dozens of burglaries

A Missouri, man has been convicted in federal court for his role in a $1 million conspiracy to steal more than 1,400 cell phones in dozens of commercial burglaries across several states, as well as for obstruction of justice. Bryan C. Kirkendoll II, of Kansas City, also known as “B Boy” and “Blockboy,” 31, was […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and Chillicothe Police Department to operate from same building

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Chillicothe Police Department have announced plans to operate out of the same building. Sheriff Steve Cox and Police Chief Jon Maples brought the plans to the city administrator and county commission, and the plans are moving forward. The goal date for moving is May 10th. The Chillicothe Police Department […]

Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco website

New app from Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control allows retail cashiers to verify authenticity of IDs with their phones

The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control announces it has partnered with the MoDOT Highway Safety and Traffic Division, to launch a free app to aid retail employees and other users in verifying the authenticity of IDs simply by scanning the ID with the camera on a mobile phone or tablet. The “Show-Me ID” app […]

Bishop Hogan School Website

Bishop Hogan Memorial School to hold fundraising auction

The Bishop Hogan Memorial School in Chillicothe is accepting donations for its annual fundraising auction. Merchandise, certificates, and services can be made for the event on April 17th. The “Together We Rise”-themed event will be held virtually for the safety and well-being of participants. Online bidding will be accessible via computers or smartphones. Bishop Hogan […]

Eaglepicher Technologies website (built mars rover batteries)

Made in Missouri: Batteries that power Mars rover, Perseverance, made in Joplin

The new Mars rover is powered by batteries manufactured by EaglePicher Technologies in Joplin, Missouri. There were 14 EaglePicher silver-zinc batteries on the Atlas V launch rocket. Two of the company’s thermal batteries powered the spacecraft during entry, descent, and landing stages, including igniting the pyrotechnics that opened parachutes. The rover’s main power system consists […]

MoDOT Snowplow

Chemicals used to treat the roads lose their effectiveness in the bitterly cold temperatures

Light snow and periods of freezing drizzle create slippery road conditions through the evening hours. Though minimal accumulation is anticipated, the Missouri Department of Transportation warns that glazing of the pavement along with bitterly cold temperatures could impact travel along the I-44 and I-70 corridors today especially during the evening peak traffic times in the […]

Charges Filed

Two from Texas facing multiple felony charges including forgery

Two Houston, Texas residents arrested by the Highway Patrol in Harrison County on January 16th have been charged with multiple felonies, including forgery and fraudulent use of a credit/debit device. Forty-year-old John Lindsey Follis the Second (II) and 21-year-old Kaitlyn Marie Spicer also face charges of possession of a forging instrument and three counts of […]

Michael Wilson Social Media Photo

Former Trenton police officer charged with rape granted bond, but with special conditions

A former Trenton police officer, facing charges of statutory rape in the second degree, appeared with his attorney on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Since his arrest on December 9th, Michael Wilson has been held in custody without bond. At a hearing Tuesday, Wilson’s attorney requested a reduction in bond […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council approves ordinance declaring Sliced Bread Building historic landmark

The Chillicothe City Council approved ordinances on January 11th accepting a re-subdivision in the Industrial Park and declaring the Sliced Bread Building a historic landmark. The re-subdivision involves lots of two, four, and five in the Industrial Park. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the subdivision effort was originally presented to the city more than 20 […]

Vehicle blocks Chillicothe school lane

Abandoned vehicle blocks drop off/pick up lane at Dewey School in Chillicothe

Chillicothe Police School Resource Officer Eric Menconi reports an abandoned vehicle was parked in the school bus drop off/pick up line of Dewey School in Chillicothe the morning of January 5th. Menconi says it caused a hazard by blocking the buses from safely unloading students at their designated stop. There was also traffic congestion at […]