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No charges to be filed against Livingston County deputy involved in shooting

Livingston County’s Prosecuting Attorney reports he will not file charges stemming from an investigation of the officer-involved shooting March 19th. The Highway Patrol identified the victim as 33-year-old Kyle Eichler of Chillicothe. Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren on his Facebook page announced that his review of the reports, scene photographs, video and other evidence gathered by […]

Fatal Shooting

Patrol identifies Chillicothe man killed in officer-involved shooting in Wheeling

The Highway Patrol has released the name of the individual shot and killed during a traffic stop last Thursday evening in Livingston County. The state patrol says the deceased was identified as 33-year-old Kyle A. Eichler of Chillicothe. Livingston County deputies reported they experienced problems with Eichler during a traffic stop in Wheeling. The highway […]

Officer Involved Shooting

Officer-involved shooting in Wheeling claims the life of one individual

An individual has died after an officer-involved shooting in Wheeling Thursday evening. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports deputies had performed a vehicle stop/investigation and allegedly had problems with the adult male driver. No details at this time have been provided, however, Cox is reporting that the deputy sheriff shot the individual, who was later […]

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Governor Parson calls for limit on public gathering size, with some exceptions

To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended no gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. In a press release today, Gov. Mike Parson is calling for the cancellation or suspension of gatherings that exceed the size limit, except for daycares, businesses, K-12 schools, […]

Animal Abuse

Missouri Attorney General shuts down dog breeder due to animals being kept in cruel conditions

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his office has filed a lawsuit, citing violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA), and obtained a temporary restraining order against Cornerstone Farms, a dog breeding company operated by Debra Ritter and located in Curryville, Missouri. This case was referred to the Attorney General’s Office by the Missouri Department of […]

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North Central Missouri College student Jacquelyn Perez honored as Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 290 students who will make up the organization’s 2020-2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The 2020 cohort—the largest group of Newman Civic Fellows to date—includes Jacquelyn Perez (Milan, MO), a student at North Central Missouri College. The […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri House gives preliminary approval to proposed changes to medical marijuana industry

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to proposed changes to the state’s medical marijuana industry.     Missouri patients asking to use medical marijuana could be required to meet in-person with a doctor, not through the internet or telephone. Joplin Republican Lane Roberts attached the condition to his bill getting initial approval Thursday. He’s […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

Local, state, and federal agencies partner to host public meetings to help farmers get flood ready for 2020

Over 1.4 million acres of Missouri farmland went unplanted in 2019 due to flooding and excessive rain, according to the Missouri Department of Agriculture.   Nearly a year later, farmers across the state are still struggling to rebuild their operations. Many roads and bridges still are in need of reconstruction, and crop insurance may be […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Missouri House gives initial approval to bill creating statewide prescription drug monitoring program

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require the creation of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Representatives voted 95-56 in favor of the legislation. The GOP House Speaker and the House Democratic Leader both voted in favor of the bill. Missouri is the only state in the nation without […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to electrical fire on Collier Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a possible electrical fire at 422 Collier on Wednesday evening. Captain Tracy Bradley reports firefighters found heavy smoke coming from roof vents upon arrival. She says the resident, listed as Tisha Warren, was still inside, but family members were outside and said Warren had been having problems with her […]