Traffic Accident

Unionville resident injured in rollover crash; driver later arrested for leaving the scene of an accident

A Unionville resident was injured in a rollover accident two miles west of Kirksville. Twenty-four-year-old Harley Dockery received moderate injuries and was taken by a private vehicle to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Dockery was a passenger in a truck driven by 23-year-old Riley Stewart of Novinger who wasn’t injured. A trooper said the […]

Child Porn

Former paraprofessional at Missouri high school sentenced to 22 years in prison for producing child pornography

 A former paraprofessional at Blue Springs High School was sentenced in federal court for producing and distributing child pornography. Steven B. Allen, 46, of Independence, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 22 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Allen to spend the rest of his life on […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council refers dog breed ban to Trenton Administrative Committee, approve hiring of two police officers

After hearing a request from economic developer Scott Sharp of the North Missouri Development Alliance, the Trenton City Council Monday night authorized Sharp to offer parcels of the city-owned Industrial Park land for potential business and industrial development prospects. The council referred a request to the Administrative Committee on whether to repeal Trenton’s breed-specific dog […]

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Governor Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2020

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police arrest two on parole violation warrants and drug allegations

The Chillicothe Police Department reports officers arrested two individuals on parole violation warrants on Monday night, August 30, after a traffic stop at the South Washington Street and Highway 36 westbound exit ramp. The 39-year-old woman and 53-year-old male were also arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. The […]

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Kansas man arrested in Daviess County on drug and weapon allegations

The highway patrol reports a Paola, Kansas resident was arrested Saturday evening in Daviess County. Thirty-eight-year-old Patrick Vanlerberg was accused of possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a firearm, speeding, failure to display valid plates on a motor vehicle, no proof of insurance, and no motorcycle endorsement. There also was a Buchanan County warrant relating […]

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New Missouri “to-go” alcohol sales law takes effect August 28

The waiver that allowed Missouri restaurants to sell “to-go” alcoholic drinks beginning on April 14, 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, will become permanent when Senate Bill 126 takes effect on August 28, 2021. The administrative waiver was granted because many restaurants were severely strained as business dropped off or shifted to take out […]

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FDA gives full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. has its first fully approved vaccine against COVID-19, with federal health officials announcing Monday the approval of Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-dose vaccine. The green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to move Pfizer’s vaccine from emergency use to full approval is a milestone in the national pandemic response, and one that comes as the […]

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Audio: Roots and Blues Festival in Columbia to require vaccinations or negative COVID-19 test

After more than a year without live music, the driving beat of a snare drum, the pulsing rhythm of a bass guitar, and sweet vocal melodies floating through the air around Stephens Lake Park will be welcome sounds as the Roots N Blues Festival makes its highly anticipated return to Columbia September 24-26, 2021. This year, however, […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of five on Saturday

The highway patrol reports an Independence man was arrested Saturday evening in Daviess County. Forty-two-year-old Kevin Horn was accused of felony counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, burglary, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest, and unlawful use of a weapon. Horn also was accused of misdemeanor counts of stealing and possession […]

COVID-19 or Coronaviru Vaccine

Hy-Vee now offering free third COVID-19 vaccine doses for eligible patients

Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that free, third Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses are now available at Hy-Vee’s more than 275 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations across its eight-state region. The new doses, recently approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are only recommended for severely to moderately immunocompromised […]

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Commentary: COVID brings front and center the tug between individual rights and the public good

This article is a commentary.  The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of KTTN/KGOZ Radio, the staff, management or webmaster.    (Missouri Independent) –  It seems that getting control of the coronavirus has brought front and center the question: When should an individual’s right […]

COVID-19 or Coronaviru Vaccine

Missouri seeks to boost prizes in local vaccine incentive program

(Missouri Independent) – Prizes awarded through a vaccine incentive program offered by local public health departments in Missouri may get boosted to $100-per-person under a new federal allowance. After previously rejecting Missouri’s proposal to exceed a $25 limit on prizes paid for with federal funding to incentivize immunizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two on Saturday evening

The highway patrol reports a Mercer resident was arrested Saturday evening in Mercer County. Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Penrod was accused of felony first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, failure to drive on the right half of the road resulting in an accident, and no valid driver’s license. Penrod was being held by […]

Vehicle Wreck with 4 Juvenile Occupants Simpson Park Chillicothe

Crash at entrance of Simpson Park injures four; 54-year-old woman arrested on drug allegations

Chillicothe Police, just after 6 a.m. Sunday, responded to a single-vehicle accident that injured four minors. The accident occurred at the Walnut Street entrance of Simpson Park. Officers reported a juvenile driver lost control of the vehicle, traveled off the left side of Walnut Street, and went into a creek. The juvenile driver and three […]