House Fire

Fire destroys home at Roach Lake south of Chillicothe

A residence at Roach Lake is considered a total loss after a fire on Wednesday morning. The fire is under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal. Chillicothe Fire Chief Eric Reeter reports the residence, owned by Tracy Englert, was fully involved in fire when the Chillicothe Fire Department arrived and requested Dawn, Hale, Wheeling, […]

Safe Room for Tornado Safety

Missouri schools build “Safe Rooms” for shelter from tornadoes

The Joplin School District has built 14 safe rooms since 2011, when a deadly tornado killed 161, to shelter students and community residents when the next tornado strikes. The safe rooms, constructed to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency specifications, provide near-absolute protection against injury or death in extreme weather events. Made of reinforced concrete and […]

Gun On American Flag (shooting) (Mass Shooting) (Violence)

Audio: Governor Parson open to reviewing measures intended to prevent mass shootings in Missouri

Governor Parson says he is open to reviewing measures intended to prevent mass shootings in Missouri. Parson says he wants to ensure that people’s rights to carry guns are protected but is open to considering things like more law enforcement and mental health support.     Parson says Missouri needs to fundamentally look at what […]

Trenton Utility Committee

City of Trenton eligible for lower interest rate when borrowing to pay for improvements

The city of Trenton is eligible for a much lower interest rate when it decides to borrow money to pay for improvements now underway and those that are planned at the Trenton sewer plant. Utility committee members Tuesday evening reviewed preliminary information that shows Trenton could borrow money at a fixed interest rate of three […]

Crime and Courts

Seven face judge in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Seven defendants facing various charges have waived preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court with each having their cases bound over to Division One of the circuit court. Kevin Michael Miller of Harrisonville has five counts: tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting or interfering with an arrest, stealing, distribution of a […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Bethany woman facing multiple allegations after arrest on Sunday

Multiple charges are pending after a Bethany woman was arrested Sunday afternoon in Harrison County. The highway patrol reports 38-year-old Winter Clayton was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Harrison County Jail. In a preliminary report, the highway patrol has accused Winter Clayton of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location, possession […]

Black Bear

Missouri Department of Conservation encourages public to be “Bear Aware” this spring

An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding Missourians to be proactive and “Be Bear Aware.” MDC Resource Scientist and Furbearer Biologist Laura Conlee said it is imperative […]

Fountain Grove Flooding

Audio: USDA undersecretary calls flood devastation mind-boggling

A USDA undersecretary has toured flooded farmland in northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa, including a stop in extreme northwest Missouri to speak with farmers.     Undersecretary Bill Northey says flooding is always devastating but admits he wasn’t prepared for what awaited him.     Northey calls the flooding in northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa […]