Special Election

New Sheriff being elected today in Linn County

There’s a special election today in Linn County to choose the next sheriff. Names on the ballot are Jeff Henke, a Republican candidate, and Billy Stroud, the Democratic candidate. The winner replaces Sheriff Tom Parks who retired June 30th after 22 years of service. The polls in Linn County are open until 7 o’clock this […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri’s medical marijuana facility application window closes, over 2,100 applications submitted

The medical marijuana facility application period closed at 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services received approximately 2,100 applications by the extended deadline. The application system received over 1,200 applications in the last three days, including over 800 applications in the last 24 hours. Applications are from those hoping to […]

Ryan Johnson presented Honorary Missouri State Highway Patrol Certficate

Macon, Missouri man presented with Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Certificate

Lieutenant Steven V. Wilhoit, Assistant Director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, presented Macon, Missouri, resident Ryan Johnson with a Missouri State Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Certificate. The certificate was presented to Johnson at the Chariton Valley Communications Corporate Headquarters in Macon, with his co-worker’s present. The Honorary Trooper […]

Missouri Department of Corrections Mugshot of Shannon Watts

Inmate walks away from work site at Missouri State Fair

The Missouri Department of Corrections is reporting that at approximately 12:45 a.m. Monday, August 19, offender Shannon Dewayne Watts, Department of Corrections No. 1107639, a minimum-security inmate assigned to Tipton Correctional Center, walked away from a Missouri State Fair work site at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri, while on work release. The Corrections […]

Missouri Lottery Website

Results of Missouri State Lottery Commission audit released

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released a regularly scheduled audit of the Missouri State Lottery Commission. The audit did not identify any significant deficiencies in internal controls, any significant noncompliance with legal provisions, or any significant deficiencies in management practices and procedures. The audit, which resulted in no findings, gave the Commission a rating […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Trenton woman injured in Livingston County crash

A Trenton resident was hurt late Saturday night when a sport side-by-side vehicle overturned in southern Livingston County. Twenty-five-year-old Monica Proctor was taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe with minor injuries.  Proctor was a passenger on the vehicle operated by 24-year-old Vincent Mathews of Hale who was not reported hurt. The crash happened approximately […]