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MoDOT planned road work in Northern Missouri for the week of November 15, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of November 15 – 21. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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Jury convicts two Mexican nationals, living in Kansas City, of distributing 220 pounds of meth

Two Mexican nationals have been convicted by a federal trial jury for their roles in a $2.1 million conspiracy to distribute over 100 kilograms (220 lbs) of methamphetamine in the Kansas City metropolitan area and in northwest Missouri. Juan Guzman, also known as “Flaco,” 40, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Maria De La Cruz Nava, […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen hold discussion on employee retirement system; police department to organize “Toys for Tots” program

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on November 8, 2021, discussed the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System. The various retirement options with the program were discussed. Administrator Lance Rains provided a report with the annual costs for the LAGERS program for the City of Albany for the last 10 years. Alderman Carl McBee moved to join […]

Child Sex Crimes

Kansas sex offender sentenced to 21 years in a Missouri prison for illicit sex with a child

 A registered sex offender from Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced in federal court for crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual activity with a 14-year-old Missouri victim he met on Facebook. Montoryon Harris, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 21 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. […]

Rollover Crash

Kidder resident injured in rollover crash on Highway 36

A resident of Kidder was injured early Monday evening in a rollover accident on Highway 36 near Wheeling. Fifty-five-year-old Daniel Landi was taken by EMS to Hedrick Medical Center with minor injuries. The sports utility vehicle was westbound when it went off the left side of the highway, the driver overcorrected causing the vehicle to […]

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Caldwell County crash east of Cameron injures two

A Caldwell County accident resulted in two occupants of a car being sent to a hospital late Sunday. Fifty-seven-year-old Linda Heaton received serious injuries and 36-year-old William Heaton received minor injuries. Both were passengers in a car driven by 63-year-old Timothy Heaton who wasn’t hurt. Both passengers were from Braymer.  Linda and William Heaton were […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of November 8, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of Nov. 8 – 14 All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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Managing potassium and phosphorus when prices are high

Farmers understand fertilizer prices fluctuate with time. “We are living through a substantial shift in potassium and phosphorus prices, from low prices in the 2020 growing season to the highest prices in the past decade for fertilizer purchased now for the 2022 growing season,” says John Lory, University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist. A […]

Fatal Crash

ATV crash claims the life of Lawson man

Authorities in Ray County report a man from Lawson was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon. Fifty-two-year-old Daniel Miller was attempting to travel up a hill when the all-terrain vehicle overturned, ejecting him from the vehicle. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene along Highway 10 in Ray County. Authorities reported Miller […]

Murder

Woman arrested at Chicago O’Hare Airport for conspiring to kill her mother and placing body in suitcase

An Illinois woman was arrested when she arrived at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, for allegedly murdering her mother on Aug. 12, 2014, while on vacation in Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack, 26, is alleged to have conspired with her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 28, to kill her mother, Sheila Von Weise, while Mack and Von Weise […]

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Iowa man faces charges in Putnam County after giving meth to a 16-year-old

A Centerville, Iowa man has been charged in Putnam County with two counts of felony first degree endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs after he allegedly supplied methamphetamine to a 16 year old twice. Fifty five year old Steven Charles Peckham has also been charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance in […]

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Big rig hits pickup west of Osborn on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Cowgill man sustained minor injuries when the semi-truck he drove struck a pickup truck two miles west of Osborn on Tuesday afternoon, November 2. An ambulance took 52-year-old James Blakley to Cameron Regional Medical Center. No injuries were reported for pickup driver 23-year-old Cooper O’Connor of Plattsburg. The vehicles traveled […]