Gary Riedel

Missouri farmer inducted into Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame

Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Gary Riedel says demand for soybean increased greatly since farmers approved checkoff dollars to fund research and promotion. Riedel served as head of Missouri Soybean Association in the early 1980s and was president of the American Soybean Association when the national soybean checkoff went into effect. This year, […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Suspect who escaped custody arrested in Livingston County

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office concluded a fugitive investigation Tuesday with an arrest in Wheeling. Sheriff Cox reports the office had attempted to locate and arrest 31-year-old Joshua Caudill since January 8th on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony forgery, with a bond set at $25,000. Caudill eluded law enforcement for “some time”, […]

Preferred Family Healthcare

Former executives at Preferred Family Healthcare indicted for embezzlement and public corruption scheme

Two former executives of a Springfield, Mo.-based charity and an Arkansas state senator have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a multi-million-dollar public corruption scheme that involved embezzlement, bribes and illegal campaign contributions for elected public officials in Missouri and Arkansas, announced U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison of the Western District […]

Jamesport Missouri

Jamesport City Council addresses employee salaries

The Jamesport City Council accepted an ordinance regarding employee salary at its meeting on Monday. The ordinance set the salary for utility personnel Ray Bontrager at $15 per hour and Trent Brewer at $14 per hour. It also set City Clerk Shelley Page’s salary at $12.50 per hour and the assistant city clerk’s at $7.50 […]

Firetruck

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to brush fire

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a brush fire Wednesday morning that the property owner reportedly said had been burning for four days. Captain Derrick Allen reports owner Dennis Savage and a deputy were on the scene when Hazmat 1 and Brush 1 arrived at 12478 LIV 222. Firefighters found a large pile of trees […]

Fatal Crash

One dead, three children injured in Ray County Crash

A one-vehicle accident in Ray County Monday night claimed the life of an Excelsior Springs woman and injured three other Excelsior Springs residents. The Patrol reports the Ray County Coroner transported the driver, 22-year-old Monica Watson, to Thurman’s Funeral Home of Richmond. Emergency Medical Services transported 16-year-old Charlie Edington to Children’s Mercy Hospital with moderate […]

Flooded land

Audio: Governor seeks federal damage assessments for seven Missouri counties

The governor is seeking federal damage assessment for seven Missouri counties.     Governor Parson has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency begin preliminary flood damage assessments for seven counties. The counties include Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, Mississippi, New Madrid, and Ray. Other counties are expected to be added. Even though historic flooding has not […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson calls for damage assessments in preparation for federal disaster declaration request

Governor Mike Parson has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessment in seven Missouri counties in response to devastating Missouri River flooding that began in March. The joint teams will survey damage in preparation for a request from the Governor for federal disaster assistance. “Although the floodwaters have not fully […]