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Missouri ranks 28th of 50 states in child well-being

The approximately 1.4 million children who comprise nearly one-quarter of Missouri’s population are more likely to live in poverty than Missouri’s children in 1990. According to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 30th edition of the Data Book — a comprehensive annual report on child well-being for […]

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Osborn woman hurt in crash that demolishes car

A resident of Osborn was injured Monday morning in a two-vehicle accident in Linn County one mile east of Laclede. Twenty-five-year-old Hannah Ford received moderate injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to the Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. The driver of a second vehicle, 62-year-old Gary Alexander of Linneus, wasn’t hurt. Both vehicles […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports arrest of four over the weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a 17-year old O’Fallon resident, Gavin Crowe, was arrested Saturday night in Putnam County and accused of delivery of 35 grams or less of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Crowe was taken to the Putnam County Jail. Alexander Davis of Kansas City and Allison Murray of Independence, […]

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Carrollton man demolishes car on Highway 65

A Carrollton resident was hurt early Sunday when the car he was driving went off Highway 65 in Saline County, hit a utility pole, and overturned. Twenty-year-old Jonathan Lambert was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall with minor injuries. The vehicle was southbound on Highway 65 when it went off the left side of the […]

Dan King New Chillicothe 911 Dispatcher

City of Chillicothe hires 911 dispatcher

The Chillicothe City Council has announced the hiring of a second 911 Dispatcher. The Chillicothe Police Department reports Dan King studied communications at the University of Arkansas and Southeast Missouri State University. He received his paramedic license in 1999 and has served Missouri communities as a line medic, supervisor, and instructor. King also served in […]