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Eleven new cases of COVID-19 surface in Grundy County

Eleven new COVID-19 cases have been added for Grundy County. The health department reports there are 352 total cases. Two hundred sixty-three cases have been confirmed, and 89 are probable. Thirty-five are active. There have been 14 COVID-19-related deaths reported for Grundy County. The health department encourages residents to wear masks when meeting others or […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of November 2, 2020

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 2 – 8, 2020. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]

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Trenton Police Department to conduct compliance checks for registered sex offenders on Halloween in “Operation Candy Cruncher”

The Trenton Police Department advises that they will be conducting compliance checks for registered sexual offenders in regards to Halloween restrictions defined by City Ordinance 215.1550 and State Statute 589.426. Sexual Offenders must follow these restrictions on Halloween: Avoid all Halloween-related contact with children; Remain inside his or her residence between the hours of 5:00 […]

NCMDA board member Jackie Soptic: “Technology and internet revolutionize economic development”

North Central Missouri Development Alliance Board Member Jackie Soptic says technology and the internet have revolutionized economic development. Site selectors and companies can visit a location from their home or office by reading statistics and demographic information.     The United States Census also provides data on demographics. Soptic says that data should be used […]

Audio: Parson and Galloway focusing on rural Missouri in final days of campaign; both appealing to blue-collar voters

The two main gubernatorial candidates are focusing on rural Missouri again Friday and during the final days of the campaign. Governor Mike Parson (R) brings his “Mike works bus tour” to four rural western Missouri towns: his hometown of Bolivar, as well as Clinton, Belton, and El Dorado Springs. He’ll finish Friday evening in Springfield. […]

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White House report ranks Missouri 18th in new COVID-19 cases

The latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report ranks Missouri 18th for its rate of new COVID-19 cases. The report, dated October 25, says 87% of all Missouri counties have moderate to high levels of community transmission. St. Louis County, Jackson County, and St. Charles County leads the state in the new case count. Recommendations […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty to illegal firearm following shootout at Independence motel

 A Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm following a shootout at an Independence, Mo., motel. Randy K. McGaugh, 54, of Wellington, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lajuana M. Counts to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, McGaugh admitted that he […]

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Missouri man who trafficked ‘Half the Town’ sentenced to 12-years for meth conspiracy

 A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that distributed more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine in southern Missouri. Eric Eugene Akins, 54, of Monett, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Jan. 21, 2020, Akins pleaded guilty […]