Drug Bust

Two from Macon arrested on drug-related offenses

Two men from Macon were arrested early Tuesday morning in Livingston County and accused of various drug-related offenses. Thirty-five-year-old Elisha Walter and 40-year-old William Cooper were taken to the Chillicothe Police Department and placed on a 24-hour hold. Elisha Walter was arrested on two felony warrants including possession of methamphetamine in Macon County and dangerous […]

Evergy Website

Customers of Evergy to see increase in monthly utility bills

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Evergy Metro, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri Metro, formerly known as Kansas City Power & Light Company, to adjust the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills. The DSIM charge, which appears as a separate line item on customer bills, allows Evergy Missouri […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

“Extremely violent, dangerous felon” arrested after police pursuit through five counties

A man Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox called an “extremely violent” and “dangerous felon” was taken into custody Tuesday following a multi-county pursuit of a pickup truck. The man was wanted by Linn County and federal authorities, and several other law enforcement agencies were involved in the pursuit. Information obtained by authorities indicated that the […]

Fence on Farm

Program on Missouri fence laws set at locations throughout the state

University of Missouri Extension specialists will explain Missouri’s complicated fence laws 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, at locations throughout the state. “Missouri continues to have a complicated fence law,” says Joe Koenen, MU Extension agricultural business specialist. “Two separate laws cover the state, and they vary county to county. Both laws are subject to interpretation.” […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Audio: Area internet providers to expand broadband services to rural residents

United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced on Tuesday that five Missouri projects will receive 60.9 million dollars in USDA funding for high-speed broadband infrastructure. The USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program announcement was made at the Metcalf Mechanical Resource Center at the North Central Missouri College Barton Farm […]

USDA Reconnect Program

USDA announces $61 million investment to bring broadband to rural Missourians

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $60.9 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 11,000 rural households, 81 farms, 73 businesses, 16 educational facilities, 12 critical community facilities, and two health care facilities in rural Missouri. […]

Winter Storm Watch

National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Watch for north Missouri

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a Winter Storm Watch that will go into effect late Thursday night, January 16 and continue through Friday evening, January 17, 2020. According to the weather service, A mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will overspread the region from south to north as a strong […]

Tractor mowing hemp on hemp farm

Free workshops on industrial hemp production to be held in December and January

The University of Missouri Extension offers free industrial hemp production workshops in December and January. MU Extension agronomist Greg Luce and agricultural economist Joe Horner will talk on growing industrial hemp and crop enterprise budgets. During the presentations at Marshall and Carrollton, Missouri Department of Agriculture representatives will give an overview of regulations and the […]

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Marceline man arrested in Saline County

The Highway Patrol arrested a Marceline man in Saline County Tuesday night on several allegations. Fifty-seven-year-old Allen Scott is accused of driving while intoxicated, alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident, and consumption of an alcoholic beverage while driving. Scott was transported […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA approves state’s request to add 14 additional counties to disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Missouri’s request to expand the federal major disaster declaration for Missouri to include assistance for local governments and nonprofit agencies in 14 additional counties and the City of St. Louis. FEMA’s approval means Benton, Boone, Callaway, Clay, Cooper, Dunklin, Gasconade, Howard, Lafayette, Lincoln, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, and St. […]