Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Parson defends Missouri taking different approach than recommended by White House Task Force

Missouri’s approach to COVID-19 does not completely match up with the recommendations made by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The most recent report leaked to the public was from September 6 and recommended a statewide mask requirement and closing bars. The report said Missouri is in the red zone for cases, with the 10th […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of August 31, 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 August 31st through September 6, 2020. MoDOT will halt temporary lanes closures throughout the state to accommodate an increase in traffic due to the Labor Day holiday. Most temporary […]

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Changes to be implemented for health and safety reasons at Great Pershing Balloon Derby

Changes will be implemented for health and safety at the 44th Great Pershing Balloon Derby west of Brookfield September 5th through 7th. The event’s website says there will not be a Friday South Main Night Flame or Saturday Twin Parks activities. The Myron Peacher Memorial Launch Field will be closed to spectators.  Balloon flights and […]

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Missouri State Emergency Management Agency holding briefings in Bethany and Chillicothe

The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is holding applicant briefings about the Public Assistance process for eligible applicants in counties declared for federal disaster assistance for flooding and severe storms April 29th through July 5th. Counties approved for federal assistance for local governments and nonprofits include the Green Hills counties as well as Adair, Carroll, […]

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Major Traffic Alert: Portion of I-70 in Kansas City will close September 6-9 to enable bridge demolition

The Missouri Department of Transportation will have a COMPLETE CLOSURE of Interstate 70 in both directions between I-435 and I-470/Route 291 beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, September 6, until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, September 9. This closure is for the demolition of the directional ramps from southbound I-435 to eastbound I-70 and northbound […]

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Former Cameron High School teacher pleads guilty to using hidden camera to produce child pornography

 A former Cameron, Missouri, high school teacher pleaded guilty in federal court to secretly recording pornographic videos of a teenage victim in his bathroom and admitted to secretly recording pornographic videos of two other teenage victims. William Derek Williams, 39, of Cameron, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to producing child pornography. […]

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Jamesport Community Association to sponsor fish fry and dessert auction

The Jamesport Community Association will sponsor a fish fry and dessert auction in September. The meal will be served at the A. V. Spillman Event Center the evening of September 6, 2019, at 5 o’clock. The menu will include fish, potatoes, hush puppies, beans, slaw, and dessert. Free will donations will be accepted and those attending […]

City of Chillicothe

Chillicothe Mayor to fill three advisory board vacancies

Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly is accepting applications to fill vacancies on three advisory boards. Appointments to be filled are for the Board of Adjustments, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Railroad Board. Interested individuals can pick up a volunteer form at the Chillicothe City Clerk’s Office at the Chillicothe City Hall. Forms must be submitted by […]

Court News

Prison sentences handed down in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Some defendants received prison sentences, others were placed on probation during Thursday’s session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on April 11, 2019. April Dawn Hanson of Trenton pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. A drug paraphernalia charge was dismissed. She was sentenced to four years with the Department of Corrections. […]