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North Central Missouri College to offer Short-term Manufacturing Technician course

North Central Missouri College will be hosting a three-week Manufacturing Technician I training course for individuals interested in taking the first step toward a career in manufacturing. Many local employers are currently seeking people who enjoy problem-solving, working in teams, and mastering technical skills. The Manufacturing Technician I program is a three-week course set for […]

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Man who shot two people on I-35 identified as Mexican national; autopsy shows he turned gun on himself

The Highway Patrol has identified the suspect in the officer-involved shooting on Interstate 35 Friday morning that concluded with the suspect vehicle overturning and the death of the suspect. Troop H Public Information and Education Officer Jake Angle reports the suspect was identified as 26-year-old Julian Santiago-Cruz of Guadalupe Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The suspect shot […]

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes new efforts to limit spread of CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation is increasing its efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) throughout Missouri by proposing new regulations that would change requirements for transporting deer carcasses and add carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. If approved, the regulations would become effective Feb. 29, […]

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Baling wet hay becomes hot news

High-moisture grass baled above 24% moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Overheated bales can burn down a hay barn. Craig Roberts, University of Missouri forage specialist, said frequent rains this year help grass growth, but it’s been bad for making hay. He’s part of the team on a weekly MU Extension teleconference between state and regional […]

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Bethany teen hurt in crash on Highway 69

A Bethany resident was injured Monday morning in a rollover accident two miles north of Bethany. Nineteen-year-old Casey Thurman was transported by ambulance to the Harrison County Community Hospital with moderate injuries. Thurman was northbound when the sports utility vehicle traveled off the east side of Highway 69, the driver over-corrected causing the vehicle to […]

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Car strikes motorcycle on Highway 69 near Bethany

The operator of a motorcycle was injured early Wednesday evening, shortly after 5 o’clock, in an accident on Highway 69, approximately two miles south of Bethany. Taken by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries was the operator of a motorcycle, 37-year-old Brian Buntin of Bethany. Troopers report a car, driven by 46-year-old […]