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Kansas City, Kansas man indicted with hate crime for racially-motivated threat of a minor

The Justice Department announced that a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Kansas, returned an indictment charging Colton Donner, 25, with threatening an African-American male juvenile, because of the victim’s race and because the victim was living in a home in Paola, Kansas, in violation of Title 42, U.S. Code, Section 3631. For a separate […]

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Osborn man facing murder charge in connection with crash that caused death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark

An Osborn man faces a felony charge of murder—second degree in DeKalb County related to a motor vehicle accident in June that caused the death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. Online court information shows 34-year-old Gary Wayne Downs has also been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing and […]

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Regional Water Commission provides information on the dam for East Locust Creel Reservoir

The General Manager of the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission says there seems to be interest in and discussion about the dam for the East Locust Creek Reservoir. While the dam has presented challenges, they are not insurmountable. In 2014 after more geologic information was gathered, the proposed dam was moved upstream approximately 170 […]

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Traffic stop in Livingston County results in dangerously drunk driver being arrested

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a traffic stop for speeding resulted in the arrest of a Kansas City, Missouri man for allegedly driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked or suspended, and other traffic violations. Online court information shows 35-year-old Riak Deng has been charged with felony DWI—aggravated.  Bond was set at $25,000 cash only, […]

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Audio: Missouri State University condemns racial slurs at Trump rally

Missouri State University in Springfield is condemning racial slurs that were directed to black students from some President Trump supporters at his rally on Friday.  In a tweet, the school said personal attacks and vulgar language were directed towards students of color, which is unacceptable. Student Natalie Berry said she was a target.     […]