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Polo man sentenced to life in Missouri prison for murder of Elizabeth Adams

A Polo man was sentenced March 3rd to life in the Missouri Department of Corrections on second-degree murder. Online court information shows 36-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior was also sentenced in Livingston County Circuit Court to seven years on unlawful possession of a firearm. The sentences are to run consecutively to each count and all […]

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Coalition of 13 attorneys general call for resignation of Alejandro Mayorkas’ at Department of Homeland Security

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, along with 13 other attorneys general are calling for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ resignation. In a letter, citing the continued failure to enforce federal law and secure the southwest border, the coalition of 14 state attorneys general is demanding that Secretary Mayorkas leave office as his […]

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Missouri Attorney General issues statement on Department of Justice lawsuit over Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act

Following a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice over Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt released the following statement: “After their disastrous arguments in the Missouri Supreme Court last week, the Biden Department of Justice has now filed yet another partisan lawsuit that seeks to attack Missourians’ Second Amendment rights. […]

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Trenton City Council completes financing on water treatment plant improvements

The Trenton City Council Monday night adopted two ordinances and accepted three bids. Financing is complete on $2,500,000 to make improvements at the Trenton water treatment plant. The council voted six to nothing to enter into a lease-purchase transaction with Central Bank of the Midwest at Kansas City as the lessor and Missouri Association of […]

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Senator Hawley: DOJ’s lenient sentencing for BLM rioters exposes “Toxic ideology of critical race theory”

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland this week demanding answers on the Department of Justice’s decision to pursue a lenient sentence for a BLM rioter because of what he was protesting. Last year, Montez Terriel Lee, Jr. broke into the Max It Pawn Shop in Minneapolis, Minn., and poured fire accelerant throughout the store. […]

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Emergency Snow Route Ordinance in Trenton to go into effect on February 3, at 12 am

Trenton’s emergency snow route ordinance will be in effect from February 3rd at 12 am until 7 am. This will allow snow to be cleared from streets designated as Emergency Snow Routes. Vehicles are prohibited from parking on streets designated as emergency snow routes while the ordinance is in effect. Violators are subject to having […]

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Pickup with snowplow backs into van during snow removal from streets in Trenton

The weekend process to remove snow downtown included an accident in which a city of Trenton vehicle backed into a van that was trailing the snowplow. No injuries were reported from the accident just before midnight Saturday night on Main street near 11th Street. Police reported the city of Trenton pickup was driven by 57-year-old […]

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Polo man charged with murder pleads guilty in Livingston County court

A Polo man charged with first-degree murder after a shooting in Polo in January 2021 pleaded guilty in Livingston County on January 6th. Online court information shows the prosecutor dismissed three counts for 36-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior. The dismissed counts were felonies of first-degree assault or attempt, armed criminal action, and first-degree robbery. The […]

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City of Chillicothe re-opens search for City Administrator

The City of Chillicothe has reopened its city administrator search. Information provided by City Clerk Roze Frampton says the city administrator will oversee operations of six departments, including police, fire, and emergency medical services, airport, streets, parks and recreation, and codes and zoning. The ideal candidate must be able to establish and maintain harmonious relationships […]

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Audio: Grundy County Emergency Manager reviews weather and weather damage on December 15

Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs calls December 15, 2021, a historic day in Northern Missouri, with its high winds and temperatures. When it came to Grundy County, overall, Briggs said it “fared relatively well.”     The business building at 12th and Main streets was vacant and the flag pole on top of […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen hold discussion on employee retirement system; police department to organize “Toys for Tots” program

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on November 8, 2021, discussed the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System. The various retirement options with the program were discussed. Administrator Lance Rains provided a report with the annual costs for the LAGERS program for the City of Albany for the last 10 years. Alderman Carl McBee moved to join […]