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Two charged in Grundy County after threatening to harm probation officer

Two men have been charged in Grundy County with felony tampering with a judicial officer after they allegedly threatened to cause harm to their probation officer last week. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 44-year-old Timothy Adam Stanley of Sumner turned himself in on October 18, 2021, and 43-year-old Michael Cole Lewis of Brookfield was […]

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Final cease and desist order issued against supplement store fraudster in Missouri

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division issued a final cease and desist order against Cutting Edge Supplements, LLC, and Desmond R. Bloss for misusing a $60,000 investment by a Missouri couple. Missouri Commissioner of Securities David Minnick found that between November 28, 2016, and June 30, 2017, Bloss solicited and received investments from a […]

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U.S. House votes to remove bust of Supreme Court justice who wrote Dred Scott decision

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. House voted Tuesday to remove from the Capitol a bust of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, who in 1857 wrote the Dred Scott decision (Dred Scott pictured above article) that stripped all Black Americans, free or slave, of their citizenship. The legislation passed on a vote of 285-120 with only 67 […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of May 10, 2021

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 May 10 – 16. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Individuals granted pardons and commutations by Governor Parson identified

On Friday, February 26, 2021, Governor Mike Parson granted 15 pardons and two commutations pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official clemency documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies and are being sent to the individuals. Governor Parson has instructed his legal team to continue reviewing clemency files […]

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Sumner teenager sent to Hedrick Medical Center after crashing on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Sumner resident sustained moderate injuries when the truck he drove overturned in Linn County the morning of December 15th. A private vehicle transported 19-year-old James Tye to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The truck traveled north on Highway 130 before running off the left side of the road two […]

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Tractor being “Jump Started” runs over resident of Sumner

The highway patrol reported a tractor was still in gear when it was being “jump-started,” began moving, running over a resident of Sumner. Sixty-one-year-old Gregory Dougherty of Sumner received serious injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia. The accident happened Wednesday morning on Fulbright Road in northwest Chariton County, four miles east of […]

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Tour of habitat restoration project at Swan Lake scheduled for December 14th

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, and Friends of Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will host a tour of the wetland habitat restoration project area at the refuge south of Sumner. The public tour will begin at the Community Center on Main Street in Sumner on the afternoon of December 14th at […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to co-host free fur trapping clinic at Sumner

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Trappers Association will co-host a free furbearer trapping clinic for beginners on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2019, at the Habitat Flats hunting lodge near Sumner. This clinic will teach newcomers to the fur trade the skills they need to trap furbearers and market pelts. […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation has new rules for deer carcasses in ongoing fight against CWD

Starting in 2020, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has added additional regulations to the Wildlife Code of Missouri as part of its ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The new regulations change the requirements for transporting deer carcasses into Missouri and throughout the state […]