Governor Eric Greitens

Audio: Greitens’ departure leaves lawmakers with nothing to pursue although questions remain

(Missourinet) – The special Missouri House committee looking into the activities of Governor Eric Greitens was examining his compliance with campaign finance laws when he announced his resignation Tuesday. Early political advisor Michael Hafner told the panel there were discussions of foreign donations being pursued by Greitens, which would have been illegal.     Hafner […]

Grazing School Photo of Cattle in Field

Cool-season pastures start regrowth with arrival of warm-weather rains

Cool-season grasses such as fescue that dominate pasture grass in Missouri need warm weather to grow. The coldest April since 1907 set back forage for Missouri’s beef cow herds. Now, warm weather with rain creates forage for grazing and haying, said forage specialist Craig Roberts in a weekly University of Missouri Extension teleconference. New grass […]

Murder

Bond reduced for Rothville teen charged with first-degree murder of two-month-old daughter

Bond has been reduced for a Rothville woman charged with felony first-degree murder in the death of her two-month-old daughter. Online court information shows the Chariton County Circuit Court set 19-year-old Sarah Linebaugh’s bond at $50,000 cash or corporate surety Tuesday. Her bond was originally $100,000 cash only with no surety allowed. A preliminary hearing […]

School Safety

Audio: Members of Missouri’s delegation to Washington consider school safety legislation

There’s renewed attention to look at gun violence on campus after a gunman killed 10 students at a Texas high school last week. Missouri Republican Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler is sponsoring a bill in Congress to address the issue. She told KOLR-TV that her “Police Officers Protecting Children Act” would allow armed, off-duty or retired officers […]

Chillicothe Police Department arrest 3

Chillicothe Police arrest three after investigation

A stolen property investigation lead to the arrest of two men and one woman on Washington Street in Chillicothe Wednesday. The Chillicothe Police Department reports a concerned business owner told police the three individuals had a threatening and suspicious demeanor and has suspicious property they were attempting to sell. The police department notes an investigation […]

Missouri state capitol

Lawmakers investigating Greitens go to court to get more answers

Lawmakers investigating the governor are going to court to get more answers and Alisa Nelson files this report.     A House committee investigating the governor has filed a civil lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Court against the governor’s political action and candidate committees. The Jefferson City News Tribune reports that the lawmakers want a […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council approves special training for police department personnel

The Trenton City Council has approved additional specialized training for police officers as well as a change in zoning and a conditional use permit to allow for a food business to have a permanent location. At the request of the council last month, Police Chief Tommy Wright was asked to prepare a list of training […]

Ticks

Ticks can carry many diseases so be tick aware this Summer

Tick season is here and milder winters and warm spring temperatures could result in higher numbers of ticks and tick-borne disease. National numbers recently released May 1 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that cases of diseases transmitted by ticks doubled from 2004 – 2016. In addition, new disease-causing agents that can […]

Graduation caps

Audio: Jay Ashcroft featured speaker at NCMC morning graduation

North Central Missouri College graduates at Saturday’s commencement ceremony received degrees in several areas of study.  They included associate degrees in arts, applied science, arts in teaching, and general studies as well as certificates. Student Senate President Katelyn Galloway welcomed everyone and told a story.     NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver noted that the first […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board changes status on properties

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board evaluated several properties of concern during a nearly one-hour meeting last night at City Hall. The board voted to remove three of the locations from the list after determining issues had been abated. These are at 825 West Crowder Road, owned by Bill Grubb, 1909 Carnes belonging to Rogelio Olivo and […]

Officer Involved Shooting

Carrollton police shoot man after alleged confrontation on Saturday night

Media reports indicate a Carrollton police officer Saturday night shot a man whom police say approached them with a handgun while they were investigating a complaint about a loose dog. The Missouri Highway Patrol, which is investigating the incident, said police were called to a residence in the 300 block of East Third Street at Carrollton about 10:15 […]