Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris school closed due to bed bugs

Classes were canceled again today for the Newtown-Harris School as a professional exterminator is expected today after a school employee discovered evidence of bed bugs in a single location of the high school building. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis sent a letter to parents Monday providing an update on the situation. After the bed bugs evidence was […]

Traffic Accident

Osborn teen demolishes car after crashing on Highway 36; arrested on drug allegations

A teenager from Osborn was injured, then arrested, when the car he was driving ran off Highway 36 in DeKalb County and overturned onto its top. Nineteen-year-old Joshua Pierson was taken by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The patrol reports Pierson was wearing a seat belt, however, the car was demolished […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Teacher threatened as parental custody issue erupts at Chillicothe school

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports an investigation into a disgruntled parent yelling, cursing, and making threats at a teacher this week led to the arrest of a 32-year-old woman for disorderly conduct. The woman was issued a summons, released pending a court date, and advised by School Resource Officer Eric Menconi she was not […]

Twenty defendants charged with distributing heroin/fentanyl in Missouri

Twenty defendants have been charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Many of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated law enforcement sweep that began Thursday, November 14 and continued into the weekend, after five criminal complaints were filed under seal on […]

Individual Vaping

Second vaping-associated death reported in Missouri

A Missouri woman in her mid-50s died last week with her death being associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products. This is the second vaping-related death in Missouri.  Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), in discussion with the person’s treating physicians, concluded that vaping was a contributing factor to the female’s […]

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Crash in Trenton injures two teenagers, closes Mable Street for repair of utility pole

The Trenton Police Department reports two Trenton teens sustained injuries, and a utility pole broke off at the ground, as a result of a car accident near East 15th and Mable streets on Thursday morning. The driver, 17-year-old Camryn Michele Willey, was reported to have an injury to her left wrist, and passenger 17-year-old Sabastian […]

Crime and Courts

Prison sentences handed down in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Two defendants were sentenced to serve time in prison after the Grundy County Circuit Court revoked probation on Thursday, yet others received prison sentences that were suspended in favor of probation. Devin Allen Robinson of Clinton surrendered probation and the court ordered a five-year prison sentence. His original charge in Grundy county was for tampering […]

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USDA Risk Management Agency to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced Thursday that it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s “extreme weather.” The USDA will defer the accrual of interest on crop insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable […]

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Two crashes in Harrison County injure Ridgeway woman and Bethany man

Separate accidents on Monday in Harrison County and injured drivers from Ridgeway and Bethany. A Route A accident Monday morning occurred approximately one mile east of Interstate 35. Sixty-year-old Debora Cooper of Ridgeway received moderate injuries and was taken by a private vehicle to the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. A pickup was westbound […]

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Gilman City woman injured after hitting Freightliner truck near Gallatin

The Highway Patrol reports a Gilman City woman sustained serious injuries when the car she drove hit a Freightliner tractor near Gallatin on Friday afternoon, and she was later arrested. An ambulance transported 41-year-old Angela Whitlock to Cameron Regional Medical Center. Truck driver 17-year-old Wyatt Brewer of Jamesport was reported as not injured. Both vehicles […]