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17 defendants indicted for $10 million conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilos of methamphetamine

A total of 17 defendants, primarily from the Kansas City metropolitan area, have been indicted for their roles in a nearly $10 million conspiracy to distribute almost 1,000 kilograms of methamphetamine. Fahrudin F. Fejzic, also known as “Frank,” 48, Steven M. Lyons, also known as “Pops,” 60, Shelly Marie Exton, 38, Mary L. Corona, 38, […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

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 […]

WMH Sim Lab Donation to NCMC

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center make donation to NCMC

In October 2019, Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center pledged $2500 to assist North Central Missouri College with the upgrade of the simulation lab in the Cross Allied Health Building. This project is expected to be completed by fall 2020 and will allow allied health faculty the opportunity to observe, assess, manage, track, and […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

U.S. Attorney praises cooperation of Missouri state and local law enforcement agencies in combatting illegal immigration

United States Attorney Tim Garrison praised the cooperation of state and local law enforcement agencies in the Western District of Missouri today, as U.S. Attorney General William Barr addressed the problem of sanctuary cities elsewhere in the nation. “We appreciate the cooperation in this district among state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies,” said Garrison. […]

Prison Sentence

McFall man sentenced to 4-years with Missouri Department of Corrections

A McFall man charged after an alleged pursuit in Harrison and Daviess counties earlier this month was sentenced in Division One of Harrison County Circuit Court Thursday after waiving formal arraignment and pleading guilty. Online court information shows William Stanley Perkins was sentenced to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on felony charges […]

Police Chase

McFall man facing multiple charges following high-speed pursuit in Harrison and Daviess Counties

A McFall man facing several charges after an alleged pursuit in Harrison and Daviess counties earlier this month voluntarily waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Harrison County on Wednesday. Online court information shows William Stanley Perkins’s case was certified to Division One, and arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd. He has […]

Gene Cowherd is one of three Barry County producers working with MU Extension agronomist Tim Schnakenberg to establish warm-season grasses through the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Southwest Missouri producer sees success in first-year warm-season crop

The sea of native warm-season grass on Gene Cowherd’s Barry County farm is a reminder of a time when buffalo grazed tall prairie grasses. Cowherd’s first-year grasses stand more than 6 feet high with thick, green undergrowth. The grasses are part of a diverse grazing system that also includes alfalfa, Bermuda grass, orchardgrass, red clover, […]

Charges Filed

Charges filed in Harrison County against McFall man following police pursuit

Charges have been filed in Harrison County against a McFall man following an alleged pursuit in Harrison and Daviess counties, single-vehicle accident, and arrest by the Highway Patrol Wednesday night. Online court information shows 49-year-old William Stanley Perkins has been charged with the felonies of first degree tampering with a motor vehicle; resisting arrest, detention, […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Amendments to Summer School Handbook tops discussion at Trenton Board of Education meeting

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the final draft of the 2018-2019 school audit on Tuesday evening. Bob Conrad with Conrad and Higgins said the district was “in good shape.” Information presented included that the district’s retirement is 84% funded, which Conrad called “excellent” and “healthy.” The district has more than 11 hundred students, […]

Gavel and Law book

Jury convicts Cuban national of Drug Trafficking, Illegal Firearms

A Raytown, Missouri, man was convicted by a federal jury of drug trafficking and illegally possessing firearms. Victor Rodriguez Kessel, 63, a Cuban national, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, attempting to manufacture crack cocaine, possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute, […]