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Maryville May Beautification Award Winner

Olivia Bolin is the May winner of the Beautification Award.  Pictured with Mayor Rachael Martin.

Residential Fire In Maryville Thursday

Maryville and Polk Township firefighters were called to a residence on N Ray Street Thursday afternoon.  Firefighters cut part of the roof open to

Final Graduating Class Of Missouri Academy Tomorrow

(From Northwest Missouri State News Services) Northwest Missouri State University’s Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing will celebrate its final class and legacy

State Senator Dan Hegeman Comments On Fiscal Year 2019 Budget (With Audio)

State Senator Dan Hegeman of Cosby has comments about Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget that will take effect on July 1st.  He says as

Bridge On Highway 59 Near Mound City Now OPEN

The bridge on Highway 59 over Davis Creek on the east edge of Mound City is now OPEN.  The bridge had been closed since

Two Car Collision In St Joseph Thursday Morning Sends Three To Hospital

A two car collison Thursday morning on the North Belt Highway in St Joseph in front of  Northgate Shopping Center sent three to the

FBI Posts Billboard In St Joseph #ThinkBeforeYouPost

The FBI has purchased a billboard in St Joseph that reads with the hashtag #ThinkBeforeYouPost.  The billboard is part of a campaign to warn

Tractor Trailer Overturns Near Cameron Thursday

The westbound lanes of Highway 36 near Cameron at Highway 69 were closed for a portion of time Thursday due to an overturned tractor

Clarinda City Council Approves Land Purchase For New Wastewater Treatment Plant

During Wednesday’s Clarinda City Council meeting, council approved the purchase of 6 acres of land to build the city’s new wastewater treatment plant. The

Lenox Man Arrested On Drug Charges

36 year old Dirk Parrish of Lenox was arrested Wednesday by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office on 2 counts of delivery of a controlled

Missouri Senators Split On Trump Action On Family Planning

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s U.S. senators are split on President Donald Trump’s decision to impose new restrictions on federally funded family planning

Greitens Approves Date Change On Right-To-Work Vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Eric Greitens has officially moved the date for a public vote on whether to ban mandatory union fees

House Lawyer Chastises Attorney For Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An attorney for a Missouri House investigatory panel says a lawyer for Gov. Eric Greitens has impugned the integrity

Missouri Teen Barred From Graduation After School Sale Prank

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An 18-year-old who put his suburban Kansas City high school for sale on Craigslist has been banned from graduation after

Kansas Regulators Approve Merger Of Westar, Great Plains

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas utility regulators have approved the merger of the two largest electric companies operating in the state. The Kansas Corporation

2nd Man Admits To Kidnapping, Raping Kansas Sheriff’s Deputy

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A second man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a suburban Kansas City sheriff’s deputy. Twenty-three-year-old Brady Allen Newman-Caddell

Kansas Water Park To Open 6 Rides, Close Others

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas water park where a boy died on a waterslide in 2016 says it will open for its season

Iowa Gubernatorial Candidate Accused Of Misconduct Drops Out

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A popular Democratic candidate in Iowa’s crowded race for governor is suspending his campaign, after a newspaper reported three

Highway 59 Bridge In Mound City Is OPEN

The bridge on Highway 59 over Davis Creek on the east edge of Mound City is now OPEN. The bridge had been closed since

St Gregory’s School Annual Rummage Sale Begins Today

St. Gregory’s School in Maryville will host its annual Rummage Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, and 7 a.m. to noon,

Clarinda Man Crashes Motorcycle Monday

25 year old Daniel Nathan August of Clarinda crashed his motorcycle Monday morning. August was southbound on M Avenue, approximately 1 mile SE of

Lenox Man Arrested For Domestic Abuse Assault

27 year old Tyler Miller of Lenox was arrested Wednesday by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office for Domestic Abuse Assault. Miller was taken to

Clarinda Chamber Of Commerce Warns Of Scam

The Clarinda Chamber of Commerce reports some businesses have received phone calls from a company named M&S Empire Design claiming that they have a

Federal Audit Cites Potential Conflict Over Missouri Grant

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Justice audit has identified a potential conflict of interest over a close to $2.7 million

Federal Court Rules In Favor Of Transgender Missouri Inmate

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal district court in St. Louis has ruled that the Missouri prison system must provide hormone therapy for a

Lawmakers Read Details On Greitens’ Affair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ attorneys asked a woman the governor had an extramarital affair with questions ranging from details

More Than $8M Awarded To Victim Of Cult In Trafficking Case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than $8 million has been awarded to a woman who alleged that the spiritual leader of a cult

Democrats Drop Lawsuit Over Iowa Governor’s Fund Transfer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of Democratic lawmakers has dropped a lawsuit against Gov. Kim Reynolds that challenged her use last year

Iowa Candidate Runs Outside Group Supporting His Campaign

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State has been running a political action committee that’s supporting his campaign

Iowa Gubernatorial Candidate Accused Of Misconduct

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A newspaper reports three women have accused a Democratic state senator running for Iowa governor of sexual misconduct that

Public Hearing Thursday For General Obligation Road Bonds In 3 Nodaway County Townships

The Nodaway County Commissioners has announced a public hearing for tomorrow (Thursday May 24th) at 9:00 to consider General Obligation Road Bonds in the

Nodaway County Prosecutor Notes

From The Office Of Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice: 36 year old Amanda Rose Morriss of Spencer, Iowa, was sentenced to 2 years in

Half Off Dogs & Cats Through Saturday At St Joseph Animal Control & Rescue

The City of St Joseph Health Department Animal Control and Rescue is reporting record numbers of temporary shelter residents.  Due to overcrowding, the shelter

Missouri Governor Pulled Over While Speeding, Not Ticketed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was pulled over last week while speeding but wasn’t ticketed. Greitens spokesman Parker Briden said

Environmental Group Sues Missouri Over Land-Purchasing Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri environmental group is suing to overturn a law that lengthens the process the Department of Natural Resources

Greitens’ Campaign Launches TV Ad

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ campaign is launching a television ad to bolster support as lawmakers consider whether to try

Schlitterbahn Critical Of Kansas Audit Of Park

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Schlitterbahn is accusing the state Department of Labor of publishing “misleading and false information” about its Kansas water park by

Iowa Governor’s Campaign To Return $250 To Fired Director

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A spokesman for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ campaign says it plans to return a $250 contribution from a state

Iowa-Based Planned Parenthood President Stepping Down

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president of the Planned Parenthood chapter for Iowa and Nebraska will step down as the organization prepares to

Two Arrested After Attempted Home Burglary North Of Maryville

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office reports early Sunday morning an attempted home burglary north of Maryville in the area of 242nd Street.  Around 1:30

State Senator Dan Hegeman’s Weekly Radio Address (With Audio)

During his weekly radio address, State Senator Dan Hegeman of Cosby spoke on the completed 2018 legislative session, which ended last Friday.  Hegeman says

State Representative Allen Andrews Says His District Has Over $1.2 Million In Unclaimed Property

State Representative Allen Andrews reports that Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt says there is over $1.2 million dollars of unclaimed property with nearly 16,000

Savannah Man Crashes Motorcycle Monday Night

49 year old Phillip L Brown of Savannah was in a single vehicle crash Monday evening in Holt County.  Brown was westbound on Route

St Joseph Man Hits Pedestrian, Two Vehicles & Cited For DUI

33 year old Corey Barr of St Joseph was arrested early Sunday morning on drunk driving charges after he allegedly hit a pedestrian and

Louisiana Man Sentenced To Prison For 2016 RAGBRAI Incident In Shenandoah

56 year Danny Cardin of Homer, Louisiana has been sentenced to 5 years in prison and must pay more than $77,000 in restitution for

Smithville Man’s Body Recovered After Boating Accident

The body of 37 year old Charles O Roe of Smithville was recovered by Missouri State Patrol over the weekend.  Roe borrowed the boat

Special Prosecutor Appointed In Greitens Case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has appointed the prosecutor in Jackson County as the special prosecutor who will decide whether to refile

41-Year-Old Man Now Charged In 3 Shootings, 1 Of Them Fatal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who told authorities he was hearing “voices” when he wounded two men has been charged

University Of Missouri To Raise Undergrad Tuition By 1%

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri will raise in-state, undergraduate tuition by 1 percent beginning this fall. The increase was announced

Man Admits To Hate Crimes In Kansas Bar Shooting

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who yelled “Get out of my country!” before killing one Indian immigrant and wounding another in a

Iowa Native Maddie Poppe Wins ‘American Idol’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iowa native Maddie Poppe has won “American Idol.” The singer-songwriter bested Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett in Monday night’s

Iowa Agency Selects 3rd Insurer To Run Medicaid Program

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state agency has selected a private insurance company to join two others in providing health coverage under Iowa’s

Hubbell Raises More Than Reynolds With Donations To Himself

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic candidate for governor has topped Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds in fundraising by giving $2.1 million to his

Miss Nebraska Winner Of Miss USA Competition

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska has beaten 50 other women to win the crown at this year’s Miss USA competition.

Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two On Child Molestation Charges

In two separate arrests last week, the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office apprehended two on child molestation charges.  Roger W Westcott of Barnard was arrested

MODOT Construction Week Of May 21st

Nodaway County U.S. Route 71 – Resurfacing project from Route A to just north of Route 48 (Andrew County), May 21 – 27 U.S.

Burlington Junction Man Crashes Saturday Near Quitman

37 year old William H Skretta of Burlington Junction was in a single vehicle crash Saturday evening in Nodaway County on Highway 113, 2

Grant City Woman Arrested On Probation Violation Warrants

27 year old Dorothy M Dodge of Grant City was arrested by Missouri State Patrol Saturday afternoon in Nodaway County on a felony probation

Guilford Woman Sent To Hospital After Friday Crash Near Barnard

A single vehicle accident Friday afternoon 2 miles east of Barnard sent a woman to the hospital.  60 year old Donald L Manship of

Mobile Food Pantry In Sheridan Monday Morning

Second Harvest Community Food Bank of St Joseph is holding a Mobile Pantry in Sheridan Monday May 21st from 10:00-NOON.  The event will be

Special Olympics Torch Run In Maryville Tuesday Morning

Law Enforcement officers from around the state will be running the torch to raise awareness for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) and the 2018 State

Motorcycle Crashed Into Semi Tractor Trailer Friday In St Joseph

A motorcycle crashed with a semi tractor trailer Friday afternoon in St Joseph.  The accident happened at South Sixth and Oak Streets.  The male

Plane Crash In Clinton County Friday

A plane crash in Clinton County Friday night sent one person to the hospital.  The crash happened on South C Highway around 6:00.  The

Savannah Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday, Gets First Motorcycle Ride

A 100 year old woman from Savannah celebrating a birthday got her first motorcycle ride Saturday.  Datha Roberts was joined by about 50 riders

Iowa’s Unemployment Holds Steady For April

Iowa’s unemployment rate for the month of April held steady at 2.8%.  The rate was 3.3% one year ago.  Iowa Workforce Development made the

McCaskill Defends CIA Vote: Reasons Classified

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri says that classified discussions she can’t share publicly persuaded her to vote against

Louisiana Man Convicted Of Sex Crimes, Faces Life Sentences

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Louisiana man faces multiple mandatory life sentences in prison for sexually abusing a young girl and for being

Boat Driver Charged After 3 Die In Crash

CAMDEN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the three people who died in a weekend boat crash on the Lake of the Ozarks in

Benefits Of Iowa’s Tax Cuts Could Be Delayed By Slow Growth

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republicans say it was essential to pass $2.8 billion in tax cuts in part due to federal tax

Tarkio Native & Director Of Missouri Farm Bureau Comments Regarding Failure To Pass Farm Bill

Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement upon the U.S. House of Representatives’ failure to pass the Farm Bill: “Today’s farm

Free Cone For Kids At Maryville Dairy Queen Saturday For “Water Safety Day”

Kids, bring your life jacket for a free ice cream cone! Maryville Public Safety, Mozingo Lake Patrol & Maryville @DairyQueen is hosting a "Water

Man Sentenced To Jail For Graham Smokehouse Pop Machine Breakin Last September

42 year old Jason Payne of Blue Springs was sentenced to 60 days in jail for 2nd degree property damage.  Payne was one of

Maryville Schools Superintendent Dr Becky Albrecht Audio

Maryville Schools Superintendent Dr Becky Albrecht stopped in to visit as the school year ends next week.  Senior graduation was this past Sunday. Terri

St Gregory’s Annual Rummage Sale Next Thursday, Drop Off Items This Sun-Wed

St. Gregory’s School in Maryville will host its annual Rummage Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, and 7 a.m. to noon,

Shooting Last Night At Church For KC Center High School Graduation

There was a shooting last night in Leawood, Kansas at the Church of the Resurrection.  One person was taken to the hospital. Center High

Man Missing On Smithville Lake

37 year old Charles O Roe is missing. Roe was last seen Wednesday evening on a boat he borrowed from his grandfather while on

Survey: Missouri #2 In Nation For Drug Use

WalletHub has released a survey of states with the highest drug use and Missouri is near the top of the list at #2, trailing

Missouri Lawmakers Vote To Ban Shackling Pregnant Prisoners

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill restricting when prisons can restrain pregnant prisoners. The bill, approved Thursday by

Missouri Sens. McCaskill, Blunt Split On Approving CIA Chief

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s senators have split over confirming the new CIA director, with Democrat Claire McCaskill questioning whether Gina Haspel would

Missouri Senate Passes Corporate Tax Cut

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has passed a bill to cut the corporate income tax rate from 6.25 percent to 4

Missouri Senate OKs Prevailing Wage Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has passed a bill changing the state’s prevailing wage law. The proposal, approved early Friday 22-9,

Missouri To Launch Special Session On Greitens Allegations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is shifting from a St. Louis courtroom to a Capitol committee room.

Missouri Lawmakers Poised To Pass Big Changes To Tax Code

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature is poised to pass sweeping changes to the state tax code before reconvening in special session

Kansas City’s Kemper Arena Will Be Renamed Hy-Vee Arena

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Historic Kemper Arena in Kansas City is getting a new name. The arena is now called Hy-Vee Arena, under

Authorities Release Name Of SUV Driver Killed In Collision

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old died after his sport utility vehicle collided with a pickup truck just south of Beatrice in