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MODOT Construction Week Of November 19th

Nodaway County Route E – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from Route 246 to Missouri-Taylor Street (100th Street Road), Nov. 19, 8 a.m. to

Nodaway County Crash Saturday Night Kills One, Injures Another

A two vehicle crash Saturday night in Nodaway County killed a Hopkins woman and injured two others.  37 year old Justin E Snuffer of

Northwest Student Files Sexual Assault Report

A Northwest Missouri State student has filed an anonymous sexual assault report to the University Police Department.  The alleged incident happened in the early

Maryville City Council Taking “Letters Of Interest” For Upcoming Open City Council Seat

Due to the upcoming resignation of Maryville City Councilwoman Renee Riedel, the Maryville City Council is requesting any citizen interested in fulfilling the remainder

Burlington Junction Woman Arrested For DUI

Saturday night 59 year old Tamison S Strough of Burlington Junction was arrested in Nodaway County for driving while intoxicated.  Strough was taken to

Elevator At Northwest Residence Hall Malfunctions, Maryville Fire Called

Friday night an elevator in Roberta Hall on the Northwest campus emitted smoke.  Smoke alarms went off in the building around 10:00 and students

Fairfax Woman Injured In Crash Saturday

A Fairfax woman and St Joseph man were taken to the hospital after a single vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in Atchison County.  29 year

Clarinda Police Arrest Man For Arson

Friday afternoon the Clarinda Police Department arrested 37 year old Andrew Jackson Paez of Clarinda on a Page County warrant for 2nd degree arson. 

Clarinda Police Report Phone Scam

Friday the Clarinda Police Department reported a phone scam.  The department received numerous calls from local residents and numerous from out of state.  The

Missouri/Iowa Unemployment At Near Record/Record Low For October

Missouri’s unemployment rate tied a record low in October, edging down another tenth of a point to 3.1 percent.  In the history of the

2 Small Airlines Raise Concerns Over KC Airport Project

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two small airlines are protesting the price tag involved in funding the new single terminal project at Kansas City

Missouri Woman Builds Stray Cat Shelters For Winter Months

SAVANNAH, Mo. (AP) — A cat owner in northwestern Missouri is crafting makeshift shelters to help keep stray cats warm during winter months. Savannah

Governor: Official Who Said Whites Are ‘Master Race’ Must Go

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a white county official to resign after the official said at a public

Graham Poised To Lead Judiciary Panel After Grassley Switch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is giving up the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee, paving the way for Sen. Lindsey

Jason McDowell Named Acting Superintendent At NE Nodaway

Maryville City Council member and NE Nodaway Principal Jason McDowell was voted to serve as acting superintendent for NE Nodaway Schools during their board’s

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 11/16

Savannah Teen Sent To Hospital After Crash

A Savannah teen was injured last night in a two vehicle crash in Andrew County.  The 16 year old male was northbound on Highway

Clarinda Lighted Christmas Parade Next Friday

The Clarinda 26th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade is Friday November 23rd at 6:00 on the downtown square.  The event is co-sponsored by the Clarinda

Missouri Capitol’s Roman Goddess Statue Removed For Repairs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A statue of the Roman goddess of agriculture that topped Missouri’s Capitol building has been removed for the first

White Official Tells Black Woman He Belongs To ‘Master Race’

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A white county commissioner in northeast Kansas said he belongs to “the master race” as he critiqued a land-use proposal

67 Inmates Seek Kansas Prison Release Over Secret Recordings

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The federal public defender’s office has asked for 67 inmates to be released from federal prison and plans to

Law Enforcement Academy Building Evacuated Over Gas Buildup

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Officials say nearly 60 people with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning were sent to hospitals after a building was evacuated

Wells Fargo Announces Layoff Of 400 In Des Moines Area

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Banking giant Wells Fargo has informed employees that it will lay off 400 workers in the Des Moines area.

Flags To Be Lowered For Iowa Sailor Killed At Pearl Harbor

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered flags on state property flown at half-staff to honor a fallen sailor from

Survey: Rural Economy Being Hurt By Tariffs, Low Prices

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For the first time this year, a monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 11/15

Maryville R2 Schools – Update From The Superintendent

Update from Maryville Schools Superintendent Dr Becky Albrecht.  She says their will be a musical at the High School Friday and Saturday night and

Maryville Band Boosters Conducting Campaign Drive

The Maryville Band Boosters is launching a campaign fundraising drive to help support the purchase of instruments and equipment for concert and jazz bands

Hopkins Native Receives “Luther C (Luke) Skelton Scholarship At Northwest

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University student Cameron Morrison, of Hopkins, Missouri, is the recipient of the Luther C. (Luke) Skelton Scholarship for

MU Extension In Nodaway County Sponsoring “Smart Choices For LIFE” For Kids

University of Missouri Extension in Nodaway County, in partnership with Community Safety Net has authored a booklet available to help protect and educate kids. 

House Fire In St Joseph Early Wednesday

St Joseph Firefighters responded to a fire on Washington Street just after 3am Wednesday.  When authorities arrived on scene, three people had escaped, while

Three From St Joseph Indicted On $2.1 Million Scheme To Distribute Meth

Three people from St Joseph, eight in total, were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday in a $2.1 million dollar conspiracy to distribute

House Fire In College Springs Tuesday

A house fire damaged a residence Tuesday afternoon in College Springs.  College Springs Fire responded to 102 Missouri Avenue around NOON.  They were on

Iowa U-S Senator Grassley Elected By Peers As Senate Pro Tempore

Wednesday the Senate Republican majority of the upcoming 116th Congress unanimously nominated Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who was first elected to serve Iowans

Hunters Harvest Nearly 100K Deer In Opening Weekend Of Fall Firearms Season In Missouri

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested nearly 100,000 (99,567) deer during the opening weekend

Statue On Top Of State Capital Building To Be Removed Thursday For Repairs

Ceres, the bronze statue in Jefferson City on top of the Capital Building emulated after the Roman Goddess of Agriculture is scheduled to be

Man Arrested In St Joseph, Missouri For September Death Of Iowa Woman

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa police say they’ve arrested a man in the death of a woman found not breathing at a central

Springfield Man Sentenced To 38 Years In Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield man who participated in a conspiracy to distribute more than $1 million of methamphetamine in Missouri has

Family Of Woman Killed By Neo-Nazi Settles Lawsuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The family of a woman slain in Kansas by a man who wanted to kill Jews has settled a

Iowa Powerball Winner Gives $500K To Veterans Group

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who shared a nearly $700 million Powerball lottery jackpot has donated $500,000 to a veterans group.

Lawyer Says Student To Plead Not Guilty In Sex Assault Case

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A student is denying accusations that he sexually assaulted a female acquaintance in a residence hall at the University of

Beatrice Man Gets Up To 20 Years In Prison In Sex Abuse Case

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A Beatrice man has been sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison for taking video and photos of a

State Senator Dan Hegeman – Congratulating Our New Senate Leaders

I am happy to announce that the members of the Missouri Senate’s majority caucus recently elected several new party leaders and have officially selected

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 11/14

“Home By Sonja” Catches Fire Monday Night

A Maryville business sustained fire and smoke damage Monday night.  Maryville firefighters responded to Home By Sonja at 217 E First Street around 6:30. 

Maryville City Council Notes

This week’s meeting was moved to Tuesday due to Veteran’s Day: –Approved an Ordinance to Execute a Purchase/Maintenance Agreement with The Victor L Phillips

Nodaway County Voters Last Week: 60%

Nodaway County Clerk Melinda Patton reports that 60% of voters in Nodaway County participated in last week’s election.

Sacramento, CA Woman Seriously Injured In Worth County Crash

A Sacramento, California native was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash Tuesday night in Worth County.  59 year old Nola E Olney was

Northwest Hosts International Political Science Conference

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Scholars from throughout the world converged Oct. 26-27 at Northwest Missouri State University for the 21st Annual Great Plains Political Science

Treasurer Eric Schmitt Will Become Missouri Attorney General

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson has named state Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace Senator elect Josh Hawley as Missouri’s attorney

Jackson Co. Won’t Prosecute Most Marijuana Possession Cases

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says her office will not prosecute most marijuana possession cases. Voters last week

Kansas City Health Changes Course On Homeless Picnics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One week after trashing and bleaching food meant for the homeless, Kansas City health officials allowed the gatherings to

Exam Ordered For Man Accused Of Attack In Welfare Office

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental competency examination for a 19-year-old man charged with sexually assaulting a girl in a

Iowa State To Use Much Of $6M Gift For Innovation Center

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say Iowa State will use a large portion of a $6 million gift from Boeing Co. to help fund

Whitaker Abandoned Taxpayer-Funded Project In Iowa In 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — While in private business, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker walked away from a taxpayer-subsidized apartment-rehabilitation project in Iowa after

MODOT Construction Week Of November 12th

Nodaway County Route AC – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from 142nd Street to 150th Street, Nov. 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. U.S.

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 11/13

Two Clearmont Teens In Single Vehicle Crash Monday

A 14 year old Clearmont teen was taken to the hospital after a single vehicle accident Monday afternoon in Nodaway County.  The 16 year

Conception Abbey To Host #GivingTuesday November 27th

Conception Abbey in Conception will be hosting #GivingTuesday on November 27th from 6:00-8:00pm at St Raphael Hall.  There will be tree decorating for adopted

Lawyer Who Sued Greitens Nonprofit To Run For Missouri AG

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis lawyer who tried to get the financial records of a dark money group associated with former

Governor Parson Names State Treasurer Eric Schmitt Attorney General To Replace Hawley

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson has announced State Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace Josh Hawley as Missouri’s attorney general. Hawley held

Woman Found In Burning Kansas Home Dies From Injuries

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died after she was pulled from a burning suburban Kansas City house fire. 67-year-old

Police Investigating Murder-Suicide Near Eastern Kansas Park

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible murder-suicide near a suburban Kansas City park. Police say in a Facebook post that two

Hammer, Knives Wielded In Iowa Family’s Fight

RED OAK, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 69-year-old woman and her two sons were flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment after a

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 11/12

State Senator Dan Hegeman – Majority Caucus Chairman For 100th General Assembly

JEFFERSON CITY — Members of the Missouri Senate’s Majority Caucus returned to the State Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 8, to elect its new leadership

Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office Execute Narcotics Search Warrant In Maryville

Friday evening the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant for narcotics in the 100 block of South Buchanan Street in Maryville.  The

Stanberry Man Arrested For DUI

55 year old Ronald L Hurkman of Stanberry was arrested by Missouri State Patrol Saturday night in Gentry County for driving while intoxicated.  Hurkman

Clarinda Fire Department Battles House Fire Saturday

The Clarinda Fire Department was on scene of a house fire Saturday afternoon.  They were there for over 4 hours and received assistance from

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Seize Nearly 3 Million Worth Of Pot

Early last Friday morning the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop on I-29.  A K-9 was deployed and indicated the presence of

New Market Man Arrested, Held On $25,000 Bond

Wednesday the Page County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39 year old Seth Martin Kuipers of New Market on a warrant for probation violation stemming from

Missouri Lottery Deposits 40 Million Into Education Fund For October

Profits from Missouri Lottery ticket sales in October were sent to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education Friday.  The transfer of $39,765,047 is

Charges Against Boat Captain Mark ‘Beginning’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A prosecutor says the indictment of the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people

Investigators: Deadly House Fire Likely Started In Fan

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Investigators say a house fire that killed an elderly woman in western Missouri likely started in an electrical fan in

Police: 4 Injured When Vehicle Crashes Into Olathe Salon

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Police say four people were injured when a vehicle crashed into a hair salon in Olathe, Kansas. The crash happened

Missouri-Kansas City Adds $20 Million In Scholarships

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Kansas City expects to provide 400 more scholarships to low- and moderate-income students. Chancellor C. Mauli

Pilot May Have Had Heart Attack Before Crash

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa (AP) — Authorities believe the pilot of a small plane that crashed in central Iowa, killing all four people on board,

Workshop Highlights Hazards Of Anhydrous Ammonia

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Anyone who handles anhydrous ammonia fertilizer is encouraged to attend safety training because it can be dangerous if it is

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 11/9

Barnard Man Sentenced To Prison For Child Molestation/Sexual Abuse

60 year old Roger W Westscott of Barnard plead guilty Monday in Nodaway County Circuit Court to child molestation and sexual abuse charges.  Westscott

Maryville High School Marching Band Departs For NYC

The Maryville Marching Spoofhounds under the direction of Nathaniel Wehmeyer and U-S Marine Corps Veteran Jeremy Krug will be performing at the Veteran’s Day

Maryville R-II Educational Foundation To Host First Annual Festival Of Trees & Concert

The Maryville R-II Educational Foundation will host the inaugural Holiday Festival of Trees and Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2.  The Vocal Music Boosters will

Missouri Senate Democratic Caucus Announces 2019-2020 Leadership Team

Democratic Caucus grows with new members, new energy  Jefferson City, MO – With more members, including three new Senators for the 2019 Legislative Session,

Barnard Man Injured After Crashing In Andrew County

39 year old David M Mitchell of Barnard was in a single vehicle crash Thursday night in Andrew County.  Mitchell was northbound on Highway

Congressman Sam Graves To Seek Ranking Membership For House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Thursday, U.S. Representative Sam Graves, (MO-06), officially announced his intention to pursue the Ranking Member position of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Graves