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Kansas Man Pleads Not Guilty in Vehicular Deaths Of 4 SW Iowans

Friday 22 year old Jeser Cisneros-Hernandez of Liberal, Kansas pleaded not guilty to four counts of vehicular homicide and reckless driving in the deaths

MODOT Construction Week Of October 23rd

Nodaway County Route PP – CLOSED for a culvert replacement from 205th Street to U.S. Route 136, Oct. 23, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Oak Grove Man Sentenced For Graham Pepsi Machine Breakin

29 year old James R. Haynes of Oak Grove was found guilty of property damage in the 2nd degree and stealing for his role

Man Who Led Authorities On High Speed Chase Through Elmo In July Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison

Dakota Anthony Gross has been arrested by Nodaway County deputies for the theft of a four-wheeler sometime last Wednesday evening and Thursday morning from

Clarinda Police Investigate Early Morning Stabbing Saturday

Clarinda Police are investigating an early morning stabbing incident Saturday.  A 49 year old white male was stabbed multiple times.  None of the stab

Clarinda Man Arrested For High Speed Chase In Nodaway County July 29th

21 year old Dylan Elwood Taylor of Clarinda was found guilty of tampering in the 1st degree, property damage in the first degree, and

Forest City Man Arrested For DUI

45 year old Michael E Moore of Forest City was arrested early Sunday morning in Holt County for driving while intoxicated and speeding.  Moore

Burglary In Yorktown Last Thursday

Friday the Page County Sheriff’s Office reported a burglary in Yorktown at the residence of Jason Lee Berringer at 307 Jefferson Street. Berringer says

Northwest Board Of Regents Approve New B-S In Cybersecurity Major

During a meeting of the Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents Friday, the board approved a proposal to create a Bachelor of Science

College Springs Man Crashes After Blowing Out Tire

Last Wednesday afternoon 58 year old Donald Vaughn Gay of College Springs crashed his vehicle.  Gay was on Maple Avenue just north of the

Iowa’s Unemployment Ticks Slightly Lower For September

Iowa’s unemployment rate for September was 3.2%, that’s down from the 3.3% rate in August.  Iowa Workforce Development officials made the announcement Friday.  Iowa

Mega Millions Jackpot To Start At $40 Million

Starting this Saturday (Oct. 28), Mega Millions players are going to start seeing bigger, faster-growing jackpots and better chances of winning a $1 million

Missouri Waives Birth Certificate Fees For Foster Care Kids

JEFFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says the state no longer will make children in foster care pay a $15 fee

Kansas City’s Request For Bridge Funds Upsets Other Cities

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City’s efforts to obtain $40 million in federal funding to replace an important bridge are unsettling officials of

Missouri City Ranks Poorly On Support For Gays, Lesbians

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s capital city scored poorly in a recent ranking of cities evaluating which places offer the most support for

Trial In Killing Of Iowa Teenager To Focus On Gender Motive

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — One of two cousins charged in the death of a gender-nonconforming Iowa teenager is set to go on trial. Attorney

Iowa Democrats Elect New Leader In State Senate

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats have elected a new leader in the state Senate. State Sen. Janet Petersen of Des Moines was

Listening Posts Begin Monday For Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice

Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice has announced a series of “Listening Posts” throughout the county Monday and Tuesday.  This gives citizens an opportunity to discuss

Today Is “Buckle Up Phone Down Day” For MODOT

The Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety are challenging you and those you know at home, work, school, or

Missouri Woman Pleads To Charge Related To Embezzlement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City woman had pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes on at least $466,000 in a charge

Hyperloop One: Missouri Among Top 5 For High-Speed Track

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An official from a company working to commercialize high-speed Hyperloop transportation says Missouri is among the top five contenders

Missouri Proposes Innovation Corridor For Amazon’s 2nd Home

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials are proposing an innovation corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis for a new Amazon location instead

Panel: Projections For Iowa’s Budget Are Down Again

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say projections for Iowa’s budget are down again, and could force spending cuts when lawmakers return in January.

Two Men Rescued After Getting Lost While Hunting Near Hamburg

Two men were rescued Tuesday evening after becoming disoriented when out hunting along the Missouri River in Atchison County south of Hamburg.  Hamburg Fire

Kansas City Area To Get 120 Jobs After Governor Greitens Trip To London

Wednesday Governor Eric Greitens traveled to London to meet with executives from WPP and announce that VML, a global marketing agency, plans to create

Man Charged With Driving Car Onto Missouri Basketball Court

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri graduate has been charged with driving onto the school’s basketball court this summer and causing more

University Of Missouri Says ‘No Further Threat To Campus’

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia police say a woman who caused a brief alert after a report that she had a gun on the

Uncertainty Reigns Ahead Of New Health Care Sign-Up Period

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Americans across the country are grappling with unanswered questions as they prepare to select their health insurance plans when

US Agency Withdraws Rule Aimed At Protecting Animal Farmers

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who raise

Iowa Governor Concerned Over Plan On Fuels Such As Ethanol

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s Republican governor says President Donald Trump and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency told her they’re committed

Maryville City Council Notes

–Maryville City Council during a special meeting last night approved Change Order #4 for the construction of the Conference Center at Mozingo Lake Recreation

Maryville School Board Notes From Tuesday

–Maryville Schools Superintendent Dr Becky Albrecht reported Amazon refunded the district for faulty eclipse glasses. –Assistant Superintendent Steve Klotz gave an update and presentation

Northwest Missouri State To Ring Bell Tomorrow For Student Who Died This Month

Northwest Missouri State University has announced details for a bell ringing ceremony to remember a student who died on the campus earlier this month.

Iowa Congressman David Young Holding Office Hours Today In Clarinda

Iowa U-S Congressman David Young is holding open office hours today in Clarinda from 10:00-NOON at the Lied Public Library.  He will also be

McCaskill Says She Didn’t Object To Law Weakening DEA Power

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says she didn’t object to a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing

Missouri Unemployment Drops Slightly, State Loses 10K Jobs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s unemployment has dropped slightly. Department of Economic Development data released Tuesday show the unemployment rate dropped slightly from

Grassley Threatens Trump EPA Nominees Over Biofuels Mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says he may seek to block President Donald Trump’s nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency

Opioid Sales Expected To Drop In Iowa For 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is on track to see a 10 percent decline of opioid sales for 2017 amid national concerns about

Iowa Courts Accept Paper Filings Amid Computer System Outage

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The electronic system used by lawyers, judges and clerks to file Iowa court records is temporarily out of service

Maryville City Council To Hold Special Meeting Tonight

Maryville City Council is holding a special meeting tonight at 5:15. One of two items on the agenda include change order #4 with E.L.

Tickets Available For 57th Annual Farm-City Banquet On November 6th

The 57th Annual Farm-City Banquet, hosted by the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom, Northwest

Maryville Parks & Rec To Partner For Special Veteran’s Day Dedication For New Freedom Rock

Maryville Parks & Recreation is partnering with the Lions, Legions and VFW’s of Nodaway County to host a Veterans Day dedication to officially open

Clarinda Police Make Drug Arrest Saturday

This past Saturday morning, Clarinda officers arrested 25 year old James Robert Castillo of Bedford, for possession with intent to deliver more than five

Iowa Governor Reynolds Named To President’s Task Force On Apprenticeship Expansion

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta appointed Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Monday to serve on the Presidents Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion.  The task

Iowa Governor Sends Letter To President Regarding EPA & RFS; Governor Greitens Signs On

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds sent a letter to President Donald Trump Monday expressing her concern about the direction the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appears

Kansas City Sees Increase In Firearm Thefts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police records show there has been an unprecedented spike in gun thefts in Kansas City, Missouri. Police data show

Missouri Senate Staffer New University Of Missouri Lobbyist

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is hiring the top Missouri state senator’s chief of staff to be the four-campus system’s lead

McCaskill, Blunt Pitch Missouri Cities For Amazon HQ2

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s U.S. senators are pitching the Kansas City and St. Louis metropolitan areas as potential sites for Amazon’s second

Ethics Panel To Review Complaint Against Missouri Lawmaker

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House Ethics Committee is reviewing a complaint against a lawmaker who called for the vandal of a

Missouri Governor Headed To United Kingdom, Switzerland

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is headed to the United Kingdom and Switzerland on his second trade mission. Greitens is

Rain Has Delayed Iowa, Nebraska Corn And Soybean Harvest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rain has kept Iowa and Nebraska farmers out of corn and soybean fields in the past few weeks significantly

Lawsuits Seek Changes To U. Of Iowa Sexual Assault Policies

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The law firm that won a landmark gender discrimination case against the University of Iowa athletics department will challenge

District Leaders Back Band Members’ National Anthem Protest

AMES, Iowa (AP) — School district leaders have declared their support for members of a central Iowa high school marching band who protested inequality

Burlington Junction Man Killed In Sunday Overnight Crash

28 year old Lucas A Greever of Burlington Junction was killed early Sunday morning after crashing his Honda Motorcycle in Nodaway County.  Greever was

Nodaway County Senior Center Raises Prices Of Lunches; Looking For Sponsors

The Nodaway County Senior Center has raised the price of lunches $1.00 for those over the age of 60 from $4.00 to $5.00 due

Northwest Student Painting New Downtown Mural

The mural on the building at 3rd & Main was taken down Sunday so work can be done on the building. A new mural

Mound City Man & Minor Sent To Hospital In Rearend Collision

36 year old John K Arnold of Mound City was in a two vehicle crash Friday night in Holt County.  Arnold was southbound on

MODOT Construction Week Of October 16th

Nodaway County Route 148 – Pavement repair from U.S. Route 71 to 220th Street, Oct. 16 – 19 Route KK – Pothole patching, Oct.

Missouri Lottery Makes 24.8 Million Dollar Payment To Public Education Fund

Friday the Missouri Lottery made its monthly profits transfer to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education totaling $24.8 million.  The October transfer of

Taylor County, Iowa Man Arrested For DUI Sunday

67 year old Stanton E Naill of Blockton, Iowa was arrested by Missouri State Patrol early Sunday morning in Worth County for driving while

Republican Missouri Lawmaker Curtman Weighs Run For Auditor

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Paul Curtman says he’s no longer considering a run for U.S. Senate but might campaign for Missouri

Kansas City Man Gets 40 Years For Sex With Preteen Girl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has received a 40-year prison sentence for having sex with a preteen girl. 34-year-old Shaun

Substitute Teacher Shortages Create Challenges For Districts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A persistent shortage of substitute teachers is creating challenges for Nebraska and Iowa school districts, and lawmakers who want to

Justice Department To Help In Iowa Case Of Slain Transgender Teen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is sending a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with killing a

Threatening Note Causes Lenox Schools To Be Dismissed Early Friday

Lenox Schools were dismissed at 1:00 today due to a threatening note that was submitted this morning.   The schools were under lockdown from roughly

Northwest Missouri State Holding Annual Disaster Response Exercise This Weekend

Northwest Missouri State University will host its fifth annual disaster response field training exercise today through Sunday (Oct. 13-15) and invites students, community members,

Northwest Missouri State Holding FAFSA Frenzy Sunday

Northwest Missouri State University is one of more than 70 sites throughout the state hosting FAFSA Frenzy to assist future and current college students

Miss Missouri Visiting Maryville Tomorrow

Miss Missouri, Jennifer Davis will be in Maryville tomorrow (Saturday) for a meet & greet at A&G Restaurant between 2:00-4:00.  Davis is visiting Maryville

Sunday Program At Nodaway County Historical Society Museum

Sunday at 2:00 p.m. the Nodaway County Historical Society will host a program given by Marla Burnsides on her family’s Native American heritage at

Maryville Chamber Looking For “Grinch” Nominations

The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce will present the Third Annual Christmas Parade on Friday December 1st, at 6:30 p.m. and will follow its

Roy Blunt Visits St Joseph Thursday

Missouri US Senator Roy Blunt stopped in St Joseph Thursday. Blunt was a guest of the Family Guidance Center for Behavioral Healthcare to discuss

Claire McCaskill Announces Record Fund Raising For Campaign

United States Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri announced Thursday her campaign has raised more than $2.9 million from over 30,000 donors in July, August,

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves Appointed To Committee By Speaker Ryan

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced Thursday that he has selected Representative Sam Graves (R-MO) to serve on the National Defense Authorization Act Conference

Hepburn, Iowa Man Arrested On Page County Warrants

26 year old Keaton Ray Osthoff of Hepburn, Iowa was arrested by Page County deputies Wednesday evening on two Page County Warrants that included

Missouri Discrimination Law Change Means Funding Loss

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The federal government says a new Missouri law doesn’t provide the same protections from housing discrimination as federal law,

Missouri Trooper Accused Of Sex Crimes Was Previously Sued

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri state trooper accused of taking sexually explicit photos with a 16-year-old boy was once sued in a separate

Missouri Senator Makes New Negative Trump Post After Censure

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Democratic senator from suburban St. Louis who was censured by the Missouri Legislature for a Facebook post that hoped

Driver Tells Troopers That Car Chase Was On His Bucket List

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says a man pulled over in Des Moines after a car pursuit told state troopers

Skidmore Student Awarded Scholarship At Northwest Missouri State

Emily Cordell, a senior agricultural sciences major from Skidmore, is one of two students at Northwest Missouri State to be awarded the Benjamin A

18 Year Old Running For St Joseph City Council

An 18 year old student at Missouri Western is running for St Joseph City Council.  Jackson Connors is collecting signatures in hope of making

Bomb Threat For Corning, IA Schools Wednesday

Students were let out of classes early Wednesday afternoon after a bomb threat was made to the Corning Schools.  The affected students included SW

Shenandoah Schools Under Brief Lockdown Wednesday

The Shenandoah School District and Shenandoah Medical Center were placed under brief lockdown Wednesday morning after there was a report of a man with

Missouri Auditor Calls For More Tracking Of Tax Breaks

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway says the state doesn’t do a good job of tracking the effect of tax breaks.

Planned Parenthood Providing Abortions Again In Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia has received a license to begin offering abortions. Planned Parenthood Great Plains announced Tuesday

Missouri Gets Grace Period For Real ID License Compliance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has more time to comply with stricter identification requirements under the Real ID Act. The Department of Homeland