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Bethany Speedway to join other tracks for championship series at Bethany fair

The Bethany Speedway has joined four other racetracks in the region to form a Mo-Kan championship series that will culminate in a final race on Labor Day weekend at the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany.


It could take months to repair damage from floods in Fortescue, Missouri

FORTESCUE, Mo. — Crews worked Tuesday to strengthen a levee to spare the small town of Fortescue, Missouri, from floodwater, as sections of two nearby levees have already breached along Little Tarkio Creek.


Local businesses victims of counterfeit coin plot

A Kansas City, Mo., man has been charged with selling counterfeit rare coins to two Bethany businesses. Prosecuting Attorney Johnathan Meyer charged Matthew D. Blatt, 36, with a Class D felony of stealing by deceit and a Class E felony of counterfeiting.


Drivers react to Missouri bill that would increase motor fuel tax

Missouri roads are falling apart. Now lawmakers propose raising the state’s motor fuel tax to provide funding to fix those roads without first getting voter approval. Mark Rubemeyer said filling up at the pump each week can be a struggle sometimes.


Missouri man resentenced to life in prison for killing grandparents

CLAYTON, Mo. — A Missouri man whose initial death sentence for killing his grandparents was overturned has now been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 43-year-old David Barnett was resentenced by a St. Louis County judge on March 15. Barnett’s attorn


Head-on crash in Harrison County injures two

The highway patrol reports one vehicle crossed the center line leading to a head-on collision with a second vehicle Monday morning in southeast Harrison County. The two drivers were injured and taken to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. Injuries were reported as moderate for 32-year-old


Gas Analyst: Prices in Missouri are unusually high for this time of year

COLUMBIA - Gas prices have increased 50 cents per gallon since the start of the year. According to GasBuddy Analyst Dan McTeague, this year’s increase is not considered normal.


Woman ingested meth during traffic stop, patrol officer says

A Bethany woman who was stopped for a traffic violation allegedly ingested methamphetamine in an attempt to hide evidence and was taken to the Harrison County Community Hospital for treatment, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.


American Pickers to film in Missouri

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Missouri. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the area from May 27-June 9.


Governor Parson Declares State of Emergency in Missouri in Response to Flooding

Governor Parson and Congressman Graves To Meet With Local Officials in Atchison and Buchanan Counties. Governor Mike Parson today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reserv


Police Blotter for March 25

3:50 a.m., Officers were dispatched to a loud music complaint in the 200 block of Jackson Street. The responsible person was contacted and turned down the music. 7:27 a.m., Officers assisted animal control in the 1100 block of Olive Street with removing a dog at the owner’s request.


Violence shuts down Grace mission in Haiti

Howard Gamber has been biding his time at the Hope Royale in Bethany until conditions improve in Haiti where he has been involved in the Mission of Grace. The Mission of Grace’s orphanage, clinic and school have been closed because of rebel attacks in the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti. The


Drummond competes in Tae Kwon Do Tourney

Kole Drummond of Pulaski competed in a Tae Kwon Do Tournament in Bethany, Mo. on March 16. Drummond scored a fourth-place finish in the yellow belt competition for youth age 10-11. He scored a first place in form. He finished second in board breaking and finished third in sparring.


Trenton Building Board discusses burned business structures on Main Street

Trenton’s Building Board has added two properties to its list of structures deemed a concern for their condition. Monday night, the board voted to declare as a nuisance, a garage at 607 West Crowder owned by John Danks and a house at 1618 Mable owned by Joseph Buckner and Haley Garrison.


Trenton likely to stick with current animal shelter

Plans are on track to keep shelter animals in Trenton, Missouri, in their current home. Trenton officials had been considering their options for housing pets picked up by officers as the city's contract with Green Hills Animal Shelter was coming up for renewal. Officials with Green Hills are asking


Highway patrol arrests Jamesport man

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Jamesport man in DeKalb County Tuesday morning on several allegations. Fifty-seven-year-old Jerry King was accused of felony no driver’s license, no signal, failure to register a motor vehicle, and no insurance.


Main Street to be closed March 27 due to safety activities at NCMC

NCMC Housing and activities is conducting safety week March 25 through March 29th. As a part of Safety Week, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the Housing staff will combine efforts with the Trenton P.D. and Missouri Highway Patrol to conduct a Distracted/Impaired Driving exercise for NCMC students from


School board candidates make final push before election

Voters on Tuesday will choose two new members of the Columbia Board of Education from among three active candidates. There's Jay Atkins, a parent in Columbia Public Schools, who advocates for 100 percent reading proficiency for all third-graders.


Gallatin Board of Aldermen contend with lengthy agenda at latest meeting

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted bids for cemetery mowing at its meeting Monday evening provided the contractors can provide necessary insurance requirements. Mike Walker will mow Lile Cemetery for $50 per mowing. Mitchell Ott will mow Brown and Greenwood cemeteries for $425 each time. The ac


Contentious loan to cover wastewater project tops discussion of Trenton City Council

The Trenton City Council last night took no action on a proposal to transfer two million dollars from one TMU fund to another. Members postponed the Green Hills Animal Shelter contract requesting some additional language.