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Bolivar teen sentenced in domestic assault

A Bolivar teen was sentenced earlier this month in Polk County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to choking and hitting his girlfriend in September. Andrew M. Sims, born in 2000, pleaded guilty on Feb. 5 to class D felony second-degree domestic assault, according to the case docket. Senior Judge W


Bolivar fire crews fight vehicle fire

A vehicle fire kept Bolivar City Fire Department crews busy Saturday night. Firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the 2100 block of West Jackson Street at around 11:35 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.


Mercy to open in October

Crews are entering the final construction stages of Mercy’s new Bolivar location at the junction of Mo. 83 and Mo. 13. It is on track to open to patients in October, a little more than two years after breaking ground, according to Mercy Media Relations and Communications Manager Sonya Kullmann.


Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrests (Feb. 10-16)

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the following arrests in Ste. Genevieve County or involving county residents from February 10 through February 16:. Bradley G. Halencak, 40, male, of O’Fallon, Missouri, was arrested at noon on February 12 in Ste. Genevieve County on a Wentzville Police Dep


Religious studies in public schools? One Missouri lawmaker wants high school Bible classes

JEFFERSON CITY • A state lawmaker who is a minister and dean of students at a southwest Missouri religious college wants public high school students to learn more about the Bible.


Green Bay Packers hire coach who got his start in Bolivar, Mo.

Shawn Mennenga was hired by the Green Bay Packers to run their special teams, a unit that finished dead last in the NFL. Mennenga broke in as a graduate assistant at Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, Mo.) in 1994 and then coached the secondary there from 1995-96. After one year as outside lineb


Fire destroys Missouri home where homicide had been reported

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a Springfield home where a homicide was reported earlier this month. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 45-year-old David Edwards was found stabbed to death on Feb. 1 in the home where the blaze started Monday. No arrests h


Bolivar Hospital Restricts Some Visitors Due to Flu

BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Citizen's Memorial Hospital in Bolivar officials say there are just too many cases of the flu -- and now there are restrictions on visitors. No one 14 years old or younger is allowed to visit the CMH Birth Place, the labor and delivery department at CMH.


Investigation continues into report of person falling into Missouri River

SIOUX CITY -- An investigation continues into a report of a person who may have jumped or fallen into the Missouri River on Tuesday. At approximately 11:15 a.m., a southbound motorist on I-29 witnessed what he believed to be a person or object jumping into the water from the railroad bridge that goe


Missouri City Taking Part In 2019 Warrant Round Up

MISSOURI CITY, TX — Residents Missouri City, and other surrounding communities, who have warrants have until March 9 to pay their fines, or they could risk an embarrassing arrest.


State Farm reducing auto policy rates in Missouri

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the largest auto insurer in Missouri and in the nation, is cutting its rates in Missouri. As a result, its overall personal auto rate will drop by 3.9 percent. The total statewide expected impact for State Farm Mutual by this rate decrease in Missouri


Raytown broke Missouri Sunshine Law, refused to provide records after fatal crash

The city of Raytown has been ordered to pay $42,000 in legal fees after a judge ruled the city violated the Missouri Sunshine Law when it denied a public records request about a fatal traffic wreck.


First responders search Missouri River for person that may have gone into river

(KTIV) – First responders Tuesday afternoon were on the scene where a person may have jumped into the Missouri River. It happened at the railroad bridge that goes from Sioux City to South Sioux City, Nebraska, just around 11 a.m.


Snow and ice heading for much of Missouri (AUDIO)

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Pleasant Hill and the state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) are warning about possible white out conditions across parts of Missouri on Tuesday evening.


Marijuana brick worth $3K found in Missouri donation bin

SPRINGFIELD, MO (AP) -- Big Brothers Big Sisters is hoping that some good can come from the cellophane-wrapped marijuana brick that was dropped in a Springfield donation bin. The Springfield News-Leader reports that responding officers estimated that the pot had a street value of $3,000. Big Brother


Cass County crash closes Missouri Highway 7

HARRISONVILLE, MO (KCTV) -- Missouri Highway patrol is responding to a crash at Route P in Cass County. The crash involved at least a pick-up truck and a semi that rolled over on its side.


Springfield Man Sentenced to Prison for 2017 Murder

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A man charged in the shooting death of a teenager in 2017 was sentenced earlier this month. Chase Adams was sentecned to 20 years in the Department of Corrections for second-degree murder and three years for armed criminal action. The sentences will run concurrent.


Deer sculpture stolen from trail

An original metal sculpture of a deer head skeleton recently was stolen from the Crabtree Cove walking trail. The sculpture was placed by Nature Educational Art Trail, an organization securing art pieces to install on existing trails around the Stockton area.


Suspect thought dog was spying for police, charges in Missouri animal abuse case say

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Missouri -- A man who authorities say bound a small dog with tape and threw him in a rural Missouri ditch last week believed the dog was spying on him for the police, charging documents say.


Missouri Attorney General opens investigation into 'daycare fight club'

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com/AP) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced his office is investigating a “daycare fight club” that was reportedly caught on camera in 2016.