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Domestic violence case set for preliminary hearing in Linn County

LINN COUNTY, Mo. – A hearing will be held today for a Marceline man charged for a domestic assault in Linn County. Costa, 29, will appear for a preliminary hearing at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. Costa was arrested for a January 13, 2919 incident at a residence in Marceline. Costa was charged with two


Sinkhole on Missouri St. in Evansville is growing, according to neighbors

A sinkhole on Missouri St. and Baker Ave. in Evansville is getting bigger, neighbors say. One resident in the area, Megan Smith, sent us pictures of the hole taken 10 days ago.


Rollover crash hospitalizes Linneus driver in Linn County

LINN COUNTY, Mo. — A van slid off the road and overturned Friday afternoon in Linn County. The Missouri Highway Patrol says 24-year-old Sahara Baldwin, of Linneus was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.


Missouri personal property tax assessment deadline approaching

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Missouri residents have a few days left to submit their personal property tax assessments. According to the Adair County Assessor's Office, property is assessed as of January 1.


Man gets life for killing Missouri mom who made daughter fake illness

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. • A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of a Missouri woman who forced her daughter to use a wheelchair and to have unnecessary medical tests so she could collect gifts and charitable donations.


Baker earns third title, Parn and Fisher add names to gymnasium banners

For the fourth time in five years, Brookfield has a Class 1 state wrestling champion in the 285-pound division. Brooks Baker dominated throughout the tournament, and he was joined by 126-pound Bulldog Donavan Parn as state champion. Marceline senior Cooper Fisher claimed a Class 1 state championship


Man found in burning Missouri home had been reported missing

ST. LOUIS – Authorities say a man whose body was found last month in a burning St. Louis home had been missing since Christmas Eve. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that authorities identified the man Thursday as 26-year-old Chrishaun Hilliard. His body was found Jan. 17 in the back bedroom of th


Linn County Republican Women to meet

Missouri Right to Life Vice President Therese Sander will present a program at the next Linn County Republican Women meeting. The group will meet at Ginnie’s Restaurant of Brookfield the night of February 21st. Social time will begin at 6 o’clock, and the meeting will start at 7 o’clock.


Missouri lawmakers looking to eliminate vehicle inspection requirement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill that would eliminate inspections for commercial vehicles. Representative J. Eggleston stated after researching this issue, he found that the checks don't necessarily keep the roads more safe.


Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 68-year-old Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to receiving disability payments intended for her mother, who died nearly 50 years ago. Federal prosecutors say Marsha Gail Coy, of St. Peters, received more than $230,000 in the scheme. She pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fr


What You Need To Know About Missouri’s New Medical Marijuana Law

Missouri’s new medicinal marijuana law opens up treatment options for qualified patients suffering from disorders or pain that have not been successfully treated with traditional medication. While the law took effect December 6, there are still a number of procedures and regulatory issues that have


Brookfield boy with flu dies over weekend

BROOKFIELD, Mo. — A young northern Missouri boy died over the weekend, and investigators say they think the flu is to blame. Linn County Coroner Kenny Creason told KTVO Monday that Jayden Royal, 11, of Brookfield, Missouri, was pronounced dead just before 4 a.m. Saturday in the emergency room at Per


Missouri man charged with infecting woman with HIV, then offering to pay for her silence

A Missouri man was charged Wednesday for allegedly infecting an unsuspecting woman with HIV and then offering to pay her for her silence once police became involved. Marcus Price, 36, is facing two felony charges and the possibility of life in prison after authorities say he had unprotected sex with


Missouri House passes bill to ignore mandatory sentencing laws

Mandatory sentencing: It provides clear directions for judges when they hand down punishment to convicted offenders. However, it has also been part of the reason for over-crowded prisons both in the Show-Me State and nationwide.


Missouri’s feral hog problem

POTOSI, Mo. – Feral hogs are causing massive problems for farmers and others in multiple states including Missouri. An organized effort is underway in the Show Me State to try and wipe them out.


FBI and DOJ investigating Missouri prison where workers are accused of sexual assault

Federal agencies are investigating a western Missouri women’s prison where current and former workers have been accused of sexually assaulting inmates. Karen Backues Keil is one of four women who have sued over the alleged abuse at Chillicothe Correctional Center. But court documents filed this mont


Defendant misses hearing in Macon County drug case

MACON COUNTY, Mo. – A warrant has been issued for a Kansas City woman who failed to appear for court in Macon County. A felony warrant was issued for Amanda N. Odell, 29, after she failed to appear for a preliminary hearing at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. Odell and Michael Glen Zieger, 42, of Lee’s Summit we


BREAKING NEWS — Highway 65 blocked at Carroll/Livingston County line due to fully engulfed structure fire

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mo. — KMZU News has confirmed reports of a structure fully engulfed in flames near Tina-Avalon. The Hale Fire Protection District has requested mutual aid from area fire agencies, including the Carrollton and Chillicothe Fire Departments, for a residence consumed by flames about a


Winter storm watch continues for parts of western Iowa, NW Missouri

(KMAland) -- A winter storm watch remains in effect for portions of western Iowa and northwest Missouri. Iowa counties (Saturday afternoon-early Sunday) Missouri counties (Saturday afternoon-early Sunday)


CFD responds to house fire in Hale

At 9:41 a.m., on Feb. 22, the Chillicothe Fire Department, (CFD) responded to a request for mutual aid at a house fire in Hale. Chillicothe Fire Department Cpt. Derrick Allen said upon their arrival at 9:53 a.m., the home located at 22124 Highway 65 was fully engulfed in flames. CFD used 2000 gallon