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Chillicothe police seek missing teen

Police in Chillicothe, Missouri are asking for the public's help in finding a 13-year-old boy who went missing Thursday. Authorites said Jayden Joseph Beltran was last seen at 3:05 p.m. on the 1500 block of Calhoun Street. Jayden has brown hair and brown eyes with a chipped front tooth. He is approx


Charges Filed: Southwest Livingston County R-1 School Principal arrested

The Southwest Livingston County R-1 School District reports that the School Principal Scott Calhoun was recently taken into custody by law enforcement and that an investigation is continuing. Online court information shows Christopher Scott Calhoun was charged Friday with two counts of felony steal


Trenton woman injured in crash north of Trenton

A Trenton woman was injured in a single vehicle accident Monday afternoon one mile north of Trenton. The highway patrol reports 28-year-old Jessica Loman was taken by ambulance to the Wright Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The accident report noted a sports utility vehicle was being driven b


Chillicothe Fire Department responds to grass fire

The Chillicothe Fire Department provided mutual aid for the Utica Fire Protection District for a grass fire in Livingston County Thursday evening. Derrick Allen with the Chillicothe Fire Department reports the fire at 12081 LIV 418 burned about 40 acres of grass. He says no structures received damag


Missouri principal charged for stealing drugs at school

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. - A rural north-central Missouri principal is behind bars after stealing prescription medication from the school's medicine locker. The Livingston County, Mo. Sheriff's office says they arrested Christopher Scott Calhoun Friday on two counts of felony stealing. A release by the sher


Police searching for missing 13-year-old Chillicothe boy

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. - Police are asking for help to locate a Chillicothe boy who went missing Thursday. Police in the Livingston County town (about an hour and a half northeast of Kansas City) say 13-year-old Jayden Beltran was last seen around 3:05 p.m. Thursday on Calhoun Street. The boy is described


Police Chief Tommy Wright: Domestic and sexual violence underreported

The Green Hills Women's Shelter of Trenton works collaboratively with the Trenton Police Department to help victims report domestic violence. Women's shelter advocate Mary Cabral explains the shelter can help victims file police reports, get civil standbys, obtain information and a safety plan, and


Alleged case of child neglect investigated in Chula

The Livingston County Sheriff's Department last Tuesday investigated an alleged report of child neglect in the Chula area. The department received a report of a parent who allegedly brought a child to school in the bed of a pickup truck. It was also purported that the child was not properly dressed


Chillicothe Police Department seeking public assistance in locating missing 13-year-old

The Chillicothe Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a missing 13-year-old Chillicothe boy. Jayden Joseph Beltran was last seen in the 1500 block of Calhoun Wednesday afternoon at approximately 3 o'clock. Jayden has brown hair, brown eyes, a chipped front tooth, is approximately 5' 1"


Trenton City Council to hold special meeting regarding Nestle

The Trenton City Council will hold a special meeting to review details of an agreement with Nestle on its conditional purchase of ConAgra. The closed session meeting for real estate will be at the Trenton City Hall Monday evening March 19, at 6 o'clock. City Administrator Ron Urton says the council


Area school districts proposing bond issuances

As the general election on April 3 approaches, three regional school districts in Northwest Missouri are putting significant bond issuances out to vote. Stewartsville C-II and Osborn R-0 in DeKalb County each are proposing bond issuances of $1.1 million, and the Polo R-VII School District in Caldwel


Attorney: Livingston County school principal "emphatically" not guilty in drug theft

LUDLOW, Mo. (AP) - An attorney for a northwest Missouri school principal says his client is "emphatically pleading not guilty" to charges that he stole prescription drugs. Christopher Scott Calhoun, principal at Southwest Livingston County R-1, is charged with two counts of felony stealing. The Livi


U.S. Route 36 Project to Begin

OSBORN, Mo. - A resurfacing and realignment project in DeKalb and Caldwell counties is set to begin soon. Contractor crews from Herzog Contracting Corporation, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, plan to begin the first phase of this multi-phase project on Monday, March 19. The f


Six from Trenton schools take part in student walkout

Six students from Trenton High School and Middle School participated in a student-led walkout Wednesday morning to urge lawmakers to take action on gun violence. Superintendent Dan Wiebers reports the students went to the courtyard on the backside of the high school. He says administrators told the


Chillicothe Fire Department responds to grass fires

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a pair of grass fires Tuesday afternoon, one near Highway 65 at the Grand River Bridge, the other on LIV Road 451 south of Chillicothe. The reports indicate a grass fire was called in for both sides of Highway 65 just north of the Grand River Bridge. Han


NW Missouri couple charged; struck child with axe

CAMDEN, Mo. (AP) - A northwest Missouri couple is charged with more than 50 felony counts of child abuse and neglect involving a 9-year-old girl. Barreto-photo Ray Co. Ray County authorities say the girl was abused for months, including allegedly being struck with an ax. The Kansas City Star reports


Grundy County Sheriff reports two arrests

Two defendants, who surrendered themselves at the Grundy County Sheriff's Department, are scheduled for appearances Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. 34-year-old Dustin Matthew Haskins of rural Laredo is charged with two felony counts of criminal non-support of two mi