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Police station, city hall and former mayor's house burn in small Missouri town

JEFFERSON CITY • The police station, city hall and the former mayor’s house in the small town of Parma, Mo., all burned Tuesday night after the swearing in of a new mayor and new city council member, according to the state auditor’s office.


Howard perfect for Kirksville in 15-0 blowout of Mexico

The Kirksville baseball team has turned to the art of dance this season to keep things fun and lively. A Tiger who belts a double has to do finger guns jive on second base and a triple demands a bow and arrow pull. The Tigers danced all over Mexico on Wednesday night, bashing five extra-base hits en


Arrest warrant served on man already in custody

An arrest warrant was served Wednesday on a Milan man already in custody at the Grundy County Law Enforcement Center. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 34-year-old Dustin Eli Nickell has been charged with the misdemeanors of driving while revoked or suspended—first offense; display or posse


Kirksville track team breaks 3 records at Truman High School Invitational

Maturity is a common cause for confidence. For Kirksville track athlete Remy Ndiang, confidence was never an issue. But after the junior hurt his hip flexor earlier this season by not stretching as he should, he gained a newfound instinct that he has to take things more seriously. Especially if he w


Missouri Congressional members react to Mueller report

A report has been released today about Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump’s campaign and Russia’s attempted interference in America’s 2016 election. Western Missouri Democratic Congressman Emanuel Cleaver tells Missourinet Congressional committees must review the report and continue t


Missouri could be forced to sell a state park

OREGON COUNTY, Mo. (KOLR10) - The state of Missouri could be forced to sell a new state park that hasn't even opened yet. Eleven-Point State Park was created back in 2016. It's a nearly 4,200-acre park in Oregon County in southern Missouri.


Air Monitoring for Fire Department Operations course to be held in Kirksville

An Air Monitoring for Fire Department Operations course will be held in Kirksville in June. The course to cover the basics of current air monitoring equipment will be held at the Kirksville Fire Department the afternoon of June 19th from 1 to 5 o’clock. Students will also learn current gas detection


Clarifying medical marijuana usage throughout Missouri

April 20, better known as 4-20 in certain circles, may pass without fanfare this year. The unofficial National Cannabis Holiday is not a day of celebration for Missourians yet. Amendment 2, the Medical Marijuana and Veteran Healthcare Services Initiative, which became law in 2018, will not result in


AM Housing makes progress toward goal

Nonprofit organization AM Housing may have found a location for a Kirksville homeless shelter, founder Glenn Moritz announced Thursday at a fundraising banquet. After conducting an online fundraising campaign with the goal of purchasing a building, Moritz told supporters a house is currently under c


Missouri student caught passing out fake $100 bills at high school

NIXA, Mo. — Officials say a student was caught passing out fake $100 bills at a southwest Missouri high school. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Nixa Public Schools is cautioning the community to be extra cautious because not all of the bills that were handed at Tuesday were collected.


Parents call for better anti-bullying efforts after Missouri boy’s attack caught on camera

WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Patrick Vining calls it “very disturbing.” A video that’s been shared on social media shows his son being repeatedly struck inside a classroom at Wentzville Middle School.


Be bear aware! Missouri's black bears start coming out of their dens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding Missourians to be proactive and “Be Bear Aware.”


“Breakthrough” movie a Missouri story, but Missouri couldn’t compete to be a film site

The newly-released feature film, “Breakthrough,” premiered in St. Louis Wednesday. That’s good news for the Missouri family upon which the inspirational film is based, but the film industry and site developers in the Show-Me State wish the production had happened here instead of Manitoba, Canada.


Missouri State Fair announces next concert

The Missouri State Fair has announced another concert in its 2019 lineup. Chicks with Hits featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss will perform on the Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.


Missouri farmer inducted into Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame

Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Gary Riedel says demand for soybean increased greatly since farmers approved checkoff dollars to fund research and promotion. Riedel served as head of Missouri Soybean Association in the early 1980s and was president of the American Soybean Association whe


4/16 Roundup: Demspay delivers Kirksville to win, Atlanta fights off Schuyler County

Kirksville - Paxton Dempsay, 3 H, 3 RBIs, R, 2B; Colton Gillespie, 3-4, 2 RBIs, 3 R; Tanner Lain, RBI, R, WP, 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 Ks, 5 H; Kaden Motley, RBI. Macon - Nash Waller, 2-4; Dominick Mitchell, 2-3; Cruz Lewis, WP, 4 IP, 2 ER, 1-3; Ryan Petre, 3 IP; Jamison Hogsett, H.


Novinger to host annual yard sale event

The Novinger Area Yard Sales and Flea Market event will be held April 27 beginning at 8 a.m. Residents of Novinger and the surrounding area are encouraged to participate in selling yard sale items, antiques and collectibles, crafts and commercial products.


Trustees Of Putnam County Hospital Accuse Its Former Owners Of ‘Overarching Conspiracy’

A legal tug-of-war that’s engulfed the Missouri state auditor and tiny Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville, Missouri, appeared to have ended yesterday but may drag on a bit longer.


Council plans for court closure

The Kirksville City Council passed several ordinances at its Monday meeting to continue the process of reorganizing the city’s municipal code. The Council voted to approve changes to an earlier ordinance eliminating Kirksville’s municipal court. The ordinance adds a fee of $1 per case for a judicial


In Rural Missouri, Interpreters Key To Refugee Care

At a pediatric clinic in Kirksville, Missouri, a young boy is waiting in an exam room to be vaccinated. A nurse explains the shots to his mother, and Lisette Chibanvunya translates.