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Moberly residents say they feel safe in neighborhood even after shots fired

MOBERLY - People in one Moberly neighborhood say they feel safe following someone fired a gun over the weekend. Police said Jared Satterfield shot at his girlfriend Saturday afternoon as she tried to enter the home they share. Police arrested him and a court told him he couldn't go back to the home,


Ambitious Pro-Life Bill Moving Through Missouri Senate

The Missouri House passed HB 126, also known as “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act,” by a vote of 117 to 39 on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The bill was passed by all house republicans and three democrats. HB 126 was sponsored in the house by Missouri Representative Nick Schrorer (R-107, O’Fallon).


Egg hunt draws more than 3,000

More than 3,000 parents and children jammed on the lawn of Family Life Fellowship Church for the 24th Annual Great Egg Hunt on Saturday in Moberly. Pastor Vic Comstock said the hunt is an important part of the church’s outreach to families. He said families from over a large area of central and Nort


Moberly man accused of stabbing another man in a fight

A Moberly man faces assault and armed criminal action charges after Moberly police said he stabbed a man early Sunday morning. Police responded to reports of a man yelling for help in the 1500 block of E. Rollins Street. The alleged victim had been involved in a car crash while trying to drive himse


Two injured in head-on crash on Tom Bass Road

BOONE COUNTY, Mo - Two drivers were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a head-on collision between an empty gas tanker truck and a white 4-door sedan. The crash happened around 6 a.m.Tuesday at the intersection of Tom Bass Road and East Deer Park Road near Highway 63 southbound.


Lawmakers fail to advance bill on bonding authoritiy for Papio Missouri NRD

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- The Natural Resources District that maintains levees in the Omaha area and other parts of eastern Nebraska will lose its ability to issue bonds for flood projects at the end of this year.


Moberly man arrested after shooting at girlfriend

A Moberly man was arrested twice Saturday — first for shooting at his girlfriend and then again for contacting her after posting bond. Jared Satterfield originally shot at his girlfriend around 5 a.m. Saturday because he believed she gave up her "legal right to the property" they shared after leavin


Tim’s Travels: The Missouri Historical Society to attempt world record with largest jazz dance

ST. LOUIS - Does Tim Ezell have what it takes to be a record-breaking dancer?. The Missouri Historical Society is attempting to set a record for the World's Largest Jazz Dance Class. More than 600 people will gather to shimmy, shake, and chasse their way into history.


Missouri, Montana are last states without a ban on texting while driving

(KMOX/AP) - Arizona has become the 48th state to officially make texting while driving illegal – leaving Missouri and Montana as the last places in the U.S. without a law banning all texting while driving.


Three S-C Band Students Accept Scholarships to Missouri State

Three Smith-Cotton High School band students on Monday accepted scholarships to perform with The Pride Marching Band at Missouri State University in Springfield. Sydny Kocsis, flute, also will play with the MSU concert band. Her S-C career highlights include serving as the flute section leader and e


Elder Fraud Costs Missouri Seniors Over $800 Million Per Year

Missouri’s seniors are susceptible to fraud and it’s costing them millions of dollars each year. According to data from a study conducted by research company Comparitech, Missouri seniors lose up to $800 million annually. That includes cases of elder financial abuse and exploitation. The company def


NW Missouri woman hospitalized after her car runs over her ankle

GENTRY COUNTY — One person was injured in an accident just after 1:40p.m. Monday in Gentry County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2016 Nissan passenger vehicle driven by Deanna L. Hurkman, 51, Albany, was parking in the Dollar General parking lot in Albany. She left the car in reverse


Local districts opposed to Missouri bill that would push back first day of school

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There’s a debate brewing between two powerful forces in Missouri. The tourism industry and education officials are at odds over a proposal to prevent starting school in the first half of August.


As syphilis invades rural Missouri, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it

When Karolyn Schrage first heard about the “dominoes gang” in the health clinic she runs in Joplin, Mo., she assumed it had to do with pizza. Turns out it was a group of men in their 60s and 70s who held a standing game night — which included sex with one another. They showed up at her clinic infect


Then and Now-Paris Main Street

Paris Renovation Projects got us to thinking! SO, the Monroe County Appeal has started a new weekly section comparing what use to be and what is now! We are very excited to share these pictures with our readers! If you can tell us the years of these photos, please share with us!


Missouri Department of Conservation urges public to 'bee-friend' native pollinators

Spring and summer months bring both the buzz of lawnmowers and bees. These fuzzy flyers are important pollinators, playing a crucial role in the production of many favorite fruits and vegetables. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages the public to “bee-friend” these valuable nativ


Missouri remains second in number of farms in U.S.

JEFFERSON CITY – In the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service latest Census of Agriculture, Missouri agriculture remains second in the number of farms in the United States with more than 95,000 farms on 27.8 million acres.


Missouri teacher charged with hiring hitman to kill student, 10, who he allegedly molested: report

A Missouri teacher is accused of hiring a hitman to kill a 10-year-old boy he allegedly molested. Deonte Taylor, 36, and his boyfriend Michael Johnson, 66, pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in a St. Louis court on Wednesday, KSDK reported.


Moberly Police arrest wanted fugitive based on information from FBI

MOBERLY- The Moberly Police Department arrested a man on Friday afternoon after they received information from the FBI in Omaha, Nebraska, according to a press release. Police said an officer arrested Isaiah Patterson after seeing him in the passenger seat of a vehicle by Morley Street at Union Aven


Monroe County Historical Society Offering Great Selection at Citywide Garage Sale

PARIS, Mo. – The Monroe County Historical Society plans a huge selection for the Paris All-City Garage Sale on May 10-11. The sale is an opportunity for the Historical Society to raise money while offering some great items for garage-sale shoppers.