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Sedalia City Council discusses SFD Central Station needs

The Sedalia City Council is looking ahead to Sedalia Fire Department improvements after a space needs presentation during Tuesday night’s meeting. Council heard from Josh Mandell and Jerrod Joggerst of FGM Architects in St. Louis, which conducted a feasibility study on the SFD Central Fire Station,


Sedalia man found not guilty of child abuse

A Sedalia man has been found not guilty in a 2017 child abuse case. Stephen Brandkamp, 27, was found not guilty by a Cooper County jury late last week. He had been charged with first-degree assault and abuse or neglect of a child.


Teen arrested for posting nude photos to Instagram

A Sedalia teenager has been arrested on numerous charges including possession of child pornography after an Instagram account full of nude photos was recently discovered. According to a Sedalia Police Department news release, on Feb. 12 the department was made aware of several Instagram accounts tha


Pettis County crash injures area motorists

PETTIS COUNTY, MO – A Sedalia man was involved in a two vehicle accident this evening in Pettis County. According to Highway Patrol, Raymond Kahrs, 55, was the driver of a westbound vehicle that struck an eastbound motorist executing a left turn at Airpark Road, on 50 Highway.


House advances plan to end mandatory minimum sentencing laws in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY • A plan to loosen mandatory minimum sentencing laws for many nonviolent criminals won preliminary approval in the Missouri House Tuesday. The legislation would allow judges to make exceptions to a state law requiring offenders to serve 40, 50 or 80 percent of their prison terms, depe


Anonymous Tip Leads to Felony Arrest at Sedalia Motel

On Sunday, Pettis County deputies received an anonymous tip that Ronnie Lynn Price, Jr., of Sedalia, who had active felony warrants for his arrest, was staying at Motel 7 on South 65, just south of the city limits.


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.


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.


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


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


Columbia man facing armed criminal action, assault charges in Cooper County

COOPER COUNTY, Mo. — Bond is set at $50,000 for a man accused of “pistol whipping” a victim in Cooper County in August of 2018. According to a probable cause statement filed in a Cooper County courtroom Tuesday, Robert W. Roberts, 58, of Columbia, struck his victim in the back of their head with a h


Winter Weather Advisory issued for Pettis County

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Tuesday afternoon extending into Wednesday for much of the state. Pettis County is under the advisory from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday as more snow is headed to west central Missouri. According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected to


Two-vehicle Wreck In Pettis County Causes Minor Injuries

Two men escaped serious injury after a two-vehicle accident occurred on East 50 in Pettis County Monday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 33-year-old Ryan P. Miesner of Florence was eastbound on 50 in a 1994 Chevy Silverado at 5:15 p.m. when he made a gradual left turn onto


Artist turns aluminum cans into portraits

Most people send their aluminum cans off to recycling. Sedalia artist, Chester Lux, turns them into works of art. He will speak on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the February Mid-Missouri Artist meeting.


Woman accused of bringing drugs to Tipton Correctional Center

A Missouri woman was arrested last week for trying to bring drugs into the the Tipton Correctional Center. Investigators from the Missouri Department of Corrections contacted Moniteau County deputies Friday in reference to a possible attempt to introduce drugs into the Tipton facility, according to


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. – Big Brothers Big Sisters has announced that a cellophane-wrapped marijuana brick with a street value of $3,000 has been found in a Springfield donation bin.


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.


Three arrested on drug allegations in Lafayette County

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. — Three local residents were jailed in Lafayette County Tuesday morning accused of drug possession by the Missouri Highway Patrol. 38-year-old James L. Lowery and 33-year-old Richy L. Mallot, both of Richmond, and 51-year-old James L. Lowery, of Lincoln, were each arrested just