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Sedalia man experiences Hurricane Harvey devastation

Justin Baker remembers the rancid smell of floodwater and sewage. The Sedalia native waded through the stinking water as he helped pry open a door to a house in Vidor, Texas, and saw what was inside. He recalls how the homeowner, a woman who had asked his group of volunteers for help, burst into tea

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 00:11:00

Sedalia man facing felony charges in Springfield complaint

A Sedalia man has been charged in a felony complaint in connection to a death in Springfield last year. Keelan M. Miller, 22, was charged with felony abandonment of a corpse and felony tampering with physical evidence. These charges stem from events that occurred Nov. 13 during which the body of Cam

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 19:28:00

Groundbreaking marks beginning of Sedalia Police Department Headquarters construction

Golden shovels stabbed into the dirt Thursday morning as city officials broke ground on the new Sedalia Police Department Headquarters. Mayor Stephen Galliher addressed a crowd of police officers, architects, city councilors and citizens at the ceremonial groundbreaking. Before grabbing the shovels,

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 21:59:00

Sedalia Downtown Development Inc. to host first Wine & Brews

Downtown Sedalia will host its first wine stroll later this month featuring eight wineries hosted by eight businesses and three brew stops. Wine & Brews on the Avenues will be hosted Saturday, Sept. 30. Sedalia Downtown Development Inc. Administrator Meg Liston noted that SDDi has been tossing aroun

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 21:15:00

Free health fair at State Fair

Sedalia - State Fair Community College nursing and allied health students sponsor a free public health fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Thompson Conference Center in the Heckart Science and Allied Health Center on the Sedalia campus. Students will present information on more than 20 health t

DAILYSTARJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 22:16:00

Horticulture club holds mum sale

Sedalia - The State Fair Community College Horticulture Club fall mum sale is under way in the greenhouse behind the Potter-Ewing Agriculture Building on the Sedalia campus. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday while supplies last. Many different varieties are for sale, including Spellbo

DAILYSTARJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 22:00:00

Cases resolved in Pettis County Circuit Court

The following is a sampling of cases resolved Sept. 18 in the Pettis County Circuit Court, according to information from Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Phillip Sawyer. Robert L. Oropeza, 22, of California, Missouri, was sentenced to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections under 559.

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 22:03:00

Gerke appointed to Pettis County Ambulance District Board by County Commission

Pettis County Clerk Nick La Strada gives the oath of office to Nick Gerke on Friday afternoon after Gerke was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Pettis County Ambulance District Board of Directors. The seat was vacated by Dave Clippert, who resigned in May. The Pettis County Commission has fille

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 22:39:00

Thomas Jefferson teams take third in Mid-Mo Conference meet

COLUMBIA - The Thomas Jefferson boys and girls teams each finished third Wednesday in a Mid-Missouri Conference meet at Oakland Middle School. The boys posted 81 points, trailing Gentry's 49 and Smithton's 52. Ethan Demarest had Thomas Jefferson's top finish, taking sixth place in 8:27. Other top fi


Police, family searching for missing Smithton teen

A Smithton couple is asking for the community's help in finding their missing 14-year-old daughter. Hailey McNeal was last seen around 4 p.m. Sunday as she left a friend's Sedalia home, where security cameras at the house caught the group on video, Samantha and Charlie McNeal told the Democrat on Th

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 20:49:00

Dog gone, found on Facebook

Warrensburg - Lots of nuzzling among two dogs and their owner went on Thursday during a reunion at Old Drum and Friends Animal Shelter. Kate Arnett, La Monte, said she thought nothing at first about the mixed-breed shelter dogs, Oliver and Maximus, not coming home. "Early, early in the morning, they

DAILYSTARJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-21 17:27:00

Boonville woman arrested after authorities accuse her of not providing necessities to 4 children

BOONVILLE, Mo. - Boonville police arrested Kristine Owings on Wednesday after completing a home check at Owings' apartment. According to the probable cause statement, officers were asked to participate in a home check . Officers said they found Owings neglecting her four children, who were all und

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 20:48:44

Nelson man charged with unlawful possession of firearm

A Nelson man was charged with the class D felony of unlawful possession of a firearm after Saline County Sheriffs deputies conducted a compliance check at his residence. According to a probable cause statement filed Sept. 15, two deputies arrived at a Nelson address while conducting a countywide sex

MARSHALL DEMOCRAT-NEWS - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

LU grand marshal talks baseball, race relations

On a balmy fall morning with not a cloud in the sky, hundreds of area residents, Lincoln University fans, and alumni lined the streets of downtown Jefferson City for the university's annual homecoming parade. People of all colors and creeds lined the streets, marched in the parade and danced with th


LU enrollment down from last year

Lincoln University's total fall 2017 enrollment is 2,622, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment said Thursday. It's down 116 students from a year ago, continuing a several years' slide in total student enrollment. With one minor increase in 2014, Lincoln's enrollment has been falling s


Protecting the 'school on the hill'

One student told nearly 50 people attending an Alumni-Student Dialogue session Thursday he thinks Lincoln University's next president should be "very welcoming," involved with students and regularly on campus. Albert Harris, a 1969 LU graduate and current interim president of Lincoln's national alum


Public Works committee approves $750K toward stormwater

The Jefferson City Public Works and Planning Committee on Tuesday approved using a $750,000 supplemental appropriation to hire additional staff to focus on improving and maintaining the city's stormwater system. Last month, the Jefferson City Council approved a supplemental appropriation of $750,000


Area entrepreneurs attend business mixer

Nearly 20 Moniteau County business leaders and potential entrepreneurs met Thursday in Tipton for the first of four business mixers, hosted by the Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council's Start Up Moniteau initiative. (Michelle Brooks/CALIFORNIA DEMOCRAT) TIPTON, Mo. - Potential ent

CALIFORNIADEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-24 05:37:31

Preliminary settlement reached in Moniteau County library lawsuit

An end appears to be near in the Moniteau County library dispute. With a settlement agreed on, the lawsuit against the Moniteau County Library District and the County Library Board, filed Oct. 6, 2015, by the city of Tipton and three taxpayers, appears to be nearing resolution. Appearing in court Mo

CALIFORNIADEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-23 23:59:59

Survivor spent hours in tree with toddler after flash flood

Cesar Garcia wipes his eye as he talks about how he and other family members survived the Payson, Ariz., flash flooding this summer that killed 10 other family members, at his home, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) PHOENIX (AP) - As water rushed around him, Cesar Ga

CALIFORNIADEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-22 12:36:19