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Ward gets 87 years for robbery, shooting
A Sedalia man has been sentenced to 87 years in prison for a 2014 robbery and shooting. Judge Robert Koffman called Henry L. Ward one of the “top five most violent individuals” he had ever met before giving the 20-year-old an all but lifetime sentence Tuesday.
Man sentenced to 87 years for attack on elderly Sedalia man
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old Sedalia man has been sentenced to 87 years in prison for beating, robbing and shooting a 75-year-old man. The Sedalia Democrat reports Judge Robert Koffman on Tuesday called Henry Ward one of the most violent people he had ever encountered.
3 arrested after Pettis County police chase
Three people were arrested following gunfire and a vehicle pursuit in Sedalia and Pettis County. Austin Michael Dotson, 22, of the 700 block of East Fifth Street, has been charged in Pettis County Circuit Court with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action, felony resisting arrest, unlawful posse
Three Arrested in Sedalia after Shooting Incident
Three people from Sedalia were arrested in connection to a shooting incident that occurred Friday (Dec 7) in the 700 block of W. 11th Street. A report from the Sedalia Police Department indicates officers were dispatched to the area for a disturbance with a weapon.
Sedalia receives $10 million grant for rail spur
SEDALIA, Mo. - The City of Sedalia will receive a $10 million grant to help create a rail spur in Sedalia Rail Industrial Park. It's part of the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Transportation Grant program through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant is also funding
Pettis County woman arrested for smuggling contraband into local jail
PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. — Formal charges are filed against a Sedalia woman on Monday. According to a probable cause statement, an officer was dispatched to Pettis County Jail in reference to contraband being brought into the jail. Carol Wolfe allegedly brought a puzzle into the jail for a prisoner.
Online Scam Involving Gift Cards Discovered by Sedalia Police
Area residents should be aware of an online scam that adversely affected a Sedalia woman this past week. Sedalia Police learned of the scam that occurred on Indeed.com on Saturday afternoon from a Sedalia woman who reported that she applied for a “secret shopper” job online and was accepted as an “e
Sedalia Intersection Changes: Stop Signs to be Removed
The City of Sedalia has announced that the stop signs at the intersection of W. 18th Street and S. Warren Ave will be removed towards the end of the month. According to a press release from the City, after a review of traffic counts and information about accidents at the intersection, the decision w
Warming Shelter Locations Offered in Sedalia
With temps dropping to bitterly cold levels, there are several locations around Sedalia offering warming shelter services for residents who may need a place to warm-up. The City of Sedalia Newsletter says people can visit the Sedalia Public Library during normal business hours to rest and warm up. T
Candidates begin filing for April election
The filing window for the General Municipal Election on April 2 is officially open. Candidates seeking to add their names to ballots had their first chance Tuesday to file for the election before the Jan. 15 deadline.
Livestock market reports Dec. 11
Sedalia - Central Missouri Sales Company Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for Dec. 3. Receipts, 1,019; two weeks ago, 598; year ago, 701. Compared to two weeks ago, feeder steers under 700 pounds, $2 to $10 lower, over 700 pounds, no recent price comparison. Feeder heifers under 600 pounds, $2
St. Louis Cardinals Caravan Coming to Sedalia in 2019
After a few years off of the list of tour stops for the annual St. Louis Cardinals Caravan, Sedalia will be getting a visit from Cardinals players, broadcasters and alumni in 2019.
Pettis County Vehicle Rollover Injures One Driver
A 34-year old man from Calhoun was injured Saturday morning in a rollover wreck in Pettis County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the wreck at approximately 10:40, on Route E south of Morgan Road.
Dream Factory celebrates 30th Christmas season
For three decades a local organization has been making a difference in the lives of ill children, and their families, by making dreams come true. The Sedalia Chapter of the Dream Factory brought smiles to children’s faces Saturday during the 30th annual Christmas party. Children were treated with a
Meals on Wheels menu Dec. 8
Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers meals to seniors, the homebound and handicapped citizens of Sedalia. The food is prepared by Sedalia Food and Vending and is delivered by volunteers. Meals cost $3. For more information on receiving meals or to become a volunteer, call 660-82
Sedalia native premieres original musical
Dr. Samuel Stokes, an alumnus of Smith-Cotton High School, premiered the original musical “EBENEZER,” based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” on Saturday Dec. 1 at The Music Studio of Warrensburg in Warrensburg.
Federal grant to expand Sedalia rail-served industrial park
Christmas came early for the local economic development community, as it was announced Friday the City of Sedalia has received a $10.09 million federal grant to help expand its newest industrial park.
Parkview teacher finds success in and out of the classroom
When Mary Holsten was a young girl, not much older than the students she now teaches at Parkview Elementary, she fell in love with horses. That love of horses, her students and math have led her to success both in and out of the classroom. Holsten recently returned from The American Quarter Horse As
Warrants issued for 10 suspected drug dealers
Sedalia police are seeking 10 suspects in a long-term drug dealing investigation. Detectives with the Drug Enforcement Unit at the Sedalia Police Department have obtained arrest warrants for each of the suspects, who are accused of distributing methamphetamine and prescription pills.
Daycare opening next to home of 11 sex offenders
A new Pettis County daycare center is causing concerns as it prepares to open within feet of a facility housing multiple sex offenders. Lil’ Mouse Academy Daycare and Preschool is in the process of opening next to Four Seasons Living Center, 2800 Route TT. The skilled nursing facility hosts 11 convi