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KCHI NEWS Archive
Stories from the past seven days


Chillicothe Teen Charged With Sex Crime  7/23 6am
     A Chillicothe teen was arrested for alleged Promoting A Sexual Performance By A Child. Jonathan Patrick Patterson was arrested Wednesday by Chillicothe Police and is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail with bond set at $20,000 cash only. If Patterson makes bond he is to have no unsupervised contact with any child under the age of 17.


Stay Hydrated - Drink Water  7/23 6am
     When it's hot and humid, you need to stay hydrated and water is the best choice. But why water instead of other options? Ann Burchett from the Livingston County Health Center explains.
          <Audio: Burchett 1>
     But why is it best for when it is very hot?
          <Audio: Burchett 2>
     Caffeine is also a diuretic, and promotes your bodies processing of water as waste.
     Burchett says avoid alcohol in high heat situations.
          <Audio: Burchett 3>
     The general recommendation of water intake each day is 8 cups or about 2 liters. When you are sweating heavily, you can increase that to stay hydrated through the day


Troopers Arrest Four In Area Counties  7/23 6am
     A Kansas City man was arrested in Linn county Friday evening. 37 year old Ruben Rebollo Mora was arrested for alleged speeding, no drivers license and child restraint violations. He was processed and released.
     Early this morning, Troopers in Linn County arrested two 18 year olds. Johnna Jones of Marceline and Raul Rivas of Milan were arrested for alleged Minors in Possession of Alcohol. They were processed and released.
     In Carroll County, just after midnight, 21 year old James Heil of Norborne was arrested for alleged DWI and failing to stop at a stop sign. He was processed and released.


Livingston Co. Fair Rodeo Fundraiser 7/23 6am
     The 2nd annual Livingston County Fair Rodeo will be August 5th and 6th at the fairgrounds arena. Fair Board President David Beck says it is a fundraiser for the fair and will include bulls, broncs, roping and mutton busting for the kids.
          <Audio: Beckt 1>
     Beck says Mutton busting is a fun part of the program.
          <Audio: Beckt 2>
     The program is presented by the MRCA and URA. Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults, kids 6-12 years old its $5 and 5 and under are free.


Lots of Road Work in the Area  7/23 6am
     The Missouri Department of Transportation has a variety of roadwork scheduled across the northwest part of the state in the coming week. That includes pothole patching, mowing, signage and drainage work. In the local counties:
Caldwell County
US 36 in Hamilton, continued pavement repair project all week. This will include:
Eastbound and Westbound lanes CLOSED from 9 am to 5 pm daily, with traffic redirected to the Highway 13 ramps. This Includes a 12-foot width restriction.
There will also be an around-the-clock closures of the east and westbound driving lanes on US 36. The passing lanes will remain open in each direction between 5 pm and 9 am daily
In addition, Highway 13 is narrowed to one lane at the US 36 Overpass in Hamilton for maintenance, all week
Carroll County
Route 41 - Bridge Maintenance at the Wakenda Chute Bridge - Tuesday and Wednesday
Route U - CLOSED from US 65 to County Road 241 for a culvert replacement, Thursday, 8 am to 2:30 pm.
Chariton County
Route ZZ - CLOSED from Parish Road to Clark Road for a culvert replacement, Friday, 7 am to 3 pm.
Daviess County
Route B - Bridge Maintenance at the I-35 Overpass Bridge all week
Grundy County
Route A - CLOSED from NW 95th Street to NW 90th Street for a culvert replacement, Friday, 8 am to 2 pm.
Linn County
Route 5 - Bridge Maintenance from Fawn Road to Delco Road, Monday and Tuesday
US Route 36 - Westbound from Route 139 to Crow Road for culvert repair, Monday - Thursday
Route 11 - CLOSED from Nile Drive to Nevada Road for a culvert replacement, Wednesday, 7 am to 3 pm.
Route WW - CLOSED from Lunar Drive to Route ZZ for a culvert replacement, Thursday, 7 am to 3 pm.
Livingston County
US 36 - Bridge Maintenance at the Grand River Overflow Bridge on Monday


Senior Housing On The Chillicothe City Council Agenda  7/22 12pm
     The Chillicothe City Council has two major items on the agenda for their meeting Monday. The council will have a finance workshop at 5:30 pm and at 6:30 is the regular council meeting.
     On the agenda for the regular meeting is a resolution for a proposed senior housing project to be located across from the entrance to Hedrick Medical Center. The 40 unit Senior Citizen, affordable housing project, Villas of Green Hills has applied for funding from the Missouri Housing Development Commission. The developer, Kim Lingle and MBL Development Company has requested the resolution from the City Council supporting the application.
     Also on the agenda is a request to re-plat of Lot Three of the Mitchell Road Subdivision. The request was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission and requires the final approval of the City Council.
     An executive session is planned if it is needed.


Commission To Discus AC at The Sheriff's Office  7/22 12pm
     The Livingston County commissioners will discussion air conditioning at the Sheriff's office when they meet Tuesday. The commissioners meet Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am. Tuesday at 9:30, Dwight George will address the commission about the AC Units.


Trenton Council To Consider Grant and Contact  7/22 12pm
     The Trenton City Council has two ordinances on the agenda for Monday. Their meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.  First up is the MoDOT Block Grant for Airport Improvements. The ordinance was table at the previous meeting.
     There will also be an ordinance for professional engineering services for the 17th Street Water Line project.
     There is no other old or new business on the agenda.
     An executive session is scheduled for legal and real estate matters.


Mainstreet Seeks Awards At State Convention  7/22 12pm
     Mainstreet Chillicothe will travel to Washington Missouri next week to find out if they are winners of four awards. The Missouri Mainstreet Connections Inc. downtown revitalization conference will conclude with the Awards Ceremony on July 29th. MainStreet Chillicothe is nominated for awards for four community projects from the past year and are semi-finalists. They include:
Under Creative New Event: The Memory Tree Lighting and Dedication Service.
Under Best Building/Business Branding: The Livingston county Library.
For Best Façade Renovation: Klinginsmith Chiropractic and Wells Fargo
And for Outstanding Community Education Campaign: Historic Preservation.


Recognizing Heat Related Problems  7/22 6am
     With the extreme heat we are experiencing, heat related illnesses are a real possibility. Ann Burchett from the Livingston County Health Center says it is important to recognize the signs of Heat Distress.
          <Audio: Burchett 1>
     Burchett says there are ways to avoid these problems, and they begin with finding ways to cool off from time to time.
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     If the symptoms of heat related illness become severe, Burchett says seek medical attention.


Brookfield Woman Injured In Rollover Accident  7/22 6am
     A Brookfield woman had minor injuries following a roll-over accident east of Chillicothe. Sixty year old Janice Duvall of Brookfield was injured in the accident about 7:00 pm on US 36. The Highway Patrol report Duvall was westbound, about 7 miles east of Chillicothe, when she lost control and overcorrected. She went off the left side of the road, through the median and the vehicle went airborne as it crossed the westbound lanes. After the vehicle struck the pavement, it went into the ditch and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels. Duvall refused treatment of minor injuries at the scene. She was wearing a safety belt.


Police Investigate Domestic Disturbances  7/22 6am
     Chillicothe Police Officers investigated two recent domestic disturbances.
     Wednesday at 9:13 pm, Officers were called to the 100 block of Herriman Street. The incident was found to be verbal and no arrests were made.
     Thursday at 7:16 pm, Officers were called to the 1200 block of Calhoun Street. This incident was also found to be verbal and no arrests were made.


Troopers Arrest Two In Local Counties  7/22 6am
     State Troopers made two arrests in the area counties Thursday.
     At about 7:00 pm in Grundy County, 27 year old Danielle Clark Lopez of Utica was arrested on a Pulaski County warrant for alleged larceny. She was held at the Grundy County Jail pending the posting of bond.
     In Linn County at about 10:40 pm, 45 year old Christena Morgan of Kirksville was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, driving while revoked and no seatbelt. She was taken to the Adair County Jail.


Brunswick Street - Phase 1 Complete  7/22 6am
     Work on the first phase of the Brunswick Street reconstruction project is complete and that section of street will re-open Monday. Street Superintendent Barry Arthur says M&M utilities completed phase one from Madison Street to the railroad tracks. It will open at 8:00 am Monday.
     At the same time, Phase two, from Monroe Street to Story Street will close and work will begin. Arthur says this section should move along rather quickly as they continue with the work towards Ryan Lane.
     The work includes a new Concrete Street with curb and guttering along with Storm drainage added to alleviate any high water problems. Arthur asks that motorists in the area please be patient as this construction will move along more efficiently with everyone's cooperation.


Alvin Thompson For Eastern District County Commissioner  7/22 6am
     There are four candidates for the Eastern District Livingston County commission seat, two of them are Republicans. We have already heard from Steve Waits, today we hear from Alvin Thompson.
     County finances are an issue that the commissioners have to deal with every year. Thompson explains his thoughts on the county finances.
          <Audio: Thompson 1>
     The Livingston County roads are an issue the County Commission deals with regularly. The presiding commissioner has proposed working with the townships on the roads. Thompson gives his thoughts on the roads issue.
          <Audio: Thompson 2>
     Thompson explains why he wants to be the next Eastern District Commissioner.
          <Audio: Thompson 3>
     Monday, KCHI will start with the Democrat candidates for the Eastern District Commission Race. We will begin with Phil Minnick.


Sykes Is "People Choice" Winner In Mo Ag Photo Contest  7/21 12pm
     A local photographer took the "People's Choice" award in the 2016 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest.
     Juliane Sykes submitted her entry "Grandpa's Last Ride" in the Farmer's Life Category, and was the runner up, but that put her into the People's Choice contest, where she received the most votes.
     Sykes was not the only local photographer to have a winning entry.
FARMER'S LIFE: "Old Planter" by Audra Linebaugh of Marceline earned Honorable Mention
PRIDE OF THE FARM: "Till the Sun Goes Down" by Laurie Link of Meadville was Runner-up.
CHILDREN'S BARNYARD (for photographers 12 and under): "Grain Truck Switches" by Kendall Link of Meadville earned Honorable Mention
     The winning photos will be on display throughout the Missouri State Fair in the Agriculture Building. The winners will be recognized at the Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture Dec. 14-16, 2016.  See all the 2016 winners here.


Extension Offers Plant Diagnostic Services  7/21 12pm
     When we have problems with plants, weather in the field or in our garden, it would be nice to have a little help. Sometimes we forget we have some resources right in our community, like the County Extension Programs. Tim Baker, Horticulture Specialist with the University Extension Service says there is a plant diagnostic program that can help.
          <Audio: Baker 1>
     For more information, call your local extension office. In Livingston county Call 646-0811.


Final First Friday At Swan Lake Is August 5th  7/21 12pm
     The final First Friday program at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge for the 2016 season will be August 5th. The August event will feature special guests Adam Brandsgaard of the Missouri Department of Conservation with a presentation on snakes and other reptile, as well as William Hall showing off a trophy deer shot on the refuge last year, during a managed hunt for people with disabilities.
     There will be a variety of game and activity stations including archery, a prairie maze, a birders' quest, canoes, a turtle tank, and a hot dog supper. It all starts Friday, August 5th at 5:00 pm, with the Reptile program at 7:00, and as always, the events are free and open to the public. The hotdog supper will be provided by the Hale Lions Club.


Bid Process For Chillicothe Schools Underway  7/21 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board will soon know the actual cost of building the Pre-K and Elementary School in Chillicothe. The Architect report presented at Tuesday's School Board meeting includes bid dates and a timeline to accept the bids.
     Contractors are currently considering bidding on the new school, with bids due back August 9th. The board will consider the bids and are expected to make their decision at the August 16th board meeting. The new Pre-K and Elementary School will take just over a year to construct and finish, and the district expect completion around the first of January, 2018.
     The Middle School Link and the High School Roof projects will go out to bid on August 12th. Bids are due back by September 1st and the board will likely hold a special meeting to consider bid selection about a week later.
     The Board would like to see the Middle School Link completed yet this fall.


School Meal Prices Up 10¢  7/21 6am
     Meal prices for the Chillicothe R-II Schools will go up about 10 cents for the 2016/17 school year. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the increase is based on a formula that keeps school district from subsidizing the lunch program with federal dollars from the free and reduced lunch program. Barnes says the student lunch prices will go up at both the elementary and the middle school/high school levels.
          <Audio: Dr Barnes 1>
     The changes begin with the new school year.


1st Grade Mini Grant Approved  7/21 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board approved a mini grant for the first grade classes. The $500 mini grant from Missouri Farm Bureau has no local match and will include teaching students how their food comes from different types of farms. The program will include food tastings for the students, a field trip and reading and writing projects.


One Arrest & One Accident Reported By Chillicothe Police  7/21 6am
     Chillicothe Police report one arrest and one accident.
     Tuesday at 12:30 pm, Officers made a traffic stop in the 100 block of Third Street that led to the arrest of Anthony J. Brown for alleged possession of methamphetamine. Brown was taken to the Police Department, processed and then transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail, with bond set at $50,000.00 cash.
     Wednesday at 11:10am, Officers were called to a single vehicle accident in a lot in the 3000 block of Litton Road. Officers reported that a vehicle driven by Kelsey J. Snyder was pulling into a driveway and struck a metal pole causing minor damage. No injuries were reported.


Steve Waits For Eastern District County Commissioner  7/21 6am
     There are four candidates for the Eastern District Livingston County commission seat, two Republicans and two Democrats. The Eastern District includes six Townships and two Chillicothe City Wards. The Eastern District Townships include: Grand River, Fairview, Chillicothe, Rich Hill, Wheeling and Medicine. The Chillicothe City Wards in the Eastern District include 1st and 2nd ward. The Candidates for the Eastern District race include Democrats Phil Minnick and Jim Grozinger and Republicans, Steve Waits and Alvin R Thompson. KCHI Spoke with all four and we begin with Republic Steve Waits.
     County finances are an issue that the commissioners have to deal with every year. Waits explains his thoughts on the county finances.
          <Audio: Waits 1>
     The Livingston County roads are an issue the County Commission deals with regularly. The presiding commissioner has proposed working with the townships on the roads. Waits gives his thoughts on the roads issue.
          <Audio: Waits 2>
     Waits explains why he wants to be the next Eastern District Commissioner.
          <Audio: Waits 3>
     Friday, KCHI will have Waits opponent in the August Primary, Republican Alvin Thompson.


Keep Your Pets Cool When It's Hot  7/21 6am
     The intense heat of summer is here and it affects our pets as much as it affects us. Leslie Patek from the Forest O Triplet Animal Shelter says we need to help our dogs, especially those that stay outside, to stay cool. Patek offers several suggestions for any animal that will be outside in the heat of summer.
          <Audio: Patek 1>
     If you dog is in a kennel, putting a light colored tarp over the kennel can provide some shade and if your dog has the run of the yard, don't get upset is they are digging in a shady area, as they are just trying to stay cool.
     A haircut may also be in order for dogs with long or very thick hair.
     If you find you are having problems with your animal, you can call Patek at 646-1006.


Advice On Staying Cool From FEMA  7/20 12pm
     With temperatures in the mid and upper 90's and Heat Index values in the triple digits, you may want to find ways of keeping cool. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has several suggestions, including:
  >  Postpone outdoor games and activities and limit exposure to the sun.
  >  Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine; limit alcoholic beverage intake.
  >  Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing.
  >  Spend the warmest part of the day in temperature-controlled buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters,
      shopping centers, or community facilities.
  >  Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.

     Livingston County has several cooling centers for those that do not have air-conditioning, they include: The Livingston County Health Center, North Missouri Center for Youth and Families, Grand River Multi Purpose Center (Senior Center), Livingston County Library, YMCA, Calvary Baptist Church, Chillicothe City Hall and RSVP.


Demolition Continues At Old Prison Site  7/20 12pm
     Demolition at the old women's prison on Third Street is showing signs of progress again. Contractor Red Rock took a break for the job for a while to work on other projects, but Chillicothe City Administrator Ike Holland says they have until November to complete the demolition.
     When the demolition is complete, the buildings will be down and the ground will be seeded for grass. At that time, the City Council will make the determination of what will happen with the property.


Swan Lake Offering Hunter Ed Skills Course  7/20 12pm
     Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will sponsor a Hunter Education Skills Course in Mid September. The program will be held September 13th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Swan Lake Visitor Center, 2 miles south of Sumner. To take the Hunter Education Skills Course you will need to register on line with the Missouri Department of Conservation.
     Before taking the skills class, you will need to complete the online course. That can be found at www.hunter-ed.com/missouri/. Once you complete the online course, you will need to bring your certificate with you to the skills course.
     So what's included in the skills course? Gun safety, firearm and ammunition information, the role of the hunter, wildlife management, ethics and hunter preparedness.
     Hunter Education certification is mandatory in order to get a hunting license, for anyone born on or after January 1, 1967. The class is offered to anyone eleven years or older who has completed the online course. You will need to bring to class your social security number, hunting/fishing license, youth tags, and/or heritage card and most importantly the certificate showing you completed the online course.
     Those successfully completing the course will receive a Missouri Conservation Heritage Card from the Missouri Department of Conservation.


Excessive Heat Warning Into the Weekend  7/20 6am
     We have had hot and humid weather already this week and the National Weather Service says we could see temperatures go a little higher beginning this afternoon. Meteorologist Linda Gilbert says we will move from a Heat Advisory to an Excessive Heat Warning beginning this afternoon.
          <Audio: Gilbert 1>
     Gilbert offers other suggestions for those that must be outside in the heat.
          <Audio: Gilbert 2>
     Remember to provide your pets that are outside with plenty of shade and cold water and if possible move them inside for the next few days.


Chillicothe School Board Tables Two Agenda Items  7/20 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board tabled two items from the agenda at Tuesday's meeting. The first was the amendment to the contract with the Architect for landscaping. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes explains.
          <Audio: Dr Barnes 1>
     The amendment would have added more than $6000 to the contract.

     The second item that was tabled was the naming of the street that will go to the new school. Dr Barnes says the board wants to give the students an opportunity to participate.
          <Audio: Dr Barnes 2>
     Details of how that will happen are still to be determined.


Tax Rate Hearing Set For Chillicothe School Board  7/20 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board will hold their annual Tax Rate hearing just prior to the August 16th meeting. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says it is a requirement.
          <Audio: Dr Barnes 1>
     The proposed Tax Rate will be announced prior to the meeting.


School Board Approves Change In Building Trades Contract  7/20 6am
     The buyer for the building Trades home to be built by the Grand River Tech Students in the coming School year had changed as the previously approved buyer has asked to withdraw her bid. Dr Roger Barnes says they had a second bid for construction.
          <Audio: Dr Barnes 1>
     The board also wants to put a clause in any future contracts for the building trades construction that would require a deposit or earnest money that would be forfeited if the buyer choses to cancel the contract.


Chillicothe Police Arrest Three For Disturbance  7/20 6am
     Chillicothe Police report three arrests Monday night. At about 11:35 pm, officers were called for a disturbance in the 500 block of St. Louis Street. The arrested Lainee E. Kimmis, Carrie R. Duckworth and Austin R. Holstine for alleged disturbing the peace. They were taken to the Police Department, processed and released with citations.


Gordon Jones For Western District County Commissioner  7/20 6am
     The Western District Livingston County Commission race includes three candidates, all are Republican. Today we hear from the last of the three, Gordon Jones.
     County finances are an issue that the commissioners have to deal with every year. Jones explains his thoughts on the county finances.
          <Audio: Jones 1>
     The Livingston County roads are an issue the County Commission deals with regularly. The presiding commissioner has proposed working with the townships on the roads. Jones gives his thoughts on the roads issue.
          <Audio: Jones 2>
     Jones explains why he wants to be the next Western District Commissioner.
          <Audio: Jones 3>
     Thursday, KCHI will start with the Eastern District Commissioners. There are four candidates for the Eastern District seat and we will begin with Republican Steve Waits.


Chautauqua Vendor Application Deadline Approaching  7/19 12pm
     The 32nd annual Chautauqua in the Park is September 10th and 11th, the weekend after Labor Day. Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce Director Crystal Narr says the annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, has a wide variety of entertainment, activities, artists, crafts and food.
     Narr says vendor registration is open for those that are wishing to sell various types of crafts and art, as well as food and farmers’ market items.
          <Audio: Narr 1>
     Narr says this is a Juried Craft Show.
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     The deadline for Vendor Registration is July 31st.
     Chautauqua also includes entertainment in the Traditional Arts Area, on the main Stage and some wondering entertainers.
     Volunteers are always needed for this event, if you would like to help out, call the Chamber Office at 646-4050.


Accident Near Utica Injures Two  7/19 12pm
     An accident near Utica left two injured Tuesday morning. State Troopers report the accident happened about 7:30 am on US 36 near the Utica turn off, when 23 year old Cody Ward of St. Joseph was eastbound in the passing lane and 27 year old Danielle Lopez of Utica failed to yield as she made a left turn to go east on 36, pulling into the path of the Ward vehicle. Lopez was struck from behind and suffered minor injuries. Ward had moderate injuries in the accident. Both were taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. Both drivers were wearing safety belts.


Safe Driving Reminder After Near Disaster  7/19 12pm
     Drivers are reminded to drive safely and pay attention! This especially applies in work zones and when there are emergency vehicles on the road. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says while working the accident this (Tuesday) morning near Utica, officers had emergency lights activated and were wearing their traffic safety vests, when an east bound car driving the speed limit quickly approached their position and the driver failed to properly react to the situation and nearly struck the deputies, trooper, and patrol vehicles. The driver reacted at the last second to avoid hitting anyone and making the situation worse.
     Cox says the driver, who reported being tired and returning home from the night shift, was stopped and cited.


Chillicothe School Board To Consider Tax Rate Hearing  7/19 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board meets this evening in regular session. The meeting begins at 6:30 at the District office. The board discuss setting the dates for the tax rate hearing, an amendment for an architect contract, reconsidering the Building Trades bid selection, Considering an Elementary grant, a new Street name and Meal prices. The board will also have the third and final reading of new and revised Board Policies and discuss some bid considerations.
     An executive session is planned following the regular meeting.


Police Investigate Accident & Report Arrest 7/19 6am
     Chillicothe police investigated one accident and reported one arrest Monday.
     Harley D. Hollomon was arrested at about 11:15 am, in the 1100 block of Monroe Street. The arrest was for alleged no valid license. He was processed and released with a citation.
     There were no injuries in a two vehicle accident at about 12:25 Monday afternoon. The accident happened at Ryan Lane and Washington Street when Angela M. Liebendorfer was southbound on Washington Street and was struck from behind by a southbound tractor trailer unit driven by Caleb D. Babbitt. Babbitt was cited for following too close.


Troopers Arrest Three In The Local Counties  7/19 6am
     Troopers arrest three in the local counties Monday.
     At about 12:30 pm in Caldwell county, 30 year old Phillip Davison of Kansas City was arrested for alleged two counts of possession of a controlled substance - opiates and amphetamine, Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, a window tint violation and a license plate violation. He was held at the Caldwell County Detention Center.
     At about 1:00 pm in Caldwell County 21 year old Corey Wogalter of Lawrence Kansas was arrested for alleged felony and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding. He was held at the Caldwell County Detention Center.
     In Daviess County at about 1:00 pm, 25 year old Kaley Sheldon Gallatin was arrested on a warrant for an alleged probation violation. She was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail with no bond allowed.


Andy McDaniel For Western District Commissioner  7/19 6am
    There are three candidates for the Western District Livingston County Commission Seat, all three are Republican. Today we hear from Andy McDaniel.
     County finances are an issue that the commissioners have to deal with every year. McDaniel explains his thoughts on the county finances and reserves.
          <Audio: McDaniel 1>
     The Livingston County roads are an issue the County Commission deals with regularly. The presiding commissioner has proposed working with the townships on the roads. McDaniel provides his thoughts on the Township Roads.
          <Audio: McDaniel 2>
     McDaniel explains why he wants to be the next Western District Commissioner.
          <Audio: McDaniel 3>
     Wednesday, we will hear from the final Western District County Commission candidate, Gordon Jones.


ConAgra Announces Recall  7/19 6am
     ConAgra Foods has expanded a recall of PF Chang's frozen dinners because of metal shards found in the entrees' sauce. The recall was first announced earlier this month, but it expanded last week to include more than 195,000 pounds of frozen meals sold in grocery stores across the country.
     Recalled meals include Signature Spicy Chicken, Mongolian Style Beef and Beef with Broccoli from P.F. Chang's Home Menu. No injuries have been reported, but ConAgra is concerned the sauce may contain metal fragments that are "curled, malleable and shiny."
     The recalled P.F. Chang's dinners have an establishment number "EST. 233" or "EST. P-115" inside the USDA mark of inspection. If you've purchased these items, ConAgra advises throwing them away or returning to the place of purchase.