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Rail Crossing Maintenance Projects Delayed 10/24 12pm
     The Railroad maintenance taking place in Livingston County is taking a little bit longer than expected.
     Last Friday, crews began work at Route V, closing the road south of Chula for repairs to the railroad crossing. The work was expected to be complete at Noon Monday. CP Rail says they ran into some problems and the work will be completed by 9:30 am Tuesday. They said the work could possibly be done this evening but not to count on the Monday evening open.
     Also this morning, railroad crews closed Route DD east of Ludlow. The work was expected to be complete Tuesday around Noon, but that work will not be complete until Tuesday at about 7:00 pm.
     Motorists will need to use an alternate route during each project.

Absentee Voting Rate Higher Than Normal 10/24 12pm
     The rate of absentee voting in Livingston County for this election is up from previous elections. Livingston County Election Authority Sherry Parks says they have already received 300 applications for absentee ballots. Parks says Missouri does NOT allow EARLY voting with no excuse. If you choose to vote Absentee, you must state the reason you cannot make it to the polls on November 8th. Parks says she expects absentee voting to reach 700 ballots.
     Absentee voting will continue through 5:00 pm on November 7th. The Livingston County Courthouse will have Saturday hours the next two Saturdays, October 29th and November 5th. The courthouse will be open those Saturdays from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
     Parks also reminds Livingston county registered voters that have moved since the last time the voted they should update their voter registration information. She says this will make the voting process go much smoother on election day.

USDA Funding Announcement For Linn/Livingston PWSD3  10/24 12pm
     The Linn Livingston County Public Water Supply District Number 3 will have an announcement Tuesday morning about funding through the UDSA - Rural Development. The announcement will be at 9:30 am at the Water District's office at 701 State Street in Wheeling.
     The Water District is currently constructing an elevated 100,000 gallon Water Tower, north of Meadville. The funding is expected to help with that project.

NCMC Board Meeting Is Tuesday Evening  10/24 12pm
     The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees will handle bids and personnel items when they meet Tuesday evening. The meeting begins at 5:30 pm at the Frey Administrative Center. New Business includes a grant application for Head Start, consideration of an agreement with Hillyard Technical Center and policy revisions. Bids will be considered for IT Purchases and a Robot Training System. The board will also consider several personnel items. An executive session is also planned.

Chillicothe Police Arrest One After Clown Complaint  10/24 6am
     The Chillicothe Police Department reported the arrest of a person following reports of a "Clown" scaring people in the area of Graves and Olive Streets in southern Chillicothe. The incident was Friday evening, and the police department received several calls about the person was wearing a full head clown mask and a black and green outfit, similar to the Joker.
     The "clown" was later identified. He was located and arrested for peace disturbance. He was processed at the PD and released pending a court appearance.

Trenton City Council 
10/24 6am
      The Trenton City council will meet this evening in regular session at Trenton City Hall. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and will include two ordinances.
     One is to amend the agreement with Burns and McDonnell Engineering for the professional services on the bypass elimination for the city utilities department.
     The second ordinance is a letter of agreement for professional services with Burns and McDonnell Engineering on the city's Water Utility Financial Planning.
     New business includes an appointment to the Trenton Tree Board.
     An executive session is planned for legal and personnel matters.

Chillicothe Police Report 
10/24 6am
      The Chillicothe Police Department report includes several investigations
     Saturday, Officers received a report of theft in the 1400 block of Clay Street. Investigation continues.
     Saturday morning, Officers conducted an investigation of possible child abuse in the 300 block of Edgerton. A concern for a child's safety had come about due to a Facebook message. As a result of the investigation, it was determined no abuse had occurred and the Facebook account had been hacked.
     Friday evening, Officers arrested Martavious Sullivan for alleged violating an order of protection in the 200 block of Woodrow. He was processed and transferred to the Jail.
     Thursday Officers received a report of trespassing in the 1400 block of Alexander.
     Last Wednesday, officers arrested Richard Perkins in the 1200 block of North Washington Street for alleged driving while suspended, displaying plates of another, and failing to register motor vehicle. Perkins was processed and released.
     Early Friday morning, officers arrested Joseph Vargas on a Chillicothe warrant for alleged failing to obey a judge's order-contempt on an original charge of property damage. During the arrest, officers report finding alleged marijuana, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, cash, and a loaded firearm - which had been defaced on Vargas' person. Vargas was processed at the police department and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail pending further charges.

Livingston Co East District Commission Race - Jim Grozinger 
10/24 6am
      When the Livingston County voters in the Eastern District go to the polls November 8th, they will be selecting a new County Commissioner. There are two candidates for the office, Democrat Jim Grozinger and Republican Alvin Thompson. KCHI Spoke with both candidates. First up is Jim Grozinger.
     He explains why he want to be County Commissioner.
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     Grozinger explains his primary goal if elected as the Eastern District Commissioner
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     Grozinger talked about the county finances and how he sees we will have to deal with the county budget.
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     Grozinger's Opponent is Republican Alvin Thompson. KCHI will have Thompson's thoughts on the election Tuesday.

Brookfield Council Meets Tuesday 10/22 6:00am
      The Brookfield City Council meets October 25th at 6:00pm in the Brookfield city hall. Agenda items include an update on health coverage, ordinances on an agreement with the Industrial Development Authority. a state block agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation commission, a supplemental agreements concerning the airport and codification of municipal ordinances

Habitat for Humanity Dedication is Sunday
10/22 6:00am
Habitat for Humanity will hold the dedication ceremony for their newest home in Chillicothe this Sunday. The dedication will take place at the corner of McNally and Normal Streets, beginning at 2:00 pm. This is the 16th home built by the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
     The dedication will take about 30 minutes and is followed by an open house until about 3:00 pm, allowing the public to view the completed home. Habitat volunteers, supporters and well-wishers are invited to attend the dedication ceremony.

Lights On Open House
10/22 6:00am
The Power-Up program at the North Missouri Center for Youth and Families will have a "Lights On After School" open house next Thursday. Brandy Pitman with the Power-Up program says this is to bring awareness to the after school programs offered in Chillicothe and across the state.
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     The Open House is Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. A free meal will be provided and parents and community members can check out some of the projects by the kids at the center. To find out more, call 646-1352.

Arts Council Presents Mac King Comedy and Magic
10/22 6:00am
    The Chillicothe Area Arts Council brings a Stand-Up Comedian and Magician to the stage for their next program on Sunday. The Mac King Comedy & Magic Show will be on the stage of the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Arts Council Director MaryLou Vandeventer says the show comes highly recommended.
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     Vandeventer says the program is Sunday at 3:00 pm.
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     Season ticket holders will be admitted with their season pass.

Chillicothe Schools Performance Report 10/22 6:00am
     The Chillicothe R-II School District will soon receive their annual performance report, but Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the information they have received so far indicates improvements in several areas of Student Achievement. Barnes says last year the report indicated 86 percent of the students in the district scored adequate or above in the areas tested.
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     Barnes says the district developed a plan last year for improvement.
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     The meeting is November 15th.

Chillicothe Band Dinner & Auction Is Monday 10/22 6:00am
     The Chillicothe Marching Hornets' 5th annual Dinner and Auction is Monday at the Chillicothe High School. The event features the Chillicothe Middle School and High School Marching bands performing from 5:30 to 7:00 in the CHS Commons. Dinner is just $8.00 and will include Monterrey Pork Loin, 2 Sides, Dessert, Hot Roll and a Drink.
     There is also a silent auction with more than 40 items, from Y memberships to jewelry and even a pizza a month
     The evening's entertainment includes the 7th Grade Band at about 5:30pm, 8th Grade Band at 6:00pm and the High School Band at 6:30pm.

Road Work Next Week in Livingston County 10/22 6:00am
The Missouri Department of Transportation has released a list of work scheduled next week on roads in Livingston County.
     Route DD will be closed east of Ludlow for railroad crossing reports from Monday at 8:00am to Tuesday at noon.
     Highway 36 will have sealing on Monday through Wednesday from 65 to 139 and from 65 to C Wednesday through Friday.

Chillicothe Fire Fighters Assisting With Chemical Spill In Atchison 10/21 12pm
     An ambulance crew from Chillicothe is dispatched to assist with a Chemical Spill in Atchison Kansas. The Region H Emergency Response Team was activated this morning with a request to send five ambulances. The Region H Team includes Northwest Missouri. One of the ambulances already on the way is from Chillicothe.
     Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright say Chillicothe also has a Hazardous Material Response Team, but at this time Region H has not requested they be sent to assist.
     Kansas City Television Stations are reporting a chemical fog from the MGP Ingredients plant. Residents in Atchison have been requested to remain indoors at this time.

Bridge Inspections On County Commission Agenda  10/21 12pm
     The Livingston County Commissioners will talk about bridge inspections when they meet next Thursday. The commissioners meet each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the commission room. The agendas include County Road and Bridge matters and administrative and departmental duties.
     Thursday at 10:30 am, Michael Marriott from MoDOT will be in attendance to talk about the setting up times and dates for the bridge inspections.

City Inspectors Are Easy To Identify  10/21 12pm
     The Chillicothe Police Department is investigating a report from the Chillicothe Housing Authority of a person acting as a Safety Inspector. Tammi Venneman from the City Codes Office says their office does inspections by request. Venneman says if you did not request an inspection and someone is at your door for an inspection, it should raise some flags for you.
     Venneman says the Chillicothe Codes Inspectors are fairly easy to identify. She says they will call ahead of time, present credentials for the City of Chillicothe, dress in City of Chillicothe clothing, be in a Chillicothe vehicle, and provide business cards.
     If someone claims to be an inspector and you don't know why they are there, you can call the Codes Office at 646-5636, City Hall at 646-2424 or the Police Department at 646-2121.

Hedrick Medical Center Foundation Offering Tax Credits  10/21 12pm
     Hedrick Medical Center Foundation is the recipients of $300,000 in Missouri Development Finance Board tax credits to support their Healing Garden Project. Lindy Chapman from the Foundation says they are selling the tax credits to raise a total of $600,000. Chapman says the credits are available for donations of $5,000 or more.
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     Chapman says unlike NAP (Neighborhood Assistance Program) Tax Credits, they are available to anyone with the minimum donation.
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     Chapman says these credits can be spread over more than one tax year and can also be assigned to someone by the person that makes the donation.
     To find out more or to begin the process of making your donation, call Chapman at 214-8107.

School Board Approves Construction Contract  10/21 6am
     The contract to build a new elementary school in Chillicothe is signed and the School District is ready to move forward to construction. The Chillicothe R-II School Board approved the contract pending final review by the school district's attorney. The approval process was two part on Thursday night. Dr Barnes says part one was to approved the original contract amount from the bid.
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     Barnes says the overall project, including the school building, roof on the high school, connection at the middle school and demolition of the buildings is still a little over the original estimate.
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     The construction contract will be sent to the school district's attorneys for review at the earliest opportunity.

Groundbreaking For New School In Novmeber 10/21 6am
     With tentative approval of the contract to build the new elementary School in Chillicothe, there is already talk about ground breaking. Dr Roger Barnes says they don’t have a firm date just yet.
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     While weather could be a factor, Barnes says they plan to include some students in the groundbreaking ceremonies.

Police Report Includes Juvenile Incident  10/21 6am
     An arrest, an accident and an incident at a school are in the report from the Chillicothe Police Department.
     Chillicothe police were called to Central School Wednesday evening for an altercation on the playground. The call came in about 5:45, and officers located the three boys involved in the incident and a report was sent to the Juvenile Office.
     An anonymous tip about a person with an active parole violation warrant was received Wednesday at about 11:30 pm. Officers responded to the 1000 block of Polk and arrested Dustin Ritchie. Ritchie was allegedly hiding in a detached garage and resisted officers during the arrest. The report states he was also found in alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. He is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     No injuries were reported in an accident in the 2300 block of Country Club Drive. The accident happened when a vehicle was backing from a driveway and hit a parked vehicle causing moderate damage.

Humphreys Woman Injured In Auto Accident 10/21 6am
     A Humphreys woman was injured Thursday morning in a single vehicle accident in Sullivan County. Thirty-four year old Tracy L Porter was taken to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries following the accident on Highway 5, south of Milan. The report from the Highway Patrol states Porter was southbound and went off the west side of the road, hitting the ground and a fence. She was wearing a safety belt.

Harvest Yields Looking Good In Livingston County  10/20 12pm
     Area producers have had a good season, in-fact, Farm Service Agency Executive Director Curtis Crawford called it almost a perfect storm scenario. Crawford says Corn harvest is nearly complete.
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     Crawford says the typical corn yield in the area has been about 130 bushels to an acre, so the numbers this year are very good.
     He says the soy bean harvest is getting started.
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     Typical soybean yield for the area is generally around 39 bushels an acre, so this year's bean numbers are also very good.
     Crawford says the corn harvest in Livingston County is around 80-85% complete, while the bean harvest is only at about 30%, but another nice weather week and he say area producers could be getting close to the end of the harvest.

City Council To Hold Workshop Tuesday  10/20 12pm
     A special workshop session for the Chillicothe City council will be held Tuesday at 6:00 pm at City Hall.
The topics for the agenda include:
     Discussion on the Life Flight Eagle hangar project and review of the construction bids.
     Discussion and review of Golf Course Management Proposals
     The workshop session is open to the public.

Chillicothe Band Dinner & Auction Is Monday  10/20 12pm
     The Chillicothe Marching Hornets' 5th annual Dinner and Auction is Monday at the Chillicothe High School. The event features the Chillicothe Middle School and High School Marching bands performing from 5:30 to 7:00 in the CHS Commons. Dinner is just $8.00 and will include Monterrey Pork Loin, 2 Sides, Dessert, Hot Roll and a Drink.
     There is also a silent auction with more than 40 items, from Y memberships to jewelry and even a pizza a month
     The evening's entertainment includes the 7th Grade Band at about 5:30pm, 8th Grade Band at 6:00pm and the High School Band at 6:30pm.

Bulb Changing Party For Snowflake Lights  10/20 12pm
    The snowflake lights will soon adorn Washington Street, but not before the bulbs on each of the decorative lights are checked and replaced. The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce will have a bulb changing Party November 10th at the Ag Education Building of the Fairgrounds. The work begins at 6:00 pm. The Chamber will supply pizza and refreshments for the volunteers, so they do ask that you let them know that you are going to help out. Call the chamber office at 646-4050.

Chillicothe School Board To consider Construction Contract  10/20 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board will meet this evening to consider the contract for construction of the new Chillicothe Elementary School. The meeting begins at 6:30 this evening at the District office.
     The agenda begins with the reports to the board on Summer School, Guidance Counseling programs and school climate.
     Old business includes a policy revision for school attendance.
     New Business includes the contract for the new Elementary School. The board has worked the past couple months to reduce the cost of the construction project that had bids that came in over their budget.
     Other new business items include the investment account, new board policy revisions, a special education compliance form and administrative reports to the board.
     An executive session is planned following the regular meeting.  The Chillicothe R-II School Board meets today at 6:30 pm.

Carrollton Woman Injured In Roll-Over Accident  10/20 6am
     A Carrollton woman was injured in a single vehicle accident on Missouri Highway 10 Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-two year old Jacelynne Johnson of Carrollton was taken to the Ray County Hospital for treatment following the accident at about 1:10 pm. Troopers report Johnson was westbound on Highway 10, near Carroll County Road 330, when she ran off the right side of the road, corrected and crossed the centerline and off the left side of the road, where her car overturned. Johnson was wearing a safety belt.

Two Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report  10/20 6am
     Chillicothe Police reported two arrests and a couple investigations .
     Officers arrested two at a location in the 10 block of S. Washington Street on probation violation warrants. Officers arrested Donald Holloway and Tehya Kelly. They were taken to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
     On Wednesday, Officers completed an investigation of a violation of a Full Order of Protection that occurred on last week. Information was forwarded to the Livingston County Prosecutor for consideration of charges. The suspect is in custody on other charges.
     Early Wednesday morning, officers were called to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Alexander Street. The incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Investigating Dead Horse Internet Posting  10/20 6am
     A photo of a dead horse which surfaced on social media has prompted an investigation by the Chillicothe Police Department and Livingston County Sheriff's Department.
     The investigation started from a photo of an apparent dead horse near a horse trailer with the back legs possibly bound or tied. The report states someone allegedly commented with the photo that the horse committed suicide.
     The Dispatch center received many calls from all over the United States about this photo which was allegedly placed online this Wednesday morning. The Sheriff's office is continuing with attempts to locate persons of interest about the posting, to determine if this photo was obtained elsewhere online or was actually taken in Livingston County.
     As the investigation continues, they ask that you call ONLY if you have first-hand information on the incident or who is responsible. You can call 646-0515 or 646-2121.

Several Arrests and Investigations In Sheriff's Report  10/20 6am
     The Livingston County Sheriff's Department report includes several investigations and arrests.
     Monday, a child abuse investigation began for an incident in the northwest part of the county. The report will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
     A traffic stop Sunday near Route D and DD resulted in the arrest of 38 year old Robert Scott Bennett of Ludlow for alleged expired plates and Driving While Suspended. He was processed and released.
     Monday, a traffic stop in Dawn resulted in the arrest of 28 year old Jordan C. Riggins of Ludlow for alleged expired plates and Driving While Suspended. He was processed and released.
     Also on Monday, an arrest warrant was served on 21 year old Steven Ray Sayers Jr of Chillicothe for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge’s Order on Pay or Appear in Court. Sayers posted $216 cash bond and was released.
     Tuesday, a burglary investigation began in the 8000 block of LIV 511. The report states this is for burglary and stealing from a business.

Missouri FCCLA Helping To Fund Camp Rainbow  10/19 12pm
     Camp Rainbow is chosen to receive funds raised by the Missouri FCCLA clubs in the 2016/17 school year. Daniel Savage recently spoke to the State FCCLA organization at their annual meeting to give information about Camp Rainbow.
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     Savage says the camp runs each summer for one week, and in that week they have two sessions to provide campers eight and older, including adults, with physical or mental disabilities the summer camp experience.
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     Camp Rainbow has been serving the youth and adults of the area for more than 50 years. If you would like to help, through donations or other ways, call Daniel Savage at 646-1352. Or go to their webpage,

Railroad Work To Close Area Roads  10/19 12pm
     Railroad maintenance will cause two roads near Chula and Ludlow to close as early as this Friday.
     Friday, crews plan to close Route V south of Chula for repairs to the railroad crossing. The entire route will be closed from 8:00 am Friday to noon on Monday. Motorists will need to use an alternate route during the closure.
     On Monday, railroad crews will close Route DD east of Ludlow. The work will begin Monday at 8:00 am and should be complete Tuesday around Noon.
     Motorists will need to use an alternate route during each project.

Quilt and Chocolate Festival For Childrens Beds  10/19 12pm
     United Methodist Church in Chillicothe is holding a fundraiser to purchase beds for children in the Chillicothe R-II School District. The Quilt and Chocolate Festival will be November 5th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the United Methodist Church Christian Life Center. The cost is $5 to view over 200 quilts and enjoy a chocolate desert. Funds will be used to purchase complete beds, including mattresses, pillows, blankets and sheets.
     This is one of those hidden needs in the community. If you have questions, call Marilyn Brodmerkle at 247-3852.

Missouri Ballot Issues 10/19 12pm
     Missouri voter will find six ballot measures on the ballot when they go to the polls November 8th. These include five Constitutional Amendments and one Proposition. Missouri voters should take the time to review and understand what these ballot measures say and will do if they are passed by the voting public. Here is a quick list of the ballot measures you will see on the ballot.
     Constitutional Amendment 1 - to renew the 1/10th of a cent sales tax to provide funding for soil and water conservation and state parks. If passes the tax would be renewed for 10 years.
     Constitutional Amendment 2 - to limit campaign contributions by individuals or entities to political parties, political committees, or committees to elect candidates for state or judicial office
     Constitutional Amendment 3 - to increase the taxes and fees on cigarettes each year through 2020, with funds deposited to the Early Childhood Health and Education Trust Fund.
     Constitutional Amendment 4 - prohibiting any new state or local sales tax on items or services not already subject to a sales tax as of January 1 of 2015.
     Constitutional Amendment 6 - commonly called a voter ID amendment - voters may be required by law, with possible exceptions, to verify identity, citizenship, and residence by presenting identification which may include valid government-issued photo id.
     Proposition A - to increase the taxes on cigarettes in 2017, 2019 and2021, with proceeds to be used to fund transportation infrastructure.
     Before the November election, KCHI will go over the ballot language and the plain English interpretation of the ballot language of each of the items.  you can also find the information on the Missouri Secretary of State's Wbesite

Three Teens Injured, One With Serious Injuries  10/19 6am
     An accident near Marceline Tuesday evening left three teens girls injured, one with serious injuries. Fourteen year old Taylor Douglas of Marceline was flown to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of serious injuries. She was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 18 year old Cheyenne Gosch of Marceline. Gosch and the other passenger, 16 year old Alyssa Merry of Salisbury were taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield for treatment of moderate injuries. The Highway Patrol reported the accident happened about 7:00 pm on Mimosa Drive, east of Marceline, when Gosch was northbound and drove off the right side of the road and the vehicle overturned. They were not wearing safety belts.

Two Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report 10/19 6am
     Two arrests and a recovered bike are in the Chillicothe Police Department report.
     Wednesday afternoon, officers arrested David Kirkpatrick in the 100 block of Brunswick on a Livingston County Warrant for alleged failure to register as a sex offender. Kirkpatrick was turned over to the Livingston County Sheriff Department and is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on $2,500 bond.
     A traffic stop Wednesday evening on Trenton Road resulted in the arrest of Cindy Kay Terry for alleged driving while suspended, no proof of insurance, and failure to register a vehicle. She was cited and released.
     Wednesday afternoon, officers recovered a silver and pink bicycle from the parking lot at the performing Arts Center at the High School. The bike may be claimed at the Police Department.

Texas Man Injured In Accident Near Cameron  10/19 6am
     A single vehicle accident in Daviess County left a Penitas Texas man with minor injuries. At about 10:40 am Tuesday, 54 year old Miguel Arredondo was southbound on Interstate 35, north of Cameron, and blew a tire on the trailer pulled by his pick-up. The truck went off the right side of the road and up an embankment, then back to the road and came to rest on the shoulder facing north. Arredondo was taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. He was wearing a safety belt.

Six Headed To Prison  10/19 6am
     The Livingston County Sheriff's Department will transport six men to the Missouri Department of Corrections, following their sentencing in Livingston County Court.
     33 year old Tibrucio V. Almojera of Chillicothe 3 years for Possession Controlled Substance
     36 year old Norman Justin Caselman of Wheeling 7 years ITP Program for Burglary
     49 year old Jimmy R. Fainter of Centralia 8 years for Distribution Controlled Substance
     40 year old Steve Munson of Chillicothe 4 years and a 120 program for Driving While Revoked
     18 year old Jonathan Patterson of Chillicothe 7 years for Promoting Sexual Performance by a child
     66 year old Harold Larry Hamrick of Chillicothe 7 years and Sexual Offender Assessment for Attempt Child Molestation

Chillicothe Habitat For Humanity To Dedicate 16th Home  10/19 6am
    The dedication of the latest Habitat for Humanity Home will take place Sunday at the corner of McNally and Normal Streets. This is the 16th home built by the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity
     The dedication begins at 2:00 pm and will take about 30 minutes, followed by an open house until about 3:00 pm allowing the public to view the home. Habitat volunteers, supporters and well-wishers are invited to attend the dedication ceremony.

NITRO Task Force Awards $28,000 To Daviess Co Sheriff's Office  10/19 6am
     The Daviess County Sheriff's Office is the recipient of a $28,000 grant from the Northwest Missouri Interagency Team Response Operation or NITRO. The funding comes from the equitable sharing program for forfeited and seized property and money. Sheriff Ben Becerra says having employees that are members of the NITRO Task Force provides them with resources that include technology and manpower. Becerra says the NIRO Task Force is a crucial partner when investigating serious crimes in Daviess County.
     He says the money awarded to the Daviess County Sheriff's Office will be used to better serve the citizens of the county. In 2014, Daviess County received $10,000 from the NITRO program.