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Stories from the past seven days



Chillicothe Facilities Survey   10/22  12pm
     The Chillicothe R-II School District's Long Range Facilities plan is still in the development stage and needs input from the community. Representatives from Hollis and Miller Architects made a presentation at Tuesday's school board meeting to discuss the responses they've receive so far. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they are hoping for a more input from the public.
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     Barnes says the survey covers several areas of concern for the district.
<Audio: Dr Barnes 2>
     The input they received from the surveys will be compiled and will be the basis for the next community forum, which is planned for December. Barnes says the date of that forum will be announced when it is set.


BooFest    10/22  12pm
     In just over a week, the little ghosts and goblins will make their way to downtown Chillicothe for the annual BooFest, sponsored by the MainStreet Chillicothe organization. Micah Landes from MainStreet says this is the 15th year for the downtown Halloween celebration.
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     BooFest begins October 31st at 4:00 pm and will run until 6:00. Landes says in addition to the many shops offering candy and other treats for the kids during BooFest, the Livingston County library offers the children to choose a good quality book that is age appropriate. There are also opportunities to have photos of the kids in costume. To find out more about BooFest, call the Main Street office at 646-4071.


Special Hours For The Clerks Office  10/22  12pm
     The Livingston County Clerks Office has special hours now through November 3rd to allow for absentee voting.
Weekdays through November 3rd, the Clerks Office will remain open during the noon hour.
Saturday, November 1st, the courthouse will be open for absentee voting from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
On November 3rd, the Clerks office will remain open an extra half hour, until 5:00 pm.
     If you have questions about the hours or about absentee voting, call the Livingston County Clerks office at 646-8000, x3.


Police Report  10/22  12pm
     Chillicothe Police reported one arrest Tuesday.
     Officers arrested Richard James Stumph of Bogard near Easton and Calhoun Streets for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. Stumph was processed, cited and released with a court date.
     Officers also found a key for a Ford in the 300 block of Cherry Street. The key can be claimed at the police department.


Culvert Replacement in Linn County   10/22  12pm
     A culvert on Highway 129 in Linn County will be replaced Thursday as weather permits. The Missouri Department of Transportation will replace the culvert between Nature and Nabor Roads, near New Boston. The work is scheduled to take place from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Motorists will need to find an alternate route.


R-II Health Insurance Rates Rise  10/22  6am
     The teachers and staff of the Chillicothe R-II School District will have an increase in their health insurance premium. The School Board approved the increase of $13 per month as part of the meeting Tuesday. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the increase was financially necessary.
<Audio: Dr Barnes 1>
     Barnes says the employees were aware the increase was coming.
<Audio: Dr Barnes 2>
     The Employee Health Care Fund balance showed significant improvement over last month, but Barnes says the balance has been to close to their critical point for several months.


Vehicle Fire   10/22  6am
     A vehicle fire at 301 Washington Street Tuesday evening destroyed that vehicle, but there were no injuries. The Chillicothe Fire Department received the call at about 7:30 pm and arrived in just a few minutes to find the 1990 Ford Bronco fully involved. The owner stated he had just purchased the vehicle and was driving home when another motorist told him he had flames under the vehicle. The fire department used about 100 gallons of water to put out the fire. They were on the scene for about 25 minutes. The police report states the fire was caused by a mechanical or electrical malfunction.


Two Browns Injured in Accident  10/22  6am
     An accident near Keytesville left both drivers injured. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported the accident happened on US 24, east of Keytesville, when the car driven by 18 year old Kristen M Brown of Mendon was eastbound and crossed the centerline, ran of the road and struck the vehicle driven westbound by 56 year old Gerald L Brown of Keytesville. Gerald Brown had moderate injuries in the accident, while Kristen Brown had minor injuries. Both were taken to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment. They were wearing safety belts.


Tree Removal Friday  10/22  6am
     The Chillicothe Street Department will take down another dead tree Friday. The work will require closing a portion of Jefferson Street from 8:00 am to Noon. Street Superintendent Barry Arthur says Jefferson will be closed between Jackson and Webster for the four hour period as his crew works to remove the dead tree from the right of way between the sidewalk and street. Motorists are asked to find an alternate route as the tree is removed on Friday.


Paula McCoy For Collector Treasurer   10/22  6am
     The final candidate for the contested races on the Livingston County Ballot in November is the incumbent Collector/Treasurer, Democrat Paula McCoy. McCoy talked about why she wants to continue to serve as Collector/Treasurer.
<Audio: McCoy 1>
     McCoy talked about her goals and objectives if re-elected.
<Audio: McCoy 2>
     McCoy also talked a bit about herself as a candidate for Collector/Treasurer's office.
<Audio: McCoy 3>
     McCoy's opponent in the November election is Republican Susan Davis. You have now heard from all of the candidates for the contested races. It is now up to you to do your research and then cast your ballot for the November 4th Election. Absentee voting is going on now. Call the Clerks office at 646-8000 x3 for more on absentee voting.
     Next week we will have information on the ballot questions.


Three More Most Wanted Arrested   10/21  12pm
     Three more of Livingston County's Most Wanted are in custody thanks to tips from the Sheriff's department website. Sheriff Steve Cox says a tip on Sunday gave information on the whereabouts of 30 year old Jamie N Rossum, who was wanted on a Livingston County warrant for alleged harassment. Kansas City Kansas Authorities were provided with the information and made the arrest. Russom is held pending extradition. Bond is set at $10,000.
     Cox says they also received information on the location of 20 year old Nicki L Swank of Bogard. Swank was arrested on a warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original charge of alleged leaving the scene of an accident. She is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail with bond set at $10,000.
     Today (Tuesday) a tip on the location of 39 year old Jason E Jones of Chillicothe was received by the Sheriff's office. Jones was wanted for alleged probation violation. Earlier in the month, Jones had fled from officers that attempted to serve a no bond warrant. Cox says additional charges may be filed. In addition deputies questioned another person and a report was sent to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.


Council Workshop Session   10/21  12pm
     The Chillicothe City Council will hold a workshop session Thursday evening to discuss employee health insurance. The workshop session begins at 5:15, in the council chambers of city hall. This is an open meeting.


Chillicothe Police Report   10/21  12pm
     A death investigation and several arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department report for Monday.
     Officers completed a death investigation in the 1000 block of Edgewood Drive. The report the death appeared to due to natural causes.
     On Friday, Officers arrested Ronald John Greener III, of Chula for alleged violation of an ex parte in the 700 block of Broadway Street. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
     On Monday, Officers arrested Jace Norman Baker in the 700 block of Webster Street on a Chillicothe warrant. Baker was not able to post bond and was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     Officers were also called to the 2000 block of Webster Street on a report of suspicious activity. As a result of the investigation, they arrested Bryce Everett Carder of Chillicothe for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released.


Operation Help Fundraiser   10/21  12pm
     Operation HELP in Chillicothe hopes for a boost from the community in their annual Spaghetti dinner on Friday. For 31 years, Operation HELP has provided assistance for rent, utilities and other emergency assistance. In the past six months, they have provided nearly $50,000 of Assistance to almost 240 area residents.
     To help with the funding for Operation HELP, a Spaghetti Supper will be held Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the First Christian Church Basement. For your free will donation, the menu includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and a selection of homemade deserts.
     The First Christian Church also expects to host a Chili and Soup supper in January to provide additional funds for Operation HELP.


Absentee Voting Special Hours   10/21  6am
     Absentee voting for the November 4th election will continue through November 3rd at the Livingston County Clerk's office on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. Special hours for the County Clerk's office have been announced and they include Saturday November 1st from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and Monday November 3rd from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, including the lunch hour. The special hours will be available to help those who can not make it to the poles on November 4th, allowing them to cast a ballot in the election. If you need to make special arrangements or have questions about absentee voting, call the Livingston County Clerk's office at 646-8000, extension 3.


Troopers Arrest Two In The Local Counties   10/21  6am
     State Troopers made two arrests Monday evening in the local counties.
     In Livingston County at 7:00 pm, 43 year old Lance L Adamson of Mansfield was arrested on a Wright County warrant for alleged failure to appear in a charge of alleged bad checks. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
     In Chariton County, at 11:10 pm, 44 year old Derek A Porter of Bucklin was arrested for alleged tampering with a vehicle, driving while suspended and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Chariton County Jail on a 24 hour hold.


Mo-vember - Men's Health Awareness   10/21  6am
     October is breast Cancer Awareness Month, but November is MO-VEMBER, a time to bring awareness to men's health issues. Jordan Ferguson from Hedrick Medical Center and Eric Sensenich are heading up Mo-vember, a challenge to area men to grow a mustache in the month of November. Ferguson explains.
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     Sensenich says there are a couple of ways for the guys to participate.
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     Participants are asked to collect a minimum of $20 in pledges that will be collected at the MoBro Party on December 1st at the Green Hills Golf Course. If you want more details, contact Eric at 646-3161 or Jordan at 214-8405.


Susan Davis Running For Collector/Treasurer   10/21  6am
     The last of four contested races for the Livingston County November Election is for Collector Treasurer. The race pits the incumbent, Democrat Paula McCoy against her challenger, Republican Susan Davis. Davis is first up and she talked about why she wants to be the Collector Treasurer.
<Audio: Davis 1>
     Davis explains her goals and objectives if elected.
<Audio: Davis 2>
     Davis also talked a bit about herself as a candidate for Collector Treasurer's office.
<Audio: Davis 3>
     Davis's Opponent on November 4th is Democrat Paula McCoy, who was appointed to the office by Governor Jay Nixon in April. You will hear from McCoy on Wednesday.


Most Wanted Captured in Oregon   10/20  12pm
     A 19 year old man on the Livingston County Most Wanted list was arrested over the weekend in Douglas County Oregon. Sheriff Steve Cox received a tip from a person in Oregon who said they have looked on the Livingston County Sheriff's Website (www.livcoso.org) and had information about one of the counties most wanted, 19 year old Bradley Wayne Virtue.  Virtue was wanted on charges of alleged forgery and was arrested by the Douglas County authorities and is held pending extradition.  Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.  
     Cox says Virtue is at least the 82nd fugitive to be captured based only on tips provided through our website.  He says they appreciate the support of the public and the many helpful tips our area law enforcement officers receive.


Paper Crafting - Mums   10/20  12pm
     You can have Mums that last through several seasons.  The Livingston County Library is offering a paper crafting class next Monday at 6:00 pm.  Library Director Robin Westphal says the class will focus on making fall mums out of paper.
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     Westphal says the idea came from a book - Paper Blooms.  Pre-registration is required and there is a $5.00 materials cost.  She says the class is open to adults and even students in Middle School and above.
<Audio: Westphal 2>
     Middle School students and older that are interested can call the library at 646-0547.


Join the Y For A Buck   10/20  12pm
     You can join the Grand River Area family Y for a Buck.  Director Matt Jones says there is still time to take advantage of this offer.
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Jones says just call them at 646-6677 for more information or better yet,  stop by the Y in Chillicothe and check things out first hand.


Three Injured in Two Accidents in Carroll County   10/20  6am
     State Troopers investigated two single vehicle accidents that left three people injured over the weekend.
     Early Saturday morning, an accident on Route J in Carroll County, east of CR 281, resulted in two people injured.  At about 2:30 am, 22 year old Zachary Stephens of Hale was eastbound on Route J when he drove off the left side of the road and the vehicle went airborne before hitting an embankment and overturning on to its top.  Stephens and his passenger, 21 year old Timothy Newton of Hale were both taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment.  They were both wearing safety belts.
     Sunday at about 9:15 pm, an accident in Carroll County left a Bosworth woman with moderate injuries.  Eighty year old Christine Jones of Bosworth was eastbound on CR 220, east of CR 531 when she ran off the road and struck a tree.  Jones was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for treatment.  She was not wearing a safety belt.


Chillicothe Police Report   10/20  6am
     A runaway child and several arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department report for the weekend.
     Officers investigated a report of a runaway child in the 1000 block of Fair Street. The child was located a short time later and taken to the Police Department. A report was sent to the Juvenile office and the child was returned home.
     A domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Wilson resulted in the arrest of Brandon Hemsworth for alleged domestic assault. Bond was set at $25,000.
     A traffic stop at Dickinson and Jackson resulted in the arrest of Sean P Biller for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released.
     A traffic stop in the 500 block of Washington resulted in the arrest of Eric Moore for alleged possession of intoxicants. He was cited and released.
     A domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Washington resulted in the arrest of Walter L Ross for alleged disorderly conduct. He was cited and released after posting bond.
     Norman Glasgow was arrested in the 400 block of Vine for alleged resisting arrest and driving while suspended. He was held pending the filing of formal charges.
     Other investigations in the report include Theft in the 1600 block of Fair, property damage in the 1200 block of Broadway and theft from a business in the 1300 block of Washington.


Troopers Arrest Two   10/20  6am
     State Troopers made two arrests in the area counties over the weekend, both were on Sunday.
     At about 6:30 pm in Daviess County, Troopers arrested Sade Abdi of Olathe, Kansas for alleged speeding (110 in a 70 zone), possession of marijuana and receiving stolen property.  He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail with no bond allowed.
     In Linn County at about 10:15 pm, troopers arrested a Chicago man, 36 year old Robert Denman for alleged no valid plates and on a Crocker Police warrant.  He was taken to the Chariton County Jail pending the posting of bond.


No Injuries in Local Accidents   10/20  6am
     No injuries were reported in three accidents investigated by the Chillicothe Police Department.
     On Wednesday, an accident at Washington and Bryan when Travis Keller failed to yield and struck a vehicle driven by Jo Reeter.  Keller was cited.
     Friday, an accident at Business 36 and Washington happened when Anthony Shiflett was stopped at a signal and backed up to allow a semi more room as the truck made a turn.  Shiflett backed into another vehicle causing minor damage.
     Also on Friday, An accident on Washington Street, south of Ryan, happened when Brandon Cain pulled from a private drive to go south and hit a vehicle driven by Donald Dockray, causing moderate damage.  Cain was cited for an improper turn. 


Carrollton City Council Meets Monday   10/20  6am
     The Carrollton Town Council considers several ordinances and bids when they meet this evening.  The Council will meet at 6:00 pm at Carrollton City Hall.
     Under New Business the board will consider a retirement, an ordinance to vacate portions of 11th, 12th and Locust Street and a portion of Spring Street, a settlement ordinance with Century Link, an ordinance to set guidelines for Social Media Use for the city, setting penalties as part of the business license ordinance and there will be bids considered for a street department lift kit removal and fire department annual pump testing.
     The Wastewater and Street Departments and the Administrative Assistant will present reports to the board and the mayor will make recommendations for board appointments.
     An executive session is planned if it is needed.  The meeting of the Carrollton Town Council is this evening and the public is welcome to attend.


Park and Tree Board Meet Monday   10/20  6am
     Chillicothe Parks and Recreation and Tree Advisory board will meet Monday evening at City Hall.  The Park Board meets at 5:15 to continue discussions on the dog park and tree carvings.  New business includes a possible name change at Mills Park, the Director's report and the 10 year park plan.
     At 6:00, the Tree Advisory Board will meet to discuss tree plantings.
     Both of the meetings are open to the public.


School Board To Consider Health Insurance Rates   10/18  6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board will consider an increase for health insurance when they meet on Tuesday. The board members meet at 6:30 pm at the district office. They begin with reports to the board for the Guidance Counseling, school climate evaluations, ACT prep and tutoring.
     New business includes the Architect report, finance report and then consideration for increasing the employee Health Insurance premium.
     The board will have the first reading of four policies. They are for:
District Wellness Program
School Board Elections
Food Service Management
and Ceremonies and Observations,
     The final item for the open session is consideration for a Lease Finance Agreement.
     An executive session is also scheduled if it is needed.
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board meetings are open to the public.


Three Accident In Area Counties   10/18  6am
     Four people were injured in three accidents investigated Friday by State Troopers in the area.
     A California woman had minor injuries in an accident that happened when the Semi she was driving hit a Turkey. Forty-seven year old Molly Leon was eastbound on US 36 near Meadville when a wild turkey flew into her windshield, ending up in the drivers compartment. Leon was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
     At about 10:20 am Friday in Livingston County, a Meadville teen had moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident. Rebecca A Phillips was taken to Hedrick Medical Center following the accident that happened on LIV 255, three miles east of Chillicothe. According to the report, Phillips was northbound when she lost control and skidded off the road and struck an embankment. She was not wearing her safety belt.
     Two Jamesport teens had minor injuries in a single vehicle accident in Daviess County Friday afternoon. At about 4:10 pm, 16 year old Jacob L Ringer was westbound on Flint Road, north of Jameson, when he drove off the south side of the road, overcorrected and crossed the road and hit an embankment. Ringer and his step brother, 17 year old Shawn Q Simon of Jamesport were both taken to Harrison County Memorial for treatment.


Troopers Arrest Three   10/18  6am
     Two Salisbury residents were arrested in Randolph County on drug related charges.  Nineteen year old Christa Pancoast and 23 year old Derek R Ritter were taken to the Randolph County Jail pending the posting of bond. They were arrested at about 10:00 pm Friday. Both face charges of alleged unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of up to 35 grams of synthetic cannabinoid. Pancoast was also charged with alleged failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.
     State Troopers in Caldwell County reported the arrest of an Overland Park man, 25 year old Mark E Schneider at about 1:20 pm. The arrest was for alleged speeding (80 in a 65 zone) and DWI. He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.


County Commission Meetings   10/18  6am
     The Livingston County Commissioners meet in regular session next week. The meetings are Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the commission room of the courthouse. They will handle county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental duties.


MoDOT Road Work Scheduled   10/18  6am
     The Missouri Department of Transportation will have a full week of projects on the roads in the northwest part of the state. Some of the projects scheduled throughout the entire district include mowing, signage project and pothole patching on various routes.
     In the local counties:
Caldwell County - US 36 - Spraying, All Week
Carroll County - Drainage work on Route O and Shoulder work on various routes All Week
Chariton County
Bridge maintenance continues on US 24 at the Mid-Fork Chariton River
Drainage Work on Various routes All Week
Daviess County
Bridge Redecking on Route P has the bridge at Little Muddy Creek CLOSED for the rest of the month.
US 36 - At Center Road; milling and pothole patching on Monday
Striping and Bridge Maintenance on various routes All Week
Grundy County
Culvert Replacement will close Route A from 100th - 95th Street Tuesday
Shoulder work on Route 6 - From 146 to Route 6; - Wednesday - Friday.
Linn County
Culvert Replacement closes Route HH from Route 11 - 129 Monday.
Sweeping and flushing bridges on various routes all week
Driveway Repair on Route M - from Halliburton - State Street on Tuesday
Livingston County
Bridge Maintenance continues on Highway 190 at the Thompson River - Monday to Wednesday and US 65 at Grand River Wednesday to Friday.
Sullivan County
Culvert Replacement will close Route 139 from Village Road to Windgate Road on Monday


Zoning Changes For Property Near GRTS   10/17  12pm
     The Chillicothe Planning and Zoning Commission will consider another request to rezone a property at Spring Hill and Fair Streets when they meet November 3rd.  The property owners had made a request at the last meeting to change from Industrial to Residential R-3 that would have allowed for high density housing, including apartments, but area residents were not in favor of the change.  The new request is to change from Industrial to Residential R-2, which would allow single and two unit housing. 
     In addition, the owners of an adjacent property that has a house on it have requested changing from Residential R-3 to R-2 to be consistent with the other properties.
     The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet November 3rd at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber of City Hall.


Board of Adjustments To Consider Setback Changes   10/17  12pm
     The Chillicothe Board of Adjustments will consider a request to eliminate setbacks for a property between Graves and South Washington Street and south of Ryan Street.  The meeting is November 3rd at 6:30 pm in the council chambers of City Hall.
     The property is currently owned by Westlake Hardware and is for changes to the set back along Graves Street for the portion of the building that housed the Piggly Wiggly store.  The current set back is 20 feet and they are requesting that be changed to ZERO.
     If you have questions about the property or the changes requested, you can call the Codes Office at City Hall, the number is 646-5636.  You can also attend the meeting on November 3rd.


Chillicothe Police Report   10/17  12pm
     Chillicothe Police Officers made one arrest and investigated animal neglect and forgery.
     On Wednesday, forgery was reported in the 600 block of Harvester Road.  That investigation continues.
     Officers arrested Alisha Ann Frazier in the 10 block of Clay St. for alleged distribution and possession of methamphetamine, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.  Frazier was processed and taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
     On Thursday, officers began an investigation of possible animal neglect.
     There was also one accident in the report; that was at Washington Street and Park lane.  The report states Christopher S. Branham was northbound on Washington St. and collided with a vehicle driven by Betty A. Doss, who was westbound on Park Lane.  Doss was injured and sought her own medical attention.


More Flu Shots Available   10/17  12pm
     The Flu Vaccine is available from the Livingston County Health Center another clinic scheduled for Wednesday.  County residents 19 and older can receive the flu vaccination from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm by making an appointment by calling 646-5506.
     Those with private insurance or Medicare should bring their card to the clinic.  Those without insurance will also be able to get vaccinated. 
     Parents interested in getting their child vaccinated against the flu should also call the health center to make an appointment at one of our three monthly clinics.
     You must have an appointment to get vaccinated at any of the available clinics.  Call 646-5506 to make an appointment.  Additional opportunities to get vaccinated will be announced until vaccine supply is exhausted.


Park and Tree Board Meet Monday  10/17  12pm
     Chillicothe Parks and Recreation and Tree Advisory board will meet Monday evening at City Hall.  The Park Board meets at 5:15 to continue discussions on the dog park and tree carvings.  New business includes a possible name change at Mills Park, the Director's report and the 10 year park plan.
     At 6:00, the Tree Advisory Board will meet to discuss tree plantings.
     Both of the meetings are open to the public.


CHS Academic Banquet   10/17  12pm
     The Chillicothe High School Academic Banquet will be November 10th at the Chillicothe High School.  The academic banquet honors those students that met the qualifications of having at least a 3.3 GPA in the previous school year.  The banquet will include a guest speaker, Dr Wyatt Pickering.  He is a1999 CHS graduate and the Emergency Department Medical Director at Hedrick Medical Center.


Twelve Headed to Prison or Treatment   10/17  6am
     Several people that made recent court appearances have been transported to prison or treatment facilities. The Livingston County Sheriff's Department says

22 year old Desmond D. Huff of Chillicothe Distribution of Controlled Substance 10 years
37 year old Lendol V. Copple, III of Chillicothe DWI CODS or Court Ordered Detention Sanction program
22 year old Dakota L. Hatfield, of Chillicothe Assault CODS program
30 year old Derrick C. Risinger of Texas Possession Controlled Substance Institutional Post Conviction Drug Treatment Program
30 year old Colton G. Duncan of Chillicothe Possession Controlled Substance Institutional Post Conviction Drug Treatment Program
29 year old Jonathan A. Peterie of Chula Possession Controlled Substance 7 years and - Institutional Treatment Program
34 year old Todd Clem of Chillicothe Possession Controlled Substance 3 years
35 year old Patrick Cope of Chillicothe Possession Controlled Substance 4 years
20 year old Shawn McBee of Braymer Burglary 3 years
29 year old Michael Holtzclaw of Chillicothe Possession Controlled Substance 5 years and Institutional Treatment Program
30 year old Alicia Birkhead of Independence 2 counts Forgery 7 years each count to run concurrent
24 year old Tiffany Midgyett of Chillicothe 3 years for Stealing and 2 years for Selling Imitation Controlled Substance - sentences to run consecutive.


Two Pumpkin Contest At The Library     10/17  6am
     The Livingston County Library has two Pumpkin decorating contest taking place at the Library, one contest for the Children's area and one for the adults. Library Director Robin Westphal says a Pumpkin CARVING contest will begin Monday. Patrons are invited to let their imagination soar and enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest! Carved pumpkins can be registered at the main desk starting Monday, and the deadline for submitting an entry is October 24. All pumpkins will be on display the week before Halloween for viewing and voting. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 People's Choice favorites. For information on the Pumpkin Carving Contest, call 646-0547.
     For the Children's Department, the Pumpkin Decorating contest ends Saturday. Director Candy Warren says there are four rules you need to keep in mind for this contest.
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     Warren says the contest has four categories.
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     To find out more about the Children's Department Pumpkin Decorating Contest, call the Children's Department of the Library at 646-0563.


Troopers Arrest Illinois Man   10/17  6am
     An Illinois man was arrested by State Troopers in Caldwell County Thursday.  Thirty-seven year old Daniel D Skaggs was arrested at about 8:30 am for alleged speeding, no license and no valid plates.  Skaggs was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.


Christopher Seeks Re-Election As Recorder Of Deeds   10/17  6am
     The Recorder of Deeds office is one of several contested races in the November Ballot in Livingston County. The race includes Incumbent, Democrat Kelly Christopher facing Republican challenger Dowell Kincaid. Both candidates spoke with KCHI about their run for the office. You have heard for the challenger, now Incumbent, Democrat Kelly Christopher talks about why she wants to continue to serve as Recorder of Deeds.
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     Christopher explains her goals and objectives if re-elected.
<Audio: Christopher 2>
     Christopher also talked a bit about herself as a candidate for Recorder of Deeds.
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     The final contested race for the Livingston County Ballot in November is for the Collector/Treasurers office. You will hear from those candidates starting Tuesday.



Halloween Law Changes   10/15  12pm
     A ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court means changes for some registered sex offenders at Halloween.  The Courts ruled the law. commonly referred to as the Halloween Law, shall apply to all registered sex offender, not just those convicted after August of 2008.
     Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox is sending out notifications to all registered sex offenders in the county informing them of those rules.  They include:
- Avoiding all Halloween-related contact with children;
- Remain inside their home between 5:00 and 10:30 pm, unless required to be elsewhere;
- Must post a sign at their home stating, "No candy or treats at this residence"; and
- Leave all outside residential lighting off during the evening hours after 5:00 pm
     Cox says they will be doing compliance checks and any registered sex offender that violates the provisions shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.