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KCHI NEWS Archive
Stories from the past seven days


Chillicothe City Council To Meet For Workshop & Regular Session
  6/26 12pm
     The Chillicothe City Council will meet for a finance workshop and regular council meeting Monday.
     The Workshop session starts at 5:30 and includes discussions on City Finances and they will be discussing placing a Use Tax and Vehicle Sales Tax (for out of state sales) on the municipal ballot.
     The Regular session for the City Council will begin at 6:30 in Council Chambers. That agenda includes:
-Payment of bills and salaries and the CMU financials.
-Appearances include City Administrator Ike Holland leading a discussion on a request by Grand River Historical Society Museum for a portion of the old fence at the third street prison property.
-Parks Director Josh Norris will lead a discussion on a Simpson Park event.
     An executive session is planned following the regular meeting of the City Council on Monday.


Special School Board Meeting Tuesday For Budgets
  6/26 12pm
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board will have a special Meeting Tuesday to set the 2015/16 budget and handle other business prior to the start of the new fiscal year.
     The meeting will begin at 6:30 at the District Office and includes:
Payment of final bills for 2014/15
Amendments to the current budget
Consideration of the teacher salary schedule
Consideration of the Extra Duty salary schedule
Approval of the budget for 2015/16
Consideration of a School Photographer
And consideration of the contract for the basement for the next Building Trades Home.
     An executive session is planned following the regular meeting, Tuesday at 6:30 at the district office.


County Commission To Discuss Storms and The Roof
  6/26 12pm
     The Livingston County Commission will have a couple of special agenda items in their meetings next week.
     Tuesday, the meeting begins at 9:30 at the courthouse and will meet at 10:00 am with Dick Harmes to discuss the roof repairs and maintenance schedule for the courthouse.
     Thursday, the meeting will begin at the Chillicothe Fire Department at 9:00 am as they meet with SEMA to discuss storm damage in June. Following the meeting they will return to the courthouse for the regular agenda.
     Both meetings are open to the public.


Farmers Market - Meet The Marketer
  6/26 12pm
     Saturday June 27th is the final Saturday of the month and at the Chillicothe Farmers Market, that means Market Basket Day. The Farmers Market is every Saturday, May through October from 8:00 am to Noon on the west side of the Livingston County Courthouse.
     KCHI is introducing some of the Marketers this year, and this week, it is a new Market member, Joseph Buckner Jr of Wheeling. Buckner says he was urged to join the market.
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     Buckner tells others the Chillicothe Farmers Market offers a very good variety.
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     Stop by the Chillicothe Farmers Market This Saturday. The bell rings at 8:00 am. And don't forget to sign up for the Market Basket Give-Away before 10:00 am for an opportunity to win a sampling of items from each of the marketers from that day.


Updated Road Closings
  6/26 12pm
     The heavy rains have caused flooding to close another road in the local area. The Missouri Department of Transportation report in Linn County, Highway 130 is closed at Locust Creek with water over the road.
     In Chariton County, Route E is closed at Yellow Creek, Route D closed at Mussel Fork and Highway 129 closed at Chariton River
     Also in Chariton County, Route D remains closed in both directions from Missouri 129 to Route DD. The road has been closed since June 15th and will remain closed until further notice.
     Check the MoDOT Traveler Information Map for the latest on road closing in your area.


Storms Do Some Damage Around the Area
  6/26 6am
     Heavy rains and strong winds and hail were reported as a storm rolled through the KCHI listening area Thursday evening, but wind seems to have done the most damage.
     In Chillicothe, shortly after 6:00, strong winds blew a fireworks tent from its anchors in the 1000 block of Graves Street.
     Around the area:
     At about 5:50, Emergency managers in Linn County reported numerous 6-10 inch tree limbs down on US 36 near Meadville, some tree limbs of up to 18 inches down in Meadville, 12 inch limbs down in the Brookfield area.
     At about 6:10, additional limbs down in Brookfield
     About 6:30, a large tree was reported down and blocking US 24 near Brunswick and tree limbs and power lines down in Marceline.


Flooded Road
  6/26 6am
     The heavy rains have caused flooding to close another road in the local area. The Missouri Department of Transportation report in Linn County, Highway 130 is closed at Locust Creek with water over the road.
     In Chariton County, Route D remains closed in both directions from Missouri 129 to Route DD. The road has been closed since June 15th and will remain closed until further notice.


Four Injured In Accident In Utica
  6/26 6am
     State Troopers report four were injured in an accident in Utica Thursday afternoon. The accident happened at about 2:00 pm at Marble and Throop Streets when a vehicle driven by 17 year old Dylan Hulett of Lock Spring entered the uncontrolled intersection and was struck on the drivers door by a vehicle driven by 80 year old Phillip Hagen of Utica. Both drivers and their passengers, 16 year old Joseph Vargas of Chillicothe and 78 year old Marlys Hagen of Utica, were taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. All but Vargas were wearing safety belts.


Five Arrests In Police Report 
  6/26 6am
     The Chillicothe Police report includes five arrests.
     Thursday, officers arrested Timothy Ashlock in the 400 block of Montgomery on a Parole Violation Warrant. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     Wednesday, officers arrested four Trenton residents in the 1000 block of Graves Street for alleged stealing. Officers received a call for alleged shoplifting and arrested Kathy Jo Reeder, Kati Jo Gott, Elizabeth K. Berry and James E. Harding. They were all taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
     Also on Wednesday, officers responded to the 1400 block of Clay Street for alleged tempering with a vehicle. A suspect is sought and charges are pending.


Miss Midwest Pageant
  6/26 6am
     The Miss Midwest pageant was held at the Gary Dickenson Performing Arts Center Thursday.
     The winners include:
Teen Miss Midwest - Katelyn Capp
     3rd runner-up is Jennifer Teel of Gallatin.
Pre-Teen Miss Midwest is Zoey Durr
     3rd runner-up is Morgan Newman of Chillicothe.
Little Miss Midwest is Leanna Larson
     4th runner-up is Kamryn Stevens of Chillicothe
     5th runner-up is Sydney Newman of Chillicothe.

     The Community Service Award was presented to Kamryn Stevens of Chillicothe, she was also Little Miss runner-up in Casual wear.
     The people's choice winner, Miss Midwest Sweetheart is Jennifer Teel, Teel won the Supermodel event and was runner-up in Casual Wear


Fire At CMU Power Plant Does Estimated $150,000   6/25 12pm
     A fire at the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities electric generating plant this (Thursday) morning did an estimated $150,000 damage. The Chillicothe Fire Department was called to the generating plant at about 7:15 and arrived within a couple of minutes.
     The fire crew was directed to a portion of the building beside the power station and found smoke coming from the building containing large transformers and capacitors. The fire crew could not reach the fire from the inside, so CMU workers removed panels from the outside to provide access. Power to that area had already been shut off, and the fire crew first used dry chemical extinguishers in an attempt to put out the fire, but finally resorted to using foam to put out the fire and cool the transformers.
     CMU General manager Jim Gillian says the $150,000 number is an estimate.
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     The true cost of the damage will be known when they have had a chance to sort through the damage.
 

New Fair Bleachers Nearing Completion  6/25 12pm
     Work on the new bleachers at the Livingston County Fairgrounds is nearly complete. The project has been in the works for about seven years and the totals cost is about $220,000. The new bleachers will have 12 rows on each side of the announcers stand and are expected to seat 1200 to 1400.
     Volunteers have been working over the past several weeks to remove the old bleachers, prepare the site, footings and pour concrete. This week, the framing was erected and volunteers began the task of attaching the steps, seats, kick boards and railings.
     As of Thursday morning the volunteers are working on the handicapped ramps and safety features, including the fencing around the bleachers. Weather permitting, they hope to have the project complete by the weekend, well ahead of the fair's main fundraiser, the Truck and Tractor Pull on Friday July 10th.


Tunes Under The Moon Friday
  6/25 12pm
     The second Tunes Under The Moon concert of the year is Friday evening at Silvermoon Plaza. MainStreet Director Micah Landes says the concert will have an opening act before the main show.
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     Cultural Corner Art Guild will also have an art walk in the downtown area starting at 3:00 pm.


Road Closings
  6/25 12pm
     Route 129 in Chariton County opened for traffic this morning after floodwaters receded on the Chariton River.
     MoDOT Officials report no roads in the KCHI listening area are closed due to flooding, but there is one road that remains closed due to flood damage.
     In Chariton County, Route D is closed in both directions from Missouri 129 to Route DD. The road has been closed since June 15th and will remain closed until further notice.


Midwest Princess Of America Pageant Is Tonight
  6/25 6am
     The Midwest Princess of America Pageant begins today in Chillicothe. The pageant will be held at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center beginning at 6:00 pm. Twenty girls, ages 4-24 from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, will compete for the title of Miss Midwest in various age groups. Winners in tonight's event will move on to the National Princess of America Pageant in November in Branson, where they could win a $1,000 scholarship, travel opportunities and other prizes.
     Tickets for the Midwest Princess of America Pageant are $15 at the door.


No Injuries In Accident At Highways  36 and 65
  6/25 6am
     Chillicothe Police Officers investigated an accident at US 36 and 65 that resulted in one driver ticketed, but no injuries. The report states Addie Floyd was eastbound on US 36 and had exited at US 65. Floyd pulled off the ramp and into the path of a southbound vehicle on US 65 resulting in extensive damage to both vehicles. Addie Floyd was cited for alleged failing to yield the right of way.


Sheriff's Investigations
  6/25 6am
     Several incidents and investigations are in the Livingston County Sheriff's Department report for this past week.
     Tuesday, a driver missed a deer in the eastern part of the county, but ran off the road and struck a fixed object, causing extensive damage. No one was seriously injured in the accident.
     Deputies have been busy investigating reports of a variety of phone scams.
     Monday, trespassing was reported on LIV 529, were someone drove through a yard. A report was sent to the prosecutor.
     Sunday, deputies responded to a report of underage drinking near the Thompson River. They found two minors in possession of cigarettes. A person of interest was identified and is sought for questioning.
     Deputies also began a burglary investigation and property damage to a home in Wheeling.
     On the 17th, a trailer found on private property was found to be stolen in Chillicothe. The owner was not aware it had been taken. It was returned and the investigation continues.
     A child reported missing in Chula was located in Brookfield. A report was sent to the Juvenile office.
     Sheriff Steve Cox also reports the victim of a Chip Seal scam received $3,000 back from the company.


Sheriff's Department Arrests
  6/25 6am
     Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies reported a couple arrests in the past week.
     On Sunday, 36 year old Jeffery D McCoy of Utica was arrested for alleged failing to obey a judges orders. He posted $500 bond and released.
     On the 18th, 37 year old Billy Dale Helm of Marceline was arrested by the Linn County Sheriff's Department and extradited to Livingston County on a Probation Violation warrant. His bond is set at $1,000.
     Deputies also reported a Chula man was cited Saturday for alleged 93 in a 55 zone on Highway 190, near LIV 233.


Only One Flooded Road Remains
  6/25 6am
     MoDOT reports only one road remains closed in the KCHI listening area due to flooding. In Chariton County, Highway 129 is closed from Route O to Grove Branch Road due to flooding on the Chariton River.  Drivers will need to find an alternate route.


The Livingston Co Fair Will Have A Poultry Show
  6/24 12pm
     Concerns of Avian Flu or Bird Flu have shut down poultry shows in many states, including the states bordering north Missouri, but the Livingston County Fair will have a Poultry Show. Former Livingston County Fair Director Steve Radcliff runs the Poultry show at our fair and says at this time it will take place.
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     Radcliff says USDA has closed the trafficking of birds into the state to reduce the risk in Missouri.
     As they have in the past, Radcliff says all poultry brought to the fair will be checked.
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     Radcliff recommends those showing birds take precautions after leaving the fair.
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     The USDA and Missouri Department of Ag could make changes that would not allow the poultry shows, but for right now, Livingston County Fair will have a Poultry Show.


Beta Zeta Garden Tour Is Sunday
  6/24 12pm
     The 2015 Beta Zeta Garden Tour is this Sunday. Beta Zeta Sorority member Marti Miller says this bi-annual garden tour is a fundraiser that began a few years ago.
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     Miller says a total of five gardens are on this year's tour. She says three are in or close to town.
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     Two others are south of Chillicothe.
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     Tickets are available from any Beta Zeta members, including Brenda Gatson, Brenda Wright and Angie Lauhoff. Addresses are included on the tickets and maps are available at each of the locations.


Chillicothe Man Receives Trenton VFW Scholarship
  6/24 12pm
     A Chillicothe resident attending North Central Missouri College is the recipient of the Trenton VFW scholarship. Don Altes, Commander of the VFW Post 919 in Trenton presented the scholarship to Cody Moffatt of Chillicothe. The Scholarship of $250 per semester will help Moffatt obtain his Associate of Arts Degree at NCMC this fall. Moffatt served as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. Active duty military members, reservists and honorably discharged veterans are given preference for VFW scholarships.


Accident With Train Leaves Truck Driver With Serious Injuries
  6/24 6am
     An accident with a train left a Carrollton truck driver with serious injuries. Fifty-nine year old Clifford Burkhardt of Carrollton was taken to North Kansas City Hospital following the accident that happened Tuesday at about 10:45 am near Orrick. According to the report from the Missouri Highway Patrol, Burkhardt pulled across the railroad crossing near Pigs Landing and Fleming Road in Ray County and into the path of the train. The driver of the train was not injured.


Sheriff's Office Reports Phone Scam
  6/24 6am
     A Chillicothe resident reported receiving a phone call from a person claiming to be from the Livingston County Sheriff's Department, and the number showed on the caller ID as 660-646-0515 the number for the sheriff's office, but that call was not from the Sheriff's Department, it was a scam. Sheriff Steve Cox says the person making the call identified themselves as Kelly Smith from the Sheriff's office and told the resident they had a warrant for their arrest. The caller then instructed our citizen to call a number in the New York (917) area code and pay $601.00 to have the case put on hold.
     Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says this is a SCAM. He says criminals use a technique to falsely display a phone number for caller ID purposes and give credence to their claims.
     Cox says this is not how their office does business and they do not solicit money for a group in New York. All this information is being shared with the proper Federal authorities. He says if you get calls like these let the caller know that you know the sheriff or other law enforcement officers, hang up and call the proper authorities in your area.


State Troopers Arrest Several In Local Counties
  6/24 6am
     State Troopers in the area reported several arrests in the local counties.
Tuesday:
     At 11:50 am in Livingston County, troopers arrested three Chicago residents. 37 year old Amanda Chehade, 22 year old Alyssa Gaytan and 39 year old Mary Palaskonis on charges of alleged possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Palaskonis was also charged with alleged speeding. They were all taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     At about 11:30 am in Sullivan County, 32 year old Brian Coursey of Humphreys was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a firearm and no insurance. He was taken to the Sullivan County Jail.
     In Caldwell County at about 8:20 pm, 42 year old Stuart Woodrow Thompson of Cameron was arrested for alleged driving while suspended and on a Livingston County warrant for speeding. He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center.
     In Daviess County, two were taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
At about 10:45 pm Tuesday, 22 year old Anthony Jones of Pattonsburg was arrested on Harrison County warrants for alleged no insurance and speeding. He was also arrested for alleged no insurance and no seatbelt.
And at 12:36 this morning, 43 year old Toby Griffin of Trenton was arrested for alleged DWI - third offense.


Flooded Roads Continue in Chariton County
  6/24 6am
     Two roads in Chariton County remain closed due to flooding. The Missouri Department of Transportation reported Route D and Route E are still closed.
     Route D is closed from Mussel Fork Avenue to Route DD at the Mussel Fork River.
     Route E is closed from Highway 11 to Elk Spring Road, at Yellow Creek.
MoDOT recommends checking their Traveler Information Map at MoDOT.org for the latest on road closings and construction in your area.


Miss Missouri To Make Appearance For Freedom Festival
  6/23 12pm
     Miss Missouri, McKensie Garber will be part of Freedom Festival in Chillicothe on July 3rd. Mayor Chuck Haney, Freedom Festival Director Scott Rule and Denise Garber have worked hard in the past week to arrange the appearance. Rule says the appearance by Miss Missouri will start with a reception that afternoon.
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     In addition to Miss Missouri McKensie Garber, she will be joined at the reception and at the park by Miss Missouri 1970 Marcia Beemer, Mrs Missouri 2002 Teresa Foli, Mrs Missouri 2006 Lanie Beetsma, Missouri State Fair Queen 2011 Meredith Jones Lange and Missouri State Fair Queen 1995 Shelly Beemer.
     Because McKensie Garber is unable to attend the Hale Celebration this Saturday, the Community of Hale is also participating in the events surrounding Miss Missouri on July 3rd, starting with the public reception at 4:00 at Days Inn.


Two Pageants Taking Place This Week in Chillicothe
  6/23 12pm
     A couple of Pageants will be held in Chillicothe this week and weekend.
     Thursday is the Midwest Princess of America Pageant, will be held at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center, starting at 6:00 pm. Girls ages 4-24 from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska will compete for the title of Miss Midwest in various age groups. Tickets for the Midwest Princess of America Pageant are $15 at the door.
     Friday and Saturday is the Mrs Missouri and Mrs Kansas Pageants, both at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Local organizer Teresa Foli says there will be nine contestants from Missouri and six from Kansas.
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     That program is Friday and Saturday, with tickets available for the Saturday program. Those tickets are $25 each ($15 for Chillicothe residents.) The winners in the Mrs Missouri and Mrs Kansas Pageants will compete for Mrs America in 2016


Foster Homes Help Children
  6/23 12pm
     Child abuse, neglect or endangerment are a few of the reason a child may be removed from a home, and when that happens, it is the foster homes that are there to assist the child in the time of crisis. Shelia Rancatore, Director of Resource Family Development at Cornerstone of Care works with an organization, Healthy Families 4 Kids which works to find foster homes and place the child in the appropriate home.
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     When the child is placed in a foster home, Rancatore says they want to cause as little disruption for the child as possible.
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     If you are interested in becoming a Foster parent, you can call their toll free number, 855-778-5437. You can also go to their website at HealthyFamilies4Kids.org 


Trenton Council Updates Rental Requirements
  6/23 12pm
     The ordinance that pertains to rental properties in the city of Trenton has some new requirements. The Trenton City Council met Monday approved an amendment that City Administrator Kerry Sampson says is aimed ah helping incase of fires.
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     The Council also approved the transfer of title for a property to the Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright. Sampson says Wright was the only bidder on the property that is adjacent to his home.
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     The Trenton Utility Committee approved a design build approach for a replacement of a sewer line beneath a house. That line is leaking and causing some problems.


Drugs Related Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report
  6/23 6am
     A couple of drug related arrests and a dog running free are in the Chillicothe Police Department report for Monday,
     On Monday;
Officers arrested Shelby Stevens in the 400 block of Clay for alleged unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
David Olson was arrested in the 900 block of Fredrick for alleged use of inhalants.
Brandi Webb was arrested following a traffic stop in the 400 block of Webster. The arrest was for alleged driving while suspended, expired registration and no insurance.
     Sunday, officers responded to a report of a dog running free in the 1100 block of Elm. The owner of the dog, Patrick Stufflebean, helped to locate and secure the dog. He was also cited for allowing to dog to run at large.
     Monday, Officers also investigated a domestic disturbance in the 10 block of Third Street and took a report of forgery from a resident in the 900 block of Elm.


Troopers Arrest Five In Daviess Co. Monday
  6/23 6am
     State Troopers reported five arrests in Daviess County Monday.
     At about noon, 21 year old Juan Alvear of Denver, Colorado was arrested for alleged 95 in a 70 zone and possession of marijuana. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
     At about 10:30 pm, 20 year old Hope A Carrell of Gladstone was arrested for alleged DWI, failing to drive in a single lane, possession of drug paraphernalia and minor visibly intoxicated. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a 24 hour hold.
     At about 10:40 pm, troopers made three arrests for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia. 18 year old Nikolas Quasebarth of Gladstone, 22 year old Kiersten Mendiola of Kansas City and 20 year old Isaac Clampit of Trimble. Clampit was also arrested for alleged minor visibly intoxicated. All three were taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on 24 hour holds.


Flood Waters Still Have Some Roads Closed
  6/23 6am
     The Missouri Department of Transportation says two roads in the KCHI listening area are closed due to flooding.
     In Chariton County, Route D is closed between Mussel Fork Avenue and Route DD at the Mussel Fork River. That road is also closed due to damage to the roadway.
     In Linn County, Route C is closed between Jaguar Drive and Route CC, at West Yellow Creek.
     Check the MoDOT traveler information map for the latest on road closing and roadwork in the area.
     MoDOT also reminds motorist traveling in the Jamesport area this weekend, the intersection of 190 and Route F in downtown Jamesport will be closed Saturday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm for a car show. Motorists will need to find an alternate route as they travel through Jamesport on Saturday.


NCMC Board of Trustees Meeting  
6/23 6am
     The NCMC Board of Trustees meets this evening to consider several items of new business, including the budget. The meeting begins at 5:30 pm at the Frey Administrative Center.
     The agenda includes Head Start Items, The annual Lease Agreement renewal, Personnel items, Consideration of the revised organizational Chart, the 2015/16 budget and salaries. They will also consider the WIA PY15 budget and salaries.
     An executive session is planned following the meeting for legal, real estate and personnel matters.


Youth Tour Delegates Return From DC 6/22 12pm
     Two local delegates just returned from the 52nd annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington DC. Emma Rademacher from Southwest School and Michael Siever from Pattonsburg School joined 95 other High School Juniors from across the state as representatives from Farmers Electric Cooperative. Farmers Electric Spokesperson Chasity Anderson says the students had a busy week.
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     They also joined nearly 1600 other delegates from across the country to attend the Electric Youth Day, for a special program coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
     Anderson says in addition, they took in the sights.
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     Anderson says Rademacher and Siever earned their spots on the tour as the winners of the annual Essay contest sponsored by Farmers Electric Cooperative.


Remember Your Animals During Hot Days
6/22 12pm
     Summer has officially arrived and we can expect several very hot days again this year. Leslie Patek from the Forest O Triplet Animal Shelter says we need to help our dogs, especially those that stay outside, to stay cool in the summer months. Patek says the first step may be a haircut for the dogs, or kids as she calls them.
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     Patek offers several suggestions for any animal that will be outside in the heat of summer.
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     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.
     If you find you are having problems with your animal, you can call Patek at 646-1006.


Litton Ag Center Youth Project
6/22 12pm
     Students at the Litton Agriculture Campus assisted campers from Camp Rainbow recently as they cut out 120 bird houses for campers to put together during their craft time. Camp Rainbow is a camp for children and adults with various types of mental and physical disabilities, providing a loving and accepting environment for them to come and have a fun filled experience. Due to the rainy day the students at the Litton Ag Campus couldn't work outside, so the students spent time in the shop learning to use a saw, power tools, and a tape measure.


Caldwell Co Trial In Livingston Co Ends In Mistrial
6/22 6:00am
     A Caldwell County trial held in Livingston County Court last week and ended in a mistrial. Twenty-five year old Brian James Adkison was on trial for alleged Kidnapping and Domestic Assault that occurred in June of 2013. The case was moved to Livingston County Court on a change of venue. Adkison, from Columbia was accused of kidnapping a woman in Carroll County.
     The trial started June 17th with Jury selection and continued Thursday with the trial and start of jury deliberations. Day one of the deliberations ended late into the evening hours and than resumed Friday morning. By about 1:30, the Jury foreman informed the court further deliberations would not be fruitful and they had not come to a verdict and the judge declared a mistrial. The case will be brought back before the Livingston County Court in early August.


Tree Falls In Simpson Park - Closes Road 6/22 6:00am
     A Large Swamp Oak Tree fell in Simpson Park over the weekend and the Chillicothe Parks Department has closed the park to through traffic from Washington to Walnut Street. The large oak tree, one of the tallest in the park is lying across of the circle drive, near where the entertainment is held at Chautauqua. The tree came down in the overnight hours Saturday into Sunday and Chillicothe Police received the call about 3:30 Sunday morning.
     Simpson Park is closed to through traffic from Washington Street to Walnut while the tree is removed. Chilli Bay will be open as regularly scheduled.


ATV Accident Leaves Two Children Injured
6/22 6:00am
     Two Children from Kansas City were injured in an ATV accident Saturday near Pattonsburg. State Troopers report the accident happened at about 8:45 am on private property. According to the report, 13 year old Gabriel Jackson was driving the ATV when he made a sudden turn and the ATV overturned, ejecting Jackson and her eight year old passenger. They were both taken to Cameron Regional Hospital for treatment. The eight year old had moderate injuries while Jackson had minor injuries.


Troopers Arrest Two Saturday 6/22 6:00am
     A Chillicothe man is one of two arrested Saturday by State Troopers.
     At 2:35 pm in Linn County, 25 year old Linn Hoskins was arrested for alleged felony leaving the scene of an accident and careless and imprudent driving resulting in the accident. Hoskins was taken to the Brookfield Police Department, processed and released.
     In Sullivan County at about 3:30 pm Troopers arrested 23 year old Chase Ratliff of Independence for alleged DWI and for Careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident. He was taken to the Sullivan County Jail, processed and released


Chillicothe Police Report For Weekend 6/22 6:00am
     Friday, Officers arrested Allen David Bush in the 600 block of Walnut St., on a Chillicothe warrant. Bush posted bond and was released.
     Friday, Officers received a report of an assault in the 600 block of Webster Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
     Officers received a report of fraudulent use of a credit device Friday in the 200 block of Crescent Drive. Investigation continues.
     Theft was reported Friday in the 300 block of North Washington Street. A suspect has been identified and charges are pending.
     Sunday, officers arrested Jordon Small for alleged failing to properly display license plates, no insurance, and driving while revoked. The arrest followed a traffic stop at Elm and JFK. She was cited and released.