County Commission reflects on mitigation plan meeting
The Saline County Commission, along with Emergency Management Director Tony Day, discussed results from the Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Committee during the commission's regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 19. Day and Presiding Commissioner Kile Guthrey attended the planning committee in representation of the county, where the Saline County Hazard Mitigation Plan was discussed...
Sweet Springs man charged with meth possession
The Saline County Prosecutor's office filed a felony charge for possession of a controlled substance against a Sweet Springs man Thursday, Jan. 19. David Michael Carrender, 46, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, a class D felony, as well as a class A misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia...
Bateman shot dead in Columbia
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol press release, Troy Bateman, who was suspected of involvement in a shootout with a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer in Saline County on Friday, Jan. 13, was killed in a exchange of gunfire with two Columbia Police officers Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 18...
Missouri suing outgoing Presidential Administration
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Thursday, Jan. 19, that the state is suing the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. Missouri is one of 13 states or commonwealths involved in the suit. According to a press release announcing the lawsuit, regulations from the Department of the Interior that were promulgated on Dec. 20, 2016, overstep agency authority and violate federal law...
Morning traffic directed around Walmart Drive crash (Updated at 10 a.m., Jan. 19)
Marshall Police redirect traffic around the scene where two vehicles crashed at the intersection of U.S. Highway 65 and Walmart Drive Wednesday morning, Jan. 18. A red Chevy Spark partially blocks northbound traffic while a white Ford F-350 rests off the roadway on the eastern side. ...
Search for Bateman results in drug charges against two Marshall men
Responding to a possible sighting of Troy Bateman, suspected of involvement in a shootout with a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer three days previously, MSHP officers arrested two marshall men for felony drug possession Monday, Jan. 16. Tuesday, Jan. ...
Rose charged with four new thefts
Destiny Dawn Rose, 26, of Marshall, now faces a total of 7 felony counts of first degree burglary and 8 misdemeanor counts of stealing / theft. Tuesday, Jan. 17, the Saline County Prosecutor's Office filed three charges of first degree burglary against Rose, in addition to four counts of theft / stealing (value of property or services less than $500), a class A misdemeanor. ...
Firefighters battle rural Gilliam structure fire (Updated at 3 p.m. Jan. 18)
Firefighters combat a structure fire east of Gilliam Wednesday morning, Jan. 18. Slater Fire Chief Todd Jenkins reported being called to the fire at 8:30 a.m., finding the structure fully engulfed, then calling for personnel from the Arrow Rock Fire Department to assist and for the Marshall Fire Department to send a tanker. ...
Slater to see water rate increase in April
A future water rate increase topped discussion during the regular Slater City Council meeting Tuesday evening, Jan. 17. Mayor Stephen Allegri said he wanted to clarify the city's water rate increase, saying there will be an increase of $2-4 per month in order to pay for a florescent UV system that is now required by the Department of Natural Resources. The system will cost approximately $100,000...
Police body cam contracts, remote councilmember attendance considered for Marshall
Three bids to contract for Marshall Police Department body cameras were brought before the Marshall City Council Tuesday, Jan. 17. The council had previously accounted for the purchase of said body cameras in the 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. The leading bid came from Digital Ally, of Lenexa, Kan., at a cost of $15,000 for the first year and $5,500 for the second year, with the department obtaining full ownership of the software and paying no additional costs beyond the second year. ...
MC Power celebrates completion of Marshall solar farm
Though it took longer than anticipated, Marshall now has a functioning solar farm. At a dedication ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 17, MC Power welcomed the community to celebrate the project's completion. The farm officially began generating power more than a month prior on Dec. ...
Emergency Management Director reflects on weekend weather
Emergency Management Director Tony Day reflected on the weekend's winter weather during the Saline County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, Jan. 17. Day praised MoDOT on treating the roads early on and said he thought there were no motor vehicle accidents reported anywhere in the county during the weekend...
Denim and Diamonds fundraiser to support fairground remodeling project
The sixth annual Denim and Diamonds fundraiser will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Multipurpose Building at Saline County Fairground starting at 6 p.m. The event is open to anyone age 21 and older. Those wishing to attend must prepay and preregister with a member of the fair board before the event. Although those interested in attending are asked to preregister by Feb. 10, patrons can continue to preregister leading up to the day of the event...
Suspect for assault on a law enforcement officer still at large
On January 13, at 6:31 p.m., a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper began pursuing a vehicle for traffic charges eastbound on MO-20 at Route EE, in Saline County. The vehicle fled southbound on Route EE from MO-20 before crashing at the intersection of 160th Road and Route EE. At 6:37 p.m., the trooper advised shots were fired and gunfire was exchanged with the suspect. The suspect then fled into a field. The suspect was not located at the scene and the trooper was not injured...
Marshall firefighter crafts newest station feature
Spotting a need within the department, one Marshall firefighter took matters into his own hands. By virtue of Firefighter Andy Bolling's craftsmanship, the fire station now has its first new dining room table since it was relocated to its current address approximately 30 years ago. The table, built from hard maple, measures 10 feet by 3 feet and features Maltese crosses on the tabletop and legs. Placed in the station's common area, the table gets used for a variety of purposes...
Marshall DAR Chapter holds December meeting
The Marshall Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution attended a joint luncheon meeting with the Patsy Gregg Chapter and the Arrow Rock Chapter on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Stone Hedge Golf Club. The Arrow Rock Chapter was hostess, and West Central District Director Connie Lee was in attendance...
West-Central Independent Living Solutions 20th anniversary open house
West-Central Independent Living Solutions, a non-profit organization dedicated to individuals with disabilities, will celebrate its 20-year anniversary with an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the WILS home office, located at 610 N Ridgeview, Warrensburg, from 4 to 6 p.m...
Law enforcement continues search for fleeing suspect
The Saline County Sheriff's Department issued an alert Friday night, Jan. 13, after a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was allegedly shot at. Law enforcement is continuing to look for a suspect that a trooper attempted to pull over for a traffic violation on Route EE. ...
Finance: This little dollar went to market: Tips on how to save
Being more like a certain jolly holiday mainstay by making a list and checking it twice before you head to the store can actually contribute to your savings. Making a list of needs before going shopping can create savings both to one's budget and time. ...
Preparing for the storm: Shoppers stock up on emergency items Thursday
Tim Breshears makes it to the register after a crowd of shoppers makes purchases at Marshall Walmart Thursday, Jan. 12.
January full moon appears
The first full moon of 2017 appeared Thursday, Jan. 12.
Two Marshall residents injured in one-vehicle crash
Two Marshall residents were injured in a crash on Thursday, Jan. 12. The crash occurred a few minutes after noon when the 1997 Lincoln, driven by Richard G. Hoffman, 74, of Marshall, traveled off the right side of Interstate 70 at the 50.2-mile marker in Lafayette County. ...
Colorado pair charged with combined six counts of felony possession
Two Colorado residents face three felony charges each after 296 grams of marijuana was allegedly found in their vehicle during an Interstate 70 traffic stop on November 12, 2016. A combined six counts of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, a class C felony, were filed against Ryan S. Barnhill, 22, and Sabrina D. Jackson, 20, both of Denver, Friday, Jan. 13. They both were also charged with a class A misdemeanor for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia...