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Marshall man charged with leaving scene of accident (01/20/17)
Anthony M. Hernandez, 19, of Marshall, faces a felony charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident - injury, property damage or second offense. The Saline County Prosecutor's office filed that charge, a class D felony, in addition to a class B misdemeanor for driving while intoxicated, against Hernandez Thursday, Jan. 19. The alleged incident took place on November 7, 2016 at approximately 1:21 a.m. on the 600 block of North Lyon Avenue in Marshall...
Sweet Springs man charged with unlawful firearm possession (01/20/17)
The Saline County Prosecutor's office filed a class D felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm Friday, Jan. 20. According to the probable cause statement in the case, the Saline County Sheriff's Department made contact with Steven D. Howell, 48, of Sweet Springs, at his residence Thursday, Jan. ...
Slater School Board hears academic reports (01/20/17)
The Slater School Board of Education heard reports from both the Agriculture Advisory Committee and Language Arts teacher Robert Pannell during its regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 19. The Ag Advisory Committee gives a report once a year to update the board on how the agriculture program is doing and what could be improved...
Missouri House gives initial approval to right-to-work (01/20/17)
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Missouri's Republican-led House has pushed forward a proposal to make Missouri the 28th right-to-work state despite Democratic efforts to send the measure to a public vote. The House voted 101-58 Wednesday to give initial approval to the bill, which would ban mandatory union fees. The bill needs another House vote before it can move to the Senate...
Missouri's complicated racial past: Causes and consequences (01/20/17)
Sunday, Jan. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at the Arrow Rock Federated Church, historian and author Gary Kremer will present a program focusing on the ways in which African-Americans and whites often interpret both the past and the present differently, using examples from Missouri history. ...
Eastwood students out to tea (01/20/17)
Health care administrator attends Inauguration Day ceremonies (01/20/17)
Kathy DeVault, administrator of Apple Ridge Care Center in Waverly, attended Inauguration Day ceremonies at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on Jan. 9. For DeVault, being invited was an honor. But she said attending had a greater significance than simply for herself...
CMU announces new scholarship program (01/20/17)
Central Methodist University announces its new Valedictorian Scholarship program. Current Missouri high school seniors who apply for the scholarship, and meet additional criteria, can receive up to four years tuition-free at CMU, estimated at a value of $90,000, according to CMU President Roger Drake...
University of Central Missouri announces its Fall 2016 dean's list (01/20/17)
The University of Central Missouri released its Fall 2016 dean's list on Jan. 3. Each semester, the dean's list is divided into two parts. The first list includes the names of students who have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, and the second list includes the names of students who attained a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99...
School Menus Jan. 23-27 (01/20/17)
Marshall Elementary Schools Monday -- Breakfast: Pancakes; Sausage biscuit; Cereal or Oatmeal bar with yogurt; apple, fruit juice. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with italian bread; Hot dog mac and cheese with italian bread, salad, corn, peaches, fresh fruit; Italian chef salad, corn, peaches, fresh fruit, italian bread...
Bateman dies after gunfire in Columbia (Updated at 8:50 a.m. Jan. 20) (01/19/17)
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...
Fahnestock celebrates 50-year anniversary in Marshall (01/19/17)
For Dr. Daniel J. Fahnestock, after 50 years in Marshall, he said he wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Fahnestock moved to Marshall in 1967 and established his own chiropractic clinic. His Marshall practice was the first he'd set up, graduating with his degree in chiropractic medicine in 1965, then entering the service. For the first year, he said it was a rougher time for the business, but after that picked up and had held steady ever since...
'Mad Dog' presentation captivates Slater High students (01/19/17)
Ten years, eight months and 11 days. That's how long Dale "Mad Dog" Messmer spent in prison due to one bad decision -- one small detail. Messmer visited Slater High School on Wednesday, Jan. 18, to speak with students about the choices he made and the price he paid, which not only affected him, but his family, employees and more...
Hazard mitigation plan takes shape at Wednesday workshop (01/19/17)
For Saline County Emergency Management Director Tony Day, a planning meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18, proved beneficial for the county. Wednesday night, approximately 20 people representing municipalities and businesses participated in a workshop conducted by Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission...
County Commission reflects on mitigation plan meeting (01/19/17)
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 (01/19/17)
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...
Missouri suing outgoing Presidential Administration (01/19/17)
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) (01/18/17)
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 (01/18/17)
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 (01/18/17)
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) (01/18/17)
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 (01/18/17)
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...
Drivers escape apparent injury in semi vs. car collision (01/18/17)
Jan. 24 proclaimed Tim O'Connell Day in Marshall (01/18/17)
Police body cam contracts, remote councilmember attendance considered for Marshall (01/17/17)
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. ...