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Barnard man sentenced in child molestation, sexual abuse case

A Barnard man will serve time in the Missouri Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to child molestation and sexual abuse charges. Roger W. Westcott, 60, pleaded guilty on November 5 before Judge Roger Prokes in the 4th Circuit Court in Nodaway County. He will serve two years in the DOC on two charges, Class

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Prosecuting attorney asks for help in Hopkins dog death case

Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert (Bob) L. Rice is asking people with first-hand information on the death of a Hopkins family’s pet dog that occurred in April to contact the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department at 660.582.7451. “A witness that initially claimed knowledge of the persons involved with killing the dog later recanted in court,” Rice

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Burlington Jct. man charged with sodomy

A Burlington Jct. man has been charged with statutory sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child. Emmett S. Bates, 30, was arraigned October 2 in the Fourth Circuit Court in Nodaway County before Judge Douglas Thomson, facing charges filed September 27 of Felony Statutory Sodomy or Attempted Statutory Sodomy – Deviate Sexual Intercourse –

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Prosecutor files charges in Hy-Vee ATM theft

Three men have been charged with multiple felonies in conjunction with the Maryville Hy-Vee gas station ATM burglary in January of this year. Charges were filed on August 21 by Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice against Joel M. Hale, Fairfax, Joshua M. Vance, Gardner, KS, and Phillip R. Wood, Kansas City. They each face the

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Route W to close near Parnell

The West Fork Grand River Bridge on Route W east of Parnell in Worth County is in need of routine maintenance. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation plan to close Route W to all traffic at between Route B and Evergreen Avenue from 7 am and 3:30 pm on Monday, August 13 to complete the necessary

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Maryville Aquatic Center closes unexpectedly for the season

Maryville Parks and Recreation has announced the Maryville Aquatic Center will close its gates earlier than anticipated this summer season due to damage done to the main mechanical pump. The facility was scheduled to be open through August 12. MPR staff will be contacting MAC program participants over the next few days to address the

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MoDOT readies for increased 4th of July traffic

The Missouri Department of Transportation is taking additional measures to accommodate an expected increase in traffic due to the Fourth of July holiday. On Missouri’s interstates and most heavily traveled roads, no additional lane restrictions will be put in place on July 4, 5 and 6 during daylight hours. There are some lane and bridge closures

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Resurfacing project to begin on Route 113 in Nodaway County

(Updated 3/23/18) The resurfacing project in Holt and Nodaway counties was set to begin at the end of this month. However, contractor crews from Herzog Contracting Corporation, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, have pushed the project back. A new schedule has not been determined at this time. ——————————————————————————- A resurfacing project in Holt

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Former Maryville city councilman gets probation for felony

A former Maryville city councilman received probation in a felony invasion of privacy case. Shawn Wake, 50, Smithville, was ordered to serve five years supervised probation on February 26 by Judge Roger Prokes in the 4th Circuit Court in Nodaway County. Wake had previously been charged with two counts of felony child pornography possession in

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Northwest student dies as result of accident at local business, Maryville man charged with felony involuntary manslaughter

A Northwest Missouri State University student died early Sunday as a result of injuries she suffered in a vehicle accident at a local business. Morgan McCoy, a sophomore elementary education major from Liberty, died as a result of injuries she suffered when a vehicle crashed into The Palms at about 12:40 am on Sunday. McCoy, who was inside the

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