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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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Burlington Jct. announces Christmas events

The Burlington Jct. City Council approved Christmas events during its regular meeting on November 14. The West Nodaway kindergarten and fifth grade classes will conduct their annual Christmas caroling at 8:40 am on Thursday, December 7. City Hall will be one of the participants. Santa will visit the community building on Saturday, December 9 for

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Pedersen receives 20 years in child molestation case

A Guilford man was sentenced to 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on two counts of Felony Child Molestation, 10 years on each count to run consecutively. Sentencing was held for Gerald “Rick” Pedersen, 65, on August 16 before Judge Larry Harman in the Clay County Courthouse following a change of venue from

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KCP&L warns customers of utility scammers

KCP&L wants to warn all customers that the utility is seeing an escalated rate of utility scammers. KCP&L has seen an increase in reports of phone scams involving customers’ utility bills and other personal information, including both residential and business customers. With the phone scam, the caller is often a live person posing as a

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