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
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
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
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
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
The child pornography possession case against a former Maryville city councilman was dismissed on August 2. Shawn D. Wake, Maryville, had been charged in September 2016 with two counts of Class B Felony Possession of Child Pornography – 2nd or Subsequent Offense or Possession in the 4th Circuit Court of Nodaway County. According to court
A Nodaway County grand jury has indicted a Ravenwood man in the death of former Parnell mayor, Virginia Burns. The grand jury charged that Marlin F. Meyer, 71, committed Felony Involuntary Manslaughter in the 1st Degree. Court documents state he “recklessly” caused the death on April 24 by driving his farm implement on Missouri Highway
With a heatwave hitting a good portion of the country this week, including the Midwest, the Nodaway County Health Department has given some tips to help beat the heat. Those most at risk for heat-related illnesses are the elderly, people living with chronic medical conditions, children, the homeless, the poor, athletes and those working outdoors.
Last night’s storms and continued rain today have saturated the ground in northwest Missouri, prompting road closures including ones in Nodaway County and the surrounding area. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation, working with law enforcement and regional emergency services, are monitoring many areas for rising waters. Situations can change quickly, especially during flooding.
A Guilford man was found guilty of child molestation by a Clay County jury on June 8. The jury found Gerald “Rick” Pedersen, 65, guilty on two counts of Felony Child Molestation in the 1st Degree but not guilty on the third count of Felony Forcible Rape. The jury also returned verdicts assessing punishment