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Motel Six standoff trial underway

Roderick Ellis A jury selected in Clay County is hearing evidence this week in the Buchanan County trial of Roderick Ellis, who faces multiple felony charges in connection with a lengthy standoff with police at the Motel

Bow Hunter lifeflighted after fall from tree

A hunter in Buchanan County was taken by life flight Wednesday morning after falling out of a tree. Cpl. Sarah Hardin with the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office said emergency responders were called out around 9 a.m. to

Another earthquake in Oklahoma is felt in St. Joseph

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has shaken north-central Oklahoma, hitting the same area where a record-setting 5.8 magnitude quake struck two months ago. The earthquake occurred at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday. The U.S. Geological Survey

Chance of thunderstorms later today

A cold front and upper disturbance will bring the chance for thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening. A few storms may become strong, although widespread severe weather is unlikely. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:

Absentee ballot requests due by Wednesday

The last day to request a ballot be mailed for the Nov. 8 General Election is Wednesday in Buchanan County. “It usually takes about a day or two to get the request and then once we get

Northwest to try to increase online enrollments

Northwest Administration Building. Photo courtesy Darren Whitley/Northwest Missouri State University In an effort to increase its online enrollments Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of regents has approved a contract with an online vendor. The Board during its

Checkpoints to be held in Platte County in November

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that sometime during the month of November it may be holding checkpoints. The office said it could be conducting sobriety and/or safety checkpoints this month. Sheriff Mark Owen said he