Operation Dry Water results; boating while intoxicated enforcement continues!

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol says special enforcement to prevent boating while intoxicated will continue during the Independence Day weekend through the end of the summer.   Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, says last weekend’s “Operation Dry Water” enforcement led to three arrests statewide. Troopers contacted 543 vessels and […]

Sixties music legend from St Joe dies

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A music legend from St Joe passed away last week. Charles “Bugsy” Maugh, former bass player for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, has battled cancer for about twenty years. He succumbed Thursday. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, but Mr. Maugh wasn’t included with […]

All Star voting winds to a close

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Fan balloting for the All Star Game roster comes to a close tonight at one minute till midnight eastern time. At last report there was a five-way race for top vote-getter.  As the voting window closes there are several key races for starting position players in the American League and National League that are coming […]

Tornadoes touch down in suburban KC


LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A tornado has touched down in suburban Kansas City, but there are no immediate reports of injuries. Julie Adolphson, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, said the tornado first touched down near Unity Village’s 1,200-acre campus in Lee’s Summit before 7 p.m. She says […]

Former SE Nebraska deputy in trouble with the law again

Joshua Nincehelser

A former deputy sheriff in southeast Nebraska who is already on probation for making up a traffic crash and shooting is in trouble with the law again, this time on child sex charges. According to online court records, Josh Nincehelser was charged with first degree sexual assault of a child, incest and child abuse. He […]

Nebraska, Kansas men receive Carnegie Medal for heroism

Carnegie Medal for heroism

A list of heroes gaining national recognition this week includes men from Nebraska and Kansas. Martin Hohenstein, 51 of Dakota City, Nebraska is one of 18 people from across the U.S. to receive the honor from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. Hohenstein was honored for rescuing a person from a burning vehicle that crashed in […]

Murder suspects waive extradition

James Bost and Jon Rubendall

Two murder suspects arrested in Hiawatha last week have waived extradition to Iowa. Jon Rubendall and James Bost were charged in connection with the death of Allen Pafford June 20 at a workshop near his mother’s home in Nodaway, Iowa. Adams County authorities said Mr. Pafford was found with a bed sheet wrapped around his […]