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Five arrested in sting operation

Five people have been arrested for selling drugs in a public housing area and near a school. The Ray County Sheriff’s Department along with the Missouri Highway Patrol and the…

Grand Jury indicts Ronald Wrisinger

Many friends and family of Sherry and Johnna Wrisinger have wondered for the last 23 years what happened to the two women. They may now be closer to an answer.…

Relay for Life is not just about walking

Another year has passed and it’s time once again to grab tennis shoes and team members as people around the world walk in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.…

Nance calls seond meeting with flood victims

Victims from a flash flood near Orrick two weeks ago are now seeking assistance from the federal government because of lack of help from the state. Victims met with an…

Public Works recommends action on stormwater issue

Flash flooding in Richmond is causing some residents to bring attention to what they call a safety issue. The Richmond Public Works Committee recommended Wednesday night to pursue cost estimates…

Councilwoman recommends coalition take over grant for DWI checkpoints

The Richmond Public Safety Committee said grants for DWI checkpoints are out of their hands. Committee Chairman Bob Bond told the Council Tuesday night that the issue was a moot…

President signs weapons reform bill

President Barack Obama signed legislation introduced by Congressman Ike Skelton into law last week. The Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act is meant to strengthen accountability standards for Defense Department purchases…

Councilmen asks: Where is city’s financial audit?

As the days pass, Richmond City Councilmen are still wondering where the city’s annual financial audit is. For the third meeting in a row, the council has tabled an ordinance…

Richmond legals debate continues over cost, loyalties

Two holdovers from the former Richmond City Council want to continue publishing city legals and advertisements in Lawson. Last month, members of the Ordinance Committee instructed City Administrator Rick Childers…

Childhood obesity reaching critical levels quickly

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. It is estimated that 20 percent of children in Missouri will be obese by the end of 2010, according to Bonnie Linhardt, Missouri state…