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Couple dead in apparent murder, suicide

An investigation continues into an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday night in Lawson. Police were called around 10 p.m. Wednesday concerning shots fired in the 500 block of Country Drive. When they…

Candidate sides with existing city codes

Ward IV City Council candidate Tim Hamilton has made it known he believes there’s nothing wrong with the way the city of Richmond manages construction permits. Several local construction professionals…

City officials stumping for sewer bond

Richmond’s city leaders have one last opportunity Thursday to convince citizens they should support a $5.1-million bond question on the April 6 ballot. First, City Administrator Rick Childers made one…

$1 million in possible cuts unveiled for R-XVI

Layoffs aren’t expected in a plan to cut Richmond’s school budget by as much as $900,000 and $1 million next fall, Superintendent Jim Robins told school board members Tuesday. But…

Forum becomes unofficial Q&A bond issue

The atmosphere at Monday’s Richmond City Council candidate forum suggests voters have something of a one-track mind. Around 70 voters, including several current council members, spent nearly 90 minutes at…

Haunted? Museum rates 3rd in state’s spooky spaces

The lingering spirits of the Ray County Museum should take a bow: they’ve apparently made the big time. After surveying Missouri locations inhabited by alleged ghosts, Paranormal Adventures has ranked…

‘Green’ light for Fowler Bus Company grant, award

It wouldn’t have looked right if Donnie Fowler, owner of Richmond’s Fowler Bus Company, turned down a request to seek a grant to help reduce emissions in his school buses.…

Council pushes for McWilliams suit dismissal

Members of the Richmond City Council have moved that a federal judge dismiss a sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by Police Chief Terri McWilliams. Council members filed the motion March 24…

R-XVI candidates forum tonight at Sunrise Elementary

Richmond School Board candidates – and current board members – will be busy early this week with tonight’s candidates’ forum and a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss next year’s…

City gets good marks on audit, but debt looms

Rick Westbrook’s 2009 audit report patted Richmond leaders on the back, even as it reminded them that the challenges likely will keep coming. Westbrook himself and Westbrook & Co. P.C.…