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Resident asks for help in neighborhood traffic problem

A Richmond citizen hopes Richmond police will watch his neighborhood’s traffic patterns a little more closely. Darneal Court resident Paul Lundholme e-mailed City Administrator Rick Childers asking the to city…

Two die in Sunday morning crash

Two Lafayette County men died in a head-on collision Sunday morning on Highway 13, just south of Slusher School Road. A 1994 Ford, driven by Ronald A. Mason, 32, of…

Space heater likely cause of Friday fire

Richmond firefighters successfully contained an early Friday morning fire before it could consume a Business 10 Highway home. An EMS unit saw smoke at Jim Dorton’s home, 39454 Business Highway…

Bomb threat likely reduced to graffiti

Richmond Police believe a bomb threat investigated at Richmond High School likely wasn’t a legitimate one, according to an investigation. Police Chief Terri McWilliams said Friday morning a pencil-graffiti message…

Hardin Council still waiting on engineer’s report

Representatives of Ray-Carroll Grain Growers spoke to the Hardin Council at their November meeting about possibly constructing a new grain bin at their Hardin facility. Tim Phillips and Wade Mertensmeyer…

Commissioner hospitalized after stroke

Western Ray County Commissioner Mike Twyman has moved from Excelsior Springs Medical Center to North Kansas City Hospital, following a Thursday afternoon stroke. A North Kansas City Hospital official said…

First weekend of December ushers in area Christmas events

There’s a big chill in the air signifying December’s arrival. But the first weekend of December also ushers in many Christmas parties and events. This weekend looks like a busy…

Benn convicted on 4 sex crimes

A Carrollton man now awaits a January sentencing on sodomy and child molestation charges after a jury’s guily verdict. A jury Monday convicted Mitchell Benn, 32, on three statutory sodomy…

Orrick schools likely to look at 2010 spending cuts

The Orrick RXI Board of Education met in regular session on Monday evening, Nov. 16. Orrick Superintendent Dr. Marcus Stucker reported that the budget was down slightly – revenues at…

Monday morning wreck claims two lives

A two-car accident Monday claimed the lives of two Ray County women and hospitalized two individuals. A southbound 2008 Lincoln Towncar driven by Tommy O’Dell, 77, Richmond, on U.S. Highway…