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Straight-line winds cause area damage

Branch pierces roof of baby’s bedroom By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Storm damage this morning wasn’t widespread, but where the winds hit, they did significant damage. Early this morning trees…

Marijuana grower gets 5 years probation

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer A western Ray County resident has received five years probation for growing marijuana plants in his home and possessing psychoactive mushrooms during his sentencing hearing Wednesday…

Three found with drugs behind highway patrol office

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer A highway patrol officer discovered three men with illegal drugs in a vehicle parked directly behind the Missouri State Highway Patrol office, located inside Ray County…

City Council approves liquor licenses, ordinance changes

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor A 4-2 vote with two abstentions was enough for Richmond businesses to receive renewal of their liquor licenses for the year. At its June 28…

MDC seeks public input for Ray County Lake

By Bill Graham/For The Richmond News The Missouri Department of Conservation wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the…

Investigation continues in party, fatal crash of teens

By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer The Ray County Sheriff’s department and the Independence Police Department are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a June 27 single-vehicle crash that resulted…

American Celebration rises to the occasion

Board selects design firm for Hamann Park

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor Plans for Hamann Park are coming together, with the selection of an architectural design firm to provide additional plans and services for the park. At…

City alters mowing laws after public complaints

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor Exceptions to an ordinance that requires Richmond residents to mow public rights-of-way are in place after residents voiced dismay upon receiving courtesy notices instructing property…

Hardin begins search for Anderson’s successor

By Shawn Roney/For the Richmond News The effort to fill the Hardin Board Aldermen seat left by the late Janice Anderson has begun. In one of several unanimously approved motions,…