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Saling pleads to 2nd-degree murder

One of Carol A. Thomas’ three alleged assailants pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday afternoon. Ray County Prosecutor Bryan McMahon accepted Jennifer L. Saling’s guilty plea and agreed to dismiss…

The most dangerous crossing

Ryan Glenn Bunch, the 24-year-old Orrick native who died July 3 in a train-tractor collision, isn’t the first person to be killed at the farm crossing, located a quarter-mile north…

Investment group acquires Bank Midwest

The company that owns Kansas City-based Bank Midwest and its 38 branches in Missouri and Kansas, including one in Richmond, has agreed to sell its assets and company name to…

State Bank celebrates 70 years

On July 1, 1940, Hardin State Bank opened its doors for the first time. Over the years, it transitioned into Ray County Bank and finally State Bank, which this month…

Movie Gallery closes Sunday

Movie Gallery, 801 E. South St., will roll the final credits Sunday when it closes its doors for good. The Movie Gallery chain announced in early June that it would…

Quiet holiday weekend for law enforcement

A tragic death stood out during an otherwise-quiet Fourth of July weekend for Ray County-area law enforcement. The death of 24-year-old Ryan Bunch of Richmond, killed when a train collided…

Judge grants continuances for last Mohler trial settings

Two more Mohler-family court appearances on Tuesday in Lafayette County resulted in continuances granted to the state. Burrell E. Mohler Jr. of Independence and Jared L. Mohler of Columbia made…

Tractor-train crash kills Richmond man

A collision between a train and a tractor took a Richmond man’s life this past weekend. Ryan Glenn Bunch, 24, was killed around 1:21 p.m. Saturday when a train struck…

Reardon faces May 2011 trial in Thomas murder

One of Carol A. Thomas’s three alleged assailants now knows when he’ll face a jury. James P. Reardon of Independence will stand trial March 21, 2011, on one charge each…

Applications begin for Salvation Army’s back-to-school program

Judy Zilliox, a caseworker for the Salvation Army’s Emergency Services division in Richmond, isn’t far off when she estimates what school supplies can cost the average family. “It’s getting worse…