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Mother stands by son who attacked her; he receives 10-year prison sentence

By David Knopf/News Editor A Richmond man who struck his mother with a sledgehammer was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison despite the victim’s testimony in his behalf. According…

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FIRM ADVISES ORRICK ON RUNDOWN HOMES, JUNK CARS, NUISANCES By David Knopf/News Editor Two long-running discussions – what to do about Orrick’s rundown houses and tornado-damaged apartment complex – took…

Speed limits to increase in Excelsior, Rayville

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Speed limits on stretches of three Ray County roads will rise following studies conducted by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Portions of Highway 10 at…

Local sales tax issue approved for April ballot

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff A measure that would enable the City of Richmond to continue to collect local sales tax on certain vehicle titling transactions will be on the…

Annual city report reflects mixed bag of police activity

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff The Richmond Police Department’s report for 2015 reflects a mixed bag of calls handled, with incidences of some categories, such as burglary and larceny down,…

Richmond fire agencies operating under temporary agreement

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff With the start of a new year, the Richmond Fire Department and the Richmond Fire Protection District are operating under a temporary agreement as negotiations…

Grant buys door locks for elementaries

By David Knopf/News Editor It’s not the way Walmart manager Wilbur McCoy or R-XVI administrators Mike Aytes and Brock Dover would’ve liked to see a $2,500 gift to the schools…

More contestants file for local races

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff The filing period for municipal elections runs through Jan. 19, and candidates are entering races for area school boards, city councils and other entities. Several…

Open house for Orrick’s rebuilt wing, new facilities Friday

By David Knopf/News Editor Orrick Public Schools will formally unveil its rebuilt high school wing and agriculture shop, as well as new science labs and commons area, for the public…

Check forgery, identity theft alleged in Ray Co.

By David Knopf/News Editor Janie Sanders, whose boyfriend-accomplice was shot and killed during a police chase in San Diego in November, has been charged with writing fraudulent checks worth $23,619.04…