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Lawson resident pleads guilty to statutory rape, child molestation

By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer A Lawson man has pleaded guilty to statutory rape, statutory sodomy and child molestation. Johnathan Ninnig, 21, pleaded guilty to the charges without accepting…

Raffle raises $2,000 to help family with Richmond ties

By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer A raffle to support the husband of a former Richmond resident has raised $2,000. Mark Faut was diagnosed with leukemia two days after Christmas…

Henrietta bridge open until June 3 for emergency use

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Publisher A revised projection of the Missouri River rising to 27 feet over the Memorial Day weekend prompted Ray County Commission to remove the concrete barriers…

Henrietta bridge re-opens for emergency traffic in case of flooding, farmers to retrieve equipment

A revised projection of the Missouri River rising to 27 feet over the Memorial Day weekend prompted Ray County Commission to remove the concrete barriers on old Highway 13 bridge…

Polley: The aftermath of ‘bogus’ contracts

PART 2 OF A TWO-PART SERIES By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor Two area funeral directors understand the direct impact of Toby Polley’s actions. “Multiple times a day,” people contact Tim…

Vietnam: 50 years later – INTO THE VALLEY OF DEATH

He wanted to be a pastor, but after prayerful contemplation, he enlisted at the height of Vietnam. How one man battled to keep the faith in the face of carnage.…

Mother dealt 46 years in baby girl’s homicide

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer A Richmond woman was sentenced Wednesday to 46 years in prison following an 11-count conviction on child abuse and child endangerment charges.  Last month, Rebecca Matthews…

Nationwide preneed scam snared local victims

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor Thousands of preneed funeral customers were defrauded of millions of dollars over a 15-year span in a nationwide Ponzi-like scam that ensnared residents of Ray…

Laws governing preneed contracts exist but can fail to protect consumers

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor State law governs both the people who operate funeral homes and the contracts those people enter into. In Missouri, a state department oversees licensing funeral…

Piglet on the loose