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Escapee faces additional charge

Thursday’s Ray County Jail escapee will stay in Missouri longer than he probably expected. Gary L. Miller, the Ray County inmate who escaped from the Henrietta detention center Thursday morning…

Authorities capture Ray County jail escapee

A 35-year-old Arkansas man who escaped from the Ray County Detention facility in Henrietta early this morning was reported back in custody by around 10:30 a.m. Gary Lyle Miller was…

Phelps’ sentence: treatment first

An Excelsior Springs man’s manslaughter plea could carry a sentence ranging from 120 days in an undisclosed institutional-treatment program to seven years in prison. Judge David H. Miller handed down…

Richmond Henkel plant awarded highest honor in company

It would be easy to overlook the Henkel plant on Highway 210 in Richmond. The manufacturer of automotive sound-deadening and leak-proofing materials is tucked back off the road and unobtrusive.…

First hurdle cleared for downtown apartments

Questions remain, but the Richmond Planning and Zoning Board unanimously approved an ordinance draft Tuesday that would allow for rentable apartments on the square. Downtown Development Committee Chairman Jerry McCarter…

Body of teenager identified

The skeletal remains found Aug. 10 near Wood Heights have been identified as those of 17-year-old Cody Holtsclaw of Wood Heights, a student at Excelsior Springs High School. Ray County…

Cause of house fire: arson

Richmond firefighters have deemed an Aug. 12 house fire an arson but have continued their investigation. The incendiary blaze started in a ground-floor kitchen closet at 413 Tribble St. in…

1920s friendship quilt finds its way back home to Ray County

A friendship quilt containing the names of 30 Ray County contributors from the early 1920s was recently added to the collection at Ray County Historical Museum. Richmond-area residents Beverly and…

Woman’s efforts spare pound pets a lethal fate

Katie Lappin isn’t a fan of the terms used to describe the fate of pets that go unclaimed after five days at Richmond’s animal shelter. “I don’t like to sugar-coat…

Saling receives 18 years in Thomas murder plea

One of Carol A. Thomas’s three assailants will spend nearly two decades in prison for her part in a 2009 kidnapping and murder. Judge David H. Miller handed Jennifer L.…