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14 plead guilty to $4.3 million area meth conspiracy

By Leah Wankum, Editor Several area residents pleaded guilty in federal court to their involvement in a $4.3 million meth conspiracy. The 14 defendants pleaded guilty in federal court this…

Metro woman bites Ray County deputy

By Leah Wankum, Editor A metro woman was arrested after assaulting Ray County deputies and biting one of their hands. Tina Baird, 35, of Kansas City, was found at Ray…

Area man charged after impersonating a cop; assaults law enforcement with loaded gun

By Leah Wankum, Editor A Crystal Lakes man faces felony charges for allegedly assaulting law enforcement officers after they arrested him for impersonating a cop. Albert Davies, 74, was charged…

New 911 policy requires equal representation

The policy, four months in the making, also stipulates notification of board members of expiring terms By Leah Wankum, Editor A formal policy and procedure is now in place for…

Learning how to escape from an attacker

Learning how to escape from an attacker

Chief deputy instructs simple, practical ways to keep people safe By Leah Wankum, Editor The staff members at Farmers Home Insurance Company of Ray County are smarter about keeping themselves…

Suspected ‘getaway driver’ extradicted, in custody

By Hanna Sumpter, Staff Writer The final suspect in the robbery of the Casey’s General Store in Richmond is in custody. Jerry Baxley II, 26, was arrested May 15 in…

Drivers OK after T-bone crash at 210 and 10

By Leah Wankum, Editor A T-bone crash at Missouri highways 210 and 10 resulted in damage to the vehicles but hardly any injury Tuesday afternoon. A 2011 Toyota Corolla driven…

County seeks legal advice on prisoner medical bills

Owing more than $31,000 to RCMH, county commission asks for counsel to determine financial responsibility By Leah Wankum, Editor Who is responsible for paying Ray County Jail prisoners’ medical bills?…

Museum hours return to four days a week

By Hanna Sumpter, Staff Writer Ray County Museum is returning to normal operating hours after receiving the stipend promised from the county budget. The museum had been operating for the…

Richmond man arrested after foot chase

By Leah Wankum, Editor A Richmond man was arrested after being chased on foot last weekend. Travis J. Huffman, 42, attempted to evade the Ray County Sheriff’s Department after a…