Former Center City Clerk Indicted

Former Center City Clerk Tracey Ray now indicted by a federal grand jury. Ray was arrested yesterday (Tuesday) and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Noce today (Wednesday). Ray is accused of fraudulently taking more than three hundred thousand dollars from the City of Center between January of 2015 and July of 2019. Monies were […]

Center Missouri Audit Reveals Misappropriations

An audit of Center, Missouri’s finances by State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office results in a poor rating by the agency. The audit was requested in July of last year by the city’s Board of Aldermen following a whistleblower complaint. According to the audit, the former City Clerk of Center misappropriated more the three hundred thousand […]

Back To School Eating And Sleeping Tips For Students

With students going back or getting ready to back to school eating and sleeping habits may need to change. Jim Meyer, Health and Education Specialist with the Ralls County MU Extension Office was a guest on AM 1340 KXEO and the AM I Awake Morning Show with Matt Pilger today (Friday). He provided some tips […]

One Woman, Two Deputies Injured In Shots Fired Incident In Ralls County

One woman and two deputies were injured in an altercation that led to shots being fired on Spencer Creek Lane in Ralls County last night. [Tuesday] Sergeant Eric Brown with the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the Ralls County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a distraught woman who was armed. During an altercation […]

Large Amount Of Debris At Mark Twain Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake are warning boaters of a large amount of debris on the lake due to high water levels. The debris is creating hazards that are making some areas difficult to maneuver. The debris can also move and fluctuate throughout the day with wind patterns. Currently, Clarence […]

Longtime Ralls County Conservation Agent Dies

A longtime game warden in Ralls County died on Thursday. Christopher Cox had been with the Missouri Department of Conservation for over 30 years. He earned several distinctions including Missouri State Water Patrol Citizen Service Citation in 2004, the National Wildlife Turkey Federation’s Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the year in 2001 and the Missouri […]

America’s First Black Priest Moves Toward Sainthood

The nation’s first black priest, Father Augustus Tolton, is continuing to move toward sainthood. Servant of God Father Tolton’s cause of beatification and canonization recently advanced in Rome. Tolton was born into a slave family in 1854 in Ralls County. His family escaped to Qunicy as a child. The process to name Tolton a saint […]

Teen Arrested For Alleged School Threat

A Center teen has been arrested after an alleged threat was made towards Mark Twain Junior-Senior High School on Friday. According to the Ralls County Sheriff’s Office the threat was allegedly made by¬† 17 year old Tyler Lanier on the social media app, Snapchat. Other adults and a juvenile had also been interviewed as part […]

NWS Urges Travelers To Change Plans For Sunday

The National Weather Service says confidence is increasing for a significant winter storm tomorrow [Sunday] which is reported to be one of the most popular travel days of the year. A winter storm will bring the potential for significant snow across northern Missouri. Strong gusty winds reaching 40 miles per hour are expected which will […]

Springfield Woman Injured After Hitting Deer

A Springfield, Missouri woman is in serious condition after hitting a deer in Ralls County Saturday morning. According the Highway Patrol, 25 year old Tosha Reed was northbound on Route H when she hit the deer and ran off the east side of the road, overturned and hit a utility pole. She was taken by […]