Squirrel Knocks Out Power For Portion of Chillicothe

A portion of Chillicothe was without power for about 45 minutes this afternoon.  Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Electric Service Department Director, Matt Hopper, says a squirrel got into the Polk Street Substation at about 1:15 pm and caused the outage for about 250 customers.  In addition to the residential area, some businesses and schools were also affected.  Power was restored by […]

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Livingston County’s “Farm Family” Recognized At State Fair

The Clint and Angela Lewis family represented Livingston county at the state fair.  The Lewis family were among those honored during the 61st annual Farm Family Day, Aug. 12 at the Missouri State Fair. The Lewis family was selected as the Livingston County Farm Family by the Livingston County Farm Bureau and the University of Missouri’s Extension in Livingston County. […]

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Spoofing 911

Area residents are receiving calls on their cell phones that indicate they are coming from 911.  Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples says, Unfortunately, the callers called 911 back to ask if the department called them.  He says that has been tying up emergency lines.  Maples says it is understandable given what had shown up. He says the callers are doing […]

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Law Enforcement Remind Residents To Us Drug Dropbox

Law Enforcement officials remind citizens of a safe place to dispose of unwanted prescriptions. Chillicothe Police say if you have outdated or unused medications to take them to the Chillicothe Police Station at 613 Walnut Street. Inside there is a Prescription Drug Dropbox for safe disposal. Any medications, which include controlled or non-controlled substances, prescriptions, vitamins, ointments, pet medications, prescription […]

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Troopers Make Three Arrests In the Area Counties Wednesday

State Troopers report three arrests in the area counties Wednesday. At about 9:45 am in Livingston County, Troopers arrested 31-year-old Jeremy Lamp of Chillicothe for alleged DWI with drugs, expired plates, no insurance and no seatbelt.  He was processed and released. At about 11:40 am, Troopers in Caldwell County arrested 53-year-old truck driver Aaron Einikis of Downers Grove, IL.  The […]

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Chillicothe Police Report Busy Day Wednesday

Chillicothe Police responded to 110 calls for service Wednesday, including reports for storm damage, trespassing and follow-up on continuing investigations. 6:06 am, A vehicle got high-centered on the Third Street railroad tracks after driving around a barricade where tracks had been repaired.  The driver was cited for failure to obey traffic control device. 11:03 am, School Resource Officer checking on […]

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Two Youth From Hamilton Injured In Roll-Over Accident

Two Hamilton Youth were injured in a single-vehicle rollover accident Wednesday afternoon.  State Troopers report the driver, 16-year-old Janice Silkwood, and her passenger, 12-year-old Mary Silkwood were taken to Cameron Regional Hospital for treatment of minor and moderate injuries.  According to the report, Janice Silkwood was southbound on Sunset Road at about 4:25 pm and lost control.  She ran off […]

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