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New radios in Chillicothe
Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:55 pm
By Clinton Thomas St. Joseph News-Press | 0 comments
An officer can’t do their job if they can’t communicate.
With that in mind, public safety personnel began a joint effort three years ago to update all radio communications equipment in Livingston County. The goal was to bring the Missouri Statewide Wireless Interoperable Network (MOSWIN) to the county so police, fire and emergency management personnal had a common radio system in case of an emergency.
According to a release from the Chillicothe Police Department, a digital console upgrade worth almost $30,000 was completed last week that brought the goal one step closer to reality.
The City of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Livingston County 911 and Livingston County Ambulance District split the costs for the project.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Chillicothe Fire Department are 99 percent equipped with MOSWIN equipment, while Chillicothe Police are 20 percent equipped, according to the release. If all goes according to plan, all three departments will reach 100 percent MOSWIN capability within two years. Six rural fire departments in Livingston County also will have at least one radio connected to the network.
The majority of funding for the projects has come through grants.
Three arrested in tank check-up
The Atchison County, Kan., Sheriff’s Office arrested three people Thursday who were seen near an anhydrous ammonia tank in Muscotah, according to the Atchison Globe.
Anhydrous ammonia is commonly used in the production of methamphetamine.
The department arrested Paige Borchert, 22, and Michael Johnson, 29, both of Manhattan, Kan., and Jennifer Buskirk, aka Jennifer Jackson, 37, of Holton, Kan. The trio was booked into the Atchison County Jail on suspicion of felony possession of paraphernalia with intent to manufacture a controlled substance; felony interference with a law enforcement officer, and misdemeanor criminal trespass.
Too close to call in Doniphan County
Officials will review results today in a county commission election that remains to close to call.
With the unofficial results from last Tuesday’s vote in the books, Tim Collins leads Bill Becker by just four votes — 188 to 184 — in the Republican primary race for first district county commissioner.
The eventual winner will face the Democratic candidate, Brett Neibling, in the November election.
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