Children’s Discovery Center by Mosaic

Mosaic Life Care Foundation announces Children’s Discovery Center to be built in St. Joseph

Mosaic Life Care Foundation is pleased to announce plans to build a Children’s Discovery Center in downtown St. Joseph. The center will be located at the Plymouth Building and will include more than 15 core exhibits, a traveling exhibit, birth to 18-month-old space, an exploratorium on the rooftop along with a gift shop and café. […]

Audio: Governor Mike Parson calling for the largest state income tax cut in Missouri’s history

Governor Mike Parson is calling for the largest state income tax cut in Missouri’s history during the state’s upcoming special legislative session. The Governor is traveling across the state discussing the tax cut need – meeting with Representatives Kent Haden, Chad Perkins, and Tim Taylor on Tuesday. Haden says the proposed state income tax cut […]

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Community Health Centers work to improve access to healthcare throughout the state of Missouri

During National Health Center Week, healthcare advocates are highlighting the work Community Health Centers are doing to improve access to care throughout the state. More than 600,000 Missourians turn to Community Health Services for primary care and preventive services – as well as dental, mental health, and substance-abuse services. Steve Douglas – director of marketing and […]

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Missouri State Fair officials announce Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Pen of Chickens

Blake Gates, son of Brian and Peggy Gates, is the exhibitor of the 2022 Grand Champion Market Pen of Chickens at the Missouri State Fair. Blake is from Cairo and is a member of the Neighborly Community 4-H club. Blake’s prize-winning pen of chickens weighed an average of 6.1 pounds. The Reserve Grand Champion Market […]

Medicaid

Missouri officials vow progress as Medicaid applicant wait time remains at 100 days

(Missouri Independent) – State health officials faced tough questions Wednesday from the board overseeing Missouri’s Medicaid program — with a focus on the persistently long wait times for applicants and heightened federal scrutiny of the program. Kim Evans, director of the Department of Social Services family support division, told the MO HealthNet Oversight Committee that […]

Missouri voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana in the November election

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri voters will decide this November whether to legalize recreational marijuana, four years after they first approved the drug for medicinal use. Secretary of State John Ashcroft announced Tuesday that an initiative petition to put the question before voters received 203,551 valid signatures across six Congressional districts — barely overcoming the minimum […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man who shot himself before being arrested, sentenced to 15 years in prison for illegal firearm

A  Missouri man who shot himself in the buttocks before being arrested was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Herbert Lee Jones, 55, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Jan. 4, 2022, Jones pleaded guilty to one count […]

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Missouri man who fired into home occupied by mother and infant sentenced to 10 years in prison

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing the firearm he used to shoot into a home occupied by a woman and her infant child. Bernard Manuel, 34, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 10 years in federal prison without parole. The sentence reflects an eight-year term […]

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Major Sarah Eberhard to retire from Missouri State Highway Patrol on September 1, 2022

Major Sarah L. Eberhard, commander of the Criminal Investigation Bureau, will retire from the Missouri State Highway Patrol on September 1, 2022, after over 29 years of dedicated service. Eberhard was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1993, as a member of the 65th Recruit Class. After graduating from the Academy, she was assigned […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases audit of Miller County Collector

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the county collector and property tax system of Miller County, located in central Missouri. The report gave an overall rating of fair.   Missouri law requires an audit to be performed when a vacancy occurs in a county collector’s office. William Harvey served as county collector until Nov. […]

Guilty Plea

Used car salesman pleads guilty to hiding more than $300,000 in commissions from IRS

A used car salesman in Imperial, Missouri pleaded guilty Monday to three tax charges and admitted hiding more than $300,000 in sales commissions from the IRS. Donald Benck was primarily compensated for his sales job at a used car lot through commissions. Benck admitted that starting in 2014, he recruited acquaintances to receive the commissions […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty to murder-for-hire plot and conspiring to distribute fentanyl

A man from Missouri pleaded guilty on Monday to a murder-for-hire charge and a drug conspiracy charge and admitted trying to have a man who owed him more than $100,000 killed. Kevin Cunningham, 36, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty Monday in front of U.S. District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig to the murder-for-hire charge. He pleaded […]

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Audio: Missouri State Fair kicks off Thursday in Sedalia

The Missouri State Fair begins this Thursday in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia. Director Mark Wolfe says about 331,000 people attended last year’s fair and he hopes this year’s will be another great attendance year.     About 5,000 students exhibit at the fair each year, bringing in roughly 16,000 entries. Funding in this year’s state budget […]