Missouri College Advising Corps marks 10 years of service

Missouri College Advising Corps marks 10 years of service

The Missouri College Advising Corps, headquartered at the University of Missouri, has helped more than 20,000 students enroll in college since 2008. As it begins its second decade, MCAC is poised to help even more students. MCAC’s trained advisers, themselves recent college graduates, commit to two years of full-time, on-site service at one of 43 […]

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Crisis of black homicide rates continues in Missouri

An epidemic of black homicide victimization continues to go unnoticed throughout Missouri, according to a new report by the Violence Poverty Center.  According to the report’s 2015 analysis, Missouri has more black victims of homicide than any other state in the nation. In fact, of the 12 years, the data was being tracked, Missouri has been in […]

Crime Scene

Human remains discovered near Harrisonville

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department was contacted on Friday by mushroom hunters who reported finding possible human remains. Investigators with the department responded to the area of South Mopac Road between East 235th and East 239th streets near Harrisonville where they discovered a set of human remains in a wooded area.  Late Friday night the Jackson […]

Crime and Courts

Former corrections officer pleads guilty to contraband smuggling at Jackson County Detention Center

A former corrections officer at the Jackson County Detention Center pleaded guilty in federal court to smuggling contraband cell phones and other items to inmates at the Jackson County Detention Center. Andre Lamonte Dickerson, 26, of Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to two counts of using a telephone […]

Measles Alert

Possible measles exposure in the Kansas City, Missouri area

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is working with the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department to notify individuals who may have been exposed to measles in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Currently, there are 10 cases of measles among Missouri residents identified as part of an ongoing measles investigation. Known locations where […]

Medical Marijuana

Initial approval given to legislation that would approve medical marijuana for terminal illnesses

The Missouri House has voted to give initial approval to legislation that would allow people suffering from terminal illnesses and debilitating medical conditions to use medical marijuana. Republican State Representative Jim Neely, a physician at Cameron Regional Medical Center is the bill sponsor. Under Neely’s bill, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services would […]