Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 30 years in prison without parole for illegal firearm

 An Independence, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Jose D. Drew, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 30 years in federal prison without parole. Drew was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions. On Jan. 16, 2020, Drew was found […]

Medicaid Expansion

Missouri’s state Treasurer, Scott Fitzpatrick, is warning against Medicaid expansion

Missouri’s state treasurer and the House Budget Committee chairman will travel across the state on Monday, urging Missourians to vote against Medicaid expansion on the August ballot. Medicaid, which is formally known as MO HealthNet, is a federal and state program that assists with medical costs for residents with limited incomes. House Budget Committee Chairman […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of July 27, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of July 27 – Aug. 2. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]

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Location change announced for Bright Futures Trenton Back-to-School event

The location has been changed for one of the activities for the Bright Futures Trenton Back to School Event. Spokesperson Terri Critten says Trenton R-9 backpacks and school supplies will be distributed in the First Christian Church Activity Center August 13th from noon until 6 o’clock, instead of the Trenton Middle School gym. Locations for […]

Netflix

What’s coming to Netflix in August of 2020

August is typically a slow month for TV series and a dumping ground for movies, and Netflix Inc. doesn’t seem to be immune from that trend. Notable additions include new seasons of international series such as Denmark’s post-apocalyptic drama “Rain” (Aug. 6), Spain’s period drama “High Seas” (Aug. 7), and Brazil’s dystopian thriller “3%” (Aug. […]

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Kirksville Police Department announces second armed robbery this week

The Kirksville Police Department reports a second armed robbery in Kirksville this week. Officers responded to the 7th Heaven Conoco gas station at 1312 South Baltimore Street on the morning of Wednesday, July 22nd. A clerk advised a male entered the store, allegedly displayed a handgun, and reportedly demanded money from the register. Officers searched […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol issues almost 600 speed citations in high-speed enforcement campaign

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is providing the results of the Patrol’s high-speed enforcement campaign. From noon to midnight each day on July 17-18, 2020, troopers’ enforcement activity included: Citations for moving violations – 668 Warnings – 1,256 Traffic Stops – 2,557 Speed Citations – 598 Seat Belt Citations – 264 Motorist Assists – 513 […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education sets date for preschool screenings; hires 1st and 2nd-grade teacher

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education accepted bids for windows and propane the evening of Monday, July 20th. Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports Quality General Construction will install five new windows in the library for $1,010. Ferrellgas’s bid for propane was accepted for 91 cents per gallon. The board hired Cassie Holcer as a first […]