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Audio: Missouri Public Defender System prepares to hire 53 new attorneys, biggest staffing increase since around 1989

If Gov. Mike Parson does not make changes to the Missouri Public Defender System’s next budget, the office is on track to get its largest staffing increase since about 1989. Director Mary Fox tells Missourinet 53 new public defenders would be hired statewide.     “This is going to make a huge difference in terms […]

Gavel and Law book

There is a renewed push to expand access to legal aid

The movement to expand affordable legal services is receiving renewed focus since a U.S. Supreme Court Justice made a public endorsement of the idea. Conservative-leaning Justice Neil Gorsuch recently wrote an op-ed for USA Today, calling on states to find creative ways for more Americans to get free or affordable legal guidance, especially in non-criminal cases. […]

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JC Penney closing another 15 stores, with one in Missouri included in latest announcement

JC Penney is closing another 15 stores nationwide next spring, including one in southern Missouri. The department store chain’s website shows the West Plains location is shutting down. The company closed its stores for two months when COVID-19 first came on the scene. It then chose to permanently shutter about 150 stores and file for […]

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Attorney General directs Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions for inmates convicted of brutal murders

The United States Attorney General has directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of three federal-death row inmates sentenced to death for brutal murders, including the murder of a child and, with respect to two inmates, the murder of multiple victims. Alfred Bourgeois abused, tortured, and beat to death his young daughter.  […]

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Audio: Kawasaki plant in Maryville adding 110 jobs

The Kawasaki plant in northwest Missouri’s Maryville is adding an assembly line, a second shift, and 110 jobs. The factory manufactures small industrial gasoline engines for lawn, garden, and turf products. Human Resources Manager Tim Melvin says hiring is already underway.     Starting hourly pay is $17.20 to $21.43 with another $1.25 per hour […]

Brammer Named CCMH Employee of Year

Carroll County Memorial Hospital honors employees; Jeremy Brammer named “Employee of the Year”

Carroll County Memorial Hospital honored employees with a special event, highlighting special moments throughout 2019. “As 2019 has been an outstanding year, it brings me such joy to be able to honor the individuals who made it so special,” said Jeff Tindle, CCMH Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to those who are celebrating special milestones […]

Captain Clark Stratton Commander Troop H MSHP

Bethany native promoted to commanding officer of Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop H, in St. Joseph

Lieutenant Clark N. Stratton, Troop A, is being promoted to the rank of Captain and designated commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, MO. Stratton was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1992, as a member of the 64th Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, he was […]

Rex Ricketts

Rex Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educators Lifetime Achievement Award

The organizers of the Missouri Livestock Symposium announced that longtime dairy educator and agriculture industry leader Rex Ricketts, of Hallsville, will receive the 2019 Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricketts, University of Missouri professor emeritus of animal sciences, will receive the award at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the 20th annual symposium at William […]

Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City

Audio: Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City to resume tours following May tornado

You’ll have the opportunity again soon to tour the old Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) in Jefferson City, about four months after an EF-3 tornado struck the facility. Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau spokeswoman Brittney Mormann says modified tours will be offered.     The modified tours will include access to two housing units and […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton residents facing felony drug charges, creating health risk to a child

Two Trenton residents are facing felony charges following their weekend arrests on a drug charge and allegedly creating a health risk to a child. Trenton Police arrested 46-year-old Anthony Deon Brown and 43-year-old Laurissa Ann Wilson. Bonds for each were set at $20,000. Both are charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, marijuana, within two thousand […]

Kit Bond

Audio: Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond reflects on President George H.W. Bush’s legacy

A former Missouri senator who spent 24 years on Capitol Hill praises former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94. Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond describes President Bush as a “special person.”     Bond describes former President George Herbert Walker Bush as a “true statesman” and an outstanding president […]

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Maryellen Harman presented NISOD Excellence Award

North Central Missouri College presented Maryellen Harman, History Instructor the NISOD Excellence Award at the September Board of Trustees meeting. Pictured is Maryellen Harman with President, Dr. Lenny Klaver. NISOD’s Excellence Awards recognize men and women each year who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues. In 1989, in connection […]

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Trenton man arrested on child molestation/child endangerment allegations

The Trenton Police Department arrested a Trenton man Sunday on allegations of child molestation and child endangerment. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 53-year-old Tony Augustus Stanley has been charged with the felonies of fourth-degree child molestation, a child less than 17 years of age and offender greater than four years older and first degree […]