Illegal Firearms and firearm theft

Missouri man pleads guilty to multiple counts of possessing illegal firearms, drug trafficking; faces at least 20 years in prison

A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to multiple charges of illegally possessing firearms, including stolen firearms, and drug trafficking. Brandon L. Hill, 33, of Independence, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays on Thursday, April 29, to three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, two counts […]

Evergy Coal Plant in Lawrence Kansas

Evergy to shutter Kansas coal plant, speed transition to renewable energy

(Missouri Independent) – Evergy, an electric supplier to about 600,000 customers in western Missouri, will retire its coal power plant in Lawrence, Kansas, by the end of 2023, the company announced on Friday. The utility revealed its plan to regulators in a filing with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The “integrated resource plan” lays out Evergy’s next […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture Website

Missouri Department of Agriculture celebrates “Buy Missouri Day” and announces those awarded grants

To celebrate Buy Missouri Day, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Grown program announced funding for 14 retail businesses that carry Missouri Grown products. The Missouri Grown Retail Promotion Matching Grant awards up to $1,000 per retail store for reimbursement of expenses associated with promoting Missouri Grown member products. “Our Missouri Grown members have told […]

Josh Hawley

Audio: Hawley calls war film a “two-and-a-half hour whine-a-thon about the first Gulf War”

A 2005 blog post by Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has been uncovered in which he called the film “Jarhead” a “two-and-a-half-hour whine-a-thon about the first Gulf War.”      The film Jarhead is based on the memoir of former U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford. CNN reports Hawley called Swofford a protagonist who whines about the […]

Holiday Hoops Basketball

North Central Missouri College Foundation sets dates for annual Holiday Hoops event

December 2021 will mark the 17th year of the North Central Missouri College Foundation-sponsored High School Holiday Hoops. The Holiday Hoops Committee recently met and has set dates for games to be played on December 18th, 20-23, and 27-31, 2021.  “We are excited to begin the planning for Holiday Hoops 2021. Canceling the 2020 event […]

Captain Steven Wilhoit

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotion of Steven Wilhoit to Captain

The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective March 1, 2021. Lieutenant Steven V. Wilhoit, Q/DDCC, will be promoted to the rank of captain and named commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, MO. Wilhoit was appointed to the Patrol on July 1, 1996, as a member of the 72nd […]

Sergeant Rich Stewart MSHP

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotion of Richard Stewart to sergeant

Captain Benjamin C. Jones, director of the Recruiting and Community Outreach Division, announces the following promotion effective February 1, 2021. Corporal Richard A. Stewart, Recruiting and Community Outreach Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, is being promoted to sergeant and will remain in his current position as a full-time recruiter for the Troop A, Lee’s Summit, […]

Judge with gavel at desk

Iowa man to be arraigned in Caldwell County court after road rage incident where he repeatedly rammed car

An arraignment has been scheduled for a man from Iowa who faces multiple felony charges in Caldwell County after what was described as a road rage incident by law enforcement in December. Forty-two-year-old Ty Matthew Vaughn of Morning Sun, Iowa is scheduled in Division One of Circuit Court on February 9th. Vaughn has been charged […]

Mike Parson Sworn in as Missouri's 57th Governor

Michael Parson sworn in to full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri

Governor Michael L. Parson was sworn in to a full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri at the 2021 Bicentennial Inauguration.  Governor Parson’s career in public service began with six years in the United States Army and over 22 years in law enforcement, including serving as Sheriff of Polk County from 1993-2005. […]

Debbie Guffey Fina version

Trenton woman elected to Board of Directors of Foundation Trust for Trenton High School

A Trenton woman has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Foundation Trust for Trenton High School/THS Alumni Association. Debbie Harkins Guffey is a 1975 graduate of Trenton High School and the mother of three THS graduates: Jeremy Hudson, Class of ’94, Jessica Hudson Allen, Class of 1998, and Jenna Hudson Stevens – […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation awards 13 grants to area schools

The GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated Trustees have awarded 13 grants totaling $6,868.64. Education grants went to several schools: Grundy County R-5 of Humphreys and Laredo R-7 each for $600 to purchase Chromebooks; Rissler Elementary School of Trenton for $580 for playground equipment; Spickard R-2 for $664 for phonics spelling kits; Princeton R-5 for $500 for […]

Amendment 3: Missouri with checkmark graphic

Voters repeal Clean Missouri redistricting plan they enacted in 2018

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri voters on Tuesday repealed a constitutional amendment they enacted in 2018 that would have required legislative districts be drawn to ensure partisan fairness. They replaced it with one that critics contend could forgo the use of total population to draw districts and instead exclude all non-voters, specifically children and non-citizens — tilting the political […]

Auto Theft or Stolen Vehicle

Two arrested in Buchanan County for auto theft in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two individuals in Buchanan County Tuesday, October 27th on capias warrants. Forty-four year old Bevan James Bohm of Kansas City is accused of violating his probation on the felonies of stealing—motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and stealing–$750 or more. His bond is $2,500, 10% cash approved. Forty-nine-year-old Kellie Holtman […]

Election 2020

November ballot measure would impose two-term restriction on all Missouri statewide elected officials

Missourians will be heading to the polls in November, to cast ballots on a measure imposing term limits on all statewide elected officials. You’ll be voting in November on Amendment One, which would amend the Missouri Constitution to extend the two-term restriction that currently applies to the governor and treasurer to the lieutenant governor, secretary of […]