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University of Missouri report looks at population trends in Missouri

Missouri’s population grew by about 11,000 people from 2019 to 2020. This 0.2% increase is only half the national rate of 0.4%, though it is typical of the modest growth experienced by many other Midwestern states. But the picture gets more complicated when you zoom in to specific regions and counties. “This growth is uneven,” […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotion of Gerard Callahan

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion: Sergeant Gerard G. Callahan, Q/HRD, will be promoted to lieutenant and transfer to the Patrol Records Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, where he will serve as the Patrol’s Custodian of Records effective June 1, 2021. Callahan was appointed to […]

Child Molestation

Linn County man charged with 24 counts of child molestation, 7 counts of rape and sodomy

A Forker, Missouri man has been charged in Linn County with 24 felony counts of first-degree child molestation. Forty-year-old Jason Jones has also been charged with seven felony counts of first-degree statutory rape, three counts of first-degree rape or attempted rape, and one count of statutory sodomy or attempt, as well as one county of […]

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Trenton City Council presented proposal for placement of memorial bench for Elvin Noel; approve budget amendments

Trenton City Council on Monday night heard a proposal on the placement of a memorial bench downtown to honor the late longtime businessman Elvin Noel. Noel died in March of 2017 after owning and operating Howard’s for about 45 years. Although his home was in Gallatin, Noel also had been an active member of the […]

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Grundy County Sheriff reports arrest of five area individuals

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of several area residents in the last couple of days. Forty-year-old Lori Ann Pennington of Trenton was arrested April 14th on felony driving while intoxicated—aggravated and misdemeanor driving while revoked or suspended—second or third offense. Bond is $5,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the Associate […]

Sex Offender Registry

Man accused of failing to register as sex offender in Daviess County faces two felony charges

A man accused of failing to register as a sex offender faces two felonies in Daviess County.   42-year-old Terry Overturf has been charged with forgery and failure to register as a sex offender.  Bond has been denied. A probable cause statement from Sergeant Jared Hogan with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office accuses Overturf of providing […]

Audio: White House report gives Missouri a “C minus” for the condition of its infrastructure

A White House report gives Missouri a C minus for the condition of its infrastructure. The Biden Administration has rolled out the state-by-state report to go along with the president’s push for a two-point-three trillion-dollar infrastructure funding package.       The report says Missouri has a “systemic lack of investment in its roads and […]

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Biden Administration to suggest model ‘red flag’ gun laws for states

(Missouri Independent) – The Department of Justice will distribute model “red flag” legislation to states so they can enact laws that would allow courts to temporarily remove a firearm from an individual who is distressed, according to senior Biden administration officials. “The president will not wait for Congress to act before the administration takes our […]

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Audio: House Committee on redistricting to hear testimony about CD 7, which includes Springfield, Joplin and Bolivar

A Missouri House committee on congressional redistricting will take public testimony today (Thursday) in Jefferson City from residents who live in southwest Missouri’s Seventh Congressional District.     Southwest Missouri’s 7th District is a GOP stronghold and includes Springfield, Joplin, Branson, Carthage, and Table Rock Lake. In-person and written testimony will be taken at today’s […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation says hunters could see more young turkeys this spring

Missouri turkey hunters can expect this spring season to be about as challenging as the past few spring seasons according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 10 and 11 followed by the regular spring season April 19 through May 9. “A great deal […]