Dr. Randall Williams

Audio: Missouri House Health Committee Chairman says former DHSS Director Williams “Did a fine job”

Two key Missouri lawmakers from opposite parties view Tuesday’s resignation of state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director, Dr. Randall Williams, very differently. Missouri House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Stephens (R-Bolivar) praises Dr. Williams, while House Minority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) says the resignation was long overdue. Chairman Stephens says Williams […]

State Representative Rusty Black

Audio: Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black on the upcoming 101st General Assembly and COVID-19

The 101st General Assembly of the Missouri legislature begins January 6th with members being sworn in. Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black of Chillicothe will begin his third term. Black reports he has asked to remain on the Budget Committee. He has also asked to continue to be the Appropriations Chair for Education and the […]

Jeremiah Searles Final

Denver, Missouri man admits murdering woman during court appearance, sentenced to 30-years in prison

A Denver, Missouri man was sentenced December 10th to 30 years in the Department of Corrections on felony murder—second degree. Worth County Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larrison reports 39-year-old Jeremiah Searles was sentenced after pleading guilty to killing Melissa Chapman. A news release says Searles admitted to striking Chapman in the head with part of […]

Student Loans or graduation cap on money

Missouri Congressman says college athletes should make money: “They are used”

Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is heading up a bipartisan bill that would let college athletes profit from endorsement deals. It would only restrict sponsors involving alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, adult entertainment, and gambling. Cleaver, a Democrat from Kansas City, says the plan would ban universities from putting restrictions on athletes seeking control of their name, […]

Malik Ross

Audio: Federal armored car charges filed against man who admits killing child in shooting

A man who’s facing federal charges in an armored car theft reportedly admits to firing shots that killed a seven-year-old boy in north St. Louis.     According to court documents, 23-year-old Malik Ross told federal investigators that he fired shots that killed 7-year-old Xavier Usanga on August 12th. Ross is facing several federal charges, […]

Prison Sentence

Former Chillicothe school board member receives 10-years in prison for fraud scheme

A prominent northwest Missouri businessman and former school board member will spend the next ten years in federal prison for a $142 million grain fraud scheme, after being sentenced Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Morfitt tells Missourinet that Randy Constant was sentenced on Friday to 122 […]

Fraud

Audio: Northwest Missouri businessman to be sentenced Friday for $142 Million grain fraud scheme

A northwest Missouri businessman and former school board member will learn his fate today (Friday) when he’s sentenced for a 142-million dollar grain fraud scheme.      Sixty-one-year-old Randy Constant is a prominent businessman in northwest Missouri and is also a former Chillicothe School Board member. Constant pleaded guilty in December in Federal court in […]

Gavel and Law book

Audio: North Missouri businessman to be sentenced in August for $142 million grain fraud scheme

A northwest Missouri businessman and former school board member faces a potentially lengthy prison sentence, for a 142-MILLION dollar grain fraud scheme.     Sixty-one-year-old Randy Constant is a prominent businessman in northwest Missouri and is also a former Chillicothe School Board member. Federal prosecutors in Iowa say Constant pleaded guilty in FEDERAL court in […]

Fountain Grove Flooding

Audio: USDA undersecretary calls flood devastation mind-boggling

A USDA undersecretary has toured flooded farmland in northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa, including a stop in extreme northwest Missouri to speak with farmers.     Undersecretary Bill Northey says flooding is always devastating but admits he wasn’t prepared for what awaited him.     Northey calls the flooding in northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa […]

Democratic Party

Audio: Outnumbered Democrats in Missouri legislature to defend progressive ballot victories, seek bipartisan criminal justice changes

Minority leaders in the Missouri legislature believe they’re taking a realistic approach to the upcoming session. New House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says her party will focus on defending progressive ballot measures passed by voters, noting the new laws are already under threat.     Senate Democratic Leader Gina Walsh of Bellefontaine Neighbors […]

Veteran Services

Audio: House Veterans Committee Chairman Charlie Davis discusses Veterans issues in Missouri

While the outgoing chairman of the Missouri House Veterans Committee is pleased with the House’s accomplishments for veterans during his tenure, he admits not all of his priorities passed. Webb City GOP State Representative Charlie Davis is leaving the Legislature, because of term limits.     Davis is proud of the House’s accomplishments for veterans. […]

Audio: Missouri Health Department admits personal information of 10,000 people breached

The state of Missouri mailed letters last week to 10,400 individuals informing them their personal information was breached almost two months earlier.     The Department of Health and Senior Services issued a generic news release Friday noting the breach occurred sometime before September 30th. But the agency also says the state discovered the situation […]

Great seal of Missouri and US Flag with money

Audio: Officials now clear why Missouri’s budget is $100 million in the hole

(Missourinet) – Missouri lawmakers and administrators are trying to figure out what has caused a $100 million budget shortfall in the first two months of the current fiscal year. Democratic State Representative Deb Lavender of Kirkwood is a member of the House Budget Committee. She notes there’s a level of uncertainty over how the federal tax […]

Right To Work

Audio: Opposition thought to have advantage in Tuesday’s Right to Work vote in Missouri

Voters will determine if Missouri becomes a right to work state in Tuesday’s election. Matt Panik with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, which supports the measure, says his side is being vastly outspent by pro-union organizations who oppose the proposal. He estimates opposition groups have spent $17 million while proponents have raised only $2 million […]

Daviess County Water Supply Repair

No timeline for water to be restored to Daviess County customers

Crews are continuing today with efforts on getting water flowing again to customers of Daviess County Public Water Supply District Number One. On Thursday morning, district officials announced an outage, or reduced water pressure, affecting rural water customers south of the Grand River, and south of the old Pattonsburg which includes customers in Weatherby and […]