U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley: increases in social isolation from pandemic may be contributing to surges in drug addiction

Missouri’s junior senator is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the mental health needs of Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R) has written a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, calling on the agency to deploy more of the $425 million that Congress appropriated to […]

Electric Power Lineman

Audio: Utility crews from six Missouri towns are working to restore power in Louisiana

Forecasters are saying that Hurricane Laura is the most powerful hurricane to hit the state of Louisiana in 150 years. The “New Orleans Times-Picayune” reports the storm made landfall as a category four storm, bringing strong winds and a crashing storm surge. The Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) says hometown utility crews from six Missouri towns are in Alexandria, […]

Arrest

Excelsior Springs man arrested after failing to appear in Grundy County

An Excelsior Springs resident has been arrested after failing to appear in Grundy County Circuit Court last Thursday. Nineteen-year-old Desmond Alexander Calton is scheduled for the September 10th docket of circuit court. Bond has been set at $750 cash Calton’s original charge is assault in the fourth degree, allegedly causing physical injury to another person […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education accept resignations, hire new staff during closed session

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education accepted two resignations and approved multiple hirings in a closed session on the evening of Tuesday, August 11th. The resignations were from Trenton High School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Rachel Ferry and Rissler Elementary School Paraprofessional Socha Osborn. Those hired include Kaitlin Ellis as a THS FACS teacher, […]