Winter Storm Warning

Northern Missouri hit with double whammy as Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory issued

Scattered rain showers are expected to transition to a rain-snow mix then over to all snow across far northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri by early Thursday morning. Periods of snow will continue through Friday morning. Several inches of snowfall is possible across northern Missouri with lighter amounts further south. Given the time of year, snowfall […]

Court News

Two draw prison time in Thursday session of Grundy County court

Two Trenton residents, facing separate charges, were sentenced to prison on Friday then saw their sentences stayed in favor of probation issued in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Michael Anthony Stantruff pleaded guilty to an amended charge of assault in the second degree for an incident December 17th of 2018. Stantruff received […]

Prison Sentence

Mexican national sentenced after repeatedly iIlegally re-entering the United States

A Mexican national has been sentenced in federal court after repeatedly illegally entering the United States. Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Vazquez, 42, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays on Tuesday, July 10, to four years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 5, 2019, Rodriguez-Vazquez pleaded guilty to […]

Disaster Declaration

Missouri requests second federal disaster declaration this year in response to flooding and tornadoes

Acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration to assist residents and businesses in 41 Missouri counties that have been hard hit by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms beginning on April 29 and continuing throughout the spring. “Historic long-term flooding continues to devastate families, businesses, […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson

Missouri requests joint Federal, State, and local damage assessments in preparation for 2nd Federal Disaster Declaration

Governor Mike Parson has announced Missouri has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessments across a total of 56 counties – almost half the 114 counties in the state – in response to tornadoes, severe storms, and worsening flooding. The joint teams will survey the damage that began with […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS)

NRCS providing emergency assistance for flood damage in 13 Missouri counties

Sponsors representing segments of state government can apply until July 19 for financial and technical assistance from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to repair flood damage in 13 Missouri counties. Following a federal disaster declaration in response to severe storms and flooding that occurred from March 11 to April 16, NRCS State Conservationist […]

Missouri National Guard

Governor Parson activates Missouri National Guard to assist in fighting flooded areas

Governor Mike Parson has activated the Missouri National Guard as the state continues to respond to damaging flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms and remains under the threat of additional flooding and severe storms this week. “I have directed Major General Steve Danner to begin moving our Missouri Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to locations where they will […]

Disaster Declaration

President Trump approves Governor Parson’s request for major disaster declaration for Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has announced that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit agencies in 13 Missouri counties recover from devastating flooding and severe storms that occurred from March 11 to April 16. The declaration makes federal assistance available for the repair of damaged […]