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 […]

Senator Roy Blunt

Senator Roy Blunt to visit five communities in northern Missouri today

Senator Roy Blunt will visit five cities in northern Missouri today (Tuesday, April 16, 2019) including St. Joseph, Cameron, Hamilton, Chillicothe, and Carrollton. At 11:30, Senator Blunt attends a literacy award luncheon at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. It’s the 29th year for the annual Roy Blunt literacy award to an individual in […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of April 15, 2019

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of April 15 – 21. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, […]

Columbia Regional Airport

Audio: Columbia Regional Airport runway to close for emergency construction

The runway at Columbia Regional Airport will be CLOSED starting Tuesday, April 9, 2019, for EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION. Columbia interim city manager John Glascock made the announcement during a press conference today, telling reporters that pilots have expressed concern about a “crown” on the runway.     Glascock tells reporters air service will be closed at […]

Shawn Michhael Yuille

Pre-trial conference held for man charged in death of Danette Rardon

Three days have been set aside for a jury trial for the defendant accused in a traffic accident at Chillicothe that killed one person and injured a young girl. The fatality accident was November 25th of 2017 in downtown Chillicothe.  Thirty-nine-year-old Danette Rardon of Chillicothe died in the two-vehicle wreck. Twenty-four-year-old Shawn Michael Yuille faces […]