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Missouri State Auditor finds a lack of transparency in how Jackson County spent taxpayer dollars

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of Jackson County government that found a lack of transparency in how the county spent millions of taxpayer dollars on legal, lobbying, and other professional services. The audit identified $2.7 million in contracts that were not competitively bid and another $1.3 million in contracts that went years […]

Veterans

3000 masks to be presented to Chillicothe VFW and American Legion through “Mask-a-Vet” campaign

Missouri-based non-government organization United States Exercise Tiger Foundation will present 3,000 masks in six boxes to Chillicothe VFW and American Legion staff officers. The masks will arrive by aircraft to the Chillicothe Airport Wednesday, September 23rd at noon. The Mask A Vet campaign began in August with the delivery of Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Audio: A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Missouri State

A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against the Missouri State Board of Governors.      That’s after a TV tower collapse near Fordland in April 2018. 56-year-old Steve Lemay from Washington State died when the KOZK Ozarks Public Television tower fell during equipment upgrades. Family members say Missouri State didn’t give Lemay the right equipment […]

Missouri Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotions effective September 1, 2020

Captain Scott A. Shipers, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, announces the following promotions effective September 1, 2020. Trooper Beau M. Ryun is being promoted to the rank of corporal and will remain in his current assignment as a criminal interdiction officer assigned to Zone 17, Troop A’s Special Enforcement Zone. Ryun was appointed […]

Missouri Job Center Website

Missouri monthly jobs report shows Missouri labor market continues to recover

The Missouri labor market continued to recover in July 2020, following major job losses due to COVID-19 shutdowns earlier in the year. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 52,200 jobs over the month. Over-the year job losses, though still substantial, have diminished as the economy has gradually reopened. Missouri’s smoothed seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 9 years in prison for illegal firearms, including machine gun

A Sarcoxie, Missouri man has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms, including a machine gun. Leng Lee, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Thursday, August 13, to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 26, 2019, Lee pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man involved in shootout sentenced to 5 years in prison for illegal firearm

A Missouri, man who was involved in a shoot-out on Troost Avenue and subsequently convicted in a separate murder case was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm. Malliek D. Haynes, 27, of Grandview was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to five years in federal prison without parole. The […]

Coins in a counter

Missouri banks ask consumers to deposit, use spare change because of coin circulation slowdown

Time to empty out the piggy banks to help small businesses. Missouri banks are asking consumers to deposit their spare change at their local banks or use change when shopping as the pandemic-related shutdowns have created a slowdown in coin circulation.  When COVID-19 restrictions went into place, establishments like retail shops, bank branches, and laundromats […]