Little Bit Ranch in Sullivan County Mo (Milan)

Missouri Attorney General shuts down down dog breeding facility, Little Bit Ranch, in Sullivan County

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed suit and obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Little Bit Ranch, a dog breeder in Sullivan County, for violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA) and for operating without a license. The lawsuit and application for a temporary restraining order without notice […]

Turkeys

Missouri Department of Conservation reports spring turkey season ends with 41,454 birds harvested

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that turkey hunters checked 38,730 birds during Missouri’s 2020 regular spring turkey season, April 20 through May 10. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 899 birds harvested, Callaway with 699, and Laclede with 651. Young turkey hunters also harvested 2,724 birds during the 2020 spring […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of May 4, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of May 4 – 10. All road closures for roadwork, incidents, and ongoing flooding can be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes […]

Child Pornography

Missouri man charged with producing child porn after trading images of 5-year-old girl

An Independence, Missouri, man who was arrested on Tuesday, the same day he shared pornographic images over the internet that he had just taken of a 5-year-old child victim, was charged in federal court. Justin Swift, 35, was charged in a two-count criminal complaint with producing child pornography and with distributing child pornography over the […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council to consider capital improvement funds for street equipment at Monday meeting

The Chillicothe City Council will consider $170,000 of capital improvement funds for street equipment and an ordinance amending the 2019-2020 budget. The council will meet Monday evening, April 27th at 6:30 by teleconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic and emergency declaration in effect. Other ordinances on the agenda would accept a bid for two new […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of April 27, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of April 27 – May 3. All road closures for roadwork, incidents, and ongoing flooding can be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule […]

Smithfield Plant in Milan

Workers at Smithfield’s Milan plant file lawsuit over health concerns

Workers at the pork processing plant in Milan are suing their employer, accusing the company of not doing enough to protect their health. The New York Times has reported that an anonymous worker at Smithfield’s plant in Milan, along with a non-profit called the Rural Community Workers Alliance, had filed the suit Thursday in the United States […]

Road Work Ramp Closed Sign

Ramp closures planned this weekend as part of Interstate 35 resurfacing project

A resurfacing project on Interstate 35 will require ramp closures this weekend. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Ideker, Inc. to resurface I-35 between the Clinton/Clay County line and just north of Route 116. As part of the mainline paving, crews will periodically close the ramps listed below this Saturday and Sunday, April 25 […]

Sales Tax

Missouri’s lack of e-commerce use tax means missing out on revenue from items sold online

As Missouri moves to reopen the state’s economy while still respecting social distancing measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, city and county government leaders warn of dire financial problems due to Missouri’s lack of an e-commerce use tax. Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said the failure of the Missouri legislature to pass an e-commerce […]