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Senator Hawley and colleagues call for another hearing on SBA nominee after ties to anti-Israel group revealed

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and seven colleagues sent a letter to Senate Small Business Committee Chairman Ben Cardin (D-Md.) calling for an additional hearing on Dilawar Syed, President Biden’s nominee for SBA deputy administrator. The senators’ concerns come from recent inflammatory statements from Emgage Action, a vocally anti-Israel political action committee of which Syed is a member […]

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COVID-19 surge in north Missouri creates worries for summer as vaccinations decline

(Missouri Independent) – In the last week of April, the Linn County Health Department signaled that the COVID-19 pandemic had cooled enough that it could discontinue weekly reports on new cases. With only three active cases on April 21, the urgency for frequent updates seemed to have passed. But the coronavirus came roaring back this […]

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Man sentenced to 15 years in a Missouri prison for distributing almost 6,000 pounds of cocaine in KC area

A man who was a leader of a $56 million criminal enterprise was sentenced in federal court for his role in the conspiracy that distributed more than 2,600 kilograms (5,732 pounds) of cocaine in the metropolitan area. Jose Luis Armendariz-Rascon, Kansas City, Kansas, also known as “Uncle” or “Rambo,” 40, was sentenced by U.S. Chief […]

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Missouri to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during memorial service on Capitol grounds

The Department of Public Safety announced details of two ceremonies to be held on April 30 and May 1 at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol to honor Missouri law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate price for protecting their communities. DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Deric Clark will be one […]

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NCMC students selected as Phi Theta Kappa All-Missouri Academic Team

Juliet Bauta Motty from Nigeria and Morgan Easton from Mercer, MO, students at North Central Missouri College, were honored by the Missouri Community College Association for being named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Missouri Academic Team. This honor is bestowed on the state’s top community college students. Juliet was awarded All-Missouri Academic 2nd Team and […]

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Missouri pharmacy owner and technician indicted on 34 counts related to Medicaid fraud, forgery and identity theft

Shane Becker, owner of the Old Town Pharmacy LLC, and Montserrat Ortega-Saucedo, a pharmacy technician at Old Town Pharmacy, were both indicted on 34 total counts in Cole County on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. A Cole County grand jury returned 26 counts of Violations Involving Health Care Payments (Class D Felony), 6 counts of Forgery […]

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NCMC’s Madison Eller selected for MCCA’s Student Leadership Award

Madison Eller, a teacher education student from North Central Missouri College from Chillicothe, MO, has been selected as NCMC’s representation for the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) 2021 Student Leadership Award. Madison is involved in SMSTA, was a Student Ambassador, and a tutor at the Tutoring Center. After completing her courses at NCMC, Madison will […]

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Greencastle woman injured in crash on Highway 11

A Greencastle woman sustained injuries after a two-vehicle accident 14 miles west of Kirksville the morning of April 21st. A private vehicle transported sports utility vehicle driver 24-year-old Raeann Kilgore to the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with minor injuries. No injuries were reported for van driver 73 year old Steven Russon of Elmer. […]

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Meadville woman injured during attempt to avoid deer in roadway

The Highway Patrol reports a Meadville woman sustained moderate injuries when the car she drove swerved to miss a deer seven miles northeast of Meadville the morning of April 21st. An ambulance transported 40-year-old Angela Wiles to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The car traveled east on Route B before running off the right […]

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Although somewhat rare, snowfall in April is not unheard of

Trenton has not received any measurable snow since February 18, 2021, when one-quarter of an inch fell. Snow and sleet this season in Trenton totals slightly over twenty-three and one-half inches (23.6 inches) which is nearly three inches above normal for the entire season. There’s been measurable snow during April in Trenton in just eight […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of April 19, 2021

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 19 – 25. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau to investigate how other organizations operate; establish policies and procedures

The Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau continued discussion on April 14th of how the organization will operate. The group agreed that it needed policies and procedures in addition to the ordinance. Group members are to check with other convention and visitors bureaus for reference as drafting begins. The policies and procedures will be shared with […]

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MU Extension to offer free 1-hour suicide prevention class

An hour of your time could save a life as the University of Missouri Extension will offer free one-hour suicide prevention training sessions online in April and May. QPR Gatekeeper Training helps participants “question, persuade and refer” someone who may be suicidal, says MU Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. QPR was created in […]

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Investigation into vehicle crash results in drug-related charges

A vehicle crash on Highway 36 near LIV 261 on March 31 where the driver allegedly fled the scene has been solved. Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office arrested 40-year-old Jonathan Ryan Prebe of Edina on April 7th for alleged second-degree trafficking of methamphetamine in connection with the incident. Prebe has entered a plea of […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to offer free webcast on mushroom hunting

Warming spring weather brings nature to life with trees, shrubs, and bulbs sending out their spring flowers. It also prompts the popping up of another spring favorite for many Missourians – MORELS! The elusive and edible morel mushroom shows itself during April and into May and is a flavorful favorite for many mushroom lovers. Morels […]

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Online workshops set for fruit and vegetable growers for produce safety training

Missouri fruit and vegetable growers can enroll in upcoming no-cost or low-cost online produce safety training. Webinar topics include creating a food safety plan for USDA Good Agricultural Practices certification, Food Safety Modernization Act training, produce safety best practices, and wildlife control for produce growers, said Londa Nwadike, an extension associate professor of food safety […]

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Delinquent TMU bills on agenda for Tuesday meeting of Trenton Utility Committee

Discussion about delinquent Trenton Municipal Utility bills is among the topics for a meeting Tuesday, April 21st of the Trenton Utility Committee. The 6 o’clock meeting will be held at Trenton City Hall. The public will not physically be allowed to attend the meeting but can participate via the web application Zoom. The meeting ID […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of April 20, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of April 20 – 26. 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 […]