Audiuo: Missouri House Committee to hear testimony this week on transgender athlete legislation

A Missouri House committee will meet Monday to discuss whether they’ll hear remote testimony this week on legislation involving transgender high school athletes. Rocheport GOP State Representative Chuck Basye is sponsoring the House joint resolution and says this is an important issue.     Basye’s legislation would require that students who participate in sex-separated athletic […]

Prison Inmate or Prison Worker

Audio: More than 1,400 Missouri prisoners enroll in career and technical training annually

More than 1,400 Missouri prisoners enroll in career and technical training annually. During a Missouri House Budget Committee hearing this week, Trevor Foley with the state Department of Corrections, says nearly 1,600 professional certifications were issued to offenders in the fiscal year 2020.     Foley says the prison system has a great placement rate […]

Audio: Parson’s proposed state worker pay increase is welcome news for prison employees

The governor’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year includes a two percent pay increase for state workers beginning next January. Trevor Foley, with the Missouri Department of Corrections, says the request is welcomed.     Governor Parson’s budget proposal also includes an additional two percent pay increase for three cook classes and an extra […]

Officer Involved Shooting

No charges to be filed against Livingston County deputy in shooting of Marceline man

The Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney’s office reports it will not file any charges stemming from an investigation into the officer-involved shooting of February 19th. The individual who died in the incident was identified by the Highway Patrol as 34-year-old Timothy Frandson of Marceline. In a Facebook post released on Friday, Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren said […]

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Two from Unionville injured in crash on Highway 63

Two men from Unionville were among three people taken to the hospital following an accident Sunday afternoon in Schuyler County. Receiving moderate injuries were the truck driver, 38-year-old Donald Hurley, and his passenger, 84-year-old Johnny French, both of Unionville. The driver of another vehicle, an Iowa resident, received minor injuries. All were taken by ambulance […]

Janssen Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issues order for Janssen COVID-19 vaccine administration

Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services signed the standing order for Janssen Biotech, Inc. COVID-19 vaccine administration after a review of preliminary recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “We are incredibly appreciative to be receiving additional vaccines in Missouri, and we remain committed […]

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Sullivan County Health Department in Milan to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday

The Sullivan County Health Department in Milan will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday morning at the North Central Rural Electric Coop shop building in Milan from 9 until 11 o’clock. Pre-registration is required by calling special telephone numbers beginning Monday morning at 9 o’clock. All three of those special telephone numbers are 660-292-2491, […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

A breakdown by county in North Missouri of those receiving first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

On Sunday morning, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 13.7 percent of Missouri’s population had received at least one COVID-119 vaccination. Two doses had been given to 7.1 percent of the state’s population. The report indicates 1, 279,000l doses had been administered in Missouri, including first and second shots. At least one […]

Gavel and Law book

Audio: Parson’s budget proposal aims to reduce Public Defender System waiting list

The Missouri Public Defender System has a waiting list of about 2,000 low-income people requesting legal services. Governor Parson’s next state budget proposal attempts to reduce that list by requesting 1.1 million dollars to hire 16 extra attorneys. During a House Budget Committee hearing this week, Director Mary Fox says the office’s caseload is growing […]

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Audio: Missouri U.S. House of Representatives respond to stimulus package passed on Saturday

A one-point-nine-trillion-dollar pandemic relief package heads to the U-S Senate after approval by the Democratic-controlled U.S. House.     The plan featuring $1,400 stimulus checks passed early Saturday with no Republican support. Missouri GOP Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says it’s “serving as an excuse to spend our tax money on unnecessary things completely unrelated to the […]