Delta Queen Riverboat

Senators Blunt and McCaskill announce legislation to bring historic riverboat back to the Mississippi River

Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill announced that their legislation to bring the historic 1920’s riverboat Delta Queen back to the Mississippi River was signed into law. The bill reinstates a decades-long exemption to allow the boat to operate from its new homeport of Kimmswick, in Jefferson County – creating jobs and strengthening economic […]

Democratic Party

Audio: Missouri Democratic party looking to regroup after poor midterm showing

The Democratic Party in Missouri is trying to regroup after disappointing midterm election results. Among other things, state Auditor Nicole Galloway won a relatively close contest against a troubled Republican opponent. University of Missouri-Columbia Political Scientist Peverill Squire thinks the result indicates a statewide voter tilt toward Republican candidates.     Among other things, state […]

Darnell Gray

Audio: Court documents outline injuries Jefferson City boy suffered before he died

A mid-Missouri caretaker charged with felony child abuse involving the death of a four-year-old Jefferson City boy is being held without bond this Thursday morning.      Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson has charged 26-year-old Quatavia Givens with one felony count of child abuse resulting in death. The Jefferson City Police Department’s probable cause statement […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods announces investment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announces, through the nationwide expansion of Smithfield Renewables, innovative projects designed to help meet its goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025, which it set in concert with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). This month marks the one-year anniversary of Smithfield Renewables. As part of the expansion of Smithfield […]

Drought Graphic

Audio: Missouri farm group says release of CRP land does not go far enough to address drought problems

The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association wants producers to have access to even more Conservation Reserve Program land as the drought continues. Executive Vice President Mike Deering says the Farm Service Agency’s release of such land in certain counties is a step in the right direction but not enough.     Deering thinks a lot of Missouri […]