Lawsuit

Missouri Attorney General files lawsuit against Branson business for inflated mask prices, deceptive sales practices

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Branson-area business, Tuning Element, LLC, for alleged price gouging and misrepresentations regarding face masks and respirators it began selling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The markups included 5-layer KN95 masks for $20 each; 3-layer KN95 masks for $15 each; and 50-count boxes […]

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Governor Parson announces launch of COVID-19 interactive dashboard

Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 dashboard containing Missouri-specific data from across the state.  “Throughout COVID-19, we have worked very hard to be transparent and provide Missourians with the most accurate, up-to-date information as possible, and the same goes for this dashboard,” Governor Parson said. “We want Missourians to have access to the […]

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Arizona man pleads guilty in Missouri to distributing more than 165 pounds of methamphetamine

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in Taney County, Missouri. Darcell M. Mills, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Friday, March 13, to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. On Jan. 14, 2019, law enforcement received information that Mills had […]

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Laredo Board of Education approves renewing all tenured teacher contracts

Following an executive session last evening, the Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved renewing all tenured teacher contracts. Members also approved renewing contracts of three probationary teachers Micah Burkeybile for the Title One program and Sarah Young in first and second grades; and Abbie Herrold for part-time physical education and health. In other actions, the […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves 2018-2019 school audit

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education on Monday evening approved Missouri United School Insurance Council insurance renewal. A school representative reports the premium will be $670 per year for four million dollar umbrella coverage. The 2018-2019 school audit was approved as well as the schedule for candidate filing for the board election April 7th. Candidates […]

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Branson Christmas Coalition publishes list of largest Christmas tree displays

The Branson Christmas Coalition, now in its fourth season of growing and enhancing the Ozark Mountain Christmas season, has published its listing of this year’s biggest Christmas tree displays. Dubbed “Landmark” Christmas trees, to qualify for the list a tree must be over 20’ tall, within a collection of 10 or more trees, or completely […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Gas Tax

Missouri Lt. Governor says Missourians to decide if gasoline tax increase is needed

The state’s lieutenant governor says Missourians will have to decide whether a gasoline tax increase is needed. Missouri’s 17-cent gasoline tax has remained the same since 1996. Last November, voters rejected a proposed ten-cent gas tax increase. At his campaign announcement, last week at Jefferson City’s Memorial Park, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R) told the audience […]