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 […]

Ducks in Water

Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter at Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas managed with a wetland emphasis. The good news is that the popular Nodaway Valley and the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. The outlook is […]

Flooded land

Audio: Graves says some land in his district has been underwater for nearly 4-months

Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves says some grounds in his district have been underwater for nearly four months. During a U.S. House subcommittee hearing this week, Graves says virtually every levee from Iowa to Kansas City overtopped or breached in March, and again in May and June.     Graves says he thinks the overall […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Disaster aid package that includes resources for Missouri farms and communities passed by Senate

A disaster aid package that includes much-needed resources for Missouri farms and communities impacted by flooding passed the Senate by a vote of 85 to 8. “The flooding in our state has been completely devastating in some areas – from destroyed homes to lost crops to damaged infrastructure,” said Blunt. “Relief is finally one step […]

Boat Ramp

Missouri River flooding prompts closure of several conservation areas in northwest Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has closed several conservation areas in the state’s northwest region due to Missouri River flooding. Some areas are under water, others are inaccessible or will remain closed due to public safety issues until further notice. MDC staff on March 19 continued to work with local farmers and the levee […]

Audio: Missouri Health Department admits personal information of 10,000 people breached

The state of Missouri mailed letters last week to 10,400 individuals informing them their personal information was breached almost two months earlier.     The Department of Health and Senior Services issued a generic news release Friday noting the breach occurred sometime before September 30th. But the agency also says the state discovered the situation […]

Credit Freeze

Instituting a “Credit Freeze” may be your best defense after 143 million Equifax records breached

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is extremely serious. Crucial pieces of personal data that criminals could use to commit identity theft – Social Security numbers, birthdates, address histories, legal names – were all obtained. That’s information […]