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Audio: It’s that time of year, so be on alert for holiday scammers

With all the distractions during this season of giving, the IRS is reminding us to keep a close eye on our gift list because scammers may use your generosity to rip you off.     There are more than 30, 000 nonprofit organizations here in Missouri…plenty of choices…but be careful. Scammers sometimes appear to be […]

Medicare

December 7th is the deadline for Missourians to enroll in or change Medicare benefits

Open enrollment ends on December 7, 2021, for Missouri residents on Medicare.     Changes can be made through December 7th to participants’ Medicare Advantage plans and to Part D drug coverage. State Insurance Director Chlora Lindley-Myers reminds Missouri residents that there’s an assistance program, called CLAIM, that helps Medicare recipients wanting to make changes […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 10 individuals on Wednesday

Numerous arrests were reported on Wednesday in area counties by troopers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Chillicothe resident, 25-year-old David Gamble, was arrested Wednesday morning in Grundy County. He’s been accused of driving while intoxicated for drugs, misdemeanor possession of drugs, and drug paraphernalia. Gamble was taken on a […]

Prison Sentence

Man sentenced to 11 years in prison for armed robbery of a pharmacy

 A man was sentenced in federal court for his role in the armed robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy in Jefferson City, Missouri. Daijahn Antwan Reed, 22, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 11 years and three months in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 17, 2021, Reed pleaded guilty […]

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Trenton Rotary Club hears presentation on ALICE Active Shooter Training Program

A Trenton Police officer discussed the ALICE Active Shooter Training Program at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on November 18.  ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, which is the protocol followed in an active shooter situation. Officer Jeff Spencer reported the program was developed in 2000 originally for school situations, but it […]

Immigration

Immigrants make last-ditch plea for deportation protections, work permits in “Build Back Better”

(Missouri Independent) – Undocumented workers and immigration advocates are pushing for Democrats to keep work permits and protections from deportations in the final version of the $1.85 trillion social spending and climate package that the U.S. House is set to vote on as soon as Thursday night. Those immigration provisions face elimination when the bill […]

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Missouri man who operates non-profit agency indicted for falsely claiming to hire ex-cons

 A Missouri man who operates a non-profit agency has been indicted by a federal grand jury for falsely claiming to employ convicted felons who were on federal court-supervised release. Michael A. Green, 50, Kansas City, was charged in a five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Nov. 17. […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt speaks to a gathering of Missouri Highway Patrol officers in April 2021 (photo courtesy of the attorney general’s office)

Missouri Attorney General sues Springfield schools in quest to find critical race theory documents

(Missouri Independent) – Attorney General Eric Schmitt alleges in a newly filed lawsuit that Springfield Public Schools wants to avoid scrutiny of its curriculum and training materials — and is violating the Missouri Sunshine law to do it. The district improperly demanded a deposit of more than $37,000 to search its records for instances where it incorporated elements […]

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Graves announces RAISE grant to replace Grand River Railroad Bridge near Brunswick

Congressman Sam Graves, (MO-06), Ranking Member for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced that the Grand River Bridge Resiliency Project has received a RAISE Transportation Discretionary Grant. The RAISE Grant program was previously called the BUILD Grant program before being renamed earlier this year. This funding was approved by Congress last year and signed […]

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Date change announced for performance of “Disorder in the Court” at Trenton High School

Trenton High School has announced a change in the date for the drama club play next month. According to Principal Kasey Bailey, the play is now scheduled for Thursday night, December 9 at 6 pm in the Performing Arts Center at Trenton High School. Tickets for the play, called “Disorder in the Court”, cost $6.00 […]

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Audio: $1,000 grants available to promote Missouri-grown products

Missouri businesses have a chance to get extra funding to help promote the sale of Missouri-grown and produced products. The grant is called the Missouri Grown Retail Promotion Matching Grant and is part of the state Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Grown program. It awards $1,000 to businesses to reimburse expenses related to the promotion of […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View R-6 School District sets candidate filing dates; announces dates and times of upcoming activities

Board candidate filings in the Pleasant View R-6 School District will occur from December 7 through the 28. According to the school, board terms of Danny Westcott and Laurie Frisbie expire with the election in April 2022. During a Board of Education meeting on Thursday night, it was noted school officials are looking to get […]

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Climate funds in infrastructure bill aimed at drought, wildfires, floods

(Missouri Independent) – The recently passed bipartisan infrastructure bill isn’t just about roads and bridges — it also spends billions to address wildfire, drought, flooding, and other effects from climate change, Interior Department officials said Wednesday. The $1.2 trillion measure, which is awaiting President Joe Biden’s signature after the House cleared it last week, includes pay […]

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Critics say Spire Missouri’s warning of natural gas outages a “manufactured crisis”

(Missouri Independent) – As federal energy regulators prepare to decide the fate of a St. Louis natural gas pipeline, Spire Missouri is warning customers their gas service could fail this winter.  Business industry groups and the utility maintain their responsibility to keep customers informed. But environmental groups and some local elected officials — who note federal regulators seem […]

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GEC Community Foundation awards over $6,000 in grants

The Trustees of the GEC Community Foundation met on October 13, 2021, and awarded 10 grants totaling $6,034.00. All grants are funded by member donations called Operation Round Up where members voluntarily round up their utility bills each month to fund grants to eligible entities. Education grants were awarded to Pleasant View R-VI School District, […]

Murder

Jury trial scheduled in DeKalb County for Hamilton man charged with murder

A jury trial has been scheduled in DeKalb County for a Hamilton man charged with second-degree murder. The DeKalb County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports the trial for 38-year-old Frank Randall Allen Bostic is set to be April 25th through 29th. He has also been charged with felony first-degree domestic assault involving serious physical injury. In […]