Blue Coffee Productions

Blue Coffee Productions, owned by former Trenton resident, shoots promotional video for NCMC

A Kansas City production company owned by a former Trenton resident has been nominated for three awards at the Mid-America Emmys. Blue Coffee Pictures is nominated for Editor-Short Film (Promo, PSA, Commercial), Commercial Campaign, and Branded Content Program. Owner Michael Ransdell says a film for Visit Kansas City received two of the nominations, and the […]

Eric Greitens

Audio: Missouri Ethics Commission closes Greitens case after prosecutor declines to file charges

(Missourinet) -The Missouri Ethics Commission has closed a case against former Governor Eric Greitens.     The Commission dropped its investigation of Greitens, his campaign committee, Greitens For Missouri, and campaign associate Danny Laub Friday in a letter to all three parties. The case was closed even though the Commission found “reasonable grounds” to believe […]

Eric Greitens

Audio: Missouri Ethics Commission subpoenas for Greitens’ non-profit bank records

(Missourinet) – The Missouri Ethics Commission wants all bank records from former Governor Eric Greitens’ political non-profit organization. Brian Hauswirth from the Missourinet files this report.     The Commission has subpoenaed Carrollton Bank for all bank records from Greitens’ political non-profit organization – A New Missouri. It wants to examine the information to learn […]

McDonalds Sign

Missouri beef industry could be impacted by antibiotics phaseout

Health advocates want McDonald’s to phase out the use of beef and pork grown with medically important antibiotics, and that’s something that could impact Missouri’s beef industry.  The Show Me State ranks sixth in the country for the number of cattle, and if the fast food chain agrees to the request, Shelby Luce, national campaign […]

Claire McKaskill and Josh Hawley

Audio: McCaskill, Hawley exchange barbs while securing U.S. Senate nominations

(Missourinet) – After Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Josh Hawley won their U.S. Senate primaries last night, both challenged each other to debates. McCaskill noted Hawley had avoided debates with his primary opponents while pressuring her to have one before he became the nominee.     McCaskill attacked Hawley at a campaign stop earlier for […]

Crowded field of candidates seeking Missouri first congressional seat in Tuesday primary

(Missourinet) – A crowded field of candidates is running for a St. Louis area congressional seat. Alisa Nelson with the  Missourinet files this report.     Eight people are seeking Missouri’s first congressional seat currently held by Democratic Congressman Lacy Clay. He is seeking his tenth term in the U.S. House. Clay’s heavily Democratic district […]

Austin Peterson

Audio: Missouri candidate receives death threats for gun device giveaway

(Missourinet) – Missouri Republican U.S. Senate candidate Austin Petersen says he’s received several death threats since announcing a giveaway of a machine that makes unserialized guns. During a podcast on Missourinet affiliate KZRG in Joplin, Petersen says the threats made on social media include hoping he gets shot in the face and his head blown […]

Eric Greitens

Audio: Hearing set Thursday for Greitens’ attorney to argue against turning over documents from secretive group

A judge has scheduled a hearing for arguments from an attorney representing Eric Greitens about whether documents should be turned over to a special House committee.     Lawyer Catherine Hanaway will appear in Cole County Circuit Court Thursday at 1 p.m. to assert the committee no longer has authority to demand information from Greiten’s […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Audio: Greitens’ departure leaves lawmakers with nothing to pursue although questions remain

(Missourinet) – The special Missouri House committee looking into the activities of Governor Eric Greitens was examining his compliance with campaign finance laws when he announced his resignation Tuesday. Early political advisor Michael Hafner told the panel there were discussions of foreign donations being pursued by Greitens, which would have been illegal.     Hafner […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Missouri judge rules Greitens committees must turn over subpoenaed documents

(MissouriNet) -A Cole County judge has ruled that Governor Greitens’ political action and campaign committees must turn over documents by Friday to a House committee investigating Greitens. During a court hearing last week, Mark Kempton, the attorney for the House committee, said the lawmakers want documents that are relevant to their investigation of the governor. […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Lawmaker, attorney both contacted the FBI over allegations related to Greitens

(MissouriNet) – Both sides in a special House committee hearing on an investigation of Governor Eric Greitens revealed yesterday they had contact with the FBI.     Republican Representative Jay Barnes, who chairs the committee, said he’d contacted federal law enforcement after hearing closed testimony from an early Greitens campaign advisor, Michael Hafner, who alleged […]

Green Hills Animal Shelter

Green Hills Animal Shelter volunteers to collect “Money for Mutts”

Green Hills Animal Shelter volunteers will solicit donations to raise funds to support care for animals at the not-for-profit local shelter in Trenton this weekend. Volunteers will collect donations for the “Money for Mutts” campaign Friday evening from 4:30 to 6:30 and Saturday from 8 o’clock in the morning to 4 o’clock in the afternoon […]

Missouri state capitol

Lawmakers investigating Greitens go to court to get more answers

Lawmakers investigating the governor are going to court to get more answers and Alisa Nelson files this report.     A House committee investigating the governor has filed a civil lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Court against the governor’s political action and candidate committees. The Jefferson City News Tribune reports that the lawmakers want a […]

Corruption

Missouri voters to decide on initiative targeting corruption in government

Volunteers in the Clean Missouri Initiative recently submitted nearly 347,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office – more than double the amount needed to get their issues on a statewide ballot in November.  The initiative’s goal is to rid the state of corruption by giving voters the power to decide on limits to campaign contribution and […]

Missouri Capital Building Jefferson City

Audio: Southwest MO lawmaker discusses his refusal to sign special session petition

Joplin State Rep. Bill White did not sign a petition to call the Missouri Legislature in for a special session to consider impeaching Governor Greitens. Despite White’s opposition, enough signatures have been gathered to begin one on May 18.     Lawmakers will consider allegations that Greitens took and transmitted an unauthorized nude photo of […]

Lady Justice with court gavel

Special House committee counsel accepts unintended offer from Greitens adviser, will subpoena campaign staff

The special House committee investigating Governor Eric Greitens will seek to get testimony from members of his campaign.     After Greitens’ legal counsel Catherine Hanaway complained that the committee hadn’t allowed the campaign to be heard, the counsel to the committee last night said they would be asked to testify. In a statement, Edward […]

Missouri high schools to compete in “It Only Takes One” campaign

Missouri high schools now have the opportunity to compete in the 2017 “It Only Takes One” campaign which provides opportunities to win prizes for your school while educating young drivers about safe driving habits and safety belt use. The campaign is sponsored by the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety and ACT Missouri. Statewide registration is […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign now underway

Choosing to drive impaired, or ride with someone who is, is not worth the risk – this is real life, and once something goes wrong, it can’t be taken back. Last year, statewide law enforcement made 308 DWI arrests during the impaired driving campaign. There were 189 agencies statewide that participated in this effort. This […]

Grundy County United Way seeks donations

United Way fundraising campaign underway

Grundy County United Way has begun its fundraising campaign with residential canvassing starting this month. Several local and area organizations receiving funds through the United Way. Among the 16 groups to receive a share of the funds raised include RSVP, North 65 Center, Grundy County Extension, Juvenile office, Juvenile court diversion program, girl scouts and […]