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Missouri State Auditor finds a lack of transparency in how Jackson County spent taxpayer dollars

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of Jackson County government that found a lack of transparency in how the county spent millions of taxpayer dollars on legal, lobbying, and other professional services. The audit identified $2.7 million in contracts that were not competitively bid and another $1.3 million in contracts that went years […]

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Mississippi man pleads guilty in Missouri to smuggling 5-pounds of meth in box of cookies

A Jonesboro, Mississippi, man has pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting more than five pounds of methamphetamine and nearly three pounds of heroin through Kansas City, Missouri, en route to St. Louis, Mo. Willie Lewis Braison, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to one count of […]

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Missouri State Auditor finds former clerk misappropriated over $300,000 from City of Center

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the City of Center that detailed how the former clerk, Tracey Ray, misappropriated more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds. The audit, which focused on the period between January 2015 and July 2019, was performed by the Auditor’s Public Corruption and Fraud Division after information was received through […]

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Livingston County Health Center announces Curbside Family Flu Shot Clinics

Livingston County Health Center has announced two upcoming opportunities for county residents to receive their vaccination for influenza for the 2020-2021 flu season. Curbside Family Flu Shot Clinics will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd, and Monday, September 28th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in their parking lot at 800 Adam Drive. County residents […]

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Linn County Sheriff reports scam involving an individual impersonating Linn County deputy

The Linn County Sheriff’s office says it’s received multiple reports of a scam involving a male impersonating a Linn County Sheriff’s deputy. Residents have reported receiving a call from an individual identifying himself as a Linn County deputy, and telling the receivers they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest with a bond of $30,000 […]