Medicaid Expansion

Groups urge swift funding after court upholds Medicaid expansion

Health-care advocates called on Missouri lawmakers to allocate funds for Medicaid expansion right away after the state Supreme Court ruled they must extend coverage to the 275,000 people who fall into what’s known as the Medicaid gap. That means they have incomes above their state’s eligibility for Medicaid but cannot afford marketplace or employer-based insurance. […]

Gavel and Law book

Missouri lawmakers passed a host of reforms aimed at keeping kids out of jail

(Missouri Independent) – Retired St. Louis Judge Evelyn Baker once sentenced a 16-year-old Black boy to 241 years in prison for two armed robberies.  No one was seriously injured in the robberies, but the boy “didn’t express any remorse,” Baker said, remembering the sentencing hearing.  Now, when she thinks back, Baker deeply regrets the sentence […]

North Central Missouri College Website V1 (NCMC)

Audio: North Central Missouri College holds graduation ceremony for nursing students

Students pursuing nursing degrees graduated from North Central Missouri College on Saturday afternoon, May 8, 2021. Mosaic Life Care Chief Medical Officer Doctor Davin Turner addressed the graduates and expressed his appreciation to the graduates for joining the front lines, telling them they would be joining a team.     Turner emphasized that the number […]

Animal Abuse

Two from Chillicothe charged with felony animal abuse involving horses

Two Chillicothe residents have been charged in Livingston County with felony animal abuse—second or subsequent offense or by torture and/or mutilation while the animal was alive. An initial court appearance for 43-year-old Larry Coffman and 37-year-old Cailin Dixon is scheduled for December 9th. Probable cause statements from Bradley Aldrich with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office […]

Allison Deann Derwinis

Bethany woman who worked at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin charged with felony stealing of drugs

A nurse at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin accused of stealing drugs from the facility faces multiple charges. Twenty-seven-year-old Allison Deann Derwinis of Bethany has been charged, between three cases, with two counts of felony stealing—controlled substance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one count each of forgery and harassment. […]

Sex Change News Graphic

Missouri could criminalize sex changes and related treatments for those under 18

The Missouri Legislature is being asked to ban doctors and their workers from assisting with or doing sex changes to those under 18. Representative Adam Schnelting is proposing to charge them with a felony and yank their professional licenses for providing gender reassignments, hormonal therapy, and puberty blockers, which are different from surgically changing genitalia. […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police recover stolen vehicles, scare thief away from residence

Chillicothe Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reported officers on Friday morning responded to the 1400 block of Forest Drive regarding a burglary of a residence and theft. A rifle was stolen from a vehicle parked in a garage, however, a canvas of the property located the rifle. Sampsel believes the thief was scared away. The […]