Absentee Voting

Absentee voting begins in Missouri for November election

Local election authorities have begun mailing out ballots to Missourians who have requested to vote absentee by mail in the General Election. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is traveling around Missouri this week to share what the different voting options are for November. “The election authorities did a great job of printing all those ballots […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 14 years in prison without parole for meth conspiracy

A Sparta, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for leading a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Christian County, Mo. Travis W. Robinson, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 14 years in federal prison without parole. On March 11, 2020, Robinson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute […]

Rape

Galt man faces 10 felony counts, including rape and attempted rape, as well as endangering a child

A Galt resident has been charged with 10 felony counts, including rape or attempted rape, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful use of a weapon, stemming from January. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 39-year-old Brian White was arrested Monday, September 21, and faces two counts of rape or attempted rape—aggravated sexual offense, […]

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Laredo Board of Education approves girls participation in junior high basketball

A COVID-19 update was presented at the Laredo R-7 Board of Education meeting on the evening of Monday, September 14th. The school district will pay for 100% of COVID-19 leave, but that is subject to change. The board approved the fifth and sixth-grade girls participating in junior high basketball; Administrator Misty Foster as the district […]

Medical Marijuana

Over $2 million from state’s medical marijuana program being transferred to veterans fund

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced it has begun the process of making the first transfer of funds from Missouri’s medical marijuana program to the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC). The total amount transferred will be $2,135,510.  Missourians voted in November 2018 to adopt Constitutional Amendment 2, now known as Article XIV, which includes […]

Guilty Plea

Former Missouri fire department captain pleads guilty to illegally selling firearms to felons

A former captain in the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to illegally selling 77 firearms over a five-year period, and to selling firearms to convicted felons. “Our gun laws exist to make it hard for violent criminals to obtain the tools of their trade,” Garrison said.  “Felons, […]

Mail in Ballot (Election)

Audio: Missouri being sued over Election Day deadline for mail-in ballots to count

The state of Missouri is being sued over its deadline for Election Day mail-in ballots to count.     Four plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality of Missouri’s law requiring mailed-in ballots to be received by election authorities by 7 p.m. on election night in order to count. They say the law “makes it more difficult […]

Medical Marijuana

DHSS seeks guidance regarding confidential medical marijuana information

On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters passed Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, establishing a medical marijuana program in Missouri. Article XIV requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to protect the trade secrets of medical marijuana businesses as well as patients’ information by keeping that information confidential. Article XIV Section 1.3.(5) of the […]

Audio: Business picks up at Missouri’s 13 casinos since reopening in June

Operations at Missouri’s 13 casinos are getting back to normal, at least as normal as they can be during the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, they were closed from mid-March through May 31. St. Jo Frontier Casino officials in northwest Missouri has welcomed its customers back while working to maintain safe conditions […]

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Linn, Livingston and Sullivan counties report new cases of COVID-19

The Linn County Health Department’s bi-weekly report shows six cases of COVID-19 have been added since Monday, August 10th. That brings the total to 68 cases with eighteen cases under isolation precautions, and 47 removed from isolation. There have been two antibody positive cases and one COVID-19-related death in Linn County. The Livingston County Health […]