Healthcare

Open enrollment through healthcare website opened November 1st

Open enrollment for health insurance for 2020 started Friday, November 1st and continues through December 15th. The enrollment period applies to private health insurance sold through the federal Marketplace or directly by an insurance company. The Missouri Department of Insurance reports there are two insurers for health insurance in the individual market in Missouri, on […]

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Sheriff Stephen Stockman: Lack of tax revenue to staff office, build new facility or house inmates

Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman has released more information on the inmate from Kansas City who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in Princeton Wednesday.  It was the second time in August 27-year-old Drake Kately has been reported as escaping and he has yet to be found by law enforcement. Stockman says dispatch notified the […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Over 4,000 medical marijuana cards issued in first month of the program

Missourians have been applying to get medical marijuana – in the thousands. By Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 2019, the state health department confirms that 4,546 patients and caregivers have been approved out of 4,806 applications received so far. The new state law says a doctor can approve patients from a list of illnesses and side […]

Audio: Highway Patrol confirms armed citizen assisted with take-down of suspect who shot Trenton police officer

There are social media posts praising the actions of several citizens who came to the rescue of an injured police officer and subdued the suspect at the incident that occurred in the parking lot of the Pit Stop along Highway 69 in Winston. Highway Patrol Sergeant and Public Information Officer Jake Angle spoke at mid-day […]

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Cattle farmers must guard against high nitrate in hay which causes cow deaths

On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay. “Just from cases we’ve confirmed, I know of 150 cows dying in the last month,” says Tim Evans, head toxicologist at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.  High nitrate, mostly concentrated in […]

Tax Form

Despite government shutdown, IRS confirms tax filing season to begin January 28

Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019, and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers […]