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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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Audio: USDA currently in “big hiring phase” in Kansas City

A top official at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says the agency is making progress in relocating two major facilities to Kansas City: the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agricultural Policy. USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach tells Missourinet the agency continues to transfer employees […]

Bruno Bear Transported to habitat

Social media star “Bruno the Bear” sedated and transported to safety

The adult male bear who attracted public attention and was christened “Bruno” by social media has been sedated and transported to suitable habitat outside the urban area, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The bear is suspected to have traveled from Wisconsin, through Illinois, and into Missouri.  He was first spotted in the Show-Me-State […]

I-35 resurfacing project to begin sooner than expected

The resurfacing portion of an improvement project along the Interstate 35 corridor in Clinton County has been advanced and will begin earlier than anticipated. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Herzog Contracting Corp. to resurface I-35 between the DeKalb County line and Shoal Creek near Exit 48. Some partial and full-depth concrete patching began […]

Investigation

Investigation involving multiple agencies results in arrests, recovered items and warrants

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, along with multiple other agencies, have been working several burglaries and stolen vehicles, most along the Interstate 35 corridor.  The investigation took Investigators as far north to Bethany in Harrison County and as far south as Kansas City, Kansas. Throughout the investigation, investigators recovered 10 stolen vehicles, 11 Stihl Weed Eaters, […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council Administrative Committee hears request from fire department on inspections

Members of the Trenton City Council Administrative Committee Monday evening heard a request for the fire department to stop doing inspections of rental properties and resume with the commercial inspections or surveys. The committee on a split vote involving a motion will recommend to the city council that more of the residential inspections be handled […]

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Audio: Interstate 29 to close completely Friday night between Kansas City and St. Joseph

A major interstate shipping corridor will be closed on Friday between Kansas City and St. Joseph, and thousands of motorists will have to find another way.     The Missouri Department of Transportation is replacing the bridge over Interstate 29 near the town of Dearborn. Both the north and southbound lanes will close on Friday […]

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Audio: Missouri House Committee on gaming expects large crowd for October public hearing

Missouri House officials are expecting a large crowd to attend an October public hearing at the Statehouse in Jefferson City about alleged illegal slot machines, and are urging those who want to testify to call ahead. House Special Interim Committee on Gaming Chairman Dan Shaul tells Missourinet the committee will take public testimony on October […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves project bid from Lawhon Construction Company

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the project bid from Lawhon Construction Company of Saint Joseph and all alternate bids at a special meeting on Wednesday morning. The base bid from Lawhon was $6,275,000 and the total bid with alternates was $6,608,500. The alternate bids include the S. M. Rissler office expansion, stage storage […]