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Missouri library named finalist for National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is pleased to announce 30 finalists for the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate excellence in service to their communities. Since 1996, the award has honored 176 institutions that demonstrated extraordinary […]

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Audio: U.S. Senator Josh Hawley says duck boat safety law must happen

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley spoke to Missourinet after a judge dropped the criminal charges in the 2018 deadly duck boat tragedy in Branson.     Senator Hawley was Missouri’s attorney general when the amphibious craft capsized during severe weather on Table Rock Lake killing seventeen people.  In one of his first official duties in Congress, […]

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New exhibition at North Central Missouri College Rider Gallery features Nora Othic

A collection of works by an area artist will continue the 2021-2022 exhibition schedule in the Dorris Rider Art Gallery at North Central Missouri College in Trenton.  “More Cowbell!” by Nora Othic is now open and runs through June 10. The Rider Art Gallery is located in the Frey Administrative Center on the NCMC Main […]

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Biden in State of the Union urges ‘unmistakable’ support for democracy in Ukraine

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden used his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night to reassert America as a leading global voice for democracy and condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin for starting an “unprovoked” war in Ukraine. “Throughout our history, we’ve learned this lesson – when dictators do not pay a price […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain David Striegel to retire April 1

 The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the retirement of Captain David K. Striegel effective April 1, 2022. Striegel was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1996, as a member of the 71st Recruit Class. After graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, his first assignment was to Troop E, Zone 8, […]

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Major Michael Turner transfers to Field Operations Bureau in Jefferson City

Major Michael A. Turner, bureau commander for the Support Services Bureau, will transfer to the Field Operations Bureau, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO. As bureau commander for Field Operations, Major Turner will have direct oversight responsibilities for all nine troops, Aircraft Division, and Water Patrol Division. He will continue serving as a member of the […]

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Major Gregory Smith, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, to retire March 1, 2022

Major Gregory K. Smith, commander of Field Operations Bureau with direct oversight responsibility for all nine troops, the Aircraft Division, and the Water Patrol Division will retire March 1, 2022. Smith was appointed to the Patrol on July 1, 1989, as a member of the 61st Recruit Class. After graduating from the Academy, he was […]

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Charges Filed: Man subdued by passengers, flight crew after causing disturbance on flight; plane forced to land in Kansas City

A California man was subdued by several passengers and flight attendants when he tried to open the exit door on an American Airlines flight en route to Washington, D.C., on Sunday afternoon, forcing the plane to land at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. Juan Remberto Rivas, 50, was charged with one count […]

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Graves leads call to fully fund Lake City Army ammunition plant in Independence

Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) led a letter urging House and Senate Defense Appropriations Committee Leaders to fully fund the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in the final appropriations bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.   “Cutting funding for the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant would be devastating not just for our communities, but our country,” […]

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Northwest Missouri State University to host retired NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly

Northwest Missouri State University will host retired NASA astronaut Capt. Scott Kelly at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts as the next featured speaker for the University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Kelly’s presentation centers on the remarkable story of his year in space – and how personal determination made […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol to offer boating safety courses

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is offering boating safety courses to inform boaters how to prepare for the boating season. These approved courses meet the national boating educational standard. “Missouri’s many rivers and lakes offer a variety of boating opportunities,” said Col. Olson. “Please do your part: Take a boating safety class. Join us in […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 13 years in prison without parole for meth trafficking and illegal firearm

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm. Jason A. Hamann, 48, Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 13 years and five months in federal prison without parole. On June 23, 2020, Hamann pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two arrests on Wednesday

Two individuals arrested by the Highway Patrol in Putnam County on December 1st have been charged in Putnam County. Nineteen-year-old Dylan Baker of Greentop has been charged with the felonies of receiving stolen property and unlawful use of a weapon by possessing a weapon and a felony controlled substance. The Patrol had also accused him […]