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Cameron PD arrests two during vehicle stops; confiscate more than $45,000 in methamphetamine

The Cameron Police Department made two arrests during vehicle stops Wednesday night in reference to drug possession. The department reports an officer stopped a vehicle on Grand Avenue near Harris Street for a license plate violation and found the driver to be in possession of methamphetamine. The officer also found a child in the vehicle […]

Medicaid

Audio: Missouri House Speaker says Medicaid expansion would “Blow Hole” in state budget

The Missouri House Speaker and House Democrats view the issue of Medicaid expansion differently. GOP Speaker Elijah Haahr of Springfield says Medicaid expansion would hurt education, by taking dollars out of the classroom.     Statistics provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) show the number of Missourians on Medicaid has dropped from […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves budget for 2019-2020 school year

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 budget at a special meeting Wednesday morning. The budget projects revenues of $19,702,468 and expenditures of $17,921,878 leaving a projected surplus of $1,780,590. The district’s fund balance is 27.48%. The board approved the actualization of revenues and expenditures for 2018-2019. This involved transferring $902,156.25 from the […]

Guilty Plea

Slater man pleads guilty to transporting a minor for illicit sex

A Slater, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to transporting a 16-year-old victim across state lines for illegal sexual activity. Daniel Lee Kirby, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to the charge contained in a July 11, 2018, federal indictment. By pleading guilty today, Kirby admitted that […]

Disaster Declaration

Missouri requests second federal disaster declaration this year in response to flooding and tornadoes

Acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration to assist residents and businesses in 41 Missouri counties that have been hard hit by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms beginning on April 29 and continuing throughout the spring. “Historic long-term flooding continues to devastate families, businesses, […]

EBT Card Scam Alert

Audio: Scam targeting users of food stamp program hits Missouri

A possible scam targeting users of Missouri’s food stamp and temporary assistance program has been reported.     “The Department of Social Services has issued a warning for users of its EBT card, saying they’ve received reports about fraudulent calls, texts, and email being sent requesting card and PIN information. They are reminding users of […]

Medicaid Missouri

Audio: Missouri’s New Medicaid Director Todd Richardson to Face Challenges

Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson will resign his seat in the Legislature on Thursday to become the new MO HealthNet Director. Medicaid provides low-income families and individuals with health care coverage. Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) Director Steve Corsi says Richardson will face challenges.     Rural hospitals in Farmington, Kennett, Osceola, and Reynolds […]

Medicaid

Audio: Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson Appointed as State Medicaid Director

Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) Director Steve Corsi has appointed House Speaker Todd Richardson as the MO HealthNet Director, effective November 1. Governor Mike Parson tells Capitol reporters the appointment highlights his priority of bringing stability to state government.     Parson made the announcement Monday at the Statehouse in Jefferson City. Richardson says […]