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Princeton School District and Grant City receive grant funds from USDA

The Princeton School District and the town of Grant City are among northern Missouri entities that received approval of grants through the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Program. This is a program offering loans and grants to improve community services. According to the news release, a grant of $14,300 goes to the Princeton R-5 School […]

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Groups identify barriers to rental assistance in Missouri

Groups working to keep Missouri residents in their homes since the pandemic began are trying to identify the barriers to receiving emergency rental assistance. As of September, the state had given less than 20% of the funds it was allocated from the American Rescue Plan, despite many Missouri renters facing financial hardships and eviction notices. Katherine Fenerson, […]

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Missouri Attorney General files letter with USDA opposing change in proposed fake meat labeling standards

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt earlier this month filed a comment letter during the comment period of a proposed USDA rule change that would affect the labeling of “fake meat” products. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office has been successful in defending a Missouri state statute that prohibits the labeling of “fake meat” products as meat. […]

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USDA invests more than $350,000 to repair or rehabilitate homes in rural Missouri

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $358,270 to improve equitable access to safe housing for rural Missouri homeowners. USDA Rural Development has long partnered with various organizations, together making a larger impact in rural Missouri, Thomas said. The Housing Preservation Grant Program is […]

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Incident at Brookfield Walmart results in charge of terrorist threat

A Kansas City man has been charged in Linn County with first-degree terrorist threat after an alleged incident at the Walmart in Brookfield on November 17. Forty-two-year-old Brent Eric Bloss pleaded not guilty on November 19 with a bond hearing scheduled for November 24. A probable cause statement accuses Bloss of yelling obscenities, threatening customers, […]

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Galt man charged with three counts of child abuse after allegedly choking two children

A Galt man has been charged with three felony counts of abuse or neglect of a child after allegedly admitting to choking two children. Thirty-two-year-old Samuel Jo Anderson’s bond was set at $20,000 cash only, and an initial appearance in court is scheduled for November 23rd. A probable cause statement says Anderson admitted to choking […]

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Trenton Rotary Club hears presentation on ALICE Active Shooter Training Program

A Trenton Police officer discussed the ALICE Active Shooter Training Program at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on November 18.  ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, which is the protocol followed in an active shooter situation. Officer Jeff Spencer reported the program was developed in 2000 originally for school situations, but it […]

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Trenton City Council agenda for Monday meeting includes banned dog breed ordinance and trash service

The Trenton City Council will consider ordinances regarding a water main for the wastewater treatment plant and cost of service and rate design for the water and sewer departments. The council will meet at Trenton City Hall on November 22 at 7 p.m.  The ordinance involving the water main would approve a contract with Earthworks […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of November 22, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of Nov. 22 – 28 All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map.  Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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USDA invests $222 million in rural community infrastructure

 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small announced that USDA is investing $222 million to build and improve critical community facilities (PDF, 729 KB) in 44 states, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico. This community infrastructure funding will benefit nearly 2.5 million people in rural communities. It also […]

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Missouri Attorney General files lawsuit against city of Moscow Mills for enforcing ticket quotas on police officers

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit against the City of Moscow Mills for allegedly enforcing a ticket quota on their officers, in violation of Senate Bill 5 and accompanying reforms. “Missourians should not be treated as cash cows to fill municipal coffers. When I was in the State Senate, I led efforts to […]

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Breakthrough infection data added to Missouri’s COVID-19 dashboard

A new addition to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services statewide COVID-19 dashboard finds that vaccination remains a strong defense against the virus, and that older age and health co-morbidities are strongly correlated with “breakthrough infections.”  The new data identifies COVID-19 breakthrough infections among the fully vaccinated. The analysis is the result of a partnership […]

Child Exploitation

Man from Missouri indicted for sexual exploitation of three children

A Missouri, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for the sexual exploitation of three child victims. Jake Ethan Patterson, 26, Rogersville, was charged in a four-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Wednesday, November 17. The federal indictment replaces a criminal complaint that was filed against Patterson […]

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Missouri man who operates non-profit agency indicted for falsely claiming to hire ex-cons

 A Missouri man who operates a non-profit agency has been indicted by a federal grand jury for falsely claiming to employ convicted felons who were on federal court-supervised release. Michael A. Green, 50, Kansas City, was charged in a five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Nov. 17. […]

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Trenton woman extradited from Jackson County

A Trenton woman has been extradited from the Jackson County Detention Center to Grundy County after allegedly failing to obey a judge’s order. Twenty-two-year-old Brittany Nicole Roberts was arrested on November 17th. Her bond is $10,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on November 23rd. Her […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years in prison for meth trafficking and illegal firearm following high-speed chase

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing methamphetamine and a firearm. Michael Allen Dicks, Jr., 32, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Dicks pleaded guilty on Feb. 23, 2021, to one count of possessing methamphetamine to distribute […]