Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

State Appeals Court: Not enough overtime paid to Missouri corrections officers

A State Appeals Court has upheld a decision against the Missouri Department of Corrections, on Tuesday, in a suit alleging not enough over-time was paid to prison guards.     The suit alleges guards weren’t properly compensated for their pre- and post-shift duties, which include making their way through security, and briefing the next shift. […]

Indictment

Twenty defendants in Missouri indicted in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Twenty defendants, primarily residents of Kansas City, Missouri, have been indicted for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy. Most of the defendants were arrested during a law enforcement operation last week that resulted in seizures of firearms, heroin and other illegal drugs, and large amounts of cash. Ladele D. Smith, also known as “Dellio” and […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 7, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of Oct. 7 – 13. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, […]

Gas Tax

Missouri Lt. Governor says Missourians to decide if gasoline tax increase is needed

The state’s lieutenant governor says Missourians will have to decide whether a gasoline tax increase is needed. Missouri’s 17-cent gasoline tax has remained the same since 1996. Last November, voters rejected a proposed ten-cent gas tax increase. At his campaign announcement, last week at Jefferson City’s Memorial Park, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R) told the audience […]

Job Opening or Now Hiring or Employment

Audio: Surge in construction jobs in Missouri leads to shortage of workers for MoDOT based jobs

There’s a surge in construction jobs in Missouri- especially to fix roads and bridges-thanks to federal and state support this year. Between July and August, the state gained 2,300 construction jobs, but while there’s a surge in opportunities- there’s a shortage of workers in the state filling these jobs. Eddie Welsh, the chief operating officer […]

Road Closed leading to bridge

Audio: Even with new funding, Missouri is far behind on road and bridge repairs

Critical bridge repair is getting underway around the state – spurred by the first installment of state money to MoDot, says agency Director Patrick McKenna.     Those projects are boosting construction hiring in the state, making Missouri one of the busiest builders in the nation in August, however, MoDOT Director McKenna says, the state is […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 30, 2019

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 September 30 – October 6. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole […]

Slot Machines

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 […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 23, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of September 23 – 29. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, […]

Applying Oil on Road

MoDOT responds to issues with contract sealing projects

Sealing roads has been used as a preventative maintenance treatment for many years on roadways across the state. A sealing treatment uses oil to fill small cracks in road surfaces which helps prevent water from seeping into the pavement and reduces the damage done by the freeze/thaw/heat cycle that roads throughout Northwest Missouri are subject […]