Farm in Winter

Free farm labor guide helps farmers hire and keep the right workers

Like farm machinery and methods, hiring farmworkers has changed in recent years, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ryan Milhollin. MU Extension’s Missouri Farm Labor Guide can help. The guide, available for free download at extension.missouri.edu/p/M199, lets farmers know the right practices to identify, hire and retain the right workers. It explains ways to […]

Drugs

Audio: Representative Vicky Hartzler wants Missouri to institute drug monitoring program

U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler wants Missouri to join the rest of the country in instituting a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Hartzler met with Boone County Hospital officials Tuesday to discuss the opioid epidemic.     Boone County and about half of Missouri’s counties currently participate in a monitoring program established by Saint Louis County […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol reports arrest of two area women

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two women in area counties Tuesday on various allegations. Twenty-year-old Angela Young of Lake Ozark was accused of speeding 16 to 19 miles per hour over the limit, possession of marijuana—10 grams or less, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. She was released on a summons. The Patrol […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Laredo man arrested on felony drug allegation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Laredo man on a drug-related felony charge. The Trenton Police Department arrested 51 year old Duane Lawrence Jeffers, Junior Sunday. He was charged and served a warrant Monday on possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. Bond […]

USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol arrests two in Livingston County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two Saint Joseph men in Livingston County on Wednesday night. Forty-four-year-old Corey Barron was arrested on felony probation and parole warrant for possession of a controlled substance, a Buchanan County misdemeanor warrant for a traffic offense, and a Saint Joseph Police Department misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Albany woman arrested in Gentry County

The highway patrol reports the arrest of an Albany resident early Sunday in Gentry County, accusing her of five misdemeanor allegations. Twenty-five-year-old Samantha Cline was accused of driving while intoxicated/alcohol first offense, possession of fewer than ten grams of marijuana/prior offender, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia/prior offender, resisting arrest, and exceeding the posted speed limit […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Kirksville man arrested on drug allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Kirksville man in Adair County Friday afternoon on several drug-related allegations. Fifty-year-old James Baker was accused of the felonies of possession of a controlled substance—marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of synthetic amphetamine. The Patrol also accused him of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and felony unlawful […]