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North Mercer Board of Education approves increase in substitute teacher pay

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education the evening of Thursday, September 10th approved an increase in substitute teacher pay from $75 per day to $90 per day. The increase is primarily due to a substitute teacher shortage. A tuition waiver request was denied. North Mercer’s stance of no longer approving tuition waivers was reaffirmed. […]

Jury Duty

Almost 600 notices of potential jury duty mailed to Livingston County residents

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office mailed items regarding jury duty to 590 residents Wednesday, September 9th. That included 140 notices for jury duty and 450 notice of potential jury service. Sheriff Steve Cox reports those who receive a notice for jury duty should read and follow the directions as given by the court. There will […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission approves project agreement with Sullivan County

The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission (MHTC) approved a project agreement between the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and Sullivan County to provide up to $9.2 million in a local match for the $13.4 Million BUILD Grant for road and bridge infrastructure around the East Locust Creek Reservoir. While work remains to secure a Grant […]

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Missouri Attorney General settles lawsuit with City of Marshfield over alleged ticket quota

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office announced that the Office has reached a settlement with the City of Marshfield after the Office sued the city for allegedly enforcing a traffic ticket quota. The consent judgment, which provides strong injunctive relief, was signed and entered by the judge Thursday afternoon. “As a State Senator, I helped pass […]

Motorcycle Helmet Law

Missouri’s new motorcycle helmet law takes effect on Friday

Some Missourians will be able to ride their motorcycles without a helmet, starting Friday. Governor Mike Parson (R) signed legislation into law in July, which gives Missouri motorcyclists the option of riding without a helmet. The provision is part of a large transportation bill. Under current Missouri law, every person operating or riding on a motorcycle must […]

Republican Party

Audio: Missouri congresswoman says Republican National Convention will focus on optimism and heroes

A west-central Missouri GOP congresswoman says this week’s 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte will focus on optimism. While U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Harrisonville, isn’t a delegate this year, she’s excited about the convention. “And looking at the great American heroes that we have in our local communities, and how we together collectively have made this the […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol now testing for new troopers

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers and is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 111th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on February […]

Stop the Human Trafficking

Missouri Attorney General’s office makes changes as to how human trafficking is reported in Missouri

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office is changing how human trafficking is reported in Missouri to help decrease response time and aid cross-jurisdictional cooperation, removing barriers to reporting human trafficking. Instead of using the Missouri-specific hotline, the Attorney General’s Office instead will be using the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and urges citizens of Missouri to also […]

Gun Rights

Missouri’s Senator Josh Hawley, Representative Smith introduce “Military Right to Carry Act”

Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley Congressman Jason Smith introduced twin legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives to allow active-duty military servicemembers to renew their concealed carry permits by mail when they are stationed outside of their home state. The proposed law would also punish a state that does not participate by reducing its […]

Trenton Police Department

Chillicothe City Council hires officer from Trenton leaving three vacancies on Trenton police force

Action taken by the Chillicothe City Council in an executive session this week included the hiring of Seth Rorebeck from the Trenton Police Department as a full-time police officer. Trenton Police Chief Rex Ross confirms Rorebeck has worked full-time and part-time at the Trenton Police Department since his initial hiring in 2003. Rorebeck’s last day […]