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Missouri Attorney General joins 19 state coalition urging Congress to reject legislation that increases energy fees

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined a 19-state coalition urging Congress to reject burdensome legislation that would increase fees on energy producers and hit American consumers with even greater price hikes. The two bills in question are the Methane Emissions Reduction Act in the Senate and a provision of the Build Back Better Act in […]

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UTV crashes near Maryville sending one to hospital by helicopter, driver accused of DWI

A Maryville resident received serious injuries when a utility terrain vehicle crashed north of Maryville. Sixty-year-old Phillip McGinley was ejected from the UTV and flown by medical helicopter to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Mcginley was a passenger on the UTV, which was operated by 31-year old Adam Mattson of Maryville. Mattson […]

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson won’t block execution of intellectually disabled man

(Missouri Independent) – Rejecting calls from lawmakers, advocates, and even the Pope for him to stop the execution of Ernest Johnson, an intellectually disabled man convicted of murder in 1995, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Monday that the state will carry out the death sentence as planned at 6 p.m. Tuesday. “The state is prepared […]

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Missouri Supreme Court mulls challenge to laws that blocked abortion bill vote

(Missouri Independent) – Making people who want to force a statewide vote on newly passed laws wait while the Secretary of State writes a ballot title undermines the constitutional right of referendum, attorneys for an abortion-rights group argued Wednesday to the Missouri Supreme Court. A ballot title was “not necessary for most of Missouri history,” […]

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Who will get a booster shot? A Question and Answer about what the feds are saying

(Missouri Independent) – Booster shots soon will begin rolling out to some Americans who received the two-shot vaccine made by Pfizer—after a contentious and confusing federal approval process that isn’t over yet. Determining who exactly should be rolling up their sleeves for an additional dose was tricky. The Biden administration had leapfrogged federal regulatory panels […]

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Residents of Kirksville and Macon ejected from trike motorcycle near Bevier

Residents of Kirksville and Macon sustained injuries when they were ejected from a trike motorcycle two and a half miles north of Bevier the evening of September 10th. The Highway Patrol reports passenger 62 year old Rhonda Hargadine of Kirksville had serious injuries and was taken by an air ambulance to the University Hospital of […]

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Maryville man ejected from motorcycle during crash, flown to hospital with serious injuries

A Maryville man was injured Thursday afternoon when he was thrown off the motorcycle he was driving in Gentry County. Seventy-two-year-old Robert Hunter received serious injuries and was flown by a medical helicopter (Life Net) to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. A trooper said Hunter was westbound when he failed to negotiate a curve […]

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COVID cases among children rising as Missouri Delta variant wave enters fifth month

(Missouri Independent) – Clay LaRue, superintendent of the Van Buren R-1 School District, made a tough decision Sunday. With COVID-19 cases spiking in Carter County in southeast Missouri, and many of those infections among very young children, LaRue shut down the district’s pre-kindergarten program for two weeks. He had previously directed faculty, staff, and students […]

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Lawsuit filed over $1.4 billion contract for Missouri prison healthcare

(Missouri Independent) – The dispute over the $1.4 billion contract to provide prisoner health care in Missouri is moving into the courts. Corizon Health, which has held the Department of Corrections contract since 1992, filed a lawsuit Monday in Cole County alleging that unfair treatment and improper scoring gave the contract to Centurion Health, a Virginia subsidiary of […]

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Supreme Court rejection of eviction ban increases pressure to dole out rental aid money

(Missouri Independent) -The U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of the Biden administration’s last-ditch effort to extend a federal ban on evictions has put hundreds of thousands of American renters at risk of losing their housing — and is increasing pressure on states and localities to get rental assistance dollars distributed faster. In an eight-page majority opinion […]

Motorcycle Crash

Maysville man ejected from motorcycle in DeKalb County; patrol accuses him of DWI

A man from Maysville received serious injuries in a motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon in DeKalb County. Fifty-eight-year-old Carl Markle was taken by emergency medical services to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. Markle was eastbound when the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the north side of Highway 6 at Fairmount Road, ejecting […]

Motorcycle Crash

Two ejected from motorcycle when driver loses control east of Blythedale

An Iowa resident was hurt Saturday afternoon in Harrison County when he was ejected from the motorcycle he was operating east of Blythedale. Fifty-three-year-old Timothy Brunsworth of Des Moines was taken to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany with serious injuries. The crash happened three miles east of Blythedale on Route N as Brunsworth failed […]