Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Missouri’s Governor Parson abandons plans to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri will not expand Medicaid coverage to working-age adults on July 1 because lawmakers refused to include funding for the health care program in the state budget, Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday. In a news release, Parson said the state was withdrawing documents submitted to the federal government necessary to add the approximately 275,000 […]

Medicaid Expansion

Audio: Missouri Senate sides with House; chooses not to fund Medicaid expansion

The Missouri Senate has passed a $34 billion state budget proposal without funding an expansion of Medicaid. The upper chamber sided with the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Missouri House of Representatives by rejecting attempts to put expansion funding into the budget that begins in July. Gov. Mike Parson’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2022 […]

Motorcycle Crash

Trenton police issue citations after investigating motorcycle crash in Trenton

The operator of a motorcycle was injured Saturday in Trenton when the machine struck the rear of a pickup truck on 9th Street, at Custer Street. Police said 52-year-old Kenneth Eugene Brittain of Jamesport received moderate injuries when he was partially ejected from the motorcycle. Brittain sustained a right leg injury and possibly other injuries […]

Life Flight Helicopter

One adult life flighted, two 12-year-old boys transported to Kansas City after crash on Highway 69

Three Cameron residents received serious injuries when a car traveled off Highway 69 and overturned several times south of Pattonsburg. The driver, 31-year old Evan Hummel, was flown by medical helicopter to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City after being ejected from the car through a sunroof. Two juvenile boys, both 12 years old and […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Audio: Parson responds to full House and Senate committee rejecting his Medicaid expansion funding request

The Missouri House and the Senate Appropriations Committee have voted against Governor Parson’s request to fund Medicaid expansion. Parson, a Republican, asked for more than 100-million dollars to fund the voter-approved measure that would allow other 275-thousand low-income adults to become eligible for government-funded healthcare. During a press conference at the Missouri Capitol, Governor Parson […]

Medicaid Expansion

Audio: Senate committee rejects compromise to fund Medicaid expansion on a smaller scale

On a tie vote, the Senate Appropriations Committee has rejected a compromise proposal that would have funded Medicaid expansion on a smaller scale. The effort, led by Springfield Republican Lincoln Hough, would have designated 60-million dollars in state funding to the expansion. Republican Governor Parson requested more than 100-million dollars and the House chose not […]

Motorcycle collides with deer

Trenton man life-flighted to Truman Medical Center after motorcycle strikes deer in roadway

A Trenton man was injured Monday night when the motorcycle he was operating struck a deer 11 miles south of Trenton. Thirty-six-year-old Zachary Marrs received serious injuries and was flown by medical helicopter (Life Flight Eagle) to Truman Medical Center. After the southbound motorcycle hit the deer, the patrol said the motorcycle overturned and ejected […]

ATV or Four Wheeler Crash

ATV crash sends three to hospital, including 5 and 7 year old boys, after being ejected from vehicle

A Macon man and two boys from Macon were ejected from an all-terrain vehicle seven miles east of Macon on April 6th. A private vehicle took the driver, 65-year-old Russell Goosey, to the Samaritan Hospital of Macon with moderate injuries. The passengers, a five-year-old boy, and a seven-year-old boy, were transported to the Samaritan Hospital […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Macon woman life-flighted to University Hospital after being ejected from vehicle during crash

The Highway Patrol reports a Macon woman sustained serious injuries when the car she drove overturned three miles northeast of Elmer on March 11th, ejecting her from the vehicle.  An air ambulance transported Mathis to University Hospital in Columbia. The car, driven by Thirty-seven-year-old Chrystal Mathis, traveled south on Highway 3 before running off the […]

Lamar Johnson

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court issues opinion in high-profile Lamar Johnson case

The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from convicted murderer Lamar Johnson of St. Louis, a case that has received national media attention. It’s also a case that has attracted attention from elected prosecutors from across the nation and Missouri. The 47-year-old Johnson has been incarcerated since 1995, serving a life sentence without parole […]

Traffic Fatalities

12-year-old girl and 49-year-old woman die in crash on ice-covered Highway 6 near Novinger

The Highway Patrol reports two passengers in a sports utility vehicle died as the result of the SUV losing control on ice and hitting a transit van nine miles west of Novinger on Monday afternoon, January 25th. A 12-year-old girl from Kirksville and 49-year-old Robin Wasson of Milan were pronounced dead at the scene by […]