Missouri Star Quilt Company

Audio: Small town Hamilton revitalized with the help of Missouri Star Quilt Company

Examples of small towns revitalizing their rural economies were presented when Andrew McCrae spoke Wednesday in Trenton during an event sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri. McCrae is one of the board members. McCrae is the host of the American Countryside radio program heard weekdays on KTTN and hundreds of other radio stations. […]

Individual Vaping

Authorities report first vaping associated death in Missouri – eighth nationally

A Missouri man in his mid-40s died this week at Mercy Hospital St. Louis due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. This is the first vaping-related death in Missouri and the eighth nationwide. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concluded it was a vaping-related lung injury after lung samples were taken […]

Missouri Vietnam Wall Run 2019

Liberty Riders Of America announces first annual Missouri’s Vietnam Wall Run

Veterans In Defense of Liberty’s® (ViDoL) Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of Liberty Riders of America™ (LRA) taking up the torch for the Midwest that was carried faithfully by Rolling Thunder, Inc® on the national level for 32 years. The affirmative vote authorized Liberty Riders of America™ to organize and coordinate the inaugural 256-mile ride […]

Suspect Wanted

Missouri man sentenced for illegal firearm, meth trafficking

A Columbia, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm and methamphetamine to distribute. Elfonta Arnaz Stevens, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to seven years and six months in federal prison without parole. On June 5, 2019, Stevens pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the […]

Individual Vaping

Missouri health officials report confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness

To date, nine possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, with two cases confirmed and the remaining seven under investigation. These are amongst the 450 possible cases in 33 of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

White 1976 Pontiac Firebird

Grundy County Sheriff’s Department seeking public assistance in locating stolen car

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance regarding a recent burglary in rural Laredo that included the theft of a 1976 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird. The burglary is believed to have occurred between August 31st and September 7th. Also taken during the burglary were numerous tools, pedal cars, tires, chains, and other antique […]

Medicaid Expansion

Hospitals, health care advocates launch campaign to authorize Medicaid expansion through statewide vote

Missouri’s hospitals and a coalition of individuals and organizations supporting Medicaid expansion announced the launch of a campaign to let Missouri voters decide the future of expanded coverage to low-income individuals caught in the “coverage gap.” “Missouri is among only a handful of states to not expand Medicaid. As a result, approximately 200,000 citizens of […]

Farm Scene

University of Missouri Extension to offer “Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future” seminar

The University of Missouri Extension will hold a program to help farm families, individuals, and businesses with succession, estate, and retirement planning. Extension specialists with educational experience and technical backgrounds, a Missouri probate judge, and a certified financial planner will teach “Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future” at multiple locations. Those include the Harrison County […]

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Penalties increase for poaching in the state of Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri legislature and governor have taken actions to increase penalties for those caught poaching Missouri game animals and other native wildlife species.  Missouri Governor Michael Parson signed HB260 into law July 11. Called the Poaching Bill, it significantly raises fines for those convicted of illegally taking Missouri […]