Dr. Randall Williams

Audio: Missouri House Health Committee Chairman says former DHSS Director Williams “Did a fine job”

Two key Missouri lawmakers from opposite parties view Tuesday’s resignation of state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director, Dr. Randall Williams, very differently. Missouri House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Stephens (R-Bolivar) praises Dr. Williams, while House Minority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) says the resignation was long overdue. Chairman Stephens says Williams […]

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Audio: Missouri House committee working to get to the bottom of boarding school abuse allegations falling through the cracks

A Missouri House committee is working to get to the bottom of abuse allegations surfacing about several faith-based boarding schools, but then falling through the cracks. State Representative Dottie Bailey of Eureka says there are too many Missouri Children’s Division managers and not enough frontline workers handling child abuse and neglect allegations. During an oversight […]

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Biden calls on U.S. Senate to act on background checks after Colorado mass shooting

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to immediately pass legislation to close loopholes on background checks for guns and to ban assault weapons, following a mass shooting that killed 10 at a Colorado supermarket. “This should not be a partisan issue,” Biden said. “This is an American issue.” Biden’s […]

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Traffic stop on Highway 36 ends with seizure of Uzi submachine gun, ammunition and drugs

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Northwest Missouri Interagency Team Response Operation-Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Task Force are investigating an incident earlier this week. Sheriff Steve Cox reports Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter stopped a vehicle late at night on Highway 36 because it was being driven as if the driver was impaired […]

Senator Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt is out. So who’s in? A list of possible Missouri GOP senate candidates

(Missouri Independent) – Roy Blunt’s decision not to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate will have cascading effects across Missouri’s political universe.  The state has no shortage of ambitious Republican officials, each of whom can make a legitimate claim at being the strongest candidate.  So will the 2022 GOP primary turn into a […]

Missouri Coronavirus

Twelve Months Later: Despite pandemic, Missouri moved forward

Since the first presumptive positive COVID-19 case was detected in Missouri one year ago, Governor Mike Parson and his administration have worked continuously to combat the virus, keep Missourians safe, and move Missouri’s economy forward.  “Since COVID-19 struck Missouri one year ago, we have worked nonstop to take a balanced approach, fight the virus, and […]

Trenton R-9 School District

While tackling busy agenda, Trenton R-9 Board of Education hears concerns regarding Kids Wrestling Club

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education were provided with information on various topics the evening of February 9th. Spring parent-teacher Conferences are scheduled for March 11th. School will be dismissed early that day, and the conferences will be held virtually. There will be no school March 12th or 15th. Superintendent Mike Stegman reported the dates […]

Cold Weather

Temperatures to fall during the day on Thursday, coldest air of the winter season expected next week

Light rain is expected this morning ahead of a cold front, however, behind that cold front a whole different day awaits. Rain is expected to change over to snow with a dusting to an inch expected across northern Missouri. A cold front will move through early Thursday, creating strong winds and falling temperatures throughout the […]

NEW COVID Dashboard for Missouri

Governor Parson announces launch of new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard

Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard containing Missouri-specific data submitted by providers from across the state. “We are excited to announce the launch of Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard. This dashboard will provide Missourians with the most up-to-date, Missouri-specific data available,” said Governor Parson. “It is important that we provide this resource […]

Winter Weather

Winter weather returns to northern Missouri with a Blizzard Warning and Winter Weather Advisory

Just when most of the snow has melted in Northern Missouri, Mother Nature throws a curveball at us. Beginning Friday morning, portions of northwestern Missouri will fall under a Blizzard Warning with portions of north-central Missouri falling under a Winter Weather Advisory. A Blizzard Warning will take effect beginning at Midnight Friday morning through 6 […]

Winter storm to bear down on northern Missouri on New Year’s Day

A Winter storm is expected to impact the area late Thursday night into Friday bringing accumulating snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Travel conditions will quickly deteriorate. All areas north of Highway 36 in northern Missouri are encompassed by either a Winter Weather Advisory or a Winter Storm Warning. Areas, where lighter snow and ice is […]

Winter Storm Watch

Winter Storm Watch in place for New Year’s Eve and New Years Day in northern and central Missouri; 1 to 3 inches of snow possible

(12/31/2020) -The article below is now out of date.  We have an updated article on the storm that is to pass through northern Missouri on New Year’s day, which is available HERE. The potential for a widespread winter storm could bring hazardous road conditions at the peak of New Year’s celebrations. A complex weather system […]

Audio: Senator wants to close some underperforming K-12 schools in Missouri

The chair of the Missouri Senate Education Committee wants to shut down some of the state’s underperforming K-12 public schools. Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, R-Shelbina, has pre-filed a bill that would require the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to publish online each year a list of Missouri schools that perform within the bottom 5% […]