The Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday over Medicaid expansion. (Screenshot from pool video provided by KMIZ-TV)

Fate of Missouri Medicaid expansion in the hands of the state Supreme Court

(Missouri Independent) – After an eight-year fight over Medicaid expansion, the arguments are over.  The question of whether 275,000 people will receive state-paid health care coverage is in the hands of the Missouri Supreme Court. Oral arguments took place Tuesday in an expedited appeal. The seven judges must decide whether Medicaid eligibility will expand, as directed by the […]

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U.S. House votes to remove bust of Supreme Court justice who wrote Dred Scott decision

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. House voted Tuesday to remove from the Capitol a bust of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, who in 1857 wrote the Dred Scott decision (Dred Scott pictured above article) that stripped all Black Americans, free or slave, of their citizenship. The legislation passed on a vote of 285-120 with only 67 […]

National Police Week

Nation pays tribute to service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers during National Police Week, May 9 through May 15, 2021

The service and sacrifice of federal, state, and local law enforcement are recognized during National Police Week. This year, the week is observed from Sunday, May 9 through Saturday, May 15, 2021. Acting U.S. Attorney Teresa  Moore said, “National Police Week provides an opportunity to express our gratitude and to honor the memories of law […]

Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial in Jefferson City

Missouri to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during memorial service on Capitol grounds

The Department of Public Safety announced details of two ceremonies to be held on April 30 and May 1 at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol to honor Missouri law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate price for protecting their communities. DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Deric Clark will be one […]

Fatal Crash graphic

Two vehicles collide head-on killing one, third vehicle then strikes crashed vehicles in northbound lane of I-35

One person was killed and three others seriously hurt in a head-on crash involving a car and SUV on Interstate 35 south of the Lathrop exit. Fatally injured was the driver of the car, 48-year old Scott Ford of Kansas City. Three passengers in the sports utility vehicle were taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital in […]

Man in jail behind bars (Prison)

Missouri Inmate already in custody sentenced to 7-years without parole for assault

An inmate at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, was sentenced in federal court for assaulting another inmate at the facility. Earl F. Love, 55, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to seven years in federal prison without parole. The court ordered the sentence to be served consecutively to […]

Kidnapping

Missouri brother, sister charged in armed robberies, kidnapping of pizza delivery drivers

A Kansas City, Missouri, brother and sister were charged in federal court with the armed robberies of two pizza delivery drivers after a third suspect was killed during a shootout with police officers. Samuel M. David, 18, and his sister Rochelle E. David, 22, were charged in a six-count criminal complaint filed in the U.S. […]

Death Chamber with execution table

Audio: Missouri woman to be executed in December for 2004 northwest Missouri murder.

A woman convicted of fatally strangling a pregnant woman, cutting her body open, and kidnapping her baby is scheduled to be executed in December.     The Justice Department said Friday that Lisa Montgomery is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 8 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. Montgomery […]

Deadly Crash

Man from Iowa killed when train collides with dump truck

A locomotive hit a dump truck in far northwest Missouri Saturday afternoon fatally injuring the truck driver. Fifty-two-year-old Troy Landess of Clarinda, Iowa was pronounced dead at the Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska approximately one hour after the crash. The operator of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive, 55-year old Daniel Peterson of Beatrice, […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man involved in shootout sentenced to 5 years in prison for illegal firearm

A Missouri, man who was involved in a shoot-out on Troost Avenue and subsequently convicted in a separate murder case was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm. Malliek D. Haynes, 27, of Grandview was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to five years in federal prison without parole. The […]

Fatal Crash

Hopkins man killed after being ejected from car in Nodaway County

A northwest Missouri resident was fatally injured when the car he was driving veered off a road in Nodaway County overturning several times. Thirty-three-year old David Pivral of Hopkins was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at MosaicMmedical Center in Maryville. The crash happened Friday evening seven miles northeast of Pickering on Route NN […]