Senator Roy Blunt

Audio: Senator Roy Blunt ‘very concerned’ about America’s trade strategy

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says he’s been “very concerned” about America’s trade strategy. During the Missouri Farm Bureau Convention this week at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Republican says he’s glad the U.S. did not escalate its trade fight with China.     Blunt thinks getting Congress to approve the new North American […]

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Chillicothe firefighters respond to SUV fire on Highway 190

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a sports utility vehicle fire near Woodworth Custom Trailers Thursday afternoon. Captain Les Hinnen reports firefighters found the vehicle fully involved in fire and sitting in the eastbound lane in the 5000 block of Highway 190 west of Chillicothe. Firefighters used approximately 500 gallons of water to extinguish the […]

Trenton Fire Department

Trenton Fire Department responds to home with overheated electrical outlet

Trenton Firefighter Derek Hert reports an overheated electrical outlet caused minor damage to a utility room at a house in Trenton Wednesday night. Upon arrival to 1111 Rural Street, he says firefighters found light smoke and no fire inside the residence. Firefighters utilized a thermal imaging camera to locate the outlet showing signs of wires […]

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Poverty groups in Missouri call for protection of SNAP benefits for Missouri veterans

Poverty fighting groups in Missouri are asking federal leaders to protect those who protect our country.  Congress is working on the Farm Bill, which includes funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.  Jeanette Oxford, executive director of the advocacy group Empower Missouri, explains more than 37,000 veterans in the state rely on the […]

Audio: GOP state lawmaker looks to represent all voters, renew fight for legislative priorities

A Missouri state representative is pledging to work for all his constituents, even those who opposed him. Republican Chuck Basye of Rocheport, who serves an area near Democratic-leaning Columbia in mid-Missouri, says it’s a privilege to represent his district.     Basye, who serves an area near Democratic-leaning Columbia, says he’ll listen to all his […]

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Audio: One medical marijuana ballot measure drums up most attention; Opposition speaks out

The Missouri Veterans of Foreign Wars has strongly endorsed the Amendment 2 medical marijuana ballot measure. Tom Mundell is the former State Commander of the organization. He says the VFW rarely makes political endorsements but thinks medical marijuana could be a difference maker in the fight against addiction.     Lieutenant Colonel Todd Scattini served […]

Veterans Foreign Wars

Missouri Veterans of Foreign Wars endorses medical marijuana Amendment 2

The Missouri Veterans of Foreign Wars has strongly endorsed the Amendment 2 medical marijuana ballot measure. Tom Mundell is the former State Commander of the organization. He says the VFW rarely makes political endorsements but thinks medical marijuana could be a difference maker in the fight against addiction.     Lieutenant Colonel Todd Scattini served […]