Disaster Declaration

President Trump approves Governor Parson’s request for major disaster declaration for Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has announced that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit agencies in 13 Missouri counties recover from devastating flooding and severe storms that occurred from March 11 to April 16. The declaration makes federal assistance available for the repair of damaged […]

Bridge Closed Sign

Livingston County Route C bridge repair work underway

Repairs are now underway on the bridge on Livingston County Route C over Shoal Creek, just south of Utica. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation closed the bridge on April 9 after a regularly scheduled inspection revealed critical deterioration to the structure. Flooding has caused some delay to the repair work, which began in […]

Seatbelt

“Click it or Ticket” campaign set to begin May 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Region 7 state highway safety offices are joining law enforcement nationwide for a Border to Border Click it or Ticket kickoff event starting Monday, May 20. The campaign seeks to increase seat belt use by coordinating highly visible seat belt law enforcement in the […]

Audio: U.S. House to debate disaster aid to help states, including flood-stricken Missouri

The U.S. House is expected to bring up a 17 billion-dollar federal disaster relief package this week that involves helping Midwestern farmers, including in Missouri. Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves tells Missourinet affiliate KWIX in Moberly the plan addresses several things.     The House measure would provide 1.5 billion for construction projects intended to […]

Bridge Work

Sullivan County bridge scheduled to close on May 13, 2019

The Missouri Department of Transportation reports due to recent weather and flooding, the West Locust Creek Bridge on Highway 6 in Sullivan County was reopened. After establishing a new local detour route to avoid potential flooding, contractors from Boone Construction Company plan to reclose the bridge on Monday, May 13, so that the bridge replacement […]