Zachary Martin Missouri man arrested

Audio: Missouri man arrested in connection to U.S. Capitol riot

A man from southwest Missouri’s Springfield has been arrested on suspicion of participating in this month’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. Zachary Martin has been arrested on federal charges of restricted buildings or grounds, unlawful activities on Capitol Grounds, disorderly conduct, and demonstrating in the Capitol building. FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton tells Missourinet FBI special […]

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Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

(Missouri Independent) – President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states. It’s a move that public health experts say could dramatically reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. But putting wider mask laws in place […]

Missouri National Guard

Audio: A new headquarters planned for the Air National Guard 139th Airlift Wing in NW Missouri

A new headquarters for the Air National Guard 139th Airlift Wing continues to take shape at Rosecrans Memorial Airport. The 139th Vice Commander, Colonel John Cluck,  says serious consideration of a move from the south end of Rosecrans to the north of the airport began after the Air Guard flooded in 1993.     Floods […]

Chillicothe R-2 School

Chillicothe School District moving forward with project for new district office

The Chillicothe R-2 School District is moving forward with a project for a new district office. Its office building was flooded last year. Superintendent Dan Wiebers reports Chillicothe R-2 had options to use insurance funds to repair the building or construct a new one for district office purposes. The new building will also house an […]

Road Closed Due to Flooding Sign

Missouri River likely to enter minor flood stage this week

Levels on the Missouri River could move into minor flood stage from Nebraska City to northwest Missouri’s St. Joseph this week. Chairman Tom Waters with the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association says the area isn’t prepared for a high-than-normal runoff predicted. “The big issue for us is soil moisture,” Waters tells Missourinet affiliate KFEQ […]

Unemployment Benefits Graphic

Missouri unemployment website back up and running after crashing from an influx of jobless claims

Missouri’s website to file unemployment claims crashed after too many people were trying to submit claims. At a Capitol press conference, Governor Parson says the problem has been fixed but the office is flooded with calls and claims.     For the week ending March 21, more than 42,000 unemployment claims were filed, up from […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period, from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019. : Patrol’s Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics for 2019  Crashes ─ 404 Injuries ─ 166 Fatalities ─ 7 DWI ─ 94 Drug Arrests ─ 63 During the 2018 Thanksgiving […]

Flood Recovery

Congressional hearing focuses on flood recovery efforts in north Missouri

The House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management hosted a hearing on federal recovery efforts from recent disasters.  During the hearing, House Transportation Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-06) focused on flood recovery efforts across North Missouri, specifically the difficulties facing some Northwest Missouri residents due to an issue with the dates […]