Man in jail behind bars (Prison)

Effort to stop charging 17-year-olds as adults has stalled in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Khadijah Wilson had a bully during her junior year at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles. She told her principal and teachers about the name-calling, and how the other girl constantly threatened to beat her up. But no one intervened. It went on for several months.  “I reported it more […]

Gavel and Law book

There is a renewed push to expand access to legal aid

The movement to expand affordable legal services is receiving renewed focus since a U.S. Supreme Court Justice made a public endorsement of the idea. Conservative-leaning Justice Neil Gorsuch recently wrote an op-ed for USA Today, calling on states to find creative ways for more Americans to get free or affordable legal guidance, especially in non-criminal cases. […]

Rollover Accident

Gallatin teenager hospitalized after losing control on snow and ice-covered roadway

A Gallatin teenager was taken to the hospital Monday morning after the vehicle she was driving went out of control, then overturned on a snow and ice-covered lettered route five miles southwest of Gallatin. The 16-year-old girl received moderate injuries and was transported by Daviess County EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The 1998 Ford Ranger […]

Traffic Fatalities

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports four traffic fatalities over New Year’s holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released preliminary statistics related to the New Year’s holiday weekend: Four people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021. 2021 New Year’s Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers investigated the following: […]

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 […]

Farm Scene

Audio: COVID-19 relief Bill signed by President specific on how funds can be spent within agriculture

The latest COVID-19 relief Bill passed by Congress and signed by the President includes specific instructions on how the money will be spent within agriculture. Gary Crawford reports for the Department of Agriculture.     Net income for farmers was up in 2020, but what about next year? Department of Agriculture reporter Gary Crawford provides […]

Fatal Crash

Unionville woman and two men from Kirksville die in head-on crash west of Novinger

Three northeast Missouri residents died in a head-on crash early Monday morning one and a half miles west of Novinger. The two drivers were killed at the scene while one passenger died nearly three hours later at a hospital. The state patrol identified the victims as 36-year-old Nicholaus Ford of Kirksville and his passenger, 30-year-old […]

University of Missouri Extension to help expand mental health resources in rural areas

Missouri’s rural counties lack mental health services despite growing financial stress and suicide rates with all of Missouri’s 99 rural counties facing a shortage of mental health professionals; 57 of them have none. The University of Missouri Extension hopes to change that through a multistate project to help farmers, ranchers, and farm families find affordable […]