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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to fuel leak

Chillicothe firefighters on Saturday afternoon dealt with a fuel leak from a semi-trailer truck that had jack-knifed east of Chillicothe. Firefighters were dispatched to Highway 36 east of Livingston County Road 255 where the truck had jack-knifed and a fuel tank was punctured leaking approximately 45 gallons of fuel onto the ground.  Lieutenant Tracy Bradley said […]

MoDOT Road Work

Audio: Counties continue to warn Missouri lawmakers against transferring road maintenance to local governments

Local county officials continue to push back against any effort on the state level to transfer maintenance of roads to them. Opposition to any transfer of the “lettered roads” to local governments is reflected in unbending comments by Randolph County Commissioner Wayne Wilcox in northeast Missouri.     Wilcox says handing over those roadways to […]

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Missouri kids are eager to solve food insecurity

Missouri school kids were so eager to participate in the “No Kid Hungry Innovation Challenge” that it was a full house when they pitched their ideas for reducing child hunger and food insecurity.  The challenge distributed $14,000 in grants to students who had the most innovative ideas for increasing access to, or participation in, school […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Feeding corn to cows replaces hay, but care is needed when adding starch to diets

Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers with the prolonged drought last summer upsetting haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered farmers’ questions December 2nd at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville.  His topic: “Winter Feeding With Expensive Hay.”  Less hay can […]

Congested Roads (traffic)

Audio: 1.1 million Missourians to travel during Thanksgiving holiday time

About 1.1 million Missourians are projected to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday time. Triple-A Missouri auto club spokesman Mike Right says several reasons impact the roughly 4.7-percent increase from last year.     About 54.3 million Americans are traveling by planes, trains, and automobiles during this Thanksgiving holiday.     Mike Right with Triple-A says  Missouri gas […]