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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of April 18, 2022

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of April 18 – 24 All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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Missouri woman sentenced 8 years in prison for meth trafficking

A Missouri woman was sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking after she received a large package of methamphetamine shipped from California to distribute locally. Cassiopeia Marie Blaise, 37, Columbia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to eight years in federal prison without parole. Blaise pleaded guilty on Aug. 31, 2021, to […]

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MoDOT planned road work in North Missouri for the week of April 11, 2022

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of April 11 – 17 All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map.  Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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U.S. Senate panel bickers over Supreme Court nomination but sets vote next week

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee reopened partisan disagreements Monday as members scheduled a vote for April 4 on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Republicans’ criticisms of Jackson’s record and responses were either untrue or disingenuous. Meanwhile, ranking Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa again raised […]

Meta, Formerly Facebook to open Data Center in KC

Meta, formerly Facebook, to open data center in Kansas City

Governor Mike Parson announced that Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, Inc., will locate a nearly one-million-square-foot data center in Kansas City, investing more than $800 million and supporting up to 100 jobs. The data center, a first of its kind in Missouri, is expected to be operational in 2024. “We’re proud to welcome Meta […]

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Former Missouri police officer sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison on multiple counts of fraud

United States District Court Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk sentenced former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Brad Stephens to one year and one day in federal prison for 3 counts of Mail Fraud by obtaining taxpayer money from the Tower Grove South Concerned Citizen Special Business District (“Tower Grove South”) by means of material false representations.  […]

CAFO of hogs

As CAFO lawsuit heads to Missouri Supreme Court, counties weigh options

(Missouri Independent) – As a fight over who can regulate industrial hog and cattle operations awaits action by the Missouri Supreme Court, counties that sought more stringent protections against them wait in limbo.  The Missouri Supreme Court is expected to hear an appeal by county commissioners who sought to regulate concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of March 21, 2022

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of March 21 – 27 All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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Two area health departments report COVID-19 deaths

A COVID-19-related death has been added in Harrison County. The county’s COVID-19 dashboard shows 34 deaths total. There have been 2,002 total cases. There have been 1,557 confirmed cases and 445 probable cases. No cases are active for Harrison County. The Sullivan County Health Department announces an additional COVID-19-related death. That brings the total to […]

Trenton resident injured in crash north of Lock Springs; accused of DWI

A Trenton resident was hurt late Saturday night in a Southeastern Daviess County crash north of Lock Springs. Thirty-six-year-old Heather Michael of Trenton was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries. The accident happened on Highway 190 approximately one half-mile north of Route V as the southbound pickup went off the left side of […]

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Elderly man killed in crash at intersection in Gallatin city limits

An elderly man was killed Saturday evening in Gallatin when the sports utility vehicle he was driving traveled through the highway 13 and 6 intersections. Eighty-nine-year-old Guy Stanley of Higginsville was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His body was transported to Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin. The sports utility vehicle was northbound […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of March 14, 2022

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of March 14 – 20 All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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Missouri Lieutenant Governor seeks nominations for Senior Service Award

State Rep. Rusty Black is encouraging citizens from House District 7 to submit their nominees for the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award. First created in 2005, the Lieutenant Governor’s Service Award acknowledges senior citizens who provide their local communities with at least 40 hours of community service per year. Recipients are individuals who epitomize […]

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Three from Cameron, including two children, injured in Highway 69 crash

Three residents of Cameron, including two children, were injured Monday afternoon in a Highway 69 crash four miles south of Cameron. One driver, 29-year-old Shirley Munoz of Cameron, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The other driver, 23-year-old Megan Ott of Cameron, was not injured. The patrol reported […]