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Whistleblower contact results in audit of potential fraud at Plattsburg Special Road District

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently accepted a request by the Plattsburg Special Road District in Clinton County to audit potentially fraudulent activity concerning public funds. The request comes after a complaint to the Auditor’s Whistleblower Hotline and the initial investigation by the State Auditor’s Office. “Our independent review of the Plattsburg Special Road District […]

Domestic Violence

NCMC Student Senate raises awareness on domestic violence

October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and NCMC Student Senate is promoting DVAM by providing several resources to assist those experiencing domestic violence, honor the lives that have been lost, and support all survivors of domestic violence. Around campus, several buildings and offices feature a purple “escape” button sticker. When an individual […]

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TMU reports latest tests on drinking water shows 9 of 40 samples above EPA action level for lead

Trenton Municipal Utilities recently received the latest round of official drinking water test results from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. TMU reports the results from samples collected in late July and early August show nine of the 40 sample Tier One locations were above the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per […]

Fountain Grove Flooding

Flooded roads limit October 20, 21 youth waterfowl hunting at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

The Missouri Department of Conservation announces to waterfowl hunters that it has closed portions of the Fountain Grove Conservation Area south of Meadville for the upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend Oct. 20 and 21 due to flooding on the area. According to MDC, some roads in the area are damaged and impassable due to floodwaters, […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Audio: Morale problems still abound in Missouri prison system

Efforts to improve morale and change a corrosive culture among Missouri prison workers has been criticized as ineffective. Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe says progress is being made and defends a 24-hour hotline installed for disgruntled employees to report mistreatment.     The head of the Missouri Corrections Officer’s Association says the only way […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri prisons reported to still be plagued by corrosive culture; Department says changes in progress

(Missourinet) – Some inmates and former employees say the Missouri prison system is still plagued by a corrosive culture of intimidation and retaliation that came to light almost two years ago. Gary Gross with the Corrections Officers Association says changes made under new leadership, including a 24-hour hotline for disgruntled employees, haven’t been effective.   […]