Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City

Audio: Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City to resume tours following May tornado

You’ll have the opportunity again soon to tour the old Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) in Jefferson City, about four months after an EF-3 tornado struck the facility. Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau spokeswoman Brittney Mormann says modified tours will be offered.     The modified tours will include access to two housing units and […]

Flood Recovery

Federal grants, loans, insurance payments for Missouri recovery top $60 Million

More than $60 million in federal grants, loans, and insurance payments have now gone to Missourians to assist in the recovery from this spring and summer’s flooding and tornadoes. The funds include grants to households from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, payments from the National Flood Insurance Program on insurance claims and low-interest disaster recovery […]

Missouri Department of Higher Education website

Robin Wenneker appointed to Coordinating Board for Higher Education

Governor Mike Parson announced the appointment of Robin Wenneker to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education  Wenneker, Columbia, is the managing partner for her family-owned multi-county property management company with farm, rental and raw landholdings. She previously worked with Marketing Mix, the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, and Procter & Gamble. “I am honored to serve in […]

Build-A-Bear Logo

Audio: Build-A-Bear Workshop headquarters to relocate to St. Louis

The Build-A-Bear Workshop is relocating its global headquarters to Missouri.     The company is moving its headquarters from the St. Louis suburb of Overland to downtown St. Louis, starting the move next spring. The 200 employees will be moving to new digs near Union Station. The 68,000-square-foot building could house a retail store in […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

Community participation sought for NCMC Organization Fair

Area businesses, churches, and organizations are invited to participate in the annual North Central Missouri College Organization Fair on Student Orientation Day scheduled for Monday, August 19. The Organization Fair is set to begin at 11 a.m. and will run until approximately 1:30 p.m. Organizations participating will be assigned a table and are welcome to […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Three corrections officers receive “Award of Valor” from Department of Corrections

Three corrections officers have received the Missouri Department of Corrections Award of Valor for their roles in ensuring the safety of staff and offenders at the Crossroads Correctional Center last year when 209 offenders staged a protest. Corrections officers David Baker and Jason Huff with Crossroads and Corrections Supervisor Cade Thompson of the Western Reception, […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA agrees to Missouri’s request to consider expanding disaster assistance to 21 additional counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to the state of Missouri’s request to consider expanding last week’s federal disaster declaration. FEMA agreed to reevaluate the request for inclusion of 21 counties that were denied federal assistance on July 9. FEMA agreed to do the following:  Conduct new damage assessment with the State Emergency Management […]

Disaster Declaration

Missouri moves to expand Disaster Declaration to Include FEMA Assistance for residents in 21 additional counties

The state of Missouri requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) expand last week’s federal disaster declaration for the state in two ways: consider making FEMA assistance available to residents and businesses in 21 additional counties; and provide assistance to public agencies in 68 counties to help with repairs to roads, bridges, and other […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA teams canvassing disaster-designated counties to assist survivors

FEMA outreach teams will begin canvassing Missouri communities affected by the flooding and severe weather in the 20 counties included in this week’s federal disaster declaration to help impacted Missourians register for federal disaster assistance. The teams, known as Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs), are working in counties designated as federal disaster areas to assist […]

Flooded land

Audio: Graves says some land in his district has been underwater for nearly 4-months

Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves says some grounds in his district have been underwater for nearly four months. During a U.S. House subcommittee hearing this week, Graves says virtually every levee from Iowa to Kansas City overtopped or breached in March, and again in May and June.     Graves says he thinks the overall […]

Cow and cattle herd

Five ways to help cows beat the summer heat

As summer temperatures rise, dairy animals benefit from heat abatement, says Joe Zulovich, a University of Missouri Extension specialist in livestock housing systems. Lactating cows face the most risk from heat, says Zulovich. Dry cows and pre-weaned calves also fare better with heat abatement systems in place. Heat abatement systems are economically beneficial for dairy […]