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Two vehicles sideswipe each other on Pecan Road east of Milan demolishing car

Two vehicles collided at a Sullivan County hill crest Monday morning resulting in one driver and a passenger from Milan being taken to a hospital. Injuries were minor for 29-year-old Georgeanna Earp and her passenger, 39-year-old Billy Earp, both of Milan. A private vehicle took them both to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. The […]

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Lexington man demolishes vehicle in Saturday morning crash

A Lexington resident was hurt when the vehicle he was driving overturned on Route E in Carroll County and caught fire. Forty-two-year-old Paul Young was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton with minor injuries. The crash happened early Saturday morning as Young was driving west on Route E when the vehicle traveled off […]

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Missouri Attorney General files letter with USDA opposing change in proposed fake meat labeling standards

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt earlier this month filed a comment letter during the comment period of a proposed USDA rule change that would affect the labeling of “fake meat” products. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office has been successful in defending a Missouri state statute that prohibits the labeling of “fake meat” products as meat. […]

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Two taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton after SUV strikes deer on Highway 6

The highway patrol reports a 14-year-old boy from Laredo was taken to a hospital after the vehicle he was a passenger in, swerved to avoid a deer on Highway 6 at the edge of Jamesport at 5:15 pm Sunday. Fifty-seven-year-old Gary Carman of Hamilton was driving eastbound when the sport utility vehicle swerved because of […]

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Immigrants make last-ditch plea for deportation protections, work permits in “Build Back Better”

(Missouri Independent) – Undocumented workers and immigration advocates are pushing for Democrats to keep work permits and protections from deportations in the final version of the $1.85 trillion social spending and climate package that the U.S. House is set to vote on as soon as Thursday night. Those immigration provisions face elimination when the bill […]

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Agriculture Secretary: Biden Administration ‘protecting animal agriculture’ with methane reduction plans

(Missouri Independent) – Reducing the number of livestock will not be a priority for the Biden administration as it seeks to drastically cut methane emissions to stem climate change, according to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Instead, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “climate-smart” initiatives will focus on new types of animal feed and manure […]

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Caldwell County crash east of Cameron injures two

A Caldwell County accident resulted in two occupants of a car being sent to a hospital late Sunday. Fifty-seven-year-old Linda Heaton received serious injuries and 36-year-old William Heaton received minor injuries. Both were passengers in a car driven by 63-year-old Timothy Heaton who wasn’t hurt. Both passengers were from Braymer.  Linda and William Heaton were […]

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Funding for monthly child tax credit through 2022 included in Build Back Better act

Families in Missouri have been receiving Child Tax Credit payments of $300 to $350 a month per child since the summer, and one local expert says making them permanent could benefit families long-term, across the nation. So far, 45% of Missouri families have reported using their payments for food, 33% for essential bills, and 30% […]

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Cameron woman injured after SUV hits deer on Highway 116

A Cameron resident was hurt Sunday morning when the sports utility vehicle she was driving hit a deer on Highway 116 east of Lathrop. Sixty-seven-year-old Terri Neely was taken by Caldwell County Ambulance to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. The accident happened at approximately 8:30 Sunday morning four miles east of Lathrop as the SUV, […]

Audio: 2021 School Counselor of the Year is from Missouri

Olivia Carter is the 2021 School Counselor of the Year, Missouri School Counselor of the Year, and the school counselor at Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Carter, who has been a counselor for ten years, says she thinks she was chosen for the national award after helping her elementary school reduce in-school discipline […]

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Stanberry woman injured in crash at Polo intersection

One person was hurt when two vehicles attempted to turn at a Polo intersection. Seventy-seven-year-old Sherry Funk of Stanberry was taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. She was a passenger in a sports utility vehicle driven by 78-year old Herman Funk of Stanberry who wasn’t hurt. The driver of the other vehicle, […]