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Public comment period opens on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

A draft 2022-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program that focuses on taking care of the state’s existing transportation system was presented today to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. A 30-day public review and comment period began on Wednesday, May 5) Missouri Department of Transportation Planning Director Eric Curtit told commissioners the draft STIP includes 1,417 […]

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Lawmakers introduce legislation to close loophole in Child Citizenship Act preventing citizenship from those raised by American parents

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Mazie K. Hirono (Hawaii), Susan Collins (Maine), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) announced that they have introduced the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill would close a loophole in the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA), which has prevented internationally-adopted children, who are […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri man pleads guilty to illegal firearms following armed standoff with police officers

A Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm following a brief armed standoff with police officers and a foot chase. Michael D. Moore, 31, of Kansas City pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Moore was arrested on Monday, […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Public hearing held on environmental impact of East Locust Creek Reservoir

The National Environmental Policy Act and the Clean Water Act required a study be performed on the impacts and alternatives to the East Locust Creek Reservoir. ELCR had an approved Environmental Impact Statement in 2006, however, a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement was needed to update the alternatives analysis to meet the current United States Army […]

Marijuana

California based company receives license for medical marijuana manufacturing in Trenton

A California-based company, with interests in medical marijuana, has received state of Missouri approval on its application to locate in Trenton. King’s Garden Midwest LLC will be receiving a state license for medical marijuana manufacturing. That company also had applied to have a cultivation license in Trenton but that request was denied by the state. […]

CAFO

Missouri Supreme Court affirms Clean Water Commission’s decision approving CAFO in Grundy County

The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed Tuesday, June 16th a Clean Water Commission decision approving a concentrated animal feeding operation in Grundy County. Hickory Neighbors United, Incorporated appealed a water commission decision affirming the Department of Natural Resources’ permit issuance to Trenton Farms RE, LLC. Court documents say Hickory Farms asserted that a House bill […]

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Traffic stop in Chillicothe results in arrest of driver when narcotics and firearm were discovered

On Thursday night, a Chillicothe Police Officer conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of South Washington Street for defective lighting and knowledge that the driver did not possess a valid driver’s license. The investigation ended with the arrest of the driver for alleged possession of drugs and a weapon as well as the […]

Medical Marijuana Licensing

DHSS announces timing for medical marijuana facility license issuance

The Department of Health and Senior Services Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation will begin issuing medical marijuana facility licenses before the end of the year. In order to give all potential applicants sufficient notice of when to expect notification of application determinations, DHSS is announcing tentative dates of license issuance for all facility types. Medical […]

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Missouri State Auditor issues follow-up report on Smithville Area Fire Protection District

A follow-up report by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows the Smithville Area Fire Protection District has made progress to implement many of the recommendations of a 2018 audit. The citizen-requested audit highlighted improper incentive payments to employees, questionable credit card and travel expenditures, and poor planning for the construction of a fire station by the […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Special traffic enforcement operation in Livingston County leads to vehicle search

A special traffic enforcement in Livingston County July 5th through 8th resulted in the issuance of multiple citations and warnings by the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Steve Cox reports the enforcement focused on extreme speeding and aggressive, drunk, or drugged driving on U. S. Highway 36, with emphasis given in the areas of the junctions near […]

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Highway patrol reports results of impaired driving enforcement operation in Harrison County

Highway Patrol Troop H Commanding Officer Captain James McDonald has announced the results of an impaired driving enforcement operation conducted in Harrison County this weekend. The Patrol reports the operation from Friday night at 10 o’clock to Saturday morning at 2 o’clock resulted in two arrests for driving while intoxicated, 17 traffic citations, and the […]

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Missouri auditor continues review of state’s issuance of income tax refunds to citizens

After an audit released in January showed state income tax refunds to Missourians have been increasingly and deliberately delayed, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced a new audit of the Department of Revenue’s timeliness in issuing refunds.  The Auditor said citizen feedback again will be vital as she continues efforts to determine if the […]