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Evergy customers to see increase in monthly electric bills

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Evergy Missouri West, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri West to adjust the Demand Side Programs Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills. The DSIM charge, which appears as a separate line item on customer bills, allows Evergy Missouri West to recover demand-side management program costs […]

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Video: Twenty five new troopers graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy

Twenty-five troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The ceremony took place in the Academy gymnasium, 1510 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO. The graduation ceremony was also live-streamed on the Patrol’s Facebook page. The 112th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on August 2, 2021. The new troopers […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years in federal prison without parole for illegal firearms and drug trafficking

A Missouri, man who faces murder charges in state court was sentenced in federal court on multiple charges of illegally possessing firearms, including stolen firearms, and drug trafficking. Brandon L. Hill, 33, of Independence, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On April 29, 2021, Hill […]

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Nominations Sought for NCMC/TJC distinguished alumni

Nominations for distinguished alumni from North Central Missouri College and Trenton Junior College are being accepted for 2021.  The North Central Missouri College Foundation, Inc. will honor the selected alumni who attended TJC/NCMC during the Pirates Ball planned for March 26, 2022.  To nominate an alum (either a graduate or someone who successfully completed one […]

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25 new troopers to graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 25 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The ceremony will take place in the Academy gymnasium, 1510 East Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO, and the public is invited. The graduation ceremony will be live-streamed […]

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Missouri schools must comply with COVID ruling to win treasurer approval of bond deals

(Missouri Independent) – If school districts want to take advantage of a lower interest rate on bonds, Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is requiring them to certify compliance with a recent court ruling targeting local health orders before his office will approve of the deal. Fitzpatrick detailed the decision he described as “unprecedented” in an interview Wednesday […]

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Confusion around COVID ruling swirls as two Missouri school districts end semester early

(Missouri Independent) – As a growing number of Missouri school districts drop COVID mitigation measures under threat from Attorney General Eric Schmitt, at least two closed the doors on their fall semester early due to large numbers of staff and students out sick. Meanwhile, local public health departments said Tuesday they still have not heard […]

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Audio: Missouri counties challenging judge’s ruling that mask mandates are unconstitutional

St. Louis and County and Jackson County are returning legal fire after Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt sued to have the mask mandates effectively outlawed.     A Missouri judge last month invalidated many orders, including mask mandates, from the state Department of Health and Senior Services. The counties are appealing the ruling. If an […]

Guilty Verdict

Jury convicts Missouri man of illegally possessing, selling firearms

A Missouri, man who was involved in the illegal sale of 15 firearms (four of which were stolen) to a confidential source working with federal agents, has been convicted by a trial jury of illegally possessing and selling firearms and robbery. Mickael N. Oliver, 27, Kansas City, was found guilty on Friday, Dec. 10, of […]

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Missouri’s largest counties seek to appeal ruling overturning local health orders

(Missouri Independent) – Jackson and St. Louis Counties requested Monday that they be permitted to intervene and appeal a recent court ruling that they argue has “upended the longstanding public health framework” in Missouri. In a filing submitted Monday afternoon and obtained by The Independent, the two counties asked Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel […]

High Wind Warning issued for north Missouri on Wednesday, with winds gusting to 50 mph or more

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill is fairly confident that Wednesday is going to be windy, as they have issued a High Wind Warning. Temperatures are going to be far above normal on Wednesday as well as the forecast high is predicted to be 73 degrees, which will be some 30 to 35 degrees […]

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U.S. Supreme Court considers new limits on abortions in Mississippi case

(Missouri Independent) – The Supreme Court is weighing potentially sweeping changes to the right to an abortion, after two hours of arguments Wednesday morning on a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The court’s conservatives, who hold a 6-3 majority, appeared through their questions to be sympathetic to Mississippi’s arguments […]

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Liberty woman transported to Grundy County to face forgery charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Liberty woman charged in Grundy County with felony forgery was released from the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail on November 30th. Thirty-eight-year-old Lynette Dawn King was transported to the Grundy County Detention Center. Her bond was $5,000 cash only, and she was released on her own recognizance. She is […]

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Patrol reports nine fatalities; no drownings or boating crashes over 2021 Thanksgiving holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 2021. There were no boating crashes or drownings. During the Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers report the following traffic statistics for 2021 (preliminary): Crashes ─ 457 […]

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Trenton woman extradited from Jackson County

A Trenton woman has been extradited from the Jackson County Detention Center to Grundy County after allegedly failing to obey a judge’s order. Twenty-two-year-old Brittany Nicole Roberts was arrested on November 17th. Her bond is $10,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on November 23rd. Her […]

Inmate dies at Chillicothe Correctional Center

An inmate who was incarcerated at the Chillicothe Correctional Center was pronounced dead at the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe on November 14. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports an autopsy will be conducted on 59-year-old Janet Robinson to determine the cause of death. Robinson was serving a 10-year sentence for second-degree domestic assault and […]

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Audio: $1,000 grants available to promote Missouri-grown products

Missouri businesses have a chance to get extra funding to help promote the sale of Missouri-grown and produced products. The grant is called the Missouri Grown Retail Promotion Matching Grant and is part of the state Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Grown program. It awards $1,000 to businesses to reimburse expenses related to the promotion of […]

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Hunters harvest 89,861 deer during opening weekend of firearms season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 89,861 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of firearms deer season on November 13 and 14. Of the 89,861 deer harvested, 54,415 were antlered bucks, 7,187 were button bucks, and 28,259 were does. Top harvest counties for […]

Audio: Evidence hearing grew tense during testimony in Kevin Strickland case

An evidence hearing grew tense about a man convicted of killing three people in Missouri in 1978. Day three of Kevin Strickland’s hearing continues in western Missouri’s Jackson County. Strickland has maintained his innocence and has said he was not at the crime scene. Jackson County prosecutors say a woman shot during the murders later […]