18-Wheel Semi Trailer Truck or Big Rig

Trucking industry still looking for more Missouri drivers

COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the importance of many Missouri industries, including those sitting behind the wheel of big rigs. Dave Pfiffner, the director of the Des Moines Area Community College Transportation Institute, says truckers have been going the distance to try and get essential items to consumers. “There were shortages of a lot […]

U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley: increases in social isolation from pandemic may be contributing to surges in drug addiction

Missouri’s junior senator is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the mental health needs of Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R) has written a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, calling on the agency to deploy more of the $425 million that Congress appropriated to […]

Diane Stephanie Byrd

High-speed pursuit starting in Carroll County ends in Linn County with arrest of St. Louis woman

A St. Louis woman was arrested in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit on Wednesday afternoon that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was notified about 3:30 regarding a Carroll County deputy attempting to stop a northbound white-colored SUV that was reportedly driving in excess of 100 […]

Missouri Job Center Website

All Missouri Job Centers now open to the public, virtual services still available

The last remaining Missouri Job Center that was closed due to COVID-19 reopened to the public this week to help displaced workers find meaningful employment. The Warrenton Job Center opened Wednesday, Sept. 16. All Missouri Job Centers closed to the public in March when Gov. Mike Parson closed state office buildings due to COVID-19. Reopening […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Audio: A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Missouri State

A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against the Missouri State Board of Governors.      That’s after a TV tower collapse near Fordland in April 2018. 56-year-old Steve Lemay from Washington State died when the KOZK Ozarks Public Television tower fell during equipment upgrades. Family members say Missouri State didn’t give Lemay the right equipment […]

Not Guilty Plea

Joshua Dennis pleads “Not Guilty” of election offense in Livingston County court

The Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner entered a plea of not guilty to misdemeanor committing class four election offenses in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Monday, September 14th. Thirty-seven-year-old Joshua Michael Dennis of Chillicothe waived formal arraignment. On a joint motion, the case was continued to October 22nd for a plea […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

Trenton Parks Superintendent announces the hiring of an Assistant Superintendent

Trenton Parks Superintendent David Shockley has announced the hiring of an Assistant Superintendent. Accepting the offer was Scotty Lynch of Trenton. According to Shockley, it was Lynch’s preference to begin duties in January as Lynch is currently employed with the Missouri Department of Transportation. As the Assistant Superintendent, Lynch will earn an hourly wage. The […]

Economy

Survey shows economy improving in Missouri and Midwest

The economic picture is brightening for both Missouri and the Midwest. Creighton University’s August survey of supply managers and business leaders across the nine-state region finds the financial situation slowly improving. Economist Ernie Goss of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska says the survey’s leading economic indicator for the region climbed. “The index from that survey […]

Job Opening or Now Hiring or Employment

State offers free training to 1,000 Missourians unemployed by COVID-19

The state is offering free online courses to 1,000 Missourians laid off or furloughed because of COVID-19. In a press release, the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development says it has partnered with CompTIA, a nonprofit trade association, to provide the on-demand schooling. Enrollment is open through December 4 and the work can […]

Food Stamp or SNAP Graphic

Number of Missourians receiving food stamps up more than 100,000 in 2020

Statistics from the state Department of Social Services show the number of Missourians on food stamps has increased by about 120,000 since January. There were about 658,000 Missourians receiving food stamps, at the start of the year. That number increased to about 778,000 as of July, which is the latest number available from DSS’ statistics. […]