Traffic Fatalities

Audio: Nearly 1,000 people died in Missouri traffic crashes in 2020

The State Highway Patrol reports 989 lives were lives in Missouri traffic crashes in 2020, up from 881 in 2019. The Missouri Department of Transportation says the preliminary reporting indicates a 12% increase compared to 2019. MoDOT says despite traffic volumes in the state being significantly lower for most of 2020, Missouri experienced its largest […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Audio: Missouri’s Governor and Health Director say there have been issues with COVID vaccine distribution process

Missouri’s governor announced Thursday in Jefferson City that there have been issues with the COVID vaccine distribution process, and warns that there will be consequences for vaccinators that allow people to jump the line. Governor Mike Parson briefed Capitol reporters during a Statehouse press conference, emphasizing that his administration will vaccinate the most vulnerable and […]

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Audio: Missouri is now 11th in nation among those looking to open new business facilities

Missouri’s governor is touting the state’s numerous job expansions and attractions, saying they highlight the state’s increasingly competitive business climate:     Governor Parson is also highlighting the expansions at Boeing in St. Charles and Ford in Claycomo. One of the biggest projects is in southwest Missouri’s Republic, where Amazon will open its first fulfillment […]

Domestic Violence

Wheeling man charged with domestic assault after threatening to kill woman, children and family

A Wheeling man accused of holding a woman against her will and threatening to kill her, her children, and her family has been charged in Caldwell County with the felonies of domestic assault—first degree and kidnapping—second degree. Thirty-two-year-old Tye Joseph Evans’s bond is $25,000 cash only with special conditions for bond supervision by Supervision Services […]

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NCMC agriculture students participate in state conference; elected PAS President and Vice President

Eight agriculture students from North Central Missouri College participated in the Missouri Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS) State Conference November 9-11, 2020. The conference was hosted virtually by State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO. Over 100 students from seven Missouri community colleges and universities participated in the conference. Calvin Basham, an NCMC student, concluded […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update: New deaths reported in Daviess and Harrison counties; 106 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties

A COVID-19-related death has been added in Daviess County since November 25th. The health department reports 10 deaths in total. Forty-nine cases were also added, bringing the total to 410. One hundred sixty-two cases are active. The Daviess County Health Department notes the county is now identified as a Top 5 Hot Spot in Missouri […]

Veterans

Audio: Independent 53-page report on Missouri Veterans Homes shows failure of leadership, response and planning

An independent investigation into the COVID-19 deaths at Missouri veterans homes has found that the Missouri Veterans Commission headquarters failed to recognize the outbreak. Armstrong Teasdale’s report says MVC should have recognized the presence of an outbreak in the Cape Girardeau veteran’s home by September 2. MVC Chairman Tim Noonan says a tremendous amount of […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri man pleads guilty to possessing illegal handgun used in shooting

An Independence, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm that was used to shoot another man in the leg, using the victim’s own illegally-possessed firearm. William D. Fullbright, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lajuana M. Counts to being a felon in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, […]

Soybeans

Audio: Market analyst says jump in soybean prices is driven by supply more than demand

Market analyst Clayton Pope takes issue with the contention that current higher soybean prices are demand-driven. Pope concedes that USDA’s 75-million-bushel jump in soybean exports is significant for the market, but he says the August to November soybean supply dropped 346 million bushels. “Calling this a demand market is a little bit of a misnomer, […]