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Whistleblower contact results in audit of potential fraud at Plattsburg Special Road District

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently accepted a request by the Plattsburg Special Road District in Clinton County to audit potentially fraudulent activity concerning public funds. The request comes after a complaint to the Auditor’s Whistleblower Hotline and the initial investigation by the State Auditor’s Office. “Our independent review of the Plattsburg Special Road District […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri high court looking at constitutionality of 2014 change to workman’s compensation law

The Missouri Supreme Court is trying to determine if a workman’s compensation law is valid or unconstitutional based on its technical and unclear language.     The state legislature changed the rules in 2014 for compensation when a second workplace injury occurs. Starting that year, new claims for benefits through the state’s second injury fund […]

Crime and Courts

Associate Division of Grundy County circuit court has light docket

The Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit court saw a light docket on Tuesday. Among cases processed Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, Trenton resident Jeffrey Chad Corbin waived a preliminary hearing and had his case bound over to November 15th in Division One of circuit court. Corbin faces charges of […]

Take Back Drugs

Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday, October 27, 2018

Multiple law enforcement agencies in the area will collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs as part of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Take Back Day. Prescription drugs will be collected at various locations Saturday from 10 o’clock in the morning to 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Missouri locations include the Grundy County […]

Prison Sentence

Trenton man sentenced to 12-years in federal prison without parole

A Trenton, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in north central Missouri. Faron Wayne Lawrence, 52, of Trenton, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 12 years in federal prison without parole. NITRO (the Northwest Inter-agency Team Response Operation) initiated an […]

Driver's License

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court issues order in photo ID case

A mid-Missouri judge’s decision to strike down several key provisions of Missouri’s photo voter ID law will remain in place, at least through the November election.      The Missouri Supreme Court issued a one-sentence order late Friday afternoon in Jefferson City, overruling the state’s emergency motion for a stay. The order simply means that […]

First Impact Driving Program Website

First Impact driving program to be presented in Chillicothe for teenagers and parents

Parents, are you approaching the intersection of teenagers and driving? Driving is a huge responsibility and knowing how to help your teen become a safe, new driver is often difficult. But First Impact is here to give you some tools to make that road a bit easier. First Impact: Chillicothe High School – Performing Arts […]

Attorney General Josh Hawley and Senator Claire McCaskill Debate

Full Debate: Attorney General Josh Hawley and Senator Claire McCaskill Debate in St. Louis

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley said Thursday night that he opposed cutting Social Security and Medicare to help erase the nation’s ballooning deficits and debt. Breaking with a suggestion by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Hawley said that if cuts needed to be made, lawmakers should look at taking federal dollars from the Affordable […]

Prison Sentence

Belton man sentenced to 17-years for meth conspiracy in northern Missouri, Trenton man pleads guilty

A Belton, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in north-central Missouri and for illegally possessing firearms. Robert Ryan Hicks, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 17 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 4, 2017, Hicks […]

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill

Audio: McCaskill campaign claims hidden camera video is fraud, demands investigation with Hawley recusing himself

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill’s campaign claims the right-leaning Project Veritas has committed fraud in its production of hidden camera video of her and her staff.     McCaskill campaign manager David Kirby is calling on the State Attorney General’s office to investigate the activities as a violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. Kirby says […]