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Man pleads guilty to obtaining over $700,000 in COVID-19 relief using fraud scheme

A Washington man pleaded guilty today to perpetrating a scheme to fraudulently obtain COVID-19 relief guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Nicholas L. McQuaid, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s […]

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Brimson teenager issued 3 citations after leaving the scene of an accident on 28th Street in Trenton

A Brimson teen was issued three citations after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in Trenton on January 15th. The Trenton Police Department reports 16-year-old Gabriel Ray Gamble was cited for failing to report a motor vehicle accident, failing to drive on the right half of the road, and driving while intoxicated. A municipal […]

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Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Josh Hawley

(Missouri Independent) – Seven U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday urged the chamber’s ethics panel to look into Sen. Josh Hawley’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Democrats also want a similar probe of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s actions and the Jan. […]

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March webinar series on selling local food begins March 2 via Zoom

Producers selling local foods can learn about best practices, state regulations, and available resources at a four-part online series in March presented by the University of Missouri Extension. “This series will help farmers and other food producers gain knowledge to help them sell their food products direct to consumers in these ever-changing times,” said Leslie […]

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More candidates file for seats on Trenton City Council creating races in First and Third Wards

There are now two races for the Trenton City Council election on April 6th. Lance Otto of 810 Town and Country Lane filed for the First Ward on January 19th. Incumbent Glen Briggs previously filed. Derrick Gott of 1715 Saint Joseph Street filed for the Third Ward on January 19th. Robert Romesburg filed earlier. Incumbent […]

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Effort to stop charging 17-year-olds as adults has stalled in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Khadijah Wilson had a bully during her junior year at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles. She told her principal and teachers about the name-calling, and how the other girl constantly threatened to beat her up. But no one intervened. It went on for several months.  “I reported it more […]