Motorcycle Helmet Law

Missouri’s new motorcycle helmet law takes effect on Friday

Some Missourians will be able to ride their motorcycles without a helmet, starting Friday. Governor Mike Parson (R) signed legislation into law in July, which gives Missouri motorcyclists the option of riding without a helmet. The provision is part of a large transportation bill. Under current Missouri law, every person operating or riding on a motorcycle must […]

Republican Party

Audio: Missouri congresswoman says Republican National Convention will focus on optimism and heroes

A west-central Missouri GOP congresswoman says this week’s 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte will focus on optimism. While U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Harrisonville, isn’t a delegate this year, she’s excited about the convention. “And looking at the great American heroes that we have in our local communities, and how we together collectively have made this the […]

Trenton Police Department

Chillicothe City Council hires officer from Trenton leaving three vacancies on Trenton police force

Action taken by the Chillicothe City Council in an executive session this week included the hiring of Seth Rorebeck from the Trenton Police Department as a full-time police officer. Trenton Police Chief Rex Ross confirms Rorebeck has worked full-time and part-time at the Trenton Police Department since his initial hiring in 2003. Rorebeck’s last day […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs huge megabill with partial motorcycle helmet repeal

Governor Mike Parson has signed into law today a bill with a component that lets some motorcyclists cruise without a helmet. Under House Bill 1963, a massive state transportation proposal, motorcycle riders can go helmetless if they are at least 26 years old, have medical insurance, and have proof of financial responsibility. The wide-ranging bill […]

Unemployment

Governor Parson announces implementation of $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program

Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security (DES) has received its first operational guidance related to the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The FPUC does not include any provisions or benefits […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Chief Rex Ross accepts resignations from three police officers

The Trenton Police Department is looking to hire officers following the resignation of one employee and the upcoming departure of two others. Police Chief Rex Ross told KTTN Officer Jennifer Plummer submitted her resignation two weeks ago and her last shift in Trenton was today (Tuesday). He indicated that she was going to Livingston County […]

National Law Enforcement Memorial

Fallen Trenton police officer to have name added to National Law Enforcement Memorial

One of Trenton’s fallen law enforcement officers will have his name placed on the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial May 13th. The Trenton Police Department was notified that an application was approved to honor Deputy City Marshal Richard Blew, pending the exact wording to be on the wall. The department reports that information indicates Blew […]

Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki

Livingston County Sheriff reports K-9 officer Zaki wounded in the line of duty

Livingston County Sheriff’s Steve Cox reports K9-Zaki, was injured this month in the line of duty.  Cox says Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki were summoned to assist the Chillicothe Police with a man who was reportedly wanted on Federal arrest warrants and allegedly in possession of a stolen vehicle. The suspect was located but was […]

Lt. David Williams

Jefferson City police officer honored for community service

Tim Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that Lt. David Williams of the Jefferson City, Missouri, Police Department has received the 2019 Enoch B. Morelock Award. The Enoch B. Morelock Award is an annual recognition of outstanding moral character, service to law enforcement and service to the community. Williams […]

MoDOT road work and maintenance

Governor Parson signs “Lyndon’s Law” to help keep highway, emergency workers safe

Missouri highway, utility workers and emergency responders will be safer as a result of legislation signed into law today by Gov. Mike Parson. House Bill 499, also known as “Lyndon’s Law,” authorizes the Missouri Department of Revenue to revoke the driver’s license of anyone who hits a highway or utility worker in a work zone […]