Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports arrest of four over the weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a 17-year old O’Fallon resident, Gavin Crowe, was arrested Saturday night in Putnam County and accused of delivery of 35 grams or less of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Crowe was taken to the Putnam County Jail. Alexander Davis of Kansas City and Allison Murray of Independence, […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Green City man arrested on drug allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Green City man in Sullivan County Friday afternoon on several drug-related allegations. Fifty-five-year-old Ira Helton was accused of the felonies of delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance as well as possession of fewer than 10 grams of marijuana and unlawful possession of […]

Mercer County Health Department

Mercer County Health Department seeking donations for “Back to School” carnival

The Mercer County Health Department and Mercer County Ministerial Alliance are seeking donations from businesses, individuals, and community organizations for a back to school carnival. The donations of money, school supplies, door prizes, or giveaways would help supply Mercer County children with recommended school supplies for next school year.  The donations would be used for […]

Flood of 2019

Farmers can go online for flood-related resources

Farmers dealing with flooding in Missouri can find reliable, up-to-date information on many flood-related topics from the University of Missouri Extension at extension.missouri.edu. “Our specialists in MU Extension have assembled information on flooded fields, crops, forages, livestock, and property, as well as information on how to navigate an array of government agencies and entities prepared […]

Grain Belt Express Route Map

Invenergy to acquire Grain Belt Express

The Missouri Public Service Commission has unanimously approved a request filed by Invenergy Transmission LLC, its parent company Invenergy Investment Company, Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC, and Grain Belt Express Holding LLC. The request authorizes Invenergy to acquire ownership of Grain Belt. The commission voted five to zero and determined allowing Invenergy to acquire […]

Large bale of hay

Baling wet hay becomes hot news

High-moisture grass baled above 24% moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Overheated bales can burn down a hay barn. Craig Roberts, University of Missouri forage specialist, said frequent rains this year help grass growth, but it’s been bad for making hay. He’s part of the team on a weekly MU Extension teleconference between state and regional […]