Dicamba

Public interest groups sue EPA for re-approving controversial herbicide dicamba

Public-interest groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s re-approval of products containing dicamba, a herbicide controversial for its tendency to drift into neighboring fields and damage farmers’ crops and homeowners’ gardens. Last fall, the EPA green-lighted dicamba use for five years, the third time the agency registered dicamba products. George Kimbrell, legal director at […]

University of Missouri Extension pest monitoring website

University of Missouri Extension entomologist lists pests farmers should watch for in 2021

University of Missouri Extension field crop entomologist Kevin Rice says Missouri soybean and corn growers should be on the lookout for growing populations of yield-robbing insects in 2021. Soybean gall midge MU Extension found soybean gall midge in two northwestern Missouri counties in 2019. Soybean gall midge larvae feed internally in the base of soybean […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Missouri Attorney General’s office denies allegations it broke law in medical marijuana lawsuit

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office dismissed accusations that his office and the state department of health illegally concealed records and violated the Sunshine Law during the course of a medical marijuana lawsuit, calling the charges “frivolous” and “baseless.” The accusation arose last week in a motion seeking sanctions against Schmitt’s office and […]

Audio: Former prison guard at the Chillicothe women’s prison accused of sexual assault for the 5th time

A former prison guard at the Chillicothe women’s prison has been accused once again of sexual assault. The accused worked as a guard between 2008 to 2018, at the 1,600 person facility and is accused for the fifth time of assaulting an inmate, according to Kansas City station KCTV. The Department of Corrections has not […]

Vehicle Fire

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to vehicle fire on Ashley Avenue

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded with one engine and four personnel to a vehicle fire on Wednesday morning. Captain Tracy Bradley reports firefighters found the engine compartment of a sport utility vehicle fully engulfed in flames and backed into the driveway at 101 Ashley Avenue. The Chillicothe Police Department reportedly tried to put out the […]

Audio: Separation of church and state group lodges 2nd Missouri complaint in the last month

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has lodged its second complaint in the last month against biblical displays in the state. The group claims two paintings in the Camden County Clerk’s Office in south-central Missouri violate the Constitution. The Foundation’s Joe Poor says the artwork is a clear breach of the separation of church and state […]

Josh Hawley

Audio: Missouri Secretary of State investigating accusations Hawley used public funds to support Senate run

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is starting an investigation into the operations of Attorney General Josh Hawley.     The probe will look at accusations that Hawley used taxpayer money to support his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Ashcroft’s office sent a letter Thursday confirming the investigation to Democratic strategist Brad Woodhouse.  Woodhouse heads […]

Motorcycle Crash

Two from Trenton hospitalized after motorcycle strikes deer in roadway

The Highway Patrol reports two Trenton residents sustained injuries when their motorcycle struck a deer and they were ejected four miles north of Laredo Saturday night. Sixty-three-year-old James Ellis drove north on Route V when the motorcycle struck the deer that had entered the road. The motorcycle overturned, slid off the east side of the […]