(Missouri Independent) – The pathway to renewing provider taxes essential to funding Medicaid before Missouri lawmakers adjourn for the year became much narrower when issues raised by abortion opponents forced removal of the taxes from a health care bill. When a conference committee met to work out differences between the House and Senate on the bill, […]
Another session of the Missouri Legislature has come and gone. Of the 1,559 House bills and 689 Senate bills filed this time around, 69 bills will make it to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk. Here are some key bills left up to the governor to sign or veto: Missouri lawmakers vote to pump up […]
The Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and a multitude of other local, state, and federal agencies conducted a successful joint human trafficking operation at the Holiday Inn East hotel in Columbia, Missouri on Friday night. The joint operation, organized by the Columbia Police Department, the […]
On Friday the Livingston County Health Center reports 18 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the center since May 12. That brings the total to 1,497 cases. There were 37 active cases, which is an increase of 14 cases.
Area schools are holding graduation ceremonies on May 16, 2021. Thirty-eight seniors will graduate from Penney High School of Hamilton at the stadium at 1 p.m. Two seniors graduated early. Valedictorian Julia Kanoy and salutatorian Ashley Brown will speak. Marceline R-5 will have 30 students graduating at the field house at 1 o’clock. Sixteen students […]
The Highway Patrol reports a Kidder man sustained minor injuries when the car he drove struck a Peterbilt truck two miles west of Hamilton on Friday evening, May 14. An ambulance transported 61-year-old Brad James to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. No injuries were reported for the truck driver, 41-year-old Jimmy Kell of Castor, Louisiana. […]
A Winston woman sustained injuries in a two-vehicle accident four miles north of Cameron Friday evening, May 14th. Sixty-eight-year-old Sandra Bridgeman was to seek her own medical attention for minor injuries. No injuries were reported for the other driver, a 17-year-old boy from Cameron. Bridgeman’s vehicle traveled north on Highway 69, and the other vehicle […]
A dumpster will be set up on the east side of the Galt Square one day next week for citywide cleanup. Items to be collected May 22nd from 8 o’clock to noon include furniture, mattresses, rugs, sinks and bathroom fixtures, lawn furniture, TVs, appliances, dismantled swing sets, discarded toys, and dry paint cans. Items to […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education accepted a resignation May 13th from Janet Searcy from music. Searcy has been with the district for more than 20 years. A contract was offered to Alyssa Craig of Mercer as a paraprofessional. Nellie Henley was designated as the head cook. Henley has been with North Mercer for […]
The Walkin’ Paws for a Cause fundraiser for the Green Hills Animal Shelter has been postponed due to the weather forecast. The event was originally scheduled for the morning of May 15th. A reschedule date has yet to be announced.
Legislation that would allow Missouri utility companies to speed their transition to renewable energy is on its way to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk just a day before the General Assembly’s session ends. The Missouri House voted 146-1 Thursday in favor of a policy — also adopted earlier this year in Kansas — that would allow utility providers, like […]
Two defendants were sentenced to prison on Thursday, with one of them placed on probation during Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Galt resident Brian K. White pleaded guilty to five felony counts and received sentences of four years each with the Department of Corrections. After original charges of rape were amended, White […]
(Missouri Independent) – An effort by lawmakers to require disclosure of ownership information for businesses granted medical marijuana licenses was derailed on Thursday when state regulators suggested a possible gubernatorial veto. On Tuesday, the Missouri House voted to require the Department of Health and Senior Services provide legislative oversight committees with records regarding who owns […]
Tennessee’s attorney general is part of a group that wants Facebook to stop its plans to create a kids’ version of Instagram. The group contends using social media can be detrimental to children’s health and well-being, and that kids aren’t equipped to navigate the challenges. Tennessee AG Herbert Slatery signed the letter, along with more than […]
Bipartisan law enforcement legislation that bans most police chokeholds and eliminates residency requirements for Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) officers is now heading to the Missouri governor’s desk after receiving final House approval Thursday afternoon in Jefferson City. Senate Bill 53 is sponsored by State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) and State Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin). Representative Roberts […]
A coalition of 22 states, led by Missouri and Attorney General, Eric Schmitt, filed an amicus brief in support of an Arkansas law that would prohibit abortions solely based on a prenatal Down Syndrome diagnosis. Leslie Rutledge v. Little Rock Planning Services and can be found at this link. “Those with Down Syndrome bring […]
Students will graduate from area schools on May 14th. Four seniors will graduate from North Daviess R-3 in the gym at 6:30 in the evening. Agriculture teacher Ray Ann Armstrong will be the speaker. Three seniors will graduate from Newtown-Harris in the gym at 7 o’clock. Former teacher Josie Hinkle will address the class.
The Branch of Weldon Fork Creek Bridge on Mercer County Route BB was to close Monday, May 17, for a bridge deck replacement project. Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., the contractor working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, has postponed closing the bridge until Tuesday, June 1. This bridge, located northwest of Mercer, is included in […]
Mosaic Life Care Foundation is now accepting applications for the Lowell C. Kruse Healthy Choices. Healthy Lives. Scholarship. This $10,000 scholarship provides financial assistance to a first-year, full-time graduate student studying in areas leading to improved quality of life for the residents of the Mosaic Life Care service region. This includes careers in health care […]
The Highway Patrol reports three Newtown teens sustained minor injuries when a car overturned four miles southeast of Princeton on the night of May 12th. Emergency medical services took the driver, a 16-year-old girl, and two 15-year-old female passengers to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. The car traveled west on Route E before the driver […]