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Missouri State Auditor gives McDonald County a rating of “Good” in latest audit

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released today her regularly scheduled audit of McDonald County, located in southwest Missouri. The audit report, which makes several recommendations to improve the efficiency of county government, gave a rating of “good.” A prior audit of McDonald County, issued in September 2016, issued an overall rating of “fair.” “My audit identified several areas for […]

Murder

Missouri fugitive arrested in Guatemala, returned to United States to face indictment for kidnapping and murder

 A Noel, Missouri, man has been arrested in the Republic of Guatemala and returned to the United States to face a federal indictment for kidnapping the 4-year-old daughter of a woman whose body was discovered in a suitcase last year. Mahamud Tooxoow Mahamed, 39, a Somali national, was charged in an indictment returned on Aug. […]

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COVID-19 vaccination rates in north Missouri lag behind state and national average

Completion rates COVID-19 vaccinations, when including total populations, include the united states at 41.6 percent, Missouri is several points behind at 35.2 percent. In this area, Carroll County at 31.3 percent of its residents fully vaccinated, then Livingston 29.9, Linn 29.6, Sullivan 26.8, Caldwell 24.2, Grundy County in sixth place among ten area counties. Grundy […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 21 years in prison without parole for leading meth conspiracy

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in leading a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in southwestern Missouri. Nathen D. Libertus, 31, of Stella, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 21 years in federal prison without parole. On May 20, 2020, Libertus pleaded guilty to participating […]

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Conservation Commission approves CWD regulation changes by Missouri Department of Conservation

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved proposed regulation changes from the Missouri Department of Conservation related to chronic wasting disease surveillance and management efforts. The changes were approved at the Commission’s May 21 open meeting. They add four counties to the CWD Management Zone and reinstate mandatory CWD sampling requirements. The approved MDC regulations add […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 12 fatalities over July 4th holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released their fourth of July holiday period statistics for 2019, which include 12 statewide traffic fatalities and three drownings.  The 2019 fourth of July counting period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 and continued through midnight Sunday, July 7, 2019. During the counting period in 2018, four people […]

Deer with Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD

Missouri Department of Conservation sets CWD sampling efforts for upcoming deer season

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for its fall and winter efforts to find cases of chronic wasting disease and help limit the spread of the deadly deer disease to more deer and more areas. MDC confirmed 33 new cases of CWD following the testing of nearly […]

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Trenton Farms wins bid to open CAFO in Grundy County

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Clean Water Commission yesterday voted to allow two new concentrated animal feeding operations in the state after years of pushback from opponents worried about possible pollution, smell and other issues. Commission members voted 4 to nothing in favor of Trenton Farms to operate in southwest Grundy County. RNR Farms […]