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Audio: Court documents outline injuries Jefferson City boy suffered before he died

A mid-Missouri caretaker charged with felony child abuse involving the death of a four-year-old Jefferson City boy is being held without bond this Thursday morning.      Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson has charged 26-year-old Quatavia Givens with one felony count of child abuse resulting in death. The Jefferson City Police Department’s probable cause statement […]

Audio: Quaker Windows and Doors Groundbreaking is Thursday in Eldon

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Thursday in the mid-Missouri town of Eldon for a massive 200-thousand square foot manufacturing plant that’s expected to create 300 new jobs.     The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) says Freeburg-based Quaker Windows and Doors will purchase about 100 acres in Eldon. Governor Mike Parson, Lieutenant Governor […]

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Audio: Missouri Supreme Court issues order in photo ID case

A mid-Missouri judge’s decision to strike down several key provisions of Missouri’s photo voter ID law will remain in place, at least through the November election.      The Missouri Supreme Court issued a one-sentence order late Friday afternoon in Jefferson City, overruling the state’s emergency motion for a stay. The order simply means that […]

Democrat and Republican Parties

Audio: Two women, Republican & Democrat, run against female incumbents in Missouri House

A self-employed veterinarian wants to be the next Missouri State Representative in a district that includes a portion of mid-Missouri’s Columbia. Maren Bell Jones says she learned a lot about voter issues when making house calls for her work.     A Republican woman is trying to defeat a female who is the only Democratic […]

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Audio: Missouri emergency responders urge hunters to use boating app for locating purposes

Missouri’s 9-1-1 dispatchers want hunters to use a summertime Smartphone boating app while they’re out in the woods. In a promotional video, Osage Beach Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer says the software called “Raft Up” will help emergency responders find people on land and water.     Linda Clemons with Camden County in mid-Missouri says the […]

Audio: 50 Missouri Task Force One members deploy to help with Hurricane Florence

(Missourinet) – Fifty members of Missouri’s Task Force One are headed to help the east coast with Hurricane Florence efforts. Gail Blomenkamp with the Boone County Fire Protection District in mid-Missouri says the members have been deployed to Raleigh, North Carolina, along with 100,000 pounds of equipment.     Blomenkamp with the Boone County Fire Protection […]


Audio: Mid-Missouri county passes scaled down farm manure regulation

(Missourinet) – The Cooper County Health Board in mid-Missouri has passed an ordinance regulating livestock manure. The ordinance – pared back significantly from its first draft – requires a nutrient management plan from anyone applying manure. Cooper County farmer Dean Gibson opposed the ordinance, because, he tells Brownfield, it makes it difficult to use what […]

Missouri State Fair 2018

Sale of Champions at Missouri State Fair sets records for Youth in Agriculture

The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, on Saturday, Aug. 18.  The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, raising $195,350 – the largest amount ever raised in the history of the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions! The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Mackenzie […]

Mosaic Life Care

SSM Health in talks with Mosaic to transfer ownership of facilities

SSM Health has signed letters of intent with two Missouri health systems to explore transferring ownership of its ministries in Maryville, Jefferson City, and Mexico. The Catholic, not-for-profit health system based in Saint Louis is in discussions with Mosaic Life Care based in Saint Joseph to transfer ownership of Saint Francis Hospital—Maryville and affiliated outpatient […]


Audio: Mid-Missouri county to vote on massive animal feeding operations

Voters in mid-Missouri’s Howard County decide Tuesday whether to retain a health ordinance putting animal headcount and manure handling restrictions on massive animal feeding operations known as CAFOS. Presiding Commissioner Sam Stroupe say the ordinance on the ballot imposes restrictions beyond those from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.     Howard County cattle producer […]