Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of February 17, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of February 17 – 23. Though not listed below, some routes remain closed due to flooding. View routes closed due to flooding, as well as roadwork projects at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement […]

Evergy Website

Customers of Evergy to see increase in monthly utility bills

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Evergy Metro, Inc. d/b/a Evergy Missouri Metro, formerly known as Kansas City Power & Light Company, to adjust the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills. The DSIM charge, which appears as a separate line item on customer bills, allows Evergy Missouri […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Missouri House gives initial approval to bill creating statewide prescription drug monitoring program

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require the creation of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Representatives voted 95-56 in favor of the legislation. The GOP House Speaker and the House Democratic Leader both voted in favor of the bill. Missouri is the only state in the nation without […]

Embezzlement Graphic

Audio: Missouri man sentenced to 4-years in prison for embezzling $4 million

A Kirkwood businessman who embezzled $4,000,000 from his employer is heading to federal prison for four years.     That sentence was handed down to Bryan Vonderahe who pleaded guilty back in October to wire fraud for embezzling nearly four-million-dollars from the Boyd Group. He served as the company’s CEO. Prosecutors say he set himself […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Audio: Missouri medical marijuana director to testify at Missouri Capitol again next week

The state’s medical marijuana director will be back to testify at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City next Wednesday. Director Lyndall Fraker delivered a presentation to the House Special Committee on Government Oversight yesterday. House Speaker Elijah Haahr tells Capitol reporters that lawmakers are trying to learn more about how the program works.     […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Missouri House Speaker prioritizes eminent domain legislation

Legislation aimed at preventing private entities like the Grain Belt Express from using eminent domain could hit the Missouri Senate floor soon. Frankford State Representative Jim Hansen’s bill was the first bill sent by the House to the Senate earlier this year.     Hansen and House Speaker Elijah Haahr briefed Capitol reporters on Thursday, […]

Feral Hogs

Audio: Missouri Pork Association backs feral hog hunting ban on federal land

The Missouri Pork Association supports the ban on public hunting of feral hogs on federal lands in the state. Director Don Nikodim says Missouri Pork is working with the state Conservation Department, DNR, and the Department of Agriculture which all support the ban.     The Conservation Department is training more staff this year to […]

Child Pornography

Missouri man pleads guilty to child pornography after lost cell phone is found at truck stop

A Belton, Missouri, man whose lost cell phone containing child pornography was found at a truck stop, pleaded guilty in federal court. Christopher Lee Caven, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to receiving child pornography over the internet. By pleading guilty, Caven admitted that he used his cell phone to receive […]

Health News

Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

Spelling Bee

Mosaic Life Care Foundation in St. Joseph to host Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee

The Mosaic Life Care Foundation will host and sponsor the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee in March. The bee will be held at EmPowerU, located at 518 South Sixth Street in Saint Joseph March 7th. Registration will begin at 12:30, and the competition will start at 1 o’clock. Fourteen Northwest Missouri counties will send their […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports arrest of two Novinger residents

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two Novinger residents in Adair County on Thursday morning. Thirty-seven-year-old Amanda Hanlin was arrested on felony Adair County warrants for tampering with a victim, distribution of a controlled substance, and six counts of forgery. She also had a misdemeanor Adair County warrant for making a false report. The […]