Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial in Jefferson City

Missouri to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during memorial service on Capitol grounds

The Department of Public Safety announced details of two ceremonies to be held on April 30 and May 1 at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol to honor Missouri law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate price for protecting their communities. DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Deric Clark will be one […]

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DEA announces new initiative called “Project Wave Breaker” to disrupt flow of fentanyl into the United States

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Project Wave Breaker, to disrupt the flow of deadly fentanyl into the United States. Project Wave Breaker will direct interdiction, enforcement, and outreach efforts to high-impact areas to disrupt the flow of fentanyl in and around the United States. The initiative will also employ analytical intelligence assets […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education accepts resignations and offers contracts to staff

The Gilman City Board of Education has received staff resignations and offered contracts for the next academic year. Resignations were submitted by Aaron Moser as a history instructor and Andrea Walton from part-time art. Contracts were offered to all non-tenured staff at Gilman City School including Melody Prescott, Rebecca Taggart, Kaitlyn Eoff, Keely Waddle, Hailey […]

COVID-19 Vaccine bottles

Audio: Missouri Teacher of the Year award winners co-author letter urging immediate vaccination of Missouri educators

Most Missouri K-12 public schools have been offering in-person classes at least partially for several months, yet most teachers are not eligible to get a coronavirus vaccination. They will all be eligible in the next phase but that could be a couple of months away. Darbie Valenti-Huff, with the St. Joseph School District in northwest […]

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Effort to stop charging 17-year-olds as adults has stalled in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Khadijah Wilson had a bully during her junior year at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles. She told her principal and teachers about the name-calling, and how the other girl constantly threatened to beat her up. But no one intervened. It went on for several months.  “I reported it more […]

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Audio: Nurse who worked 128 shifts in COVID care is first to receive COVID vaccine in Missouri

A registered nurse in southeast Missouri’s Cape Girardeau is the first employee at St. Francis Healthcare to receive the COVID vaccine. KFVS’ Jeff Cunningham reports hospital officials praise Alicia Caldwell’s dedication in the COVID unit.     St. Francis Healthcare System serves more than 700,000 southeast Missourians, along with residents from four other states.  It […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: U. S. Senate unanimously approves Hawley’s duck boat safety legislation

Bipartisan legislation aimed at improving safety on duck boats and other amphibious passenger vessels was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate on Thursday. It was one of the first bills filed by U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) after he was sworn into office in January 2019. Hawley’s bill is very similar to one filed by former […]

Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of October 26, 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 October 26 – November 1. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 19, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of October 19 – 25. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 12, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the north Missouri area for the week of September Oct. 12 – 18. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in […]

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Missouri Department of Transportation planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 5, 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 October 5 – 11. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 28, 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 September  28 – October 4, 2020. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in […]

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Planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 21, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of September 21 – 27. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Regional Teachers of the Year

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announces Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the 2021 Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year, with the 34 selected teachers now under consideration to be named the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Committees comprised of education peers and key stakeholders from each Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) in Missouri selected the 2021 […]

Chillicothe Hall of Fame

Livingston County Preservation Society seeks nominations for Chillicothe Hall of Fame

The Livingston County Preservation Society is asking for nominations for a 2020 inductee into the Chillicothe Hall of Fame. The Preservation Society administers the Hall of Fame to recognize individuals from the past for their contributions in the cultural and historical development of Chillicothe. One new member is inducted into the Hall of Fame annually. […]