Seatbelt

“Click it or Ticket” campaign set to begin May 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Region 7 state highway safety offices are joining law enforcement nationwide for a Border to Border Click it or Ticket kickoff event starting Monday, May 20. The campaign seeks to increase seat belt use by coordinating highly visible seat belt law enforcement in the […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Parson considers ‘pretty aggressive’ steps to address Missouri flooding

The governor says major accomplishments have been made in the latest meeting with the Corps of Engineers about Missouri River flooding.     Governor Parson, the governors of Iowa and Nebraska – along with the Kansas Lieutenant Governor – met again on Friday in Iowa with Corps of Engineers officials. Parson says they agreed to […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee Pharmacies To Participate in “National Prescription Drug-Take Back Day”

Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that 52 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations throughout Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska will participate in National Prescription Drug-Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Drug take-back areas will be located in the Hy-Vee pharmacy or clinic’s parking lot and all prescription medications, including controlled substances, will be accepted. For a […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Flooding

Governor Mike Parson on Wednesday requested that President Donald Trump approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri to provide federal assistance to a total of 13 counties in response to devastating flooding that began March 11. The Governor said he expects the request to be expanded to include additional counties once floodwaters recede and full damage assessments can be […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department issues 13 citations during safety project

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports 13 speeding citations were issued to drivers on U. S. Highway 36 during a Community Traffic Safety Project this weekend. Eleven of those speeding citations were issued Friday, and the other two were issued Sunday. Cox notes a Nebraska driver cited for speeding Friday was also cited for driving […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson requests Army Corps of Engineers manage Missouri River for flood control, navigation

Governor Mike Parson has submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  The committee field hearing in Glenwood, Iowa, will focus on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers river management following devastating flooding in the region. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley will participate. Witnesses will include officials from the Army Corps as well […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson calls for damage assessments in preparation for federal disaster declaration request

Governor Mike Parson has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessment in seven Missouri counties in response to devastating Missouri River flooding that began in March. The joint teams will survey damage in preparation for a request from the Governor for federal disaster assistance. “Although the floodwaters have not fully […]

Boat Ramp

Audio: Missouri Governor Parson says “Economic development is centered around river management”

Governor Parson was among three governors meeting in Iowa Wednesday afternoon to get an update from federal officials on Missouri River flooding.  Parson says Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska needs to be on the same page when it comes to flood response.     Parson says state officials should have “a more active role” in making […]

Flood of 2019

Audio: Governors of Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska meet with Army Corps, FEMA officials to discuss flood-prevention

The governors of Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska want the Army Corps of Engineers to come up with more flood-prevention solutions. The three governors and Army Corps and Federal Emergency Management officials met Wednesday in Iowa and plan to meet again in three weeks. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Council Bluffs, Governor Parson says […]

Road Closed Due to Flooding

Roads in northern Missouri remain closed due to flooding and damage

Flooding along the Missouri River has devastated parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas. In addition to the continued closure of Interstate 29 and many other routes throughout Northwest Missouri, receding floodwaters have exposed damage to some roadways and bridges that may require emergency contracts. An estimated date for reopening the following roadways and bridges […]

Road Closed Due to Flooding

Many structures may remain closed for an extended time, even after floodwaters recede

Flooding along the Missouri River has devastated parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas. In addition to the continued closure of Interstate 29 and many other routes throughout Northwest Missouri, receding floodwaters in Atchison and Holt counties have exposed damage to roadways and bridges that may require emergency contracts. An estimated date for reopening the […]

McDonalds Sign

McDonald’s to donate 20% of sales to flood relief efforts

McDonald’s owner-operators from across the Kansas City metro area and St. Joseph are coming together to rally behind flood relief efforts. McDonald’s restaurants are participating in a market-wide fundraiser on Wednesday, March 27. McDonald’s franchisees are donating 20 percent of their sales between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on this day to local American Red […]

Soybeans

Audio: Flooding reroutes, delays Missouri grain and fertilizer shipments

Flooding in Missouri and the Midwest has caused railroads to reroute grain and fertilizer. Andy Williams with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway says grain and fertilizer shipments are delayed as a result.     Williams with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad says it cannot get to several Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas communities yet.     […]

Flooded land

Relief efforts for Nebraska flood victims have local collection sites

Donations of cleaning supplies, paper items, and non-perishable food can be dropped off at locations in Chillicothe and Gallatin to provide relief to Fremont and North Bend, Nebraska, which have been affected by flooding. Donations for Show Nebraska MO Love can be dropped off at the Chillicothe Hy-Vee and Dungy’s Market of Gallatin through March […]