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Audio: Missouri Department of Revenue Director Ken Zellers says “no tax return backlog this year”

The state has received and completed about 2.5 million individual income tax returns. Missouri Department of Revenue Director Ken Zellers says the figure represents a roughly 358,000 decline compared to this time last year.     “I expect it to stay pretty steady. I do not expect a backlog,” says Zellers. “Every year, we process […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Building and Nuisance Board deals with extensive list of properties at latest meeting

Extensions of time were granted regarding eight residential properties when the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board met Monday evening, May 18, 2020. Two other properties were removed from the declaration of a nuisance as repairs were made as requested. Those locations are 912 West 14th Street owned by Teresa Coltrain and 2108 Main owned by […]

Frederick Joseph Lutz arrest

Grand jury in Missouri indicts former priest on sodomy charges

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri has now been indicted by a grand jury in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, for alleged sexual abuse of minors. The grand jury has indicted 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz on two counts of forcible sodomy and two counts of deviate sexual assault. This is a superseding indictment, which […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board identifies seven properties for demolition

Seven houses are scheduled to be demolished following actions Monday night of the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board and the Trenton City Council. Those locations include 1409 Lulu belonging to Russell and Bea Shaw; 701 East 6th Street – property of Jim and Mary Drake; 1314 Norton belonging to Bret and Penny Buswell; as well […]

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Audio: Missouri House committee could vote this week on measure targeting trans athletes

A Missouri House committee could vote this week on a proposed public vote targeting transgender high school athletes. If approved by voters, transgender athletes would have to participate in sports based on their biological sex and females could no longer play football with their male teammates, for instance. During a public hearing, Yukon State Representative […]

Frederick Joseph Lutz arrest

Retired priest charged with sex-related crimes in southeast Missouri

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri is now charged with four sex-related felonies in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, involving alleged sexual abuse of minors. Missourinet’s Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS reports 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz was arrested Wednesday morning in Springfield, where he now lives. Stoddard County Prosecutor Russell Oliver has charged Lutz […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board takes action on 12 properties

With just four out of seven members present, Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board met Monday evening and took action on several properties of concern. Public hearings were held about five residential locations. Each was then advanced to the next step in the process called “findings of fact.” Those addresses are 409 East 19th Street, 1437 […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board acts on 12 properties

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening granted seven extensions, three locations advance to public hearings; and two others were released. Two fire-damaged houses also were topics of discussion during the nearly one-hour meeting. Public hearings are to be held November 25th for 213 West 6th Street, 1004 Laclede, and 18-14 Hillcrest. Ninety-day extensions allow […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board adds three addresses to nuisance list

Three additional addresses were declared a nuisance when the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board met Monday evening. Those addresses include 1004 Laclede, 1814 Hillcrest Drive, and 213 West 6th Street. Each location will be added to the agenda for the next board meeting on October 28th. That agenda also will include public hearings for 1011 […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board addresses eleven properties of concern

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening advanced five properties of concern, granted time extensions to four others, heard about two new locations and released one from the list. Because work was completed as recommended by the city, the board agreed to release 1323 Tindall and revoke existence of a dangerous building. After reviewing 309 […]