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Department of Transportation roller vehicle overturns during loading; driver life flighted to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports a Norborne man sustained serious injuries when the Missouri Department of Transportation roller vehicle he was loading overturned off the trailer.  An air ambulance transported 26-year-old Chilton Elliott to the Truman Medical Center. The vehicle was being loaded onto a trailer when it overturned, striking the ditch. The incident occurred on […]

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Josh Hawley urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in Mississippi abortion case

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley joined with two of his GOP colleagues on Monday to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. Hawley, a Yale Law School graduate, and former Missouri attorney general, has said before that he […]

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Iowa resident injured when ATV overturns; driver accused of DWI

An Iowa resident was hurt on Saturday afternoon when the all-terrain vehicle he was operating overturned north of Unionville. Forty-one-year-old Dennis Anderson of Bondurant, Iowa was taken by private vehicle to Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville with moderate injuries. The accident happened three miles north of Unionville on Wildflower Drive as the northbound ATV […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Missouri Supreme Court rules voter-approved Medicaid expansion is constitutional

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri must expand Medicaid to 275,000 eligible people who were expecting coverage under a constitutional amendment that took effect July 1, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In a unanimous opinion, the court overturned a trial court ruling that the amendment, passed in August 2020 was unconstitutional because it may increase the state’s cost for […]

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Three from Iowa, including two children, injured in crash on Highway 36

Three Shenandoah, Iowa residents were hurt late Friday afternoon in DeKalb County when a sports utility vehicle overturned on Highway 36 east of Osborn. The driver, 28-year old Roger Cromwell, and a passenger, who’s a seven-year-old girl, both received serious injuries. Another passenger, a four-year-old girl, received minor injuries. All three were transported to Cameron […]

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Quick ruling expected from Missouri Supreme Court on Medicaid Expansion

Missouri’s Medicaid expansion lawsuit case is now in the hands of the seven-member state Supreme Court. The court heard about 35 minutes of oral arguments Tuesday morning in Jefferson City. This case will likely come down to the definition of “appropriation.” Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled in June that Missouri’s August Medicaid expansion […]

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Audio: For the first time in about 25 years, Missouri’s gas tax will increase

For the first time in about 25 years, Missouri’s gas tax will increase beginning in October. Governor Parson has signed into law a bill boosting the user fee by two-and-a-half cents annually over five years. During a ceremonial bill signing Tuesday in Jefferson City, Parson says the move is historic for Missouri infrastructure funding.   […]

The Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday over Medicaid expansion. (Screenshot from pool video provided by KMIZ-TV)

Fate of Missouri Medicaid expansion in the hands of the state Supreme Court

(Missouri Independent) – After an eight-year fight over Medicaid expansion, the arguments are over.  The question of whether 275,000 people will receive state-paid health care coverage is in the hands of the Missouri Supreme Court. Oral arguments took place Tuesday in an expedited appeal. The seven judges must decide whether Medicaid eligibility will expand, as directed by the […]

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Texas trucker demolishes big rig on I-35 in Daviess County

A truck driver from Texas received injuries when the big rig he was driving overturned on northbound Interstate 35 in Daviess County Thursday afternoon. Fifty-eight-year-old Robert Dunagan of Leander, Texas was taken by ambulance to the Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. The Freightliner went out of control and crossed the median at a location five […]

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Big rig driver injured in rollover crash near Meadville

An out-of-state truck driver was injured Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover accident three miles east of Meadville. Sixty-seven-year-old Michael Kolpin of Versailles, Kentucky, was taken by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital, then transferred to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries. The tractor-trailer was eastbound when it went out of control on a rain-covered […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports on July 4 holiday statistics, including 7 fatalities

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following 2021 July Fourth holiday statistics: 2021 July Fourth Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers worked 312 traffic crashes, which included 124 injuries and all seven fatalities. Troopers also made 144 DWI arrests and 81 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2021 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked 12 […]

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Golf cart overturns in Mercer County ejecting occupants, sends two to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports two Milo, Iowa residents sustained minor injuries when they were ejected from a golf cart three miles southwest of Mercer on Sunday, July 4. The driver, 36-year-old Nicholas Robbins, and passenger 40-year-old Danielle Robbins were taken by ambulance to the Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa. The golf cart traveled west […]