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Missouri Senate committee begins work on violent crimefighting package

A Missouri Senate committee is reviewing a plan that aims to help reduce the state’s violent crime rate. Sen. Doug Libla, the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee chairman is sponsoring the bill the Legislature is tasked with passing during the special session underway. In Kansas City, at least 107 people have been murdered so […]

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Light docket heads up Division One of Grundy County court

Two defendants have waived preliminary hearings and had their felony cases continued to Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident William Griffin is charged with driving while intoxicated, persistent offender; and resisting or interfering with an arrest – both on July 2nd. A resident of Port Huron, Michigan – James […]

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Schuyler County teacher named finalist in Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

An agriculture teacher at Schuyler R-1 Schools in Queen City is one of 50 teachers and teacher teams from the United States named as finalists for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Coley Hanes, the other teachers, and their trades programs are in the running for a share of $1 million […]

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Audio: EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water

Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]

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Audio: 110 pedestrians were killed in Missouri during 2019

State transportation officials are conducting a public awareness campaign about the increasing number of pedestrian deaths in Missouri. State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) child passenger and bike-pedestrian safety coordinator Tara Van Loo says 110 pedestrians were killed in Missouri in 2019. Another 307 suffered serious injuries. She says the top contributing factors were failure to […]

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Independence man facing multiple charges after crashing on I-35

A man from Independence was injured Monday afternoon when the car he was driving left Interstate 35 and overturned multiple times in Daviess County. The driver has been accused of several potential charges. The crash occurred at 3:50 pm Monday approximately 13 miles north of Cameron when 27-year-old Levi Williams received serious injuries. He was […]

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Suspect apprehended in Tuesday manhunt charged with first-degree murder and attempted robbery

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the suspect taken into custody following a manhunt Tuesday has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted robbery in Johnson County, Kansas from crimes earlier in May. Jesse Moses Monreal remains incarcerated at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. The manhunt came after an alleged vehicle theft in Lafayette County. […]

Jesse Moses Monreal

Man taken into custody on Tuesday charged in Livingston and Lafayette counties

A suspect taken into custody Tuesday after an alleged incident in Lafayette County involving the stealing of a pickup truck and one suspect allegedly shooting at the vehicle owner has been charged in Livingston and Lafayette counties. Two other suspects remain at large. Online court information shows 35-year-old Jesse Moses Monreal has been charged in […]