WOTUS or Waters of the United States

Coalition of lawmakers sound alarm on Biden administration’s plan to redefine “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS

Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) and other top Republican leaders in outlining their concerns regarding the Biden administration’s intention to undo the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule.  The Biden administration’s recent announcement signaled its intent […]

WOTUS or Waters of the United States

Missouri Attorney General opposes reinstatement of overreaching WOTUS rule in Letter to EPA and Army Corps of Engineers

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, opposing their recent move to reconsider the more limited Navigable Waters Protection Rule, a President Trump-era rule that reversed the 2015 Obama-era Waters of the United States rule. EPA Administrator Michael Regan and the […]

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California man charged in Missouri with trafficking more than four kilos of fentanyl

A California man was charged in federal court with transporting more than four kilograms of fentanyl from Los Angeles, California, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, aboard a bus that stopped at a Kansas City, Missouri station. Miguel Angel Duran, 28, was charged with one count of possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute in a criminal complaint […]

Janssen Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issues order for Janssen COVID-19 vaccine administration

Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services signed the standing order for Janssen Biotech, Inc. COVID-19 vaccine administration after a review of preliminary recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “We are incredibly appreciative to be receiving additional vaccines in Missouri, and we remain committed […]

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Lawson man charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of Elizabeth Michelle Adams

A Lawson man has been charged in Caldwell County with first-degree murder following a shooting in Polo the morning of January 27th in which a woman died from her injuries. Thirty-five-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior has also been charged with assault—first degree or attempt, armed criminal action, robbery—first degree, unlawful possession of a firearm, and […]

Poinsettia

Poinsettia: America’s most popular flower

Poinsettia is our nation’s most popular potted flowering plant. What makes this remarkable is that most poinsettias are sold between the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Despite its short sales period, poinsettia contributed $170 million to the U.S. economy last year, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Native to southern Mexico and […]

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Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri raises over $9,000 during “Scare Away Cancer” Battle of the Branches

Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri has announced that the Centerville branch is the winner of the Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri Scare Away Cancer – Battle of the Branches scarecrow contest.  Centerville earned the most points based on the dollar amount of the donations collected plus the number of likes, comments, and shares on the […]

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Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri to host “Scare Away Cancer—Battle of the Branches Scarecrow Contest”

Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri is hosting a Scare Away Cancer—Battle of the Branches Scarecrow Contest to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each Farmers Bank branch has decorated its location with pink fall décor. Each is also conducting a fundraiser to support a local cancer awareness group. Marketing Director Cindy Roy says funds […]

Charges Filed

Two from Kansas City charged after high-speed pursuit and manhunt in Clinton County

A man from Kansas City, Missouri, and a woman from Kansas City, Kansas face charges in Clinton County following what the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office called a pursuit and manhunt that ended in Wallace State Park. Online court information shows 28-year-old Tony Joe Grado has been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or […]

Winter Storm Warning

Northern Missouri hit with double whammy as Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory issued

Scattered rain showers are expected to transition to a rain-snow mix then over to all snow across far northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri by early Thursday morning. Periods of snow will continue through Friday morning. Several inches of snowfall is possible across northern Missouri with lighter amounts further south. Given the time of year, snowfall […]

Breast cancer support group wall hanging

Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group to hold raffle for handcrafted wall hanging

The Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group will hold a raffle for a quilted wall hanging at Winter Pink Out events to benefit the support group. Tickets for the three-by-three-feet wall hanging, donated by Cyndi Johnson, will be available at the Trenton R-9 basketball games on February 4th and wrestling meet February 6th. The tickets […]

Breast Cancer Support Group

Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group provides vital services to cancer patients

The Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group is in its second year and spokesperson Cindy Jennings says the group helps Grundy County breast cancer patients by providing them with care bags, gas cards, and Visa cards. The group also provides education on breast cancer, participates in parades and fundraising events, and is the sponsor of […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee, Pinky Swear Foundation raise more than $100,000 for children with cancer and their families

Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, announced today that its register roundup event raised more than $100,000 across Hy-Vee’s more than 260 stores. The annual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Register Roundup took place from August 1-18 to give customers the opportunity to […]

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Hy-Vee to hold “Round-Up” fundraising event for Pinky Swear Foundation

Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, has announced that its register round-up fundraising event will be held on August 1 through August 18, 2019, at Hy-Vee’s more than 260 stores. The annual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Register Round-Up gives customers the opportunity […]

Heroin and Needle

Woman who hid heroin to appear pregnant pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A woman who hid heroin around her waist and pretended to be pregnant pleaded guilty in federal court to drug trafficking. Perla E. Murillo, 18, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to possessing heroin with the intent to distribute. Law enforcement officers were conducting interdiction activities at a local bus station […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years for drug trafficking that led to kidnapping, torture

Two men have been sentenced in federal court this week for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that led to the kidnapping and torture of an Independence, Missouri, man. Gerald L. Holmes, also known as “Jerry” or “Joker,” 27, and Richard M. Phoenix, also known as “Snake,” 77, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. […]