Law Enforcement Use of Force

Audio: Missouri Senate committee considers law enforcement use of force package

The Missouri Senate Judiciary Committee is considering a law enforcement package. During a public hearing, Bill sponsor Brian Williams says the legislation would include restrictions for when officers could use force. Officers would not be allowed to use force against a person already restrained and chokeholds would be banned.     Williams, a Democrat from […]

Coronavirus Update

45 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties, Putnam County administers first doses of vaccine

The Putnam County Health Department reports 26 additional COVID-19 cases since January 14th, which makes the total 431 or 8.66% of Putnam County residents. Twenty-four individuals are being monitored by public health. Nine deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 complications. The Putnam County Health Department reports it administered the first 90 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of January 25, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of January 25 – 31. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Trenton High School

Trenton R-9 Courtwarming candidates announced

The Trenton R-9 Courtwarming candidates have been announced. Senior candidates are Krista Ewing, Melanie Guerrero, Emily Owen, Preston Harris, Royce Jackson, and Kayden Spencer. Other candidates are juniors Jenna Reeter and Kaden Owen, sophomores Makayla Hamilton and Tucker Otto, and freshmen Madi Moore and Gabe Novak. Trenton High School Assistant Principal John Cowling reports Courtwarming […]

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Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

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Grundy and Linn County health departments receive shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

The Grundy County Health Department received the second shipment of COVID-19 vaccine it requested for Phase 1A recipients. Those individuals include patient-facing health care providers and staff. Administrator Elizabeth Gibson reports the health department has requested doses for Phase 1B Tier 2. That group includes individuals at a higher risk due to age or health […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education adopts Grundy County Hazard Mitigation Plan; approves audit

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved a resolution at a meeting Tuesday evening, January 18th adopting the Grundy County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports Jennifer Wyckoff with the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission spoke on hazard mitigation planning. The board approved the 2019-2020 audit. Alexis Sturgeon and Glen Wilson were appointed […]