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5-year-old injured after accidentally starting watercraft on Thomas Hill Lake

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports a five-year-old Denver, Colorado girl was seriously hurt when she accidentally started a personal watercraft and the vessel hit a dock in southwestern Macon County. The child was taken to University Hospital in Columbia. The accident happened late Saturday afternoon on a private dock at Thomas Hill Lake approximately three […]

Sex Offender

Missouri sex offender sentenced to 33 years in prison after impregnating 14-year-old victim

 A prior sex offender in Carthage, Missouri, who impregnated a 14-year-old victim, was sentenced in federal court for the sexual exploitation of a child. Victor Alfonso Vasquez, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 33 years and nine months in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 16, 2019, Vasquez pleaded guilty […]

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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 […]

Kidnapping

Princeton man facing four felonies including assault and kidnapping

A Princeton man faces four felonies after an incident Friday. Online court information shows 32 year old Jackie Duane Beaman has been charged with first degree endangering the welfare of a child—first offense—no sexual contact, second degree domestic assault, second degree kidnapping, and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond has been set at $10,000 cash […]

Brandon Young

Maysville man arrested on multiple accusations including failure to register as a sex offender

The highway patrol reports a Maysville man was arrested early Saturday in DeKalb County. Forty-year-old Brandon Young and accused of failure to register as a sex offender, displaying plates of another person, no proof of insurance, not wearing a seat belt, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Young was taken to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Missouri Chamber calls on governor to deal with ‘opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits’

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants Gov. Mike Parson to call a special session to put an end to “opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits”. In a press release, the Chamber says coronavirus liability is an emerging problem in Missouri involving those who believe they might have contracted the virus at a business and wants to […]

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Drag queens and supporters rally against proposed drag queen story hour ban

State Representative Ben Baker, R-Neosho, wants to ban drag queen storytime at public libraries. About 300 people, including queens dressed in full drag and LGBT supporters, rallied Saturday at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City against Baker’s bill. Missouri Capitol Police provided security and crowd control. The event included many holding signs like “Knowledge is […]

Crowder State Park

“Toddler Tuesdays” set to run through April 7, 2020 at Crowder State Park

Join Crowder State Park staff in showcasing nature to toddlers and preschool-age children while they experience time outdoors playing, learning and exploring our precious natural resources. Toddler Tuesdays will be held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31 and April 7. Each week, park staff will read […]

School Bus

Missouri House passes bill that could allow private and religious schools to cut wages of hourly workers

In 2018, Missouri voters gave their blessing to incrementally raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. The state House has passed a bill that would exempt private and religious school workers from the state’s minimum wage law. The proposal would open the door for these schools to reduce the pay of hourly […]