Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court to hear Missouri Medicaid expansion lawsuit case this morning

The Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday morning, July 13, 2021, in Jefferson City in one of the biggest cases the court has faced in recent memory: Missouri’s Medicaid expansion lawsuit case. Oral arguments will begin Tuesday at 11 a.m.     Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled in late June that […]

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Trenton man charged with domestic assault in Sullivan County

A Trenton man has been charged in Sullivan County after an alleged assault in Pollock. Thirty-two-year-old Jason Edward Clay has been charged with felony second-degree domestic assault and felony third-degree domestic assault, stemming from September 2019. An arraignment was scheduled for the morning of June 10. A probable cause statement says a deputy went to […]

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Bill banning trans students from sports teams by gender wins support of Missouri House

(Missouri Independent) – After hours of fierce debate that spanned the course of two days, the Missouri House on Wednesday signed off on a prohibition on transgender students participating on the sports teams that match their gender identity. The provision, offered as an amendment by Rep. Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, to House Bill 1141 was adopted by a vote […]

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Audio: Missouri bill would lower school immunization requirements

Missouri children attending daycares, K-12 public schools, or college might not be required to get vaccinated against certain illnesses – if they have a “conscientious belief” opposing the immunizations. Lebanon State Representative Suzie Pollock is proposing the change for vaccinations against polio, rubella, mumps, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, and others. Her bill would also […]

Charges Filed

Chillicothe man charged with leaving the scene of an accident which resulted in death

A Chillicothe man has been charged in Clinton County with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. The crash happened four miles east of Lathrop on November 23rd in which a truck driver died. Forty-three-year-old John Pollock also faces tampering with a motor vehicle—first degree. Pollock entered a plea of not guilty on November […]

Fatal Crash

Big Rig driver killed after being ejected during crash; driver of second vehicle leaves the scene of the crash, later arrested

A truck driver from Kansas City was killed and another driver from east-central Missouri was arrested following an accident before daylight Monday morning in Clinton County. The crash happened four miles east of Lathrop near the Caldwell-Clinton County line. Pronounced dead at the scene was 44-year-old Benjamin Reed of Kansas City. Reed was driving a […]

Court News

Judge Steve Hudson presides over busy court docket in Tuesday session of Grundy County Court

Preliminary hearings were waived on Tuesday by seven defendants in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Each is to be arraigned on their various charges on Thursday in Division One of the Circuit Court in Trenton. Cory Jack Burchett of Trenton is charged with the September 30th offenses of possessing a controlled substance […]

Rollover Crash

Milan woman and two children injured in rollover crash on Route B

A Milan woman and two children received moderate injuries in a lettered route, single-vehicle rollover accident, Thursday afternoon three miles southeast of Pollock. Taken to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan were 37-year-old Dana Ingels, a four-year-old girl, and a two-year-old boy. Names of the children are not released by the patrol due to their […]

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Missouri could criminalize sex changes and related treatments for those under 18

The Missouri Legislature is being asked to ban doctors and their workers from assisting with or doing sex changes to those under 18. Representative Adam Schnelting is proposing to charge them with a felony and yank their professional licenses for providing gender reassignments, hormonal therapy, and puberty blockers, which are different from surgically changing genitalia. […]

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Head-on crash in Unionville injures three

Three people were injured late Tuesday afternoon when a car and a pickup met head-on in Unionville. The crash took place at 18th and Main Street. Taken to Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville were the driver of the pickup, 25-year-old Klayton Munden of Pollock and 20-year-old Jacob Hopman of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Munden sustained minor […]

Rollover Accident

Trenton man injured when truck overturns near Pollock

The Highway Patrol reports a Trenton man sustained serious injuries when the heavy-duty truck he drove overturned three miles south of Pollock on Friday morning. An ambulance transported 52-year-old Jeffery Jarrett to the Sullivan County Memorial Hospital of Milan. The truck traveled south on Route B before it ran off the road and overturned, which […]

Child Exploitation

Missouri man sentenced to 30-years for sexual exploitation of a child

A Springfield, Missouri., man was sentenced in federal court for recording his sexual abuse of a child victim. George Ralph Pollock, 77, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 30 years in federal prison without parole. On April 3, 2018, Pollock pleaded guilty to the sexual exploitation of a child. Pollock admitted […]