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Missouri Department of Conservation proposes regulation changes to help landowners control nuisance wildlife

The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing regulations to help landowners address damage caused by problem wildlife and feral hogs. MDC is proposing the changes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision or thermal imagery to address livestock loss caused by coyotes and damage caused by feral hogs. […]

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Missouri man sentenced for child pornography, sexual exploitation

A Grain Valley, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for traveling to North Dakota for illicit sex with a 14-year-old child, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, while he was under investigation for distributing child pornography over the internet. Andy Earl Crook, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation has new rules for deer carcasses in ongoing fight against CWD

Starting in 2020, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has added additional regulations to the Wildlife Code of Missouri as part of its ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The new regulations change the requirements for transporting deer carcasses into Missouri and throughout the state […]

Court News

Probation violation hearings dominate session of Grundy County court

Probation violation hearings dominated Thursday’s docket in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Shawn Michael Yuille saw his probation revoked on an original Grundy county charge of stealing a motor vehicle in April of 2015. Yuille was sentenced to three years with the Department of Corrections with the term to run concurrently […]

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Trenton City Council approves third-party company to handle billing and mailing of TMU services

While all eight agenda items were eventually approved, several were decided by split votes last night of the eight-member Trenton City Council. By the end of this year, Trenton Municipal Utilities will have transitioned to having an Olathe, Kansas company provide the billing and mailing services. The change is seen by TMU officials as saving […]

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Chillicothe FFA member attends Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence Academy

Missouri’s top 30 FFA high school seniors completed the fifth annual Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence (HYPE) FFA Academy June 25-27, in Columbia, Missouri. Chillicothe FFA member Montana Plattner was a member of the top 30 attending the program. The three-day intensive program is designed to inform and empower students to effectively engage in pressing agriculture […]

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FFA high school seniors complete “Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence” academy

Missouri’s top 30 FFA high school seniors completed the Fifth Annual Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence FFA Academy in Columbia last week. Top 30 FFA high school seniors from area schools include Anna Milazzo of Grundy County R-5, Montana Faith Plattner of Chillicothe, Kylee Marie Baker and Kasey Waterman of Meadville, Luke Vaughn of Marceline, […]

Audio: Governor Parson signs agriculture bill into law pertaining to CAFOs

Legislation that prevents Missouri counties from imposing regulations on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that are stricter than state regulations has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson.     The bill is backed by many of the state’s commodity groups, including the Missouri Farm Bureau and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Critics include St. […]

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Audio: Missouri ACLU says it will see Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in court over abortion petition decision

The Missouri American Civil Liberties Union says it will see Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in court. Ashcroft has denied two referendum petitions opposing new abortion regulations because he says the part of the bill has already become law – making the petitions unconstitutional.     As soon as the governor signed the bill, the […]

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes new efforts to limit spread of CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation is increasing its efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) throughout Missouri by proposing new regulations that would change requirements for transporting deer carcasses and add carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. If approved, the regulations would become effective Feb. 29, […]