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Grundy County Sheriff reports two arrests on Wednesday

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two individuals on Wednesday. Forty-six-year-old Adam Peter Bentz of Nixa has been charged with felony non-support—total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under an order of support. Bond is $10,000 cash only. Court documents accuse Bentz of failing to provide adequate food, clothing, lodging, […]

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Audio: Northeast Missouri legislator says alternatives to incarceration are important

There’s bipartisan support in the state legislature to focus on shifting the criminal justice system away from mass incarceration. Freshman Republican Representative Louis Riggs of northeast Missouri’s Hannibal says he’s looking forward to GOP Governor Parson’s leadership on the issue.     Riggs of Hannibal says alternatives to incarceration are important.     Riggs sits […]

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Grundy County budget for 2019 projects deficit

Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard reports the proposed 2019 county budget projects a balance deficit of $502,419. Estimated revenues for 2019 total 4,693,199, and estimated expenditures total $5,195,618. The budget includes a 5.8% increase in medical insurance, a 21.9% increase in worker compensation at this time, an eight percent increase in liability insurance, and a […]

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Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]

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Audio: Additional details released on proposed shuttering of Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron

Story by Alisa Nelson of Missourinet The Crossroads Correctional Center in northwest Missouri’s Cameron could be closing. Governor Mike Parson’s state budget proposal includes shuttering the prison and moving the inmates and many of the workers to the other prison in town – the Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC).     “As governor, I am […]

Audio: Governor Mike Parson delivers State of the State Address to Missouri Legislature

Governor Mike Parson delivered his first State of the State Address to the Missouri Legislature today.  You can listen to his entire speech.     Parson’s budget proposal includes closing Crossroads Prison in Cameron and moving inmates, workers mostly to Northwest Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron. The $20 million in savings would b used to give […]