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Audio:” Missouri bill would re-direct federal stimulus checks for prisoners who owe restitution

A northwest Missouri state senator wants to re-direct federal stimulus payments which might be heading to prisoners who owe money to victims. Senator Tony Luetkemeyer, a Republican from, Parkville, sponsors the measure being considered during the legislative session in Jefferson City.     Luetkemeyer’s bill could head to the Senate floor at any time. Congress […]

No More Trash

Missouri’s annual “No MOre Trash! Bash” returns April 1, 2021

It spring cleaning time and the month of April marks Missouri’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash coordinated by the Missouri Department of Transportation. During the annual statewide anti-litter event, volunteers are encouraged to clean up litter adjacent to highways to help beautify Missouri. The No MOre Trash! Bash is an annual outreach of MoDOT’s year-round […]

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Audio: Due to staffing shortages, two Missouri prisons temporarily transfer workers and inmates

To help deal with staffing shortages, workers and prisoners at two Missouri prisons have been temporarily relocated to nearby prisons.      State Department of Corrections Spokeswoman Karen Pojmann tells Missourinet workers and inmates at a Fulton prison in mid-Missouri have been moved to the minimum-security prison in town. Staff and offenders at Kansas City […]

Prison Inmate or Prison Worker

Audio: More than 1,400 Missouri prisoners enroll in career and technical training annually

More than 1,400 Missouri prisoners enroll in career and technical training annually. During a Missouri House Budget Committee hearing this week, Trevor Foley with the state Department of Corrections, says nearly 1,600 professional certifications were issued to offenders in the fiscal year 2020.     Foley says the prison system has a great placement rate […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Audio: Missouri prison system experiences significant drop in COVID-19 cases

In early December, the Missouri Department of Corrections began installing 1,400 air purifying devices and using disinfectant sprayers within the prison system. Since then, department spokesperson Karen Pojmann tells Missourinet the number of coronavirus cases has fallen by 80%. The agency reports 7,612 staff and inmates have been infected with the virus since last spring – 147, or […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve upgrading electrical system as well as electric rate study

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on Monday evening, January 25th approved two ordinances authorizing engineering service contract agreements. City Clerk Hattie Rains reports one with Finley Engineering Company involves upgrading the 2400 electrical system. The other agreement is for electric cost of service and standard rate design with Toth and Associates and involves an electric rate […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Grundy County Health Department reports so far, no COVID-19 vaccine for employees

Hospitals and health departments in the state have reported immunizing their employees and front line workers with a COVID-19 vaccine. Grundy County Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson reports no doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are yet available at the health department for its employees. The health department is working on getting a vaccine for individuals […]

Lack of adequate funding has left county taxpayers bearing incarceration costs of state prisoners

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released an audit of the County Reimbursement Program, which reimburses county governments for certain costs for housing and transporting state prisoners. The program is administered by the Missouri Department of Corrections. The audit found that a combination of delayed reimbursements due to lack of state funding and increasing incarceration […]

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Audio: Convicted Missouri killer Richard Davis, once subject of massive national manhunt, dies in hospital

A high-profile Missouri prisoner who was waiting for an execution date has died, from apparent natural causes.     The Missouri Department of Corrections says 56-year-old Richard Davis died of natural causes this week, at a hospital. Davis was sentenced to death in 2007 for the separate gruesome killings of Marsha Spicer and Michelle Huff […]