Unemployment Benefits Graphic

Application deadline approaching for disaster unemployment benefits in six Missouri counties

The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Employment Security will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for individuals in six Missouri counties through September 5, 2019, whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and ended July 5, 2019. A disaster assistance amendment was […]

Disaster Relief

Disaster unemployment benefits available to flood and tornado victims in six additional Missouri counties

An additional six counties have been added to the list of 20 Missouri counties already declared as major disasters. The declaration and yesterday’s amendment allow Missourians in those 26 counties whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and continuing, to apply for up to […]

Charges Filed

Suspect held in Mercer County on $75,000 bond also faces charges in Grundy County

A Kansas City man is held in jail following a recent Mercer County arrest on two felony charges and three misdemeanor counts. Twenty-seven-year-old Drake Andrew Kately is to appear next Tuesday, August 6th, in Mercer County’s Associate Division of Circuit Court. Bond has been set at $75,000. Kately faces charges for July 24th incidents that […]

Immigration

Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules taking effect today

Immigration rights groups, including the ACLU, are vowing to sue to stop the administration’s new asylum rules, which take effect today. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that blocks non-Mexican migrants from applying for asylum if they arrive on the southern border without proof they were refused asylum in the first country they […]

Drinking and Driving

Troopers arrest three in north Missouri for DWI over the weekend

The highway patrol reports a Jamesport resident, 40-year old Jackqueline Blackburn, was arrested early Sunday in Daviess County and accused of felony driving while intoxicated, failure to properly maintain plates, and no proof of insurance. Blackburn was taken to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail. A Bethany man, 56-year-old Wayne Bonde, was arrested early Sunday in Harrison […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA teams canvassing disaster-designated counties to assist survivors

FEMA outreach teams will begin canvassing Missouri communities affected by the flooding and severe weather in the 20 counties included in this week’s federal disaster declaration to help impacted Missourians register for federal disaster assistance. The teams, known as Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs), are working in counties designated as federal disaster areas to assist […]

Accident involving alcohol

Novinger man demolishes car on Route K; patrol accuses him of DWI

A resident of Novinger was injured and faces potential charges from a single-vehicle accident last night in western Adair County. The highway patrol listed injuries as serious for 37-year-old Christopher Kennedy who was taken by ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Kennedy was southbound when his car traveled off the right side of […]

Unemployment Benefits Graphic

Disaster Declaration allows for unemployment benefits if job was lost due to disaster

When President Donald Trump granted a major disaster declaration in 20 Missouri counties, including Livingston, Carroll, and Chariton in the northern Missouri area, that decision allows residents whose jobs were lost or interrupted to apply for up to 36 weeks of disaster unemployment assistance. The declaration spans from severe storms and flooding from April 29 […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports three arrests over the weekend

The highway patrol reports a Henrietta resident was arrested early Sunday in Ray County and accused of possessing methamphetamine, dangerous drugs, and not being a valid operator. Fifty-seven-year-old Catherine Martin was taken to the Ray County jail. A Unionville resident, 20-year old Isaiah Davidson, was arrested Saturday afternoon in Putnam County on Sullivan county warrants […]