Two groups are suing Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft alleging that he robbed Missourians of a public vote about new abortion regulations. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and the No Bans on Choice Committee say Ashcroft refused to issue the ballot language needed to start collecting signatures. Tony Rothert with the ACLU opposes […]
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of Camden County that detailed lack of oversight and failure to follow policies to ensure efficient use of taxpayer dollars throughout county government. Auditor Galloway also released a separate audit of the Camden County Collector’s Office, which is required by law when a vacancy occurs in […]
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and Stewartsville Police Department report they are investigating several stolen vehicles from Stewartsville reported Wednesday evening or on Thursday morning. The agencies note several other vehicles were gone through but not taken. Anyone who has seen anything suspicious is asked to call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 816-449-5802.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton resident on drug-related charges and the extradition of two other individuals on probation violations in the last few days. Sean Philip Biller was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with the felonies of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of […]
Daviess County Public Water Supply District Number 2 reports a water main break on 242nd Street and Route UU in Coffey. Several customers will be without water or experience low water pressure. Those customers will be under a boil advisory until further notice.
The Annual Field Day at the Forage Systems Research Systems Center near Linneus next month will feature presentations on beef cattle, industrial hemp, beekeeping, industrial hemp, and weather. The free public event will begin the morning of September 10th at 8:30 and will include a free lunch. Beef cattle topics will include discussions on new […]
State Auditor Nicole Galloway wants Governor Parson to call a special session to fully fund putting armed officers in Missouri’s K through 12 public schools. A statewide task force recommends that all Missouri elementary and secondary public schools have an armed officer. Galloway says eliminating a giveaway to big businesses could fund the program. […]
From September 15, 2017, to August 20, 2019, there have been 414 hepatitis A outbreak-associated cases in 35 Missouri counties. Of the cases reported, there have been 233 hepatitis A outbreak-associated hospitalizations and 2 hepatitis A outbreak-associated deaths. The disease appears to be spreading through direct person-to-person contact, mostly among people who use illicit injection […]
An area youth attended the National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Training at Texas A&M in Kingsville, Texas. Kaci Persell was one of 30 participants from 15 states who learned about public speaking, leadership skills, and etiquette. The participants met with industry representatives and toured King Ranch. A maximum of two from each state were selected […]
FEMA’s mitigation experts will be visiting Carrollton in Carroll County August 22-27 to offer home-improvement tips on rebuilding better and stronger after this year’s severe storms in Missouri. The team will also share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors […]
Mercer County Public Water Supply District Number 1 of Mercer reports it is aware of the bad taste and odor of water in the area. The taste and odor are caused by a greater than normal algae bloom at the source, but the water supply district has been told the water is safe to drink. […]
Linn County voters elected a sheriff in a special election on Tuesday. The Linn County Clerk’s Office reports Republican Jeff Henke defeated Democrat Billy Stroud with a total vote of 1,213 to 504. Ninety-one of those votes were cast absentee, with 54 absentees for Henke and 37 for Stroud. Henke will replace Tom Parks who […]