Amtrak Missouri River Runner train#313 pulling into Kirkwood Missouri Amtrak Station

U.S. House Democrats add more mass transit, high-speed rail into infrastructure bill

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. House transportation panel early Wednesday passed along party lines the panel’s $60 billion slice of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget plan, adding nearly $20 billion for a new transit program and high-speed rail development in the states. Chairman Peter A. DeFazio of Oregon had considered these and other items underfunded in […]

U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Audio: Hawley calls for resignation of military leadership, honors Wentzville Marine on Senate floor

Missouri’s U-S Senator Josh Hawley spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday to honor the life of a Missouri Marine who was killed in Afghanistan last month during the U-S evacuation.     Hawley also supported pulling out of the country but criticizes how the Biden administration handled it.     Hawley introduced a resolution to […]

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Trenton police report no injuries, but issue citation to driver after trailer comes loose from pickup, striking utility pole

The Trenton Police Department reports there were no injuries, but one driver was issued a citation after a trailer struck a utility pole on September 8, 2021. Officer Jeff Spencer’s crash report says 78-year-old Larry Eugene Dannar of Trenton drove a pickup truck south on Princeton Road. The towed unit came unhooked near 19th Street, […]

Group Photo of Missouri Public Safety Medals

Governor Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2020

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored […]

Carlin Allison of Doniphan nabs state record for American eel (Main Story Photo by Mo Dept of Conservation)

Ripley County angler swipes rare Missouri state record for American eel

The Missouri Department of Conservation congratulates Carlin Allison of Doniphan on a rare feat, catching a state record American eel. Allison was catfishing on the Current River July 26 when he reeled in the 6-pound, 15-ounce eel on his pole-and-line. This makes the ninth state record fish recorded in 2021. “I was using skipjack bait […]

COVID-19 or Coronaviru Vaccine

Vaccine hesitancy in Missouri is more complicated than just party affiliation

This article is a commentary.  The thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions of KTTN/KGOZ Radio, staff, management, or webmaster.   (Missouri Independent) – No doubt, what is happening to sections of our state is absolutely heartbreaking. Currently, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Livingston County Sheriff releases information on recent investigations and incidents

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released information about recent incidents involving the sheriff’s office. One incident involved grandparents reporting a juvenile running away from home. Cox says the sheriff’s office responded to a rural area July 4th, and a deputy located the pre-teen. The youth was caught after a reported foot chase of about […]

Charges Filed

Four charged in Daviess County in case regarding theft of a skid steer from Altamont

Four individuals have been charged in Daviess County after the sheriff’s office received a report of a skid steer being stolen from Altamont on May 27th. Online court information shows 35-year-old Patrick Michael Wright of Kansas City, 38-year-old Patience Destinie Giersdorf of Kansas City, 32-year-old John Dale Mackey of Kansas City, and 40-year-old George David […]

Unemployment

Audio: Missouri Senate works on bill that would forgive unemployment overpayments, shrink future jobless benefits

The Missouri Senate worked Monday on a bill that would forgive state and federal unemployment overpayments. During debate on the proposal, an attempt was also made to shrink future jobless payments by eight weeks. Kansas City Democrat Greg Razer says the effort would kick Missourians while they are down.     Warrensburg Republican Denny Hoskins […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Democrats vow court battle if lawmakers don’t fund Missouri Medicaid expansion

(Missouri Independent) – With the Missouri Senate poised for what promises to be a lengthy debate over Medicaid expansion, legislative Democrats said Tuesday that the fight over funding will move to the courts if lawmakers don’t approve money for the new coverage. During a rally on the Capitol Building lawn, Senate Democrats promised to push […]

Wire Fraud

Branson performer pleads guilty to fraud scheme

A performer at a Branson, Missouri, theater pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing more than $85,000 from hundreds of his own audience members who donated to his non-existent charity for foster children. “For several years, this performer took advantage of his own audiences by pulling at their heartstrings while stealing from their pockets,” said […]

Gary Downs

Osborn man charged with murder in relation to Sheriff Andy Clark’s death, bound over to Division One of DeKalb County Circuit Court

An Osborn man charged with second-degree murder in relation to a motor vehicle accident that caused DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark’s death had his case bound over to Division One of DeKalb County Circuit Court on Thursday.  An arraignment is scheduled for 35-year-old Gary Wayne Downs on April 9th. Downs was also charged with the […]

Gas Tax

Audio: Missouri Senate gives initial approval to proposed gas tax hike with a rebate

The Missouri Senate has given initial approval on Wednesday to a proposed gas tax hike with a rebate. The vote comes after the upper chamber spent about eight hours Tuesday on the plan before eventually pulling the bill from debate. Senate President Dave Schatz of Sullivan is proposing to boost the tax by 12-and-a-half cents […]