Police brutality

Missouri Congressman introduces legislation intended to prevent police brutality

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay and a chorus of other lawmakers have introduced sweeping legislation designed to crack down on police brutality problems. Clay, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Black Caucus, want to reign in on police using deadly force and want to require an independent prosecutor for all police killings. Clay, […]

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Drag queens and supporters rally against proposed drag queen story hour ban

State Representative Ben Baker, R-Neosho, wants to ban drag queen storytime at public libraries. About 300 people, including queens dressed in full drag and LGBT supporters, rallied Saturday at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City against Baker’s bill. Missouri Capitol Police provided security and crowd control. The event included many holding signs like “Knowledge is […]

Child Porn

Missouri man sentenced to 10 years for receiving and distributing child pornography

A Joplin, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet. Daniel Shawn Rehman, 25, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 10 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Rehman to 15 years of supervised release following incarceration. On March 6, […]

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USDA announces $16M funding opportunity to support socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced up to $16 million in available funding to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known as the 2501 Program). […]

Medicaid

New report finds states that have not expanded Medicaid lag behind in maternal and child health

A new report finds that Missouri has among the highest uninsured rates for women of child-bearing age. The uninsured rate for Missouri women ages 18-44 is 13.9 percent, compared to an average of nine percent in Medicaid expansion states. Medicaid expansion has played a key role in improving several maternal and child health outcomes, according […]

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North Central Missouri College selected to participate in college-level “mathematics pathways” initiative

Students at North Central Missouri College along with eight other universities and community colleges in Missouri will soon receive expanded options for mathematics courses that are more aligned to their intended majors. A new initiative, led by the Missouri Department of Higher Education in collaboration with the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of […]

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Traffic stop in Livingston County results in dangerously drunk driver being arrested

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a traffic stop for speeding resulted in the arrest of a Kansas City, Missouri man for allegedly driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked or suspended, and other traffic violations. Online court information shows 35-year-old Riak Deng has been charged with felony DWI—aggravated.  Bond was set at $25,000 cash only, […]

Student dressed as Klansman

Missouri teacher suspended after allowing student to dress as Klansman

(AP) – A southern Missouri teacher who oversaw a history class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan has apologized for a “lapse of judgment” and is suspended indefinitely, the superintendent of the predominantly white district said Tuesday. The Poplar Bluff student who dressed as a Klansman Friday […]

ACT Test

Audio: ACT scores show Missouri students continue to slip; 22% of 2018 class is ready for college

Missouri students continue to slip in how prepared they are for college. Pat Curtis with Missourinet files this report.     Missouri’s 2018 graduating class earned an average composite score of 20 out of a possible 36 on their ACT test. The exam is used to help determine how prepared students are for college. According […]