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Audio: Northeast Missouri gun dealers pleased with Second Amendment Preservation Act’s signing

Gun dealers in northeast Missouri are praising the governor’s signing of the Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA), describing it as a win for Second Amendment rights. Reporter Dylan Austin from Missourinet Quincy affiliate WGEM has the story:     SAPA declares that it’s the duty of the courts and law enforcement agencies to protect the […]

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Missouri lawmakers passed a host of reforms aimed at keeping kids out of jail

(Missouri Independent) – Retired St. Louis Judge Evelyn Baker once sentenced a 16-year-old Black boy to 241 years in prison for two armed robberies.  No one was seriously injured in the robberies, but the boy “didn’t express any remorse,” Baker said, remembering the sentencing hearing.  Now, when she thinks back, Baker deeply regrets the sentence […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Missouri’s Governor weighs in on 13 requests for special sessions and on FRA Issue

Missouri’s governor says the only special session he plans to call this year AT THIS POINT involves congressional redistricting, which is required because of the new U.S. Census data. Governor Mike Parson tells Capitol reporters that he currently has 13 requests for special sessions, on his desk:     The requests for special sessions include […]

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Missouri Governor says federal unemployment programs have given public incentive to stay out of the workforce

Saying that there’s a labor shortage across Missouri, Governor Mike Parson (R) has issued a directive to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to end all federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits. Missouri’s House Democratic Leader is blasting the decision. Governor Parson made the announcement during a Tuesday afternoon briefing at the Statehouse in Jefferson […]

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Officers installed, awards and scholarships presented at Trenton FFA Chapter Banquet

Ten new officers were installed, and numerous awards and scholarships were presented at Friday night’s Trenton FFA Chapter Banquet. Next year’s President of the Trenton FFA will be Colton Roy. The Vice Presidents are Rebecca Urich and Kaci Persell. The Secretary will be Gracyn Rongey, and the Treasurer is Makenzee Epperson, Sentinel is Gavin Chambers, […]

Pictured from left: Joni Williams, Brylee Williams, and Advisor Bryan Williams.

Brylee Williams of Princeton FFA Chapter named Area 2 Star in Agribusiness

The Missouri FFA Association recognized Brylee Loren Williams of the Princeton FFA Chapter as the Area 2 Star in Agribusiness and one of four finalists at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Her parents are Bryan and Joni Williams of Princeton. Her advisor is Bryan Williams. Area Stars in Agribusiness are selected based upon outstanding work […]

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Audio: North Missouri man jailed without bond at Lake of the Ozarks, charged with using peanuts to try to assault man with allergies

A man from northwest Missouri’s St. Joseph is jailed without bond this (Thursday) afternoon, accused of using peanuts to try to assault a man at Lake of the Ozarks. Reporter J.T. Gerlt from our Versailles affiliate KTKS has the story.     According to the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, 27-year-old Jacob Andes knew his […]

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Missouri KidsFirst announces recipients of 2021 “Standing with Children” awards

Missouri KidsFirst presented the 2021 Standing with Children Awards at a virtual event hosted by the organization at 12:00 PM on Monday, April 26, 2021. The 2021 recipients of the Standing with Children Awards are Laura Bauer and Judy Thomas, investigative reporters with the Kansas City Star, Dr. Linda Shaw, child abuse pediatrician with SSM […]

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Tori Guffey is Putnam County Career and Technical Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Tori Guffey as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for April 2021. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

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Audio: Man who wounded 3 and killed 1 in southern Missouri, jailed without bond

Article note: We were initially sent the incorrect booking photo of the suspect, Christopher Lindley, and have requested and received the correct booking photo.  We apologize for the error. ——————— Prosecutors in far southern Missouri say the suspect charged in that deadly weekend shooting at a Koshkonong convenience store is jailed without bond this (Monday) […]

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Biden Administration to suggest model ‘red flag’ gun laws for states

(Missouri Independent) – The Department of Justice will distribute model “red flag” legislation to states so they can enact laws that would allow courts to temporarily remove a firearm from an individual who is distressed, according to senior Biden administration officials. “The president will not wait for Congress to act before the administration takes our […]

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Audio: Human remains found in Rock Bridge State Park verified as that of Mengqi Ji

Authorities say human remains found in Columbia’s Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in late March have been verified to be those of a missing woman. Reporter David Gaines from our Columbia affiliate KFRU has the update.     Columbia Police held a press conference Tuesday verifying the remains belong to Mengqi Ji, who was last […]

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Biden to unveil $2 trillion plan to rebuild infrastructure, move to clean energy

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday will unveil a nearly $2 trillion infrastructure package to rebuild highways and bridges, along with funding programs for housing, broadband, and schools and increasing U.S. manufacturing jobs over the next eight years, an administration official told reporters on Tuesday night. Alongside the expansive infrastructure plan, the president will […]

Immigration

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

(Missouri Independent) – Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children face a new border crisis and old partisan objections, diminishing the chances it will become law despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House. On Thursday, the U.S. House is poised to pass the American […]

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Audio: Missouri community of Joplin offering $200 million package trying to land massive GM battery plant

A growing southwest Missouri city is offering millions of dollars in tax incentives to General Motors (GM), in an effort to land a new GM factory. Reporter Ty Albright from our Joplin affiliate KZRG has the story.     Joplin Chamber of Commerce President Toby Teeter says the city is offering a $200 Million package […]

Senator Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt is out. So who’s in? A list of possible Missouri GOP senate candidates

(Missouri Independent) – Roy Blunt’s decision not to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate will have cascading effects across Missouri’s political universe.  The state has no shortage of ambitious Republican officials, each of whom can make a legitimate claim at being the strongest candidate.  So will the 2022 GOP primary turn into a […]