Farmer Combining Corn in Field

As harvest time approaches, be patient with farm equipment on public roads

Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity and In the coming weeks, farmers across the state will be harvesting their crops. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to share the road. Expect to see an increase in farm machinery traffic–especially on rural highways. Please obey all traffic laws and remain […]

Jury Duty

Livingston County residents to receive notice of potential Jury Duty

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office sent 450 notices to the post office on Thursday for Livingston County residents for potential jury duty service. The notices show they are from Livingston County Circuit Clerk Jane Gann and include a form to complete and return to the Circuit Clerk’s Office promptly. The potential jury duty service runs […]

Offender in Prison with hands on bars

Audio: New Missouri law aims to shrink the number of offenders being locked up

A new Missouri law aims to reduce the number of offenders being locked up in local jails and state prisons. State Parole Board member Brian Munzlinger of northeast Missouri’s Williamstown says the law ditches mandatory minimum sentences for some nonviolent crimes.     Munzlinger tells Missourinet the law also requires the parole board to evaluate […]

Missouri Capital Building Jefferson City

Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]

School Safety

Students will be safer as required background checks on school volunteers becomes state law

A new state law will help protect children at their schools as beginning August 28, school volunteers will be required to undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Auditor Galloway pushed for the new law after her audit of the state’s sexual offender registration program found background checks were mandatory for school employees, […]

Trenton Missouri Municipal Airport

Trenton City Council gives “go-ahead” to have design plans developed for possible future airport projects

The Trenton City Council has given the go-ahead to have design plans developed for possible future projects at the Trenton Airport. The primary need is described as replacing the T-hangers but it would require working the land there so it can be raised above the flood plain. The council voted last night to accept a […]

Missouri Lottery Website

Results of Missouri State Lottery Commission audit released

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released a regularly scheduled audit of the Missouri State Lottery Commission. The audit did not identify any significant deficiencies in internal controls, any significant noncompliance with legal provisions, or any significant deficiencies in management practices and procedures. The audit, which resulted in no findings, gave the Commission a rating […]

Marijuana

Livingston County Prosecutor adopts policy of refusing to prosecute misdemeanor marijuana possession

Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren announced on Wednesday the immediate refusal to prosecute misdemeanor marijuana possession and plans to dismiss all pending cases regarding the same offense. Warren says the “new policy reflects the new definition of hemp in Missouri Statutes.” The Missouri Legislature passed Senate Bill 133, which in part gives a new definition […]