Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council approves new shut-off policy for TMU, update presented on sewer plant upgrades

Several topics related to Trenton Municipal Utilities were approved during last evening’s meeting of the Trenton City Council. The council voted six to nothing to proceed with Burns and McDonnel engineering to proceed with designing the headworks project at the sewer plant. Other improvements are underway in the design-build project at the sewer plant where […]

Hospital and Money

Audio: Missouri hospitals not excited about new federal rules to publish patient rates

Hospitals in Missouri and nationwide now have a new rule requiring them to publicize pricing for all hospital services. Krista Berry with Cape Girardeau based SoutheastHEALTH, says her group has concerns about the new requirement because it calls on hospitals to post official “chargemaster” rates.     Krista Berry with Cape Girardeau based SoutheastHEALTH says […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Two tractor-trailer trucks crash at the intersection of Highway 36 and Business 36 in Chillicothe

Two semi trucks were involved in an accident at the intersection of Highway 36 and Business 36 in south Chillicothe requiring the Chillicothe Fire Department to assist with lighting at the scene Wednesday night. According to Captain Les Hinnen, one semi was in the south ditch but upright and the other was on its right […]

Right To Work

Audio: Right to Work proposal will return to the Missouri Legislature in 2019

Despite the failure of a Right-to-Work ballot measure this year, a bill will return to the Missouri Legislature in 2019.      The state legislature will be asked next year whether to bar Missouri businesses from requiring workers to pay mandatory union fees. The bill is being sponsored by Republican Senator-Elect Eric Burlison of Springfield. […]

Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley

Audio: Senator McCaskill and Attorney General Hawley Spar on Kavanaugh nomination, health care and tax returns

(Missourinet) – The two main candidates for Missouri’s U-S Senate race battled over the issue of health care at a Friday forum near St. Louis, sponsored by the Missouri Press Association. GOP Senate nominee Josh Hawley, who as Attorney General joined a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, says he supports maintaining requiring insurance companies […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

Audio: Missouri State Auditor happy with legislation involving children’s personal data

(Missourinet) – State Auditor Nicole Galloway is pleased legislation has become law requiring Missouri school districts to inform parents and guardians if their child’s personal information has been stolen. Galloway says the new law is common sense.     Galloway says after a recent education audit, she urged legislators to pass the measure.     […]

Dove Hunting

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes requiring nontoxic shot on 36 dove hunting areas

The Missouri Department of Conservation is proposing regulations that will require the use of nontoxic shot for hunting doves on 20 conservation areas with heavy, concentrated dove hunting. MDC is also proposing adding 16 areas to its existing 21 conservation areas where non-toxic shot is required for all hunting with shotguns. The proposed regulations were […]