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Audio: CDC in Missouri today to begin first-of-its-kind COVID-19 study within K-12 schools

The CDC is in Missouri today to begin a first-ever COVID-19 study within some K-12 schools. Two groups of students who are considered close contacts to someone with COVID-19 will be tested over a 30-day period. The first group includes those wearing masks who are allowed to continue in-person classes. Missouri Department of Health and […]

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Audio: Southeast Missouri lawmaker will file resolution to block proposed pay raises for state lawmakers

A veteran state lawmaker from southeast Missouri will file a resolution this week, aimed at blocking proposed pay increases for state lawmakers and statewide elected officials. Deering GOP State Representative Andrew McDaniel has voted against previous pay raises for lawmakers, and says it’s state employees and teachers who should receive a raise:     The […]

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34-year-old man pleads guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS

Thirty-four-year-old Kristopher Sean Matthews (aka Ali Jibreel) admitted to conspiring to provide material support to the designated foreign terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham/Syria (aka ISIS), announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Gregg N. Sofer for the Western District of Texas, and FBI Special Agent in Charge […]

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Audio: Missouri’s Senate President Pro Tem to review report recommending pay increases for lawmakers

A bipartisan committee is recommending a five percent pay increase for Missouri lawmakers AND for statewide elected officials. The Citizen’s Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials has made the recommendation. While he hasn’t seen their report yet, Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz says the commission’s work is independent.     The “Springfield News-Leader” reports […]

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Attorney General directs Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions for inmates convicted of brutal murders

The United States Attorney General has directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of three federal-death row inmates sentenced to death for brutal murders, including the murder of a child and, with respect to two inmates, the murder of multiple victims. Alfred Bourgeois abused, tortured, and beat to death his young daughter.  […]

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Audio: Coon Creek Baptist Church serves almost 1000 meals for Thanksgiving 2020

The Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton served almost 1,000 meals for its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 26th.  The pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, says things were “a little rough at the beginning” on November 26th because the church did things differently this year.     One hundred forty (140)  meals were picked […]

Soybeans

Audio: Market analyst says jump in soybean prices is driven by supply more than demand

Market analyst Clayton Pope takes issue with the contention that current higher soybean prices are demand-driven. Pope concedes that USDA’s 75-million-bushel jump in soybean exports is significant for the market, but he says the August to November soybean supply dropped 346 million bushels. “Calling this a demand market is a little bit of a misnomer, […]

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Audio: United Cooperative President talking with northwest Missouri farmers about growing hemp

Tiger Fiber is breaking ground on a hemp processing plant near St. Louis and is looking at possible locations for a processing plant in northwest Missouri. Selby says hemp could become a great new cash crop for northwest Missouri farmers.     United Cooperatives of Plattsburg and Osborn has made an investment in Tiger Fiber, […]

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Five members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang charged with murder

Five members of the violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) international street gang are set to appear in court following charges of conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Wilson Jose Ventura-Mejia, 24; Jimmy Villalobos-Gomez, 23; Angel […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work for North Missouri, November 30 – December 6, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of November 30 – December 6, 2020. MoDOT will halt most temporary lane closures throughout the state today, Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m., to accommodate an increase in traffic […]