Missouri State Capitol

Audio: Incoming Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz looks ahead to 2019 session

Missouri Senate Republicans are expected to finish three days of caucusing today (Thursday) in St. Louis. Republicans will control the chamber 24-10 in January. Incoming Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz tells Missourinet his agenda will be caucus-driven.     Schatz sponsored a proposed ten-cent gasoline tax increase this year. Proposition D failed statewide by […]

Senator Roy Blunt

Senator Roy Blunt to serve as Chairman of Policy Committee

United States Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri has been reelected as chairman of the U. S. Senate Republican Policy Committee. Blunt calls it an honor to continue to serve in Republican leadership. He says that the Senate has enacted policies to strengthen the economy, rebuild the military, keep promises to veterans, and help “hardworking” families […]

Crime and Courts

Several defendants bound over to Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants waived preliminary hearings Tuesday in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court with each bound over to division one for Thursday. Tony Stanley of Trenton faces two felony counts of endangering the welfare of a child. One involved his alleged use of drugs and the other involved alleged sexual contact with a person […]

Farm Service Agency FSA

Programs offer assistance to farmers from natural disasters

The United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Brent Hampy reminds producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through several programs. One of those is the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program, which provides […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council meets Tuesday evening with full agenda

Ordinances were adopted and bids accepted last night by Trenton City Council. Some of the ordinances resulted from previous city council actions, however, one other proposed ordinances got defeated after the council and the Mayor heard complaints. Danny Stephens of Trenton received formal approval to pay $325 per month for a one year period to rent […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education sets filing dates for school board candidates

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education set the candidate filing period for the April 2nd Municipal Election at its meeting Monday evening. Candidates may file at the school office from December 11th to January 15th.  Terms up for reelection are Sheila Thompson and Kristi Urich for three-year terms. The office will be closed from December 21st […]

Great Northwest Day

Registration underway for Great Northwest Day at the Capitol

Registration and rooms are now available for Great Northwest Day at the Capitol. The Luau-themed event to set regional priorities will be in Jefferson City February 5th and 6th and will include introductions to the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate as well as a dinner with State legislators, department heads, and elected officials. Grundy […]

Guilty Plea

Texas man pleads guilty to stealing 650 firearms from UPS trailers in Springfield

A Glenn Heights, Texas, man pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing 650 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Mo., en route to Bass Pro Shops. Quinton Haywood, 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a February 21, 2018, federal indictment. Haywood has remained in […]

Food Stamps or SNAP

Poverty groups in Missouri call for protection of SNAP benefits for Missouri veterans

Poverty fighting groups in Missouri are asking federal leaders to protect those who protect our country.  Congress is working on the Farm Bill, which includes funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.  Jeanette Oxford, executive director of the advocacy group Empower Missouri, explains more than 37,000 veterans in the state rely on the […]