39-year-old Robert Hillhouse and 36-year-old Kristina Hillhouse

Audio: Southeast Missouri authorities describe “Inhumane Conditions” at home, covered in feces

A couple from southeast Missouri’s Leadwood have been charged with seven felonies after police allegedly found two of their children wandering the streets and their home covered in feces. Brian Hauswirth reports police describe it as a “horrible discovery.”     Missourinet Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS-TV reports 39-year-old Robert Hillhouse and 36-year-old Kristina Hillhouse […]

Mother and Child eating pizza

Missouri kids are eager to solve food insecurity

Missouri school kids were so eager to participate in the “No Kid Hungry Innovation Challenge” that it was a full house when they pitched their ideas for reducing child hunger and food insecurity.  The challenge distributed $14,000 in grants to students who had the most innovative ideas for increasing access to, or participation in, school […]

Josh Hawley

Audio: Missouri Secretary of State investigating accusations Hawley used public funds to support Senate run

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is starting an investigation into the operations of Attorney General Josh Hawley.     The probe will look at accusations that Hawley used taxpayer money to support his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Ashcroft’s office sent a letter Thursday confirming the investigation to Democratic strategist Brad Woodhouse.  Woodhouse heads […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Feeding corn to cows replaces hay, but care is needed when adding starch to diets

Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers with the prolonged drought last summer upsetting haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered farmers’ questions December 2nd at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville.  His topic: “Winter Feeding With Expensive Hay.”  Less hay can […]

Not Guilty Plea

Hamilton man accused of child molestation pleads not guilty

A Hamilton man accused of molesting a child over the course of several years waived a formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in Caldwell County Circuit Court Division One Monday afternoon. Forty-five-year-old Jamey Keith Stone has been charged with three felonies: first-degree child molestation, second-degree statutory sodomy, and first-degree sexual misconduct involving […]

Water Outage UPDATE

Planned water outage in Spickard postponed

Spickard water maintenance worker Robert Payne reports a planned water shut off in Spickard due to a water main break has been postponed. Payne reports the water might be shut off Wednesday, December 5th instead of the planned shut off today. Spickard water customers should still have water, and the water is safe. A large […]