Indictment

St. Joseph man indicted for methamphetamine trafficking

A St. Joseph, Missouri, man who led law enforcement officers in a pursuit in Taney County, Missouri, was indicted by a federal grand jury for possessing approximately six pounds of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Andrew R. Trammell, 45, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Missouri. The […]

Fatal Shooting

Independence woman who purchased gun used in fatal shooting pleads guilty

An Independence, Missouri, woman who purchased the firearm used by a 14-year-old in a fatal shooting has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to drug trafficking. Rebecca McCrorey, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips on Friday, June 7, to maintaining drug-involved premises. Independence police officers were dispatched to McCrorey’s […]

Dairy Cattle

MU dairy first to use new breeding system in grazing herd

Early breeding allows lactating cows to be put on grass at peak quality and quantity when the nutritional need of cows is highest. Researchers at the University of Missouri’s Foremost Dairy Research Center near Columbia are the first to use the Double Ovsynch timed artificial insemination (AI) protocol with a grazing dairy herd. This year […]

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes new efforts to limit spread of CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation is increasing its efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) throughout Missouri by proposing new regulations that would change requirements for transporting deer carcasses and add carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. If approved, the regulations would become effective Feb. 29, […]

Report provides recommendations for improving safety and quality in child care

The Child Care Working Group, comprised of leadership from the Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Social Services, Elementary and Secondary Education, Public Safety and the Attorney General’s Office has submitted a report to Governor Mike Parson detailing recommendations for enhancing Missouri’s early childhood care and education system in effort to support Missouri’s current and future workforce. Governor Parson announced the […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA hiring disaster recovery workers in Missouri

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to fill temporary positions in Kansas City, Missouri to assist with disaster recovery. FEMA is looking for qualified candidates for a variety of emergency management functions. Currently, posted positions include human resource specialists, emergency management specialists, and procurement specialists. More positions could be available soon. […]

Economic Development

Trenton Economic Development Committee collaborates with North Central Missouri Development Alliance

The Trenton Economic Development Committee discussed projects with the North Central Missouri Development Alliance Wednesday evening. City Administrator Ron Urton reports various ideas were shared about how to attract new businesses and help existing businesses. He says areas of possible development included Downtown Trenton, the Eastgate Shopping Center, the former Shopko building, the area around […]