Border Wall between United States and Mexico

Man who escaped Missouri halfway house caught crossing Mexican border into California

A man who escaped from a Springfield, Missouri, halfway house 17 months ago pleaded guilty in federal court after being caught crossing the border from Mexico into San Diego, California. Benjamin E. Garnica, 34, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to escaping from federal custody. Garnica was sentenced on March 20, 2014, […]

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft: “It’s just not the most secure way to hold an election”

The Missouri Legislature has adopted a bill that would allow more mail-in voting during this year’s August and November elections. Voters could cast an absentee ballot by saying they are ill if they are 65 or older, live in a nursing home, or have certain health problems. All other voters could mail in their ballot […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri Legislature adopts medical marijuana changes

The Missouri Legislature has passed changes to the state’s new medical marijuana industry. The FBI informed the state health department, which licenses and regulates the medical marijuana industry, that the department will not have access to its national fingerprint background check database. Representative Lane Roberts, R-Joplin, says his legislation would clear up that problem. “Because […]

Absentee Voting

Missouri Legislature gives final approval to absentee ballot legislation; photo ID requirement stripped out

Absentee ballot legislation that expands voting by mail through the rest of 2020 is on its way to Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s desk, after receiving final approval from the House in Jefferson City on Friday evening. The final House vote was 121-24 and came with about 30 minutes to spare before the mandatory 6 p.m. […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of May 18, 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 May 18 – 24. All road closures for roadwork, incidents, and ongoing flooding can be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discusses graduation plans

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discussed the high school and elementary graduations at a meeting Thursday evening. Both ceremonies are scheduled for June 27th, with the elementary in the morning and high school in the afternoon. More details are to be determined in the near future. The board approved salary increases. Approval was […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

Livingston County prosecutor files charges against Brookfield man

A felon facing multiple felony charges in Linn County for reportedly leading law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit in February now faces charges in Livingston County. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren filed charges against 38 year old Matthew Guilford of Brookfield of first degree endangering the welfare of a child—first […]

University Of Missouri

Green City High School graduate receives recognition from University of Missouri

A Green City High School graduate has received the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Outstanding Senior Award. Natalie Ayers has been involved in multiple clubs and organizations during her four years in Columbia. She has also received several other awards. Ayers served as the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural […]

Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks to begin phased reopening of campgrounds

Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, today announced the phased reopening of campgrounds as a part of its continued efforts to return to normal operations in conjunction with Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan. Missouri State Parks campgrounds will reopen to accommodate existing campground reservations at 3 p.m., […]