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Three injured in crash on Highway 36 east of Hamilton

The Highway Patrol reports individuals from three communities were transported to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe following a single-vehicle accident early Thursday evening, seven miles east of Hamilton. The driver of a truck was 41 year old Steven Brand of Wheeling, with passengers listed as 22-year-old Bridgette Orr of Hamilton and 20-year-old Kaytie Milbourn of […]

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Brookfield man injured in rollover crash on Highway 11

A Brookfield man was taken to a hospital following a single-vehicle rollover accident late Sunday morning three miles east of Brookfield. Sixty-five-year-old Norman Duncan received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital. The sports utility vehicle was southbound when it traveled off the left side of Highway 11, went down an […]

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Mid-America Music Festival organizers announce weekend lineup of entertainment

Mid-America Music Festival organizers have announced the weekend lineup, which features 12 country music artists.  Celebrating its fifth year, the festival will be held Friday through Sunday, August. 5 through August 7, 2022, at the Black Silo Winery in Trenton.  Headlining Friday, Aug. 5 is country music artist, Lauren Alaina.  Alaina was recently inducted as […]

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King City woman transported to hospital after crashing north of St. Joseph

A King City woman was taken to a hospital Sunday night following a single-vehicle accident just north of St. Joseph. Fifty-one-year-old Sarah Burks fell asleep as she was driving southbound on Highway 169. Her sports utility vehicle went off the west side of the highway one-half mile north of St. Joseph) and struck two culverts […]

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Status of Trenton’s medical marijuana facility now unknown

In a unanimous decision on Tuesday, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that a lower court was justified in ordering the state health department to disclose medical marijuana application info that it had argued was confidential.  The Department of Health and Senior Services refused to provide applications of businesses that were awarded licenses to grow and […]

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Missouri House refuses to accept Governor Parson’s plan for $15 base pay for state jobs

(Missouri Independent) – The Missouri House approved a $4.6 billion supplemental spending bill Wednesday that would give all state workers a pay raise.  But lawmakers refused to go along with Gov. Mike Parson’s plan for a $15 an hour base wage for all state employees, instead offering that salary only to select workers.  The bill would also […]

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Missouri Supreme Court: Medical marijuana application info must be disclosed in appeals

(Missouri Independent) – In a unanimous decision Tuesday, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that a lower court was justified in ordering the state health department to disclose medical marijuana application info that it had argued was confidential. The Department of Health and Senior Services refused to provide applications of businesses that were awarded licenses to […]

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Northwest Missouri State University to host retired NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly

Northwest Missouri State University will host retired NASA astronaut Capt. Scott Kelly at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts as the next featured speaker for the University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Kelly’s presentation centers on the remarkable story of his year in space – and how personal determination made […]

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Counties ask Missouri Supreme Court to strike down law restricting local CAFO rules

(Missouri Independent) – A pair of Missouri counties are asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a 2019 law that stripped them of their ability to set their own rules for concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs.   Under the law, county commissioners are prohibited from setting policies that are “inconsistent with or more stringent than” state […]

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Man from Weatherby life-flighted to St. Joseph after crashing north of Maysville

A resident of Weatherby was flown this morning to the hospital in St. Joseph following a single-vehicle rollover accident three miles north of Maysville in DeKalb County. The highway patrol listed injuries as serious for 33-year-old Derik Buckles of Weatherby who was taken to Mosiac Life Care in St. Joseph. The state patrol said Buckles […]