Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Senator Blunt is optimistic a compromise can be reached this week on stimulus package

United States Senator Roy Blunt is optimistic a compromise can be reached this week on another economic stimulus package in the battle against COVID-19 and its impact on the economy. Blunt, a Republican involved in the negotiations, insists Senate Republicans and House Democrats are not that far off, even if the Senate approved a $1 […]

Second Harvest Food Bank

Audio: Northern Missouri food bank CEO testifies before Congress about hunger needs, during COVID pandemic

The chief executive officer of a northwest Missouri-based food bank says the response and recovery effort from COVID-19 will be the largest relief assistance program in American history, “by far.” Second Harvest Community Food Bank CEO Chad Higdon testified Tuesday before a congressional subcommittee on emergency management.     Higdon testified at the request of […]

Regional Teachers of the Year

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announces Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced the 2021 Missouri Regional Teachers of the Year, with the 34 selected teachers now under consideration to be named the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Committees comprised of education peers and key stakeholders from each Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) in Missouri selected the 2021 […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

St. Joseph man involved in crash arrested on multiple accusations

The highway patrol reports a St. Joseph man has been arrested on multiple allegations. Thirty six year old Nicholas Newton was taken into custody about 9:30 Tuesday morning in Livingston County The highway patrol has accused Newton of felony tampering with a motor vehicle and felony possession of a controlled substance– methamphetamine. Newton also is […]

Deadly Crash

Two-year-old boy survives, four others dead in rollover crash on Highway 169

Four people died as a result of a vehicle traveling off a highway in far northwest Missouri and overturning multiple times. Only a two-year-old boy survived as the highway patrol said he was using a safety device. The accident on Thursday afternoon happened nine miles northeast of St. Joseph. The driver, 61-year-old Twila Obanion of […]

Brig. Gen. Eaves

Missouri names new Assistant Adjutant General for Air Guard

Missouri’s Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Levon Cumpton, announced July 11, Brig. Gen. Ken Eaves will oversee the Show-Me State’s Citizen-Airmen. In a ceremony at the Missouri National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters here, Col. Ken Eaves was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. Eaves officially assumed the role of Assistant Missouri National Guard Adjutant General […]

State Rep. Sheila Solon

Audio: Missouri’s governor signs major foster care legislation into law

Bipartisan legislation that aims to modernize Missouri’s foster care system and provides Medicaid coverage to homeless children was signed into law Monday by the governor in Jefferson City. State Rep. Sheila Solon, R-St. Joseph, who chairs the House Children and Families Committee, says it’s one of the most important bills she’s passed in her eight […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Five from Hopkins injured after leaving roadway and striking tree, 6-year-old life flighted to Children’s Mercy

Five Hopkins residents were hurt, two seriously, when a car traveled off a road in northern Nodaway County striking a tree. The driver, 40-year old Andrea Hornbuckle, was taken to Mosaic Medical Center in St. Joseph with serious injuries. A six-year-old boy was taken to Mosaic Hospital in Maryville and then flown by medical helicopter […]

Audio: Missouri Congressman Sam Graves says CARES Act has helped rural hospitals in northern Missouri

A congressman who represents northern Missouri says the federal CARES Act has helped rural hospitals in his district. Tarkio Congressman Sam Graves voted for the bipartisan legislation this spring, which included 75-billion dollars for personal protective equipment for health care employees.     Graves who represents 36 counties across northern Missouri, says there is a […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol report two arrests; one in Grundy County and one in Harrison County

The highway patrol reports the arrest Sunday night of a St. Joseph resident while in Grundy County. Twenty-year-old Colton Youngs is accused of alleged unlawful use and exhibiting a weapon as well as operating a vehicle in an alleged careless and imprudent manner. Youngs was taken to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. In Harrison County […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports multiple arrests

The patrol reports an Eldon, Iowa man, 58-year old Frederick Larue, was arrested Saturday evening in Putnam County and accused of felony possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, operating without a valid driver’s license, and no proof of insurance. Larue was taken to the Putnam County Jail. A Gladstone resident, 20-year old Jeramiah […]