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Suspect attempts to flee from deputy, discarding bag of meth in the process

A driver allegedly threw away a baggy containing methamphetamine during a traffic stop, after initially attempting to flee from a deputy  Wednesday morning, February 24th. That according to Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox, who says the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle in Chillicothe for a traffic offense, then discovered the driver had a revoked […]

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Governor Parson announces timeline for activation of Phase 1B -Tier 3 of COVID-19 vaccine plan

Governor Mike Parson announced that Phase 1B – Tier 3 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan will be activated on Monday, March 15, 2021. “Missouri has had a vaccine plan since October, and this has not changed. We have been very disciplined in following our plan,” Governor Parson said. “With vaccine supply steadily increasing, we […]

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Governor reminds Missouri residents to check Missouri Vaccine Navigator for COVID vaccination events

Governor Parson provided an update on site locations for the state’s COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and local health care partners.  “DHSS, the Missouri National Guard, SEMA, and local partners remain dedicated to our shared goal of getting […]

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Mexican national sentenced to 8-years in prison for illegal firearm used in drive-by shooting

A Mexican national was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing the firearm he used in a drive-by shooting. Javier Guerrero-Garcia, 23, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to eight years and six months in federal prison without parole.  On June 29, 2020, Guerrero-Garcia pleaded guilty to being an illegal alien in possession […]

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Biden backs reparations study, as House Democrats push for commission

(Missouri Independent) – The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a hearing on legislation that would set up a reparations commission. But White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stopped short of saying Biden would sign the bill under consideration […]

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Two-vehicle crash at intersection results in driver arrest on multiple warrants

A two-vehicle accident at Cameron late Wednesday afternoon injured two drivers with one of them arrested. The Highway Patrol listed injuries as minor for 42-year-old Johnny Templeton of Cameron, who was taken by EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The other driver, 32-year-old Tara Richardson of Kidder, received no injuries. The car Richardson was driving […]

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Missouri House committee votes to forgive federal unemployment debts

(Missouri Independent) – Thousands of Missourians facing repayment of mistakenly paid unemployment benefits would get some relief under legislation passed with a bipartisan vote Wednesday in a Missouri House committee. The bill, which will likely be debated on the House floor next week, would forgive debts due to overpayments from federal coronavirus relief programs but would not […]

Train Accident

Pickup struck by train near Salisbury sends driver to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports a Salisbury man sustained serious injuries when the pickup truck he drove was struck by a train three and a half miles west of Salisbury on Wednesday morning, February 17th. An ambulance transported 60-year-old Leland Linneman to the University Hospital. No injuries were reported for locomotive operator 50-year-old Timmy Morgan of […]

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Audio: Popular southern Missouri restaurant featured on “Travel Channel” to close

A popular rural Missouri diner that’s been featured on the “Travel Channel” will be closing its doors in mid-March, because of an ownership change at the truck stop.     The “Travel Channel” and Rural Missouri magazine have profiled Cookin’ from Scratch, which is near I-44 in southern Missouri’s Doolittle. That’s near Rolla. The restaurant […]