Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Gas Tax

Missouri Lt. Governor says Missourians to decide if gasoline tax increase is needed

The state’s lieutenant governor says Missourians will have to decide whether a gasoline tax increase is needed. Missouri’s 17-cent gasoline tax has remained the same since 1996. Last November, voters rejected a proposed ten-cent gas tax increase. At his campaign announcement, last week at Jefferson City’s Memorial Park, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R) told the audience […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA registration deadline has ended but help remains

The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding.   Recovery officials encourage Missouri residents who registered for disaster assistance […]

Trenton Missouri Municipal Airport

Trenton City Council gives “go-ahead” to have design plans developed for possible future airport projects

The Trenton City Council has given the go-ahead to have design plans developed for possible future projects at the Trenton Airport. The primary need is described as replacing the T-hangers but it would require working the land there so it can be raised above the flood plain. The council voted last night to accept a […]

Ryan Johnson presented Honorary Missouri State Highway Patrol Certficate

Macon, Missouri man presented with Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Certificate

Lieutenant Steven V. Wilhoit, Assistant Director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, presented Macon, Missouri, resident Ryan Johnson with a Missouri State Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Certificate. The certificate was presented to Johnson at the Chariton Valley Communications Corporate Headquarters in Macon, with his co-worker’s present. The Honorary Trooper […]

Armed man arrested at Springfield Walmart for threatening behavior, attire

Audio: Armed man arrested at Springfield Walmart for threatening behavior, attire

A heavily-armed gunman gave shoppers at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at Republic and Golden in Springfield a big scare. Springfield Police say the man, who’s 20, walked through the store after 4 o’clock, using his cellphone to video himself while talking to shoppers. Lieutenant Mike Lucas says an off-duty firefighter who had his own gun […]

Kelli Jones Communications Director

Governor Parson announces Kelli Jones as new Communications Director

Governor Mike Parson announced that Kelli Jones will assume the role of Communications Director for the Office of the Governor effective August 2, 2019. Mrs. Jones has served as Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary since Governor Parson took office in June of last year. Mrs. Jones previously served as Governor Parson’s Communications Director during his term […]

Legal Assistance

Free legal assistance is available to elegible Missourians

Free legal assistance is available to Missourians who need help with disaster-related issues such as home repair contracts and contractors; life, medical and property insurance claims; FEMA applications and appealing FEMA decisions. Missouri residents can call 800-829-4128 to leave a message about legal issues arising from recently sustained damage from severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes […]

Missouri Main Street Connection

Outstanding Community Education Campaign award presented to Main Street Chillicothe

Missouri Main Street Connection Inc. (MMSC) presented downtown revitalization awards on July 25, 2019, recognizing revitalization excellence during the annual Missouri Main Street Conference in St. Louis. The event was hosted at The Westin St. Louis. Missouri Main Street Connection is a non-profit designed to help communities preserve their historic commercial districts through economic revitalization. […]

John Dick Junior

Trooper who served in Mercer and Grundy counties promoted to Lieutenant

A Missouri State Highway Patrol officer previously assigned to Mercer and Grundy counties has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. The promotion for Sergeant John Dick Junior from Troop A will be effective August 1st. He will transfer to the Field Operations Bureau at the General Headquarters in Jefferson City. Dick was appointed to […]