Obama administration: Reduce focus on student loan collections

Missouri student loan default rates continue to decrease

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Missouri’s three-year loan default rate decreased four-tenths of a percent, keeping Missouri’s rate below the national average and lower than most of its neighboring states. Missouri’s student loan default rate dropped from 10.3 percent to 9.9 percent. The national rate decreased from 10.8 percent to 10.1 percent. More […]

Living Proof Simulcast

Rural Dale Baptist Church to host “Living Proof Simulcast with Beth Moore”

Rural Dale Baptist Church has announced the Living Proof Simulcast with Beth Moore on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Along with Beth Moore, considered one of today’s top Bible teachers, Christian recording artist Travis Cottrell will lead worship via simulcast. The theme for the simulcast event will be Strong Sisters, she is clothed in strength and […]

Tractor Cruise

Tractor cruise to kick off Calamity Jane Days with car show to follow on Sunday

A tractor cruise will kick-off activities for Calamity Jane Days in Princeton this weekend. The name has been changed for Friday’s all-day event to the Danny Hagan Memorial Tractor Cruise. Spokesperson Duane Place says Hagan and his wife were “instrumental” in planning the cruise each year. Brenda was Danny’s wife who still helps with planning. […]

Hepatitis A

Over 400 cases reported statewide in Hepatitis A outbreak in Missouri

From September 15, 2017, to August 20, 2019, there have been 414 hepatitis A outbreak-associated cases in 35 Missouri counties. Of the cases reported, there have been 233 hepatitis A outbreak-associated hospitalizations and 2 hepatitis A outbreak-associated deaths. The disease appears to be spreading through direct person-to-person contact, mostly among people who use illicit injection […]

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Timothy Langan named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Kansas City Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Timothy Langan as the special agent in charge of the Kansas City Field Office in Missouri. Mr. Langan most recently served as the acting deputy assistant director in the International Operations Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington. Mr. Langan began his career as an FBI special agent in 1998, working […]

Flower Foods Bread Products

Flower Foods recalling hamburger, hot dog buns due to plastic choking hazard

Flowers Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling hamburger and hot dog buns and other bakery products due to the potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic that may have been introduced during production. Consumption of product may cause a choking hazard. The products being recalled were distributed to retail customers under a variety of brand […]

Guilty Plea

Slater man pleads guilty to transporting a minor for illicit sex

A Slater, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to transporting a 16-year-old victim across state lines for illegal sexual activity. Daniel Lee Kirby, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to the charge contained in a July 11, 2018, federal indictment. By pleading guilty today, Kirby admitted that […]

Holding the check, from left to right, Randie Toto (Casey’s General Stores store manager), Mike Richardson (Casey’s General Stores Vice President of Marketing), Robin Kelleher (Hope For The Warriors President and CEO) and Terry Handley (Casey’s General Stores President and CEO) surrounded by Casey’s General Stores and Hope For The Warriors team members in Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Casey’s General Stores raise more than $845K for “Hope For The Warriors”

During its seventh annual dog tag campaign, Casey’s General Stores raised more than $845,000 for Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families. The check presentation took place at the Siloam Springs, Arkansas Casey’s store – the location that […]