Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Two charged with attempted escape from Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of three men Thursday, with two of the men facing charges while attempting to escape from the Grundy County Law Enforcement Center. The Trenton Police Department arrested 52-year-old Alfred Demond Green of Trenton on misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident, driving while intoxicated, and […]

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Missouri legislature passes income tax cut as legislative session winds down

Several proposals were introduced earlier in the legislative session that offered differing versions to massively overhaul the Missouri tax system and now, the Missouri legislature has passed an income tax reduction.     The various plans came on the heels of a federal tax package passed by Congress in late 2017. What the state legislature […]

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Watchdog groups say massive utility bill just passed in Missouri favors corporate utilities

A far-reaching utility bill just passed by the state legislature calls on Missouri power companies to pass the savings they’re getting from corporate tax cuts on to customers. David Woodsmall with the Midwest Energy Consumers Group contends the stipulation has an out clause for the utilities. He says it allows them to delay the savings […]

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Misssouri Legislature passes bill that would bar companies from labeling fake meat as the real deal

The Missouri Legislature has endorsed a massive agriculture bill that would include putting restrictions on the way imitation meat products can be marketed. During House debate, Olivette Democrat Tracy McCreery and Martinsburg Republican Jay Houghton had a lengthy exchange about making manufacturers use different labeling if their meat does not come from a cow, turkey, […]

Missouri state capitol

Lawmakers investigating Greitens go to court to get more answers

Lawmakers investigating the governor are going to court to get more answers and Alisa Nelson files this report.     A House committee investigating the governor has filed a civil lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Court against the governor’s political action and candidate committees. The Jefferson City News Tribune reports that the lawmakers want a […]

State Auditor wants info on Greitens’ use of state money for private attorneys

State Auditor Nicole Galloway is seeking information on Governor Eric Greitens’ possible use of private attorneys to defend him in court and in the legislature.     Galloway distributed a letter her office wrote to Greitens office Monday. It asks whether state money is being used, or will be used, on private attorneys to represent […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Is impeachment a done deal for Greitens? Not so fast!

The Missouri Legislature will enter an unprecedented phase on Friday evening – a special session to consider if impeachment proceedings should be launched against Governor Greitens. Mizzou political scientist Peverill Squire tells Missourinet he does not think impeachment would necessarily be a done deal.     If a special committee investigating the governor chooses to […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Update: More information released on Friday arrest of Trenton man in Livingston County

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on a vehicle stop near Chillicothe early Friday morning, which resulted in the arrest of a Trenton man. Sheriff Steve Cox reports Deputy Nicolas Leadbetter checked the vehicle on LIV 235 after seeing it stopped and then commit a traffic violation. The stop resulted in the […]

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Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron remains on lockdown

Authorities at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron say the inmates involved in a disturbance Saturday night have been identified, searched, placed in restrictive housing, and may face referrals for prosecution and payment for damages. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports the prison’s dining halls, kitchen facilities, storage areas, and staff offices as well as […]