Driver's License

Audio: Lawsuit from liberal group challenging Missouri’s voter ID law being heard in Jefferson City

A lawsuit challenging Missouri’s voter ID law is being heard in a Jefferson City court. Uzoma N. Nkwonta of the Washington law firm Perkins Coie is representing the Democratic-aligned group Priorities USA before the court. He said a constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2016 did not permit the state legislature to pass a restrictive […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Grundy County Sheriff reports arrest of three over the weekend

Two men from rural Milan have been arrested and face drug charges in Grundy County. Thirty-eight-year-old Ricky Gene Banner and 29-year-old Thomas Nakona Miller are charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Banner also faces a felony charge of possession, with alleged intent to distribute a controlled substance listed as more than 35 grams of marijuana. […]

Dark Money

Audio: McCaskill opposes Kavanaugh for ‘dark money reasons’

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s disturbed by the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But the Missouri Democrat says her decision to oppose his nomination involves Kavanaugh’s support for anonymous political ads.     The Senate’s Judiciary Committee plans to question Kavanaugh on Monday about the sexual allegation.

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Audio: Missouri emergency responders urge hunters to use boating app for locating purposes

Missouri’s 9-1-1 dispatchers want hunters to use a summertime Smartphone boating app while they’re out in the woods. In a promotional video, Osage Beach Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer says the software called “Raft Up” will help emergency responders find people on land and water.     Linda Clemons with Camden County in mid-Missouri says the […]

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Audio: Missouri could be bellwether of how Supreme Court nominee plays in midterm election

Missouri could be the key indicator of how important the Supreme Court nominee is the midterm elections.     U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley and fellow Republicans have aggressively used the confirmation of Washington D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a campaign wedge issue against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill. President Trump gave high praise […]

Gas Tax

Audio: State high court chooses not to hear motor fuel tax lawsuit

(Missourinet) – Members of a legislative transportation committee are happy a ballot measure that would increase the state’s motor fuel tax for road improvements is going before voters. State Representative Bill Reiboldt of Neosho, who chairs the panel, thinks the measure will be more warmly received than one proposed several years ago.     Democratic State […]

Medicaid

Audio: Concerns raised after 20,000 recipients dropped from Missouri Medicaid in one month

(Missourinet) – About 16,000 children and 4,000 parents fell off the Medicaid rolls in Missouri between June and July, the biggest drop-off in over a decade. A shortage of 150 workers at the program’s outsourced call center is being blamed as part of the problem. State Medicaid Oversight Committee Chairman Tim McBribe thinks low wages at […]

Drug Bust

Two from Trenton arrested and charged on drug allegations

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports two Trenton men have been arrested and charged on drug allegations. Twenty-year-old Bryce Raylan Farmer was arrested Wednesday on four felony counts of delivery of 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid as well as one felony count of delivery of a controlled substance except for 35 […]