Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act: 2017 saw increase in uninsured Missourians

A new Gallup survey shows that the uninsured rate rose significantly in Missouri in 2017, a year marked by repeated attempts to repeal, sabotage, or weaken the health care programs and protections of the Affordable Care Act. Gallup attributes the dramatic increase in the number of uninsured Missourians to both the uncertainty created by repeated […]

U.S. Attorney Timothy Garrison (right) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ami Harshad Miller (left) present the award to Detectives Larry Roller and Charles Root.

Two Joplin detectives honored for work on behalf of child victims

Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, presented the annual Crystal Kipper & Ali Kemp Memorial Award to two detectives in the Joplin, Mo., Police Department in recognition of their valued contributions to investigating and prosecuting those who prey upon children. Detective Charles Root, Jr., is also an FBI task […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT planned road work for the week of May 14, 2018

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in North Missouri region planned for the week of May 14 through the 20th from the Missouri Department of Transportation. In addition to the work listed below, there may be pothole patching, mowing, shoulder work, bridge maintenance, striping, brush cutting, guardrail repairs, litter […]

Ticks

Ticks can carry many diseases so be tick aware this Summer

Tick season is here and milder winters and warm spring temperatures could result in higher numbers of ticks and tick-borne disease. National numbers recently released May 1 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that cases of diseases transmitted by ticks doubled from 2004 – 2016. In addition, new disease-causing agents that can […]

Dicamba

Volatility in Dicamba remains controversial

Of all the factors that led to the off-target movement of dicamba in 2017, volatility remains the most controversial. Older formulations, such as Banvel and Clarity, have long been known to volatilize when sprayed under certain environmental conditions. Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax were all marketed as dicamba formulations substantially lower in volatility than previous formulations. […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC students honored by Missouri Community College Association

North Central Missouri College students were recently recognized by the Missouri Community College Association for their outstanding leadership or participation in Phi Theta Kappa. Four students attended MCCA’s spring luncheon to receive recognition for their success. Janelle Popish was the selected recipient of the Student Leadership Award for North Central Missouri College. This award is […]

No Parking Sign

Chillicothe Police Department announces “No Parking” restrictions for funeral of Chuck Haney

Chillicothe Police have announced streets with “no parking” restrictions to accommodate what’s expected to be a large crowd tonight for the funeral of longtime Chillicothe Mayor and civic leader Chuck Haney. A shuttle service also has been arranged. Chillicothe Police are asking vehicles be moved by 4 o’clock this afternoon and remain off the street until approximately […]

Motorcycle rider on the road

Annual “Grandma’s Ride” raises $1,700 for Trenton Fire Department

A motorcycle ride and other fundraising activities generated over $1,700 for the Trenton Fire Department fire prevention and safety efforts. Sunday’s group left from Chumbley’s in Trenton and rode to the Chula Bar and Grill. Activities also included a meal and music. The total amount raised was reported as $1,732. According to the organizer of […]