UMKC School of Pharmacy

Audio: University of Missouri Professor resigns after allegations of student “servants”

A Missouri professor has resigned from allegations of mistreating several students, with the story from the Missourinet is Bill Wise who files this report.     A University of Missouri-Kansas City professor has resigned – two months after accusations surfaced about some of his international students being used as personal servants. The Kansas City Star […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Hamilton man arrested on multiple allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Hamilton man in Caldwell County early Saturday morning on several allegations. Fifty-two-year-old Martin McIntosh is accused of driving in the wrong direction causing an immediate threat of an accident, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while intoxicated—persistent offender. McIntosh was transported to the Caldwell County Detention Center.

Audio: Separation of church and state group lodges 2nd Missouri complaint in the last month

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has lodged its second complaint in the last month against biblical displays in the state. The group claims two paintings in the Camden County Clerk’s Office in south-central Missouri violate the Constitution. The Foundation’s Joe Poor says the artwork is a clear breach of the separation of church and state […]

Democratic Party

Audio: Outnumbered Democrats in Missouri legislature to defend progressive ballot victories, seek bipartisan criminal justice changes

Minority leaders in the Missouri legislature believe they’re taking a realistic approach to the upcoming session. New House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says her party will focus on defending progressive ballot measures passed by voters, noting the new laws are already under threat.     Senate Democratic Leader Gina Walsh of Bellefontaine Neighbors […]

Court News

Judge Peace hands down several prison sentences during busy session of Division One of Grundy County court

Several prison terms were announced Thursday by Presiding Judge Jack Peace in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Following a hearing, probation was revoked for Ricky Eugene Shoemaker of Trenton stemming from several previous charges. For distribution, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, Shoemaker was sentenced to ten years with the Department […]

Pond surrounded by trees

Audio: Missouri farm and environmental groups clash over Trump administration’s rollback of clean water protections

The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to roll back Obama-era rules which placed federal regulations on creek beds and ponds that aren’t directly connected to larger bodies of water. Eric Bohl (Bowl) with the Missouri Farm Bureau says the rules are a legal overreach because creek beds and ponds aren’t navigable.     Eric Bohl […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Two area residents in arrest report from Grundy County Sheriff

Two women were arrested Sunday in Trenton and face felony charges filed in the Grundy County Circuit Court. Twenty-eight-year-old Carrie Lea Smiley of Harris has three counts including one for possession of a controlled substance listed as methamphetamine, another for possession of a controlled substance listed as hydrochloride, described as a schedule four controlled substance […]