Drought Graphic

Exceptional drought, or D4 conditions, continue to expand in Northern Missouri

More Missouri counties were placed under extreme or exceptional drought conditions before significant rain fell in areas of north Missouri. Data for the U.S. Drought Monitor map for Missouri was prepared on Tuesday, while rain was falling, with the newest map was released Thursday. The worse possible condition, D-4, shows exceptional drought conditions existed in all […]

Trooper Anthony Piercy booking-photo

Audio: Former Missouri Trooper who drove boat that man fell out of and died wants license back

The former Missouri State Trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned is not giving up a fight to regain his peace officers’ license. Anthony Piercy is suing the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the agency’s director to get back his license. Twenty-year-old Brandon Ellingson of Clive, […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson meets with agriculture and business leaders in Northern Missouri

(Missourinet) – Missouri’s governor says infrastructure and workforce issues were two common themes he heard during meetings this week with agriculture and business leaders in northern Missouri’s Mexico, Kirksville, and Moberly. Governor Mike Parson spoke to Missourinet Moberly affiliate KWIX, after hosting an “Agriculture in Business Roundtable” at the Orscheln Farm and Home distribution center […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Attorney behind one medical marijuana ballot measure sues to have two others tossed from ballot

(Missourinet) – The man behind one of Missouri’s three medical marijuana initiatives on the November ballot has filed lawsuits against the other two. Attorney Brad Bradshaw, who supports Amendment 3, claims that not all the signatures on Amendment 2 and Proposition C are valid. Jack Cardetti of Amendment 2 thinks the effort is a last-ditch […]

Lincoln Pope

Audio: Northwest Missouri teen accused of hanging, killing pet dog

(Missourinet) – A northwest Missouri teenager faces felony charges for allegedly hanging a dog this year from a tree and killing the pet. Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice tells Missourinet affiliate KMA in Shenandoah, Iowa that 17-year-old Lincoln Pope of Pickering is accused of torturing and mutilating a family dog and wrapping a cable […]

Ducks Unlimited and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company have partnered to protect and improve 1,600 acres of wetland and grasslands across Iowa over the next three years through Ducks Unlimited’s Living Lakes Initiative.

Nestlé Purina commits $1 million to Ducks Unlimited in Iowa to help boost water quality

Ducks Unlimited and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company have partnered to protect and improve 1,600 acres of wetland and grasslands across Iowa over the next three years through Ducks Unlimited’s Living Lakes Initiative, promoting healthy soil, healthy crops, and healthy wildlife habitat. Purina, which operates three pet food manufacturing facilities in Iowa (in Clinton, Fort Dodge […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Audio: Livingston County considers whether to join lawsuit against opioid drug makers

(Missourinet) – Livingston County in northwest Missouri is considering whether to join a national lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas says misleading information has led doctors to improperly prescribe addictive medications.     Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas tells Missourinet affiliate KCHI in Chillicothe addictive prescription drug overuse is a big problem in the […]