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Missouri State Auditor finds a lack of transparency in how Jackson County spent taxpayer dollars

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of Jackson County government that found a lack of transparency in how the county spent millions of taxpayer dollars on legal, lobbying, and other professional services. The audit identified $2.7 million in contracts that were not competitively bid and another $1.3 million in contracts that went years […]

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Brookfield and Bosworth residents injured in crash on Highway 41

Residents of Brookfield and Bosworth were injured Tuesday night in a single-vehicle accident in Saline County. The patrol listed injuries as minor for the driver, 55-year-old David McDowell of Brookfield, and for passenger, 44-year-old Benjamin Graves of Bosworth.  Both were taken by emergency medical services to the Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. The car was northbound […]

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Absentee voting begins in Missouri for November election

Local election authorities have begun mailing out ballots to Missourians who have requested to vote absentee by mail in the General Election. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is traveling around Missouri this week to share what the different voting options are for November. “The election authorities did a great job of printing all those ballots […]

Fatal Crash

Husband and wife killed in crash when drunk driver crosses centerline colliding head-on

The highway patrol reports a northwest Missouri couple was killed in a two-vehicle crash five miles north of Savannah. Sixty-nine-year-old Danny Donahoo and his wife, 68-year-old Diane Donahoo, both of Rosendale, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Andrew County Coroner. The bodies were taken to the Meierhoffer Funeral Home. The driver of a […]

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Audio: COVID-19 could put MoDOT and travelers in a major bind this winter

COVID-19 could put the Missouri Transportation Department and the traveling public in a major bind this winter. At a legislative committee hearing, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says his department has a shortfall of more than 400 plow truck drivers and heavy equipment operators. He says the shortage could grow this winter.     McKenna says […]

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Federal lawsuit filed in response to Missouri’s remote voting law

A new federal lawsuit asks a judge to make Missouri’s mail-in voting process easier in an effort to avoid excluding some voters from the November election – and during the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, Missouri Faith Voices, and other groups are involved in the […]

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Planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 21, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of September 21 – 27. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Milan Highs School Homecoming set for week of September 28th

Milan High School will hold its “Road Trip”-themed Homecoming the week of September 28th through October 2, 2020. The varsity cheerleaders have planned theme-related dress-up days for students and faculty to participate all week long leading up to the game against Gallatin that Friday night at 7 o’clock. Milan businesses can compete in the Third […]

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Kirksville woman injured after pulling into path of police car responding to emergency

The Highway Patrol reports a Kirksville resident sustained moderate injuries when the vehicle she drove pulled into the path of a Kirksville police car responding to an emergency call the evening of Thursday, September 17th. A private vehicle transported 20-year-old Olivia Catlin to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville. No injuries were reported for […]

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Chillicothe man injured in Highway 36 crash

The Highway Patrol reports a Chillicothe man sustained minor injuries when a sport utility vehicle struck the pickup truck he drove one mile east of Chillicothe the morning of Wednesday, September 16th. A private vehicle transported 45-year-old Spencer Ficken to the Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. No injuries were reported for the SUV driver, 28-year-old […]