Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Attorney General says Missouri lawmakers can refuse to fund Medicaid expansion

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri lawmakers were not obligated to fund Medicaid expansion, and the courts cannot force the state to pay the medical bills of people who would be eligible under an initiative that amended the state constitution, the state attorney general’s office argued in documents filed Monday in Cole County Circuit Court. The filing from Attorney […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Missouri’s Governor Parson abandons plans to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri will not expand Medicaid coverage to working-age adults on July 1 because lawmakers refused to include funding for the health care program in the state budget, Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday. In a news release, Parson said the state was withdrawing documents submitted to the federal government necessary to add the approximately 275,000 […]

Audio: State health officials working closely with hotel in Macon after two cases of Legionnaires’ Disease reported

State health officials say two people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease this month had used the hot tub and/or pool at a popular northern Missouri hotel in March.     The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says the two people used the hot tub and/or pool at the Comfort Inn and Suites in […]

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Two injured, a third person arrested after crash on Route D

Two people from Brunswick were injured, and a third was arrested following a single-vehicle rollover accident on Sunday afternoon in rural Carroll County. Forty-one-year-old Angela Holliday received moderate injuries and was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital. Another passenger, 62-year-old Wilma Todd, received a minor injury and refused treatment at the scene. The driver was […]

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Two from Cameron arrested by highway patrol

Two people from Cameron have been arrested in DeKalb County. The Highway Patrol reports 47-year-old Juan Fernandez was taken late Monday night to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail in Pattonsburg. Fernandez was arrested on warrants from Independence which include unlawful possession of a firearm, as well as resisting arrest, obstructing police, interfering with police, and fleeing […]

Federal Aviation Administration

Father and son confirmed dead in single-engine plane crash in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports two people are dead due to the crash of a small plane near Galt. Authorities said the wreckage was found Tuesday afternoon in a secluded wooded area near the intersection of Highways 6 and 139 north with two occupants whom authorities confirmed deceased. The plane is a single-engine Cessna […]

Downed aircraft found near the intersection of Highway 6 and 139 North

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a missing Cessna aircraft has been found in eastern Grundy County near the intersection of Highways 6 and 139 North. Federal Aviation Administration Public Affairs Specialist Elizabeth Cory reports that preliminary information shows a single-engine Cessna 177 with two people aboard crashed shortly after 7:30 on Monday evening, February […]

Traffic Fatalities

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports four traffic fatalities over New Year’s holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released preliminary statistics related to the New Year’s holiday weekend: Four people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021. 2021 New Year’s Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers investigated the following: […]

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Audio: Two people face criminal charges after malnourishment of 6 year old girl

Two people accused in a Wright County child abuse investigation in southern Missouri now face criminal charges.     Twenty-eight-year-old LaTisha Cantrell, and 27-year-old Joey Moore, of Mountain Grove, are accused of the malnourishment of a six-year-old girl. The girl required hospitalization in St. Louis in August 2020 due to her health condition and weighed […]

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Missouri Highway Patrol reports traffic fatalities increase over Thanksgiving holiday weekend compared to 2019

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 10 people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2020. During the Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers report the following traffic statistics for 2020: Crashes ─ 321 Injuries ─ 72 Fatalities ─ 9 DWI ─ 100 Drug Arrests ─ […]

Arrest

Men from Trenton and Princeton arrested over the weekend

Two people are to appear in court next week in Trenton following separate arrests this past weekend and the filing of charges. Thirty-three-year-old Dan Richard Peters Junior of Trenton is charged with two felony counts including domestic assault in the third degree and property damage in the first degree stemming from a November 27th incident. […]

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Two receive minor injuries when pickup strikes utility pole and parked car on 22nd Street in Trenton

Two people received minor injuries when one vehicle struck a parked car Saturday night near 22nd Street and Pleasant Plain. A police report released Monday morning shows a pickup truck was traveling on 22nd when it ran off the road, sideswiped a utility pole, and hit a parked car. Police quoted the driver, 23-year-old Billy […]

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Two injured in crash on Wednesday afternoon in Carroll County

Two people were taken to hospitals following a two-vehicle accident late Wednesday afternoon in Carroll County. Fifty-year-old Glen Waters of Norborne and 71-year-old Linda Nunamaker of Carrollton both received minor injuries.  Waters was taken by emergency medical services to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton while Nunamaker was transported by private vehicle to the Hedrick […]