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Audio: A record number of people have quit their jobs recently, and it’s being referred to as “The Big Quit”

If you need a job, many Missouri employers need you. Missourinet’s Joey Parker looks into “The Big Quit.”     Nearly four and a half million people quit their jobs in September, breaking August’s record quit numbers.  There are currently some 180, 000 jobs in Missouri alone.  Seventy-nine percent of those openings are permanent full-time, […]

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Audio: Missouri’s longest standing police chief speaks against Second Amendment Preservation Act

Missouri is making national news once again, this time regarding a controversial gun law. You may remember back in June when Governor Mike Parson signed into law the Second Amendment Preservation Act. Missourinet’s Joey Parker recaps what the act means and why it has some pro-gun rights supporters speaking out against it.     The […]

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Audio: MU School of Medicine to study COVID treatment, including Ivermectin

The University of Missouri School of Medicine has joined a nationwide study to evaluate medications to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19. Missourinet’s Joey Parker has details.     MU’s Department of Emergency Medicine is set to examine repurposed medications,  meaning meds already approved by the FDA for other conditions, but the researchers are also looking into the […]

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Audio: Natural gas rates will soon go up for Ameren Missouri customers

Natural gas rates will go up soon for Ameren Missouri customers as the Missouri Public Service Commission has approved the utility company’s request that will increase the natural gas rate for residential customers.     Due to a cold-weather event last February significantly impacting certain natural gas prices, Ameren asked for the change. Ameren tells […]

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Judge rules against Missouri Attorney General challenge to masks in Missouri schools.

(Missouri Independent) – Face masks will stay on for students and teachers in districts requiring them, a Boone County judge ruled Tuesday, handing Attorney General Eric Schmitt a defeat in his efforts to use the courts to block mask mandates. Circuit Judge Brouck Jacobs denied Schmitt’s effort to use a single case, filed against Columbia […]

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Audio: Meet Missouri’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, James Young

James Young, a Musical Theatre, Vocal Music, and Guitar teacher at the Johnson-Wabash 6th Grade Center in the Ferguson-Florissant School District, was selected by a committee of his peers and education partners across the state as the 2022 Missouri Teacher of the Year. He becomes the 53rd Missouri Teacher of the Year since the program’s inception […]

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Princeton man arrested on warrant for violation of probation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Princeton man on a capias warrant for a probation violation on September 9th and on an additional charge on September 10th. Forty-nine-year-old James Leroy Houk allegedly violated his probation on original felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

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Man from Dawn attempts to flee courtroom after judge orders him to submit a drug test

A Dawn man who allegedly tried to flee from a judge’s order in Livingston County on September 8th was returned to the judge. Sheriff Steve Cox reports 60-year-old William Schneiter was in court on bond for two alleged charges of felony possession of controlled substance, and the judge directed him to submit to a drug […]

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Children’s Mercy Hospital doctor responds to Missouri Attorney General’s lawsuit banning mask mandates in schools

A children’s hospital doctor is responding to the Missouri Attorney General’s lawsuit that aims to ban schools from requiring students and staff to wear masks. Dr. Jennifer Watts of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City says the hospital is strongly advocating to keep children in school.     Attorney General Eric Schmitt is suing Columbia […]

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Case of Legionnaires’ disease reported in Bethany

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, in collaboration with the Harrison County Health Department, is advising recent guests of the Quality Inn & Suites located at 496 S. 39th Street in Bethany, Missouri, of a potential health concern related to possible exposures to Legionella bacteria. DHSS received notification that an individual diagnosed with Legionnaires’ […]

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Man who fled from Livingston County Courthouse apprehended

A Chillicothe man who allegedly fled from the Livingston County Courthouse on the morning of August 11, 2021, was apprehended later in the day. Sheriff Steve Cox reports 29-year-old Nicholas Allen Duckworth spoke with a bond supervision employee in the Associate Circuit Court about a court appearance about a drug screen. Duckworth was directed to […]

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Audio: Missouri’s Governor says state will proceed with Medicaid expansion

Missouri’s governor says the state will proceed with voter-approved Medicaid expansion, following a unanimous ruling from the Missouri Supreme Court and Tuesday’s ruling from Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem. The judge has ordered the state to enroll residents covered under the expansion. Governor Mike Parson tells Missourinet that the state will follow the order. […]

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Audio: Chewy is opening a giant fulfillment center near Kansas City this week

Chewy is opening a giant fulfillment center near Kansas City this week.     “Online pet product retailer Chewy has announced plans to open a new 800,000 square foot eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton. A press release from Gov. Mike Parson’s office says the company expects to hire more than 1,200 workers. Andrew Pitkin. Missourinet […]

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Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Three people accused in spray painting incidents July 5 in Trenton appeared Tuesday in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Twenty-two-year-old Kelli Danielle Corrigan of Trenton pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree property damage – a misdemeanor. Imposition of sentence was suspended, and Corrigan was placed on two years probation. […]

Audio: Starting in August, Missouri’s colleges and universities will no longer have a limit on annual tuition hikes

A new law beginning in August will allow Missouri’s colleges and universities to charge more intuition. Excelsior Springs State Representative Doug Richey sponsored the language that removes a limit on annual tuition increases. He tells Missourinet he does not expect schools to charge unreasonable tuition rates.     Richey says the change will also allow […]

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Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday, July 15, 2021

In Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday, a Trenton man pleaded guilty and was sentenced regarding a felony drug possession charge from April 14. Six other misdemeanor counts were dismissed by the state. Edwin Floyd Gordy the fourth was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections. Judge Thomas Alley suspended the execution of […]

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Audio: Senator Josh Hawley says it’s time to leave Afghanistan, its overdue

Missouri’s United States Senator Josh Hawley, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says it’s time for troops to leave Afghanistan.     Hawley says military resources need to be moved to other more threatening locations:     The president ordered troop removals and said on Wednesday that it would begin evacuating […]

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Quick ruling expected from Missouri Supreme Court on Medicaid Expansion

Missouri’s Medicaid expansion lawsuit case is now in the hands of the seven-member state Supreme Court. The court heard about 35 minutes of oral arguments Tuesday morning in Jefferson City. This case will likely come down to the definition of “appropriation.” Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled in June that Missouri’s August Medicaid expansion […]