Master Gardner Online Training

Master Gardener online training classes to begin August 23, 2020

Even in the era of COVID-19, Master Gardener’s learning options continue to grow. Registration is open for online core training classes through the University of Missouri Extension. Classes begin Aug. 23 and run through Dec. 31, said David Trinklein, Missouri Master Gardener program coordinator, and MU Extension horticulturist. Trinklein teaches the class with Sarah Denkler, […]

Missouri Department of Corrections reports 38 cases of COVID-19 at Chillicothe Correctional Center

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports more cases of COVID-19 at the Chillicothe Correctional Center. As of the morning of Saturday, July 11th, there are six staff cases and 32 offender cases. That is an increase of one among staff and eight among offenders since early the afternoon of Friday, July 10th. The number of […]

Chillicothe Correctional Center suspends visitation due to COVID-19

The Chillicothe Correctional Center’s visitation has been suspended until further notice due to positive cases of COVID-19. Missouri Department of Corrections Communications Director Karen Pojmann confirms there are three cases among staff and four among residents. She says mass testing was conducted at the Chillicothe Correctional Center in June, and everyone tested negative at that […]

4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]

Waverunner Watercraft accident

5-year-old injured after accidentally starting watercraft on Thomas Hill Lake

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports a five-year-old Denver, Colorado girl was seriously hurt when she accidentally started a personal watercraft and the vessel hit a dock in southwestern Macon County. The child was taken to University Hospital in Columbia. The accident happened late Saturday afternoon on a private dock at Thomas Hill Lake approximately three […]

Spire Gas Company Website

Spire customers to see one-time bill credit under agreement approved by Missouri Public Service Commission

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement reached between the Staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission, the Office of the Public Counsel, and Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire) which will provide approximately $15 million in one-time bill credits to Spire East and Spire West natural gas customers. Under the agreement approved by the […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Website

Two graduates of Missouri State Highway Patrol class assigned to northern Missouri

Captain Clark N. Stratton, commanding officer Troop H, has announced the assignment of two new troopers to North Missouri. The new troopers were members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 109th Recruit Class that graduated from the Patrol Academy on June 26, 2020. The new troopers will report for duty on July 13, 2020. Trooper […]

Child Porn

Transgender Missouri man sentenced to 20 years in prison for possessing child pornography

A Kansas City, Missouri, resident was sentenced in federal court for possessing child pornography. Raul E. Villalva, also known as Isabelle Villalva, a biological male who identifies as a female (transgender woman), 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Villalva […]

Lady Justice with court gavel

Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney appointed as Associate Circuit Judge

Governor Mike Parson has appointed the Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney as Associate Circuit Judge for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Robert Rice of Maryville will fill the associate circuit judge vacancy created by the appointment of Doug Thomson to Appellate Judge of the Western District Court of Appeals. The Fourth Judicial Circuit serves the counties of […]