Missouri Hospital Association

Missouri Hospital Association: There are laws we need changed in the short term to deal with Coronavirus

As of this posting, two Missourians have tested positive for the coronavirus out of 73 tested. Others are being triaged through clinics, healthcare providers, telemedicine, and hospitals. The burden on hospitals at this time is checking, testing and treating symptomatic patients who come into the emergency rooms– whether they have COVID-19 or not. That could […]

Phone Scam

Audio: Attorney General Eric Schmitt warns Missouri seniors about scams

Missouri’s attorney general warns that scams targeting seniors are increasing, including the “IRS scam” and sweepstakes scams. Eric Schmitt spoke to dozens of seniors Wednesday (yesterday) at a Jefferson City retirement community, urging them to be on the lookout.     Schmitt urges seniors and other Missourians to report these scams to his office’s Consumer […]

Drug Bust

Weekend investigations result in multiple arrests on drug related allegations

Various weekend investigations involving drug allegations are in the news today from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. A search warrant obtained by Sheriff Cox was served Friday evening and resulted in the seizure of alleged methamphetamine and methamphetamine drug paraphernalia.  Officers arrested 33-year-old Steven Burns of Chillicothe who was transferred to the Daviess-Dekalb County Regional […]

Grain Belt Express Route Map

Audio: Invenergy ready to move forward in north Missouri on Grain Belt Express

The wind energy power lines known as the Grainbelt Express is moving forward under new ownership. Invenergy got the Missouri Public Service Commission’s unanimous OK to acquire the transmission line project to run from Kansas to the East Coast. This is the latest step in what has been a 5-year process.     Landowners and […]

Health Insurance paperwork with Stethoscope

Trenton R-9 Board of Education rescinds selection of United Healthcare for health insurance coverage

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education rescinded its selection of United Healthcare for employee health insurance coverage and the cap for next school year at a special meeting Thursday afternoon. This happened after President Doug Franklin explained that after the board’s special meeting Monday, Blue Cross told the district it would offer the same premiums […]

Trenton R-9 School District

After lengthy debate, Trenton Board of Education chooses health insurance carrier

The Trenton School Board selected a health insurance carrier for next school year at a special meeting Monday. The board approved board member David Whitaker’s amended motion to select United Healthcare for coverage with a cap of $602 per month per employee. Board member Marcie Cutsinger was the only no vote and said she was […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Audio: Missouri Congressman Graves says “flooding worse than in 1993”

Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves is concerned about long-range effects of flooding underway in his region. Many people are comparing this disaster to the epic 2011 Missouri River flooding. The Tarkio Republican says this event is worse than the flood of 1993.     The Republican from northwest Missouri’s Tarkio tells affiliate KMA in Shenandoah, […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education approves update to current school calendar

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved an update to this year’s school calendar and the school calendar for next school year at a meeting Tuesday evening. The calendar updates for this school year include Trenton R-9 being in session March 15th and 18th, April 22nd, and May 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. […]

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill

Audio: McCaskill delivers sharp criticism of U.S. Senate in her final speech on chamber floor

Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill had sharp words for her colleagues during her final prepared speech in the chamber’s floor Thursday. She was very direct in telling her colleagues that she’s worried about the Senate, calling it dysfunctional while quoting a British writer.     She said the Senate is functioning in a similar fashion […]

Vanessa Olivo

Vanessa Olivo selected as NCMC’s Outstanding Student

Vanessa Olivo from Trenton, Missouri has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Student for November. Vanessa is pursuing her Licensed Practical Nursing certificate and plans to continue to receive her degree as a Registered Nurse. After she graduates from NCMC, Vanessa plans to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City to obtain her Bachelors […]

Great seal of Missouri and US Flag with money

Audio: Missouri revenues stabilizing after wobbly few months as taxpayers see increase in withholding

New numbers show state revenues are picking up, but there’s still a 3.2 percent shortage to the state’s bottom line in the current fiscal year. Missouri Budget Director Dan Haug says typically the shortfall would lead to a cut in state services.     The Missouri Department of Revenue is redoing tax tables because it’s […]