TEEN SEAT BELT USE ON THE RISE IN MISSOURI--Click here State transportation officials say seat belt usage amongst Missouri teens is on the rise.
WARSAW MAN INJURED IN CAR vs. SEMI COLLISION--Click here Two area residents escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle accident in Pettis County on Monday.
MoDOT UNVEILS NEW AIRPORT MAP FOR STATE PILOTS--Click here A new interactive map from the Missouri Department of Transportation can provide quick information for pilots across the Show-Me State.
SALINE COUNTY TO APPLY FOR GRANT, WHICH COULD PAY FOR SIDEWALK WORK-CLICK HERE If Saline County gets approval for a grant in the coming months, some concrete work will start sometime afterward around the Saline County Courthouse.
SALINE COMMISSIONER GIVES UPDATE ON BRIDGE PROJECT-CLICK HERE A bridge project in Saline County is progressing nicely, according to Southern District Commissioner Monte Fenner.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR PREMIERE SCREENINGS OF DOCUMENTARY IN ARROW ROCK-CLICK HERE Tickets are on sale for the premiere of a documentary featuring an world-renowned artist, who lived part of his adult life in a village in Saline County.
SEDALIA RECEIVES HIGH MARKS FROM RESPONDENTS TO SURVEY-CLICK HERE The majority of the respondents to a yearly survey by an area city consider that city to be a good place to live.
HOWARD COUNTY WATER COMMISSION TO MEET TWICE ON THURSDAY-CLICK HERE The Howard County Regional Water Commission will hold two meetings on Thursday, August 25.
NEW FRANKLIN MAN CHARGED WITH ALLEGED FELONY-CLICK HERE A New Franklin man is due in an area courtroom today for an arraignment hearing after he was charged with an alleged Felony.
SILVER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR MISSING RAYMORE MAN--Click here Authorities have issued a Silver Advisory for a man reported missing from the Raymore area.
SHORT-TERM ROAD WORK THIS WEEK IN SALINE, PETTIS COUNTIES--Click here Two area counties will see some short-term road work projects carried out this week by the Missouri Department of Transportation.
SALINE CO. HEATLH DEPT. BOARD MEETS TUESDAY--Click here Tuesday night's meeting of the Saline County Health Department Board of Trustees is scheduled to begin with a Public Hearing on the Department's tax rate for the coming year.
WOMAN, CHILD KILLED IN JOHNSON COUNTY COLLISION--Click here Two people were killed following a two-vehicle collision in Johnson County on Monday.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB GOLF TOURNEY RAISES $$$ FOR AREA KIDS--Click here An area youth service organization raised nearly $10,000 at a fundraising event last weekend.
MARSHALL P.D. INVESTIGATING ALLEGED INCIDENT OF PROPERTY DAMAGE-CLICK HERE The Marshall Police Department is investigating a report of alleged property damage, which was reported on Tuesday, August 16.
MARSHALL MAN CHARGED WITH TWO FELONIES, TWO MISDEMEANORS-CLICK HERE A Marshall man is due in Saline County Circuit Court for an arraignment hearing after he was arrested and charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors on Wednesday, August 17.
HUNTER EDUCATION COURSES SET FOR SLATER, MARSHALL-CLICK HERE Three Hunter Education classes are scheduled in the next two months in Saline County.
BLOOD DRIVE SET FOR SATURDAY IN SEDALIA-CLICK HERE A critical shortage of available blood supply exists, according to a news release from the American Red Cross.
KINGSVILLE MAN INJURED WHEN HIS MOTORCYCLE HITS DEER-CLICK HERE A Kingsville man was injured while a Sedalia resident escaped injury in a two-vehicle crash involving wildlife in Johnson County just after 9 p.m. on Sunday.
COLUMBIA WOMAN HURT IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY CRASH-CLICK HERE A Columbia resident was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Lafayette County on Sunday.
INVASIVE ZEBRA MUSSELS WIDESPREAD IN AREA LAKES, RIVERS-CLICK HERE The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is urging boaters to clean all boats and bait gear that hit the water in several area lakes and rivers.
COOPER COUNTY ROADWORK STARTS TONIGHT-CLICK HERE Several roadwork projects are set for Cooper County this week.
PAVEMENT REPAIR BEGINS MONDAY NIGHT IN HOWARD COUNTY-CLICK HERE One roadwork project set for overnight hours begins Monday, August 22, in Howard County.
SWEET SPRINGS SCHOOL BOARD TO SET TAX RATE DURING TUESDAY MEETING-CLICK HERE A Public Tax-Rate Hearing is scheduled for the Sweet Springs R-7 School when it meets on Tuesday, August 23.
MARSHALL SCHOOL BOARD TO SET TAX RATE TUESDAY NIGHT-CLICK HERE Prior to the regular-session meeting, the Marshall School Board will hold its annual tax-rate hearing and set the tax rate at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23.
BOONVILLE MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON I-70-CLICK HERE A Boonville man was injured in a motorcycle crash in Cooper County on Saturday.
STRETCH OF ROUTE Y IN PETTIS COUNTY TO JUMP TO 55mph--Click here The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced plans to raise the speed limit on an area roadway beginning this week.
MOTORCYCLIST ESCAPES SERIOUS INJURY IN SALINE CO. CRASH--Click here An Iowa motorist was injured Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident in Saline County.
AREA WOMAN INJURED WHEN CAR ROLLS ON I-70--Click here A mid-Missouri woman escaped with minor injuries after a one-vehicle rollover accident on Friday in Lafayette County.
CLINTON MAN HURT WHEN CAR HITS SCOOTER--Click here An area resident was injured Friday morning after his scooter was struck by a car in Henry County.
HWY. 50 COLLISION INJURES WARRENSBURG MAN--Click here A Warrensburg man was hospitalized Friday after a two-vehicle collision on US Highway 50.
STATE AUDITOR: MO BUSINESSES WANT MORE TRANSPARENCY FROM GOVERNMENT--Click here During a meeting this week with Marshall business leaders, State Auditor Nicole Galloway talked about the current business climate across the state.
TAX RATE APPROVED AT BOONVILLE COUNCIL MEETING--Click here Like many city governments, school districts, and agencies in the area, the city of Boonville this week held a public hearing and took action to approve the proposed tax rate for the current fiscal year.
BOONVILLE COUNCIL HEARS AUDIT REPORT, SETS TAX RATE--Click here The city of Boonville appears to be good in financial shape, according to the results of a recent audit.
SLATER SCHOOLS MAKES DECISION ON WHAT TO DO WITH HOUSE ON ITS CAMPUS-CLICK HERE In addition to approving the Tax Levy rate at its meeting Thursday, the Slater School Board also tackled another issue, and that's what to do with a house that sits on district's property.
SLATER SCHOOL BOARD SETS TAX LEVY-CLICK HERE Knowing the school district is going to need to replace an expensive item in the few years, the Slater School Board taken some proactive steps recently to get the district in better shape financially.
DISASTER RESPONSE TRAINING EXERCISE SET FOR AUG. 22-24-CLICK HERE Several emergency-management agencies across Missouri will participate in the "Show-Me Mass Care" exercise at multiple locations around the state the first three days of next week.
FAYETTE SCHOOL BOARD PROPOSES TO KEEP TAX LEVY SAME-CLICK HERE If the Secretary of State's Office approves it at a later date, residents in the Fayette R-3 School district will pay the same school tax-levy rate for the 2016-17 school year.
NEW MEXICO MAN INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH-CLICK HERE A resident of the state of New Mexico reportedly was transported by private vehicle to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries after a one-vehicle rollover crash in Pettis County on Thursday.
CORDER MAN INJURED IN TWO-VEHICLE LAFAYETTE CO. CRASH-CLICK HERE A Corder resident was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Lafayette County on Thursday.
BOONVILLE'S 'PROJECT PELE' MOVES CLOSER TO BREAKING GROUND--Click here By later next year, the Boonville High School campus will be the home of several new soccer fields, thanks to an ongoing effort known as Project Pele.
BOONVILLE SCHOOL TAX RATE RAISED BY A DIME--Click here The Boonville R-1 School Board met in regular open session on Wednesday, August 17.
MARSHALL BUSINESS OWNERS MEET WITH STATE AUDITOR--Click here Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway paid a visit to the city of Marshall on Thursday to talk with local business owners about the state's Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board.
LEXINGTON SCHOOL TAX-LEVY RATE DOWN SLIGHTLY-CLICK HERE Patrons who own property in the Lexington R-5 School District are likely to see their rate slightly decreased as far as the school's tax-levy rate is concerned.
GLASGOW SCHOOL TAX-LEVY RATE TRIMMED BY SEVEN CENTS-CLICK HERE Residents in an area school district likely will be paying a little less on their tax bill.
MDC ANNOUNCES CHANGES FOR FALL HUNTING SEASONS-CLICK HERE The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer and turkey hunters there are some regulation changes that apply this fall.
MO HUNTING APPS NEED TO BE UPDATED-CLICK HERE Missouri deer and turkey hunters who use the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) MO Hunting free mobile app need to perform an update to Telecheck their harvests.
CONCORDIA ALDERMEN APPROVE SIREN PLAN, TAX RATE--Click here The Concordia Board of Aldermen this week approved a move to enhance the city's emergency warning capabilities.
SLATER WATER SYSTEM/STREET/METER WORK TO BEGIN SOON--Click here A number of big ticket projects are about to get underway in the city of Slater.
SLATER COUNCIL HEARS ABOUT SUCCESSFUL POOL SEASON--Click here The Slater City Pool has had a good summer season, one that saw more necessary renovations done to the pool facility thanks to the efforts of a group of pool employees.
CITY OF SLATER ISSUING NUMEROUS NUISANCE LETTERS FOR WEEDS--Click here At Tuesday's meeting of the Slater City Council, Mayor Stephen Allegri addressed the council about the growing problem of weeds and tall, unmowed grass in the yards of some city residents.
MARSHALL LIBRARY BOARD MEMBERS GET COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS-CLICK HERE No actions were taken during the meeting of the Marshall Library Board of Trustees on Tuesday, August 16, but recently-elected board president John Carton doled out the assignments of board members to committees within the board.
MARSHALL MAN ARRESTED, TO FACE ALLEGED DRUG CHARGES-CLICK HERE After receiving a call from a concerned employee at a restaurant, Marshall Police officers responded and eventually arrested a Marshall man, who now faces alleged drug charges.
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SIREN TO BE INSTALLED IN SALINE COURTHOUSE-CLICK HERE Original plans were for a multi-functional siren to be placed in the top of the Saline County Courthouse in July, but it has taken a little longer than expected.
THREE REPORTS OF ALLEGED STOLEN BICYCLES IN MARSHALL-CLICK HERE Over the past week, there have been three incidents of alleged bicycle thefts reported in Marshall.
MARSHALL P.D. INVESTIGATING ALLEGED PROPERTY DAMAGE-CLICK HERE The Marshall Police Department is investigating an incident of alleged property damage.
WARSAW RESIDENTS INJURED IN TWO-VEHICLE COLLISION-CLICK HERE Two Warsaw residents suffered moderate injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Benton County on Tuesday.
D.E.D. RELEASE JULY JOBS REPORT--Click here Job growth is up slightly in Missouri but so is the unemployment rate, according to the state economic officials.
SEDALIA COUNCIL HOLDS HEARING FOR SEWER RATE HIKES--Click here Proposed increases to the city of Sedalia's wastewater rates were offered up for public comment at a public hearing prior to the Monday meeting of the Sedalia City Council.
CAR vs. BIKE CRASH INJURES TWO IN JOHNSON COUNTY--Click here Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on Tuesday in Johnson County.
LAMINE RIVER BRIDGE ON I-70 TO RE-OPEN AHEAD OF SCHEDULE--Click here An ongoing bridge repair project on Interstate 70 in Cooper County has been finished ahead of schedule, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR TO BE FEATURED SPEAKER ON SEPT. 1 IN MARSHALL-CLICK HERE In the first of a series of programs on the Holocaust, two local entities will team up to host a Holocaust survivor in a little more than two weeks.
CARROLLTON PROPOSES TAX RATE SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR-CLICK HERE Prior to the start of the regular meeting on Monday, August 15, the Carrollton Town Council held a Public Hearing and then set the tax-rate levy proposal just slightly higher than it was last year.
MSHP TO PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT C.A.R.E. OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND-CLICK HERE The Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
MSHP URGES RESIDENTS TO MAKE SAFETY PART OF LABOR DAY PLANS-CLICK HERE The Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging residents to be safe over the upcoming holiday weekend.
MAYOR GOODEN SAYS BUILDING ON WEST ARROW SOON TO BE TORN DOWN-CLICK HERE A dilapidated building near the Marshall Square soon will be torn down.
MARSHALL COUNCIL SETS PROPOSAL FOR PROPERTY TAX RATE-CLICK HERE The first item of action at the meeting of the Marshall City Council on Monday, August 15, was to set a property tax-rate.
COUNCILMAN OTT GIVES UPDATE ON SEARCH FOR CITY ADMINISTRATOR-CLICK HERE The Marshall City Council was updated on the search for the next City Administrator at its meeting on Monday, August 15.
MARSHALL COUNCIL OKs REZONING REQUEST, CONTRACT-CLICK HERE At the start of the regular-session meeting of the Marshall City Council on Monday, August 15, a Public Hearing was held, giving residents the option to make comments either for or against a request to amend zoning in a particular area of town.
MARSHALL COUNCIL APPROVES TAX-LEVY PROPOSAL-CLICK HERE The first item of action at the meeting of the Marshall City Council on Monday, August 15, was to set a property tax-rate proposal.
COLUMBIA MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH-CLICK HERE A Columbia man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Cooper County on Monday.
AREA FFA CHAPTER LOOKS TOWARD NATIONALS, UPCOMING FUNDRAISER--Click here After recently garnering another national recogition, the Marshall FFA is staying busy gearing up for what's to come this fall for the group of young ag experts and enthusiasts.
MARSHALL FFA CHAPTER GAINS ANOTHER HIGH HONOR-- Click here The Marshall FFA Chapter has added another honor to its growing list of achievements and accomplishments.
MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING STARTS IN SEPTEMBER-CLICK HERE The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters that dove, snipe, and rail hunting in Missouri starts Thursday, September 1,
EXPLOSION CLEANUP AT MMU POWER PLANT BEGAN ON AUGUST 8-CLICK HERE At its most-recent meeting, the Marshall Municipal Utilities Board of Public Works was updated on the progress of the cleanup of an explosion that ripped through part of the MMU Power Plant at 675 West North Street a few weeks ago.
MARSHALL FIREFIGHTERS PUT OUT MINOR BLAZE AT DSS BUILDING-CLICK HERE While on the scene of a medical assist, Marshall firefighters were called to put out a structure fire near Industrial Park in the northwestern quadrant of the city on Saturday, August 14.
MODOT TO HIRE SEASONAL WORKERS FOR WINTER MONTHS-CLICK HERE Although Missouri still is dealing with summer's sometimes hot temperatures, the Missouri Department of Transportation has begun preparations to make sure it has the right number of people in the right places,
MU EXTENSION OFFERING ESTATE PLANNING PROGRAM-CLICK HERE The University of Missouri Extension is offering a program that helps to understand the need for an estate plan and presents the fundamentals of creating one.
CONCORDIA SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES TRANSPORTATION-RELATED ITEMS-CLICK HERE Superintendent Mary Beth Scherer said the most-recent meeting of the Concordia R-2 School Board was pretty typical for this time of year.
COLE CAMP MAN INJURED IN BENTON COUNTY CRASH 8/14/16RK A Cole Camp man was injured in a one-vehicle crash in Benton County on Saturday.
COLUMBIA RESIDENTS HURT IN HOWARD COUNTY MOTORCYCLE CRASH 8/14/16RK Two Columbia residents suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle crash in Howard County on Saturday.
TWO HIGGINSVILLE RESIDENTS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN TRAFFIC CRASH-CLICK HERE Two Higginsville residents were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash in Livingston County on Saturday.
MARSHALL CITY COUNCIL WITH VACANCY TO FILL-- Click here With the resignation of a longtime member last week, the Marshall City Council finds itself with a vacancy to be filled in the near future.
MULTI-CAR WRECK INJURES THREE FROM ODESSA--Click here Three Odessa residents were hospitalized Saturday after a three-vehicle accident in Jackson County.
SEDALIA MAN BADLY HURT IN MONITEAU CO. FATAL CRASH-- Click here A crash that killed a Franklin County man left an area resident hospitalized with serious injuries on Saturday.
SEDALIA WOMEN ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURY IN ROLLOVER CRASH--Click here Multiple agencies responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash in Saline County on Friday that sent two area residents to the hospital with injuries.
INTERSECTION COLLISION INJURES TWO IN JOHNSON COUNTY-- Click here Two area residents were hospitalized after a two-vehicle collision in Johnson County on Thursday.
TWO HURT IN FRIDAY CRASH ON I-70-- Click here Two area residents were injured Friday after a one-vehicle accident in eastern Missouri.
STATE A.G. NOTIFYING MISSOURI RESIDENTS OF HSBC SETTLEMENT-- Click here
Attorney General Chris Koster announced Friday that notifications are being mailed to more than 2,600 Missourians eligible for relief as a result of his office's settlement this year with financial institution HSBC for violations of the state's consumer laws.
LOTTERY CONTRIBUTES NEARLY $28M TO PUBLIC EDUCATION IN AUGUST 8/12/16RK The Missouri Lottery sent nearly $28 million in profits to the Lottery Proceeds Fund for public education this month.
CONCORDIA ALDERMEN INTERVIEW CANDIDATES FOR CHIEF OF POLICE 8/12/16RK The Concordia Board of Aldermen held a special closed meeting earlier this week for the purpose of interviewing candidates for an open position in the police department.
SLATER SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES BOND PREPAYMENT 8/12/16RK In order to create some room within their bonding capacity, the Slater School Board approved a six-figure bond prepayment during its special meeting on Wednesday, August 10.
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES SCAM WARNING 8/12/16RK Attorney General Chris Koster is warning Missourians that several medical offices and small businesses in Missouri have reported being the victims of recent security attacks to their operating systems.
MISSOURI SCHOOLS CHALLENGED TO DRIVE SAFELY, BUCKLE UP! 8/12/16RK Missouri High Schools are challenged to drive safely and buckle up, which could lead to prizes for their school.
CARROLLTON POLICE OFFICERS MAKE MULTIPLE ARRESTS 8/12/16RK Officers with an area police department have arrested three subjects within the last 48 hours, and all are to face alleged Felony charges.
JOHNSON COUNTY AUTHORITIES LOOKING FOR ALLEGED CAR THIEF 8/12/16RK Photo Courtesy the Johnson County Sheriff's Department. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance from the public in identifying the male subject who is alleged to be involved in the theft of a vehicle.
JEFFERSON CITY MAN INJURED IN COOPER CO. ROLLOVER CRASH-CLICK HERE A Jefferson City resident had to be flown from the scene for treatment of his injuries as result of a one-vehicle rollover crash in Cooper County on Thursday.
SALISBURY TO RECEIVE $1 MILLION GRANT FOR EARLY EDUCATION CENTER-- Click here Governor Jay Nixon paid a visit to the community of Salisbury this week to reveal some good news for area educators.
RAMSEY RESIGNS FROM MARSHALL CITY COUNCIL-- Click here A Marshall City Council member who has served for the last decade has announced his plans to leave the council.
CARROLLTON PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT TO STAY SAME 8/11/16RK Property owners in the Carrollton R-7 School District will pay the same tax rate as they have the last several years.
RUN FOR FREEDOM IN WARRENSBURG IN SEPTEMBER 8/11/16RK Veteran Mary Brabant leads a train of veterans into the local neighborhood so they could participate in the 2015 poker walk. (Photo courtesy of the Missouri Veterans Home)
MISSOURI MOVES INTO TOP 10 IN ELECTION ADMINISTRATION RANKINGS 8/11/16RK Secretary of State Jason Kander has announced Missouri has moved into the top 10 of the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index, which analyzed the 2014 election cycle.
DRIVER'S EXAM STATIONS TO BE CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY 8/11/16RK The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding the public that driver-examination stations throughout the state will be closed on the first Monday in September.
BATES CITY RESIDENT KILLED IN JACKSON COUNTY CRASH 8/11/16RK A Lafayette County woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Jackson County on Wednesday.
WARSAW MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ONE-VEHICLE CRASH 8/11/16RK A Warsaw resident had to be flown from the scene for treatment after a one-vehicle crash in Benton County on Wednesday.
UPDATE WITH VIDEO: MARSHALL OFFICERS PLACED ON LEAVE-- Click here Marshall Police have released surveillance video of an alleged incident between two officers and a Marshall man in May of 2015.
SALISBURY SCHOOL TAX LEVY TO STAY SAME 8/10/16RK Even though it has been estimated to mean overall collection of more than $100,000 less in local taxes, the Salisbury R-4 School Board voted to keep its tax levy the same at its meeting on Monday, August 8, according to new Superintendent Troy Clawson.
TWO MARSHALL POLICE OFFICERS PLACED ON LEAVE 8/10/16RK Two area police officers have been placed on leave.
PROJECT S.H.A.R.E. OFFERS RESIDENTS CHANCE TO REGISTER TO VOTE 8/10/16RK An event was held in Marshall on Monday to promote safety, health and resource education, and a Saline County employee also was there to give out information on elections and offer county residents the opportunity to register to vote.
SALINE CO. ELECTION NUMBERS CERTIFIED, BUT NOT OFFICIAL YET 8/10/16RK Saline County Clerk Debbie Russell gave a report at the meeting of the Saline County Commission on Tuesday, August 9, about the August 2 Primary Election and the certification process.
SWEET SPRINGS BOARD SETS TAX RATE, GETS AUDIT REPORT-- Click here Monday's meeting of the Sweet Springs board of Aldermen began with a public hearing on the city's proposed tax rate.
KISER RESIGNS FROM MALTA BEND SCHOOL BOARD-- Click here The Malta Bend R-5 School board has an empty seat to fill.
TAX REPORT GIVEN BY TREASURER AT SALINE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING 8/10/16RK Two of the three taxes received by Saline County were down from last month but up over what was received at this time last year, as reported by Saline County Treasurer Marty Smith during the Tuesday, August 9, open-session meeting
MCGAUGH TO RUN FOR HOUSE SPEAKER PRO TEM 8/9/16 An area State Representative says he's going to run for Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem.
ROETTGEN PLEADS GUILTY TO LESSER FELONY, OTHER CHARGES DISMISSED-CLICK HERE A case in which a Marshall man was charged with multiple alleged Felonies was set for trial later this month.
SEDALIA 200 OFFICIALS TREATED TO FOUNDATION BREAKFAST-- Click here School officials in an area community got served breakfast this week while also getting an update on district scholarship and fundraising activities.
MARSHALL TOURISM COMMISSION DISCUSSES 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS 8/8/16RK Total solar eclipses are relatively rare, occurring somewhere on earth every 18 months on average.
MISSOURI AG AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 16-- Click here
Along with the start of the 2016 Missouri state Fair in just a few days, State Ag Director Richard Fordyce says the Ag Department is anticipating a number of nominations for the 2016 Missouri Agriculture Awards.
CONCORDIA POLICE CHIEF TO RETIRE BY YEAR'S END-- Click here The City of Concordia has begun the process of searching for its next Chief of Police.
ALDERMEN IN CONCORDIA APPROVE ROOF WORK PITCH-- Click here At the most recent meeting of the Concordia Board of Aldermen, board members took up an architectural proposal for work on the roof of the Community Center.
MoDOT REMINDS OF I-70 DELAYS DURING MO STATE FAIR-- Click here The start of the 2016 Missouri State Fair, along with students returning to college and last-minute summer vacation plans, could make for traffic tie-ups for motorists using Interstate 70 to get to those destinations.
U.S. HIGHWAY 24 ROAD PROJECT BEGINS AUGUST 16-- Click here A major resurfacing project will soon be underway on an area roadway.
JIM THE WONDER DOG TO BE FEATURED IN MISSOURI NEWSPAPERS IN 2017 8/5/16RK Those who have lived in Marshall for a while have at least heard a story or two about "Jim The Wonder Dog," the Llewellin Setter raised by Sam VanArsdale who lived from 1925 to 1937.
SLATER SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSES POSSBILITY OF PUTTING HOUSE UP FOR RENT 8/5/16RK An area school district doesn't need to utilize a house on its property any more, and its school board had a discussion about the possibility of renting it out at its special meeting this week.
WEBSITE FOR BIRD WATCHERS ADDS INFORMATION 8/5/16RK Sites in central and southeast have been added to the Great Missouri Birding Trail website.
GOV. NIXON DISCUSSES MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE IN WARRENSBURG 8/5/16RK With strengthening of Missouri's mental-health system as the primary goal, Gov. Jay Nixon met with local law-enforcement officers, mental health care providers and advocates, and state officials in Warrensburg on Thursday.
SALINE CO. COLLECTOR PREPS FOR DELINQUENT TAX SALE-- Click here Some 110 Saline County properties with a total of over $118,000 in delinquent property taxes will be put up for auction later this month.
SALINE COMMISSION NOT LIKELY TO CHANGE UNTIL AFTER ELECTION 8/4/16RK In Saline County, Northern Commissioner Charlie Guthrie turned in his letter of resignation last week, and his resignation became effective on Wednesday, August 3.
NEW HIRE APPROVED AT SALINE COUNTY JAIL 8/4/16RK There is a new employee at a law-enforcement agency in Saline County.
MARSHALL PARK BOARD OKs REPLACEMENT OF HVAC UNITS 8/4/16RK In addition to accepting a $25,000 donation check from the Marshall Optimist Club toward expenses for the Lyon Bowl renovation project and getting updates on programs,
OPTIMIST CLUB MAKES DONATION TO LYON BOWL RENOVATION PROJECT 8/4/16RK Marshall Optimist Club members (from left) Treasurer Kyle Gibbs, President Charlie Leimuehler and past president Paul Collier present a $25,000 check as a donation to the Lyon Bowl renovation project. (Photo by Robert King)
MARSHALL MAN DIES IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT 8/4/16RK A Marshall man was killed in a tractor accident in Saline County on Wednesday.
SLATER GEARS UP FOR TRACTOR PULL, FALL FEST-- Click here At Tuesday's meeting of the Slater City Council, members were briefed on several upcoming events in the city.
KANDER ANNOUNCES LOW VOTER TURNOUT FOR PRIMARIES-- Click here Only about one-quarter of Missouri's voters turned out at the polls for Tuesday's Primary Election.
MARSHALL WOMAN'S CASE CONTINUED TO SEPTEMBER 8/3/16RK A Marshall woman accused of over 100 counts of an alleged Felony charge appeared in Saline County Associate Circuit Court this morning.
DRUG CHARGES FILED AGAINST TWO AREA WOMEN 8/3/16RK Warrants were issued and served and two area women were taken into custody and charged with alleged drug-related violations in separate incidents in Cooper County on Tuesday, August 2.
AREA ROADWAYS STILL CLOSED BY HIGH WATER-CLICK HERE Several area roadways still are closed by high water due to heavy rains received by the area on Sunday and Monday.
MILLER COUNTY MAN KILLED IN ROLLOVER CRASH-CLICK HERE A Miller County man was killed in a one-vehicle rollover crash in Henry County on Tuesday.
SALINE COUNTY PRIMARY HIGHLIGHTS-- Click here Nine candidates entered Tuesday's Primary Election in hopes of securing their party's nomination for Saline County Sheriff.
PETTIS COUNTY PRIMARY HIGHLIGHTS-- Click here Republican nominations for two county commission seats were up for grabs on Tuesday in Pettis County.
LAFAYETTE COUNTY PRIMARY HIGHLIGHTS-- Click here Three tax-related ballot issues went up for a vote on Tuesday in Lafayette County.
HOWARD COUNTY PRIMARY HIGHLIGHTS-- Click here In Howard County on Tuesday, voters set out to determine the fate of a proposed countywide fencing law for property owners.
COOPER COUNTY PRIMARY HIGHLIGHTS-- Click here In Cooper County on Tuesday, nearly all contested races were found on the Republican side of the ticket.
CARROLL COUNTY PRIMARY HIGHLIGHTS-- Click here In Carroll County, a four-way race for the Republican nomination for Sheriff has been decided.
CHARITON COUNTY PRIMARY HIGHLIGHTS-- Click here In Chariton County, a proposed tax to benefit county senior citizens won approval by voters.
SEDALIA COUNCIL APPROVES BUDGET CHANGES FOR POLICE, PUBLIC WORKS-- Click here The Sedalia City Council met in regular session on Monday, August 1.
FELONY CHARGES FILED IN BOONVILLE BURGLARY CASE-- Click here Two men are in custody and facing felony charges in connection with an alleged burglary at a Boonville business last month.
NORBORNE ALDERMEN APPROVE PURCHASE OF TRAFFIC LIGHT 8/2/16RK To try to slow down drivers going through an area town a bit too fast, the town's board voted to pay for an updated light to placed at a well-traveled intersection.
WINE-TASTING EVENT OK'd BY CARROLLTON COUNCIL 8/2/16RK A wine-tasting event has been given the thumbs up by an area community's council.
SALINE CLERK SAYS PRIMARY ELECTION IS GOING WELL SO FAR 8/2/16RK At the meeting of the Saline County Commission this morning, Saline County Clerk Debbie Russell reported on how the early hours of today's Primary Election were going.
COUNCILMAN GIVES UPDATE ON SEARCH FOR MARSHALL CITY ADMINISTRATOR-CLICK HERE After the meeting on Monday, June 20, the Marshall City Council decided to let go City Administrator Connie Latimer. The search for her replacement has been going on ever since.
MARSHALL COUNCIL APPROVES BID TO BREAK UP PILE OF CONCRETE, ROCKS 8/2/16RK Two motions were approved at the meeting of the Marshall City Council on Monday night.
TWO IOWA RESIDENTS DROWN IN LAKE OF OZARKS 8/2/16RK Two Iowa residents drowned in an arm of the Lake of the Ozarks on Monday.
AREA MAN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE ALLEGED FELONIES 8/1/16RK An area police department's officers arrested a man on a warrant, and he has been formally charged with three alleged Felonies.
BOONVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE ALLEGED FELONIES 8/1/16RK Serving a warrant that was issued on Friday, July 29, Boonville Police officers made an arrest, and a Boonville man was formally charged with multiple alleged Felonies.
AREA MAN CHARGED WITH ALLEGED DOMESTIC ASSAULT FELONY 8/1/16RK A warrant was issued, an area man was taken into custody and has been charged with an alleged Felony.
MMU BOARD APPROVES SEEKING OF BIDS FOR SMALL BUCKET TRUCK 7/31/16RK At the meeting of the Marshall Municipal Utilities Board of Public Works on Thursday, Doug Root, of the Electric Distribution Department, asked the board to approve his department the seek bids for a needed piece of equipment.
ROETTGEN TO COURT MONDAY; TRIAL TO BEGIN AUGUST 23-- Click here The case of a Marshall man accused of trying to shoot a police officer in 2015 will go to a jury trial later this month in a neighboring county.
NEW MARSHALL CHAMBER DIRECTOR EXCITED TO TAKE THE REINS-- Click here The Marshall Chamber of Commerce has named its new Executive Director, Jeanette Klinge.
SEDALIA TEACHER VOTED PRESIDENT OF MBEA 7/29/16RK An educator in an area school district has been elected to a top position of an organization.
SLATER MAN CHARGED WITH ALLEGED FELONY-CLICK HERE Following a disturbance, an area man has been taken into custody by authorities and has been charged with an alleged Felony.
MMU BOARD APPROVES CONSULTANT, CEILING BID FOR CLEANUP AT POWER PLANT 7/29/16RK From left are: MMU Electrical Production Manager Jim Johnson; MMU General Manager Kyle Gibbs;
COLUMBIA AUTHORITIES LOOKING FOR MURDER SUSPECT 7/29/16RK Authorities in an area city are looking for a man suspected as being the shooter in a recent homicide.
COKE TURNS HERSELF IN TO AUTHORITIES 7/29/16RK An area police department had been looking for a fugitive from justice since last week. That search is over.
MISSOURI SHOOTERS HIT BULLSEYE AT NATIONAL COMPETITION-- Click here For the second year in a row, Missouri 4-H shooters brought home the championship title at the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship tournament, June 26-July 1 in Grand Island, Nebraska.
SALINE CO. COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION-- Click here An area county commissioner has tendered his resignation, effective within a week.
MMU BOARD TO DISCUSS CLEANUP PROPOSALS IN JULY 29 MEETING 7/28/16RK The Marshall Municipal Utilities Power Plant suffered damage to one of its boilers in an explosion earlier this month.
SWEET SPRINGS SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES FIVE CLASSIFIED STAFF 7/28/16RK Employment, resignations and retirements highlighted the meeting of the Sweet Springs R-7 School Board this week.
LEXINGTON COUNCIL OKs NATIONAL NIGHT OUT STREET CLOSURES 7/28/16RK It is estimated that at least 16,000 cities in the United States are going to be taking part in an annual event to promote police-community relationships next week.
AREA WOMAN TO FACE ALLEGED FELONY CHARGE 7/28/16RK An area woman has been charged with an alleged Felony and is due in an area courtroom next month.
MARSHALL POLICE LOOKING FOR FUGITIVE 7/27/16RK An area police department is looking for a fugitive from justice.
MARSHALL MAN SENTENCED FOR RAPE, SODOMY 7/27/16RK Earlier this week, a Marshall man was sentenced to spend over a decade in the Missouri Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to two sex-related Felonies.
AREA WOMAN CHARGED WITH FELONY STEALING 7/27/16RK Following an investigation, an area woman was arrested on Tuesday, July 26, in connection with money allegedly being stolen from an organization.
MARSHALL COUPLE WINS FIVE-FIGURE PRIZE IN LOTTERY 7/27/16RK A Marshall couple has some extra money to spend after claiming a five-figure prize from the Missouri Lottery.
MARSHALL SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES CONTRACTS FOR SERVICES 7/27/16RK Several Special Education and Federal Program contracts were up for consideration of approval during the meeting of the Marshall School Board on Tuesday.
AREA MAN JUMPS TO HIS DEATH OFF OVERPASS-CLICK HERE Authorities in an area county are investigating an incident where a man who reportedly jumped to his death on Tuesday.
MARSHALL SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES BIDS 7/27/16RK Former Slater Schools Superintendent and new Marshall Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Terry Lorenz was busy during the meeting of the Marshall School Board on Tuesday afternoon.
PETTIS CO. DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE THEFT REPORTS-- Click here The Pettis County Sheriff's Department is busy investigating several recent theft reports made by area residents.
PEANUT THE TURTLE RETIRED FROM MO STATE FAIR-- Click here A popular animal attraction has officially been retired from the Missouri State Fair.
COLUMBIA BUSINESS LOOP TO REOPEN WEDNESDAY-- Click here Two dual-lane roundabouts at the highly-traveled Business Loop 70/West Boulevard interchange in Columbia will open to traffic at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
SALINE CO. PROSECUTOR RECEIVES PAY RAISE-- Click here Saline County Prosecuting Attorney Don Stouffer will soon be getting a pay raise.
SFCC ANNOUNCES AUGUST CLOSINGS 7/26/16CC All State Fair Community College campuses will close at noon on Thursday, August 11, for opening day of the 2016 Missouri State Fair.
TWO ILLINOIS RESIDENTS CHARGED WITH ALLEGED FELONIES 7/26/16RK Two Illinois residents are due in an area courtroom today after being arrested and subsequently charged with alleged Felonies.
JULY WINNERS NAMED IN SEDALIA'S YARD CONTEST 7/26/16RK Winners from the four wards and the winner of the Grand Prize were selected in an area city's contest that promotes upkeep of residents' yards.
MARSHALL WOMAN CHARGED WITH FELONY CHILD ENDANGERMENT 7/25/16RK A Marshall woman has been taken into custody and charged with two alleged Felonies after an incident on Thursday, July 21.
MARSHALL FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS BUSY SATURDAY 7/25/16RK With weather conditions being sizzling hot and humid, an area fire department's personnel were busy extinguishing a tractor-trailer fire and then a structure fire on Saturday, July 23.
COOPER COUNTY HOSTAGE SITUATION ENDS WITHOUT GUNFIRE, ARREST-CLICK HERE An area man has been formally charged with five Felonies when he was arrested after a hostage situation was resolved on Friday, July 22.
EXPLOSION ON BOAT INJURES AREA WOMAN-CLICK HERE An explosion on a boat injured an area woman on an area lake on Saturday.
GREEN RIDGE TEEN DRIVER HURT IN ROLLOVER CRASH-CLICK HERE A Green Ridge teen driver was injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash in Pettis County earlier today.
COLE CAMP MAN INJURED IN BENTON COUNTY CRASH-CLICK HERE A Cole Camp man suffered injuries when his motorcycle reportedly was struck by a vehicle in Benton County on Wednesday. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred as an eastbound Yamaha, driven by 42-year-old Shannon
STATE CONSERVATION AGENTS WANTED-- Click here If you've ever wanted to be a state conservation agent, applications are currently being taken for the next agent class through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
CHARITON COUNTY ROAD WORK THIS WEEK-CLICK HERE
A couple of roadwork projects are scheduled for Chariton County this week that could affect drive times.
SALISBURY SCHOOL BOARD GETS PROJECT UPDATE-- Click here At Monday's meeting of the Salisbury R-4 School Board, members were updated on the progress of a number of summer maintenance and repairs.
SWEET SPRINGS LEADERS HEAR TRUCK PARKING COMPLAINTS-- Click here In a regular session meeting this week, the Sweet Springs Board of Aldermen heard from two residents about problems with tractor trailers parked on Main Street.
THURSDAY MEETING FOR SALISBURY ALDERMEN-- Click here A regular session meeting is scheduled for the Salisbury Board of Aldermen on Thursday, July 14.
MARSHALL UTILITY BOARD MEETS THURSDAY-- Click here The Marshall Municipal Utilities Board of Public Works is scheduled to meet in regular open session on Thursday, July 14.
SALINE CO. MAN INJURED AFTER ROLLING VEHICLE ON HWY. K-- Click here A Sweet Springs resident escaped serious injuries after a one-vehicle rollover accident in Saline County on Tuesday.
AREA JOBLESS RATES UNDER 5%-- Click here Unemployment rates in the KMMO listening area held mostly steady in the month of May, according to the latest numbers from the Missouri Dept. of Economic Development.
WEST VIRGINIA DUO CHARGED IN SALINE CO. COURT-- Click here The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested two West Virginia men who are now charged in Saline County Circuit Court with alleged drug activity.
TWO CHARGED AFTER LAFAYETTE CO. TRAFFIC STOP-- Click here Two Florida men face felony drug charges in Lafayette County after their arrests by the Missouri State Highway Patrol last weekend.
BOIL ADVISORY IN WAVERLY-- Click here The city of Waverly has been placed under a 48-hour Boil Advisory.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ON MARSHALL HAB CAMPUS-- Click here A report of property damage on the Marshall Habilitation Center campus is currently under investigation by the Marshall Police Department.
TAMPERING CHARGE FILED IN COOPER COUNTY-- Click here An Oregon woman faces a felony charge in Cooper County after her recent arrest by Boonville police.
NELSON WOMAN INJURED IN FATAL CRASH--Click here
An area resident was involved in a fatal accident in Henry County on Monday.
SALINE CO. PAVEMENT PROJECTS PLANNED-- Click here Pavement repairs in Saline County will be conducted this week by crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation.
BLACKWATER BRIDGE TO CLOSE-Click Here MoDOT says crews will close the Blackwater Bridge on Route 23, north of Knob Noster, beginning Monday, July 18.
CARROLLTON SCHOOL BOARD PREVIEW--Click here The Carrollton R-7 School Board meets in regular session on Tuesday, July 12.
LEXINGTON CITY COUNCIL PREVIEW-- Click here The Lexington City Council meets in regular session on Tuesday, July 12, at Lexington City Hall.
WAVERLY ALDERMEN MEET TUESDAY--Click here A regular session monthly meeting is planned for the Waverly Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, July 12.
CHARGES FILED IN SEDALIA PURSUIT--Click here A Sedalia man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly leading authorities on a high-speed chase last weekend.
MULTIPLE BURGLARIES INVESTIGATED IN JOHNSON CO.--Click Here Authorities in an area county say they are currently investigating a string of residential burglaries.
BRIDGE WORK TO REDUCE I-70 LANES STARTING TUESDAY 7/11/16CC
Starting Tuesday, July 12, traffic on Interstate 70 near Boonville will be reduced to one lane in each direction so the two bridges over the Lamine River can be repaired.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the bridge closures are expected to cause significant travel delays, especially on peak travel days like Thursdays and Fridays. MoDOT officials are strongly encouraging I-70 motorists to use alternate east-west routes, such as U.S. Routes 50 and 36, while the project is in progress.
The eastbound bridge will be improved first and will take about 22 days. Work to switch traffic from the eastbound bridge to the westbound bridge will take place Sunday (July 10) and Monday (July 11) nights, with the full traffic switch occurring sometime during the day on Tuesday, July 12.
The westbound bridge will be repaired after the eastbound bridge is finished and that work will last about 23 days. Both bridges are scheduled to be completed by the end of August, at which time traffic flow will return to two lanes in each direction.
The message boards along I-70 will alert motorists to the bridge work. In addition, a Smart Work Zone system is in place to keep motorists informed and traffic moving. The system uses cameras and sensors to determine travel times through the project limits and provide real-time travel updates to motorists via message boards.
To find out more, visit www.modot.org.
SALINE CO. SIREN TESTS POSTPONED 7/6/16RK
Due to inclement weather, siren tests have been postponed in the area today.
According to a spokesperson with the Marshall Fire Department, the tests of the Early-Warning Sirens that were scheduled in Saline County for Sweet Springs at noon and for Marshall, Arrow Rock and Slater at 1 p.m. are going to be pushed back at least until next Wednesday.
GLASGOW BLOOD DRIVE ON THURSDAY 7/4/16CC
An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled this week in Howard County.
The Red Cross says the drive will take place on Thursday, July 7, at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 701 First Street in Glasgow. The drive runs from 2-6 p.m.
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer.
Blood donations often decline in the summer months, especially around summer holidays when donors are less available to give. Officials say the need for blood doesn't decrease; every two seconds, someone in the U.S. requires blood or platelets.
Learn more at www.redcrossblood.org.
FERAL HOG HUNTING BANNED ON MDC LANDS AS OF SEPT. 30 6/24/16RK
These destructive feral hogs pollute a pristine spring in Ozark County. (Photo Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation)
Hunting a pesky wild boar will be prohibited on Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) lands, effective later this year.
According to a release from the (MDC), at its meeting on June 24, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on conservation areas and other lands owned, leased, or managed by the MDC.
The effective date of the regulation change will be September 30. Potential penalties for illegal hog hunting could include fines and the loss of hunting privileges.
The new regulation prohibiting hog hunting on MDC areas does not apply to private property.
The MDC discourages feral hog hunting in Missouri. Instead of hunting hogs to help reduce their numbers, the MDC encourages hunters and others to report feral-hog sightings to their local conservation agents or MDC offices. Staff can then confirm local numbers and locations, and determine how best to capture and eliminate the entire group of feral hogs.
For more information on feral hogs, visit the MDC website at www.mdc.mo.gov/feralhog.
C.A.R.T. TAX MONEY PAID OUT 6/24/16RK
Saline County cities have been paid some money due them from a tax received by the county.
At the meeting of the Saline County Commission on Thursday, Presiding Commissioner Kile Guthrey Jr. talked about money that has been distributed.
C.A.R.T. is the County Aid Road Trust Tax.
Later in the morning, the commission went back in session and decided to reject all bids for the providing of food services for the Saline County Justice Facility. The four agencies who submitted bids will need to resubmit them by 3 p.m. on Monday, June 27. The commissioners will open the bids during their open-session meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28.
MMU: CHANGING BULBS KEEPS COOLING BILLS DOWN IN HOT WEATHER 6/20/16CC
Officials with Marshall Municipal Utilities are reminding the public that hot weather means a spike in electricity usage, which can affect rates for the entire calendar year.
Spokesman Jeff Bergstrom says one hour of the highest overall usage each year sets the rate for all customers, and he says limiting the use of electricity during peak usage times can help keep costs down for everyone:
Bergstrom stresses limiting the use of washers, ovens and hot water heaters during peak times when demand is highest. Another tip, he says, is to think about changing your light bulbs:
Between noon and 6 p.m. are the key times of day to limit usage, according to Bergstrom. He adds that turning the thermostat to 78 or higher during hot weather can help save around 7% on your heating and cooling costs.
WALGREENS ORDERED TO PAY FOR MISSOURI LAW VIOLATIONS 6/17/16CC
Attorney General Chris Koster on Friday announced a Jackson County judge has found Walgreens violated a 2014 judgment 309 times by leaving sales tags on the shelves after a sale period expired, putting customers at risk for overcharges.
Koster's office says that in August 2013, the Attorney General sued Illinois-based Walgreens for violations of Missouri's consumer laws by displaying inaccurate sales tags, overcharging customers, and failing to remove expired sales tags. Koster's investigation found a correlation between expired sales tags and overcharges at the register. Walgreens employees told investigators that when a sale expires, a center computer system changes the prices whether or not the tags on the shelf are updated.
Despite the court-ordered consent judgment, Koster's investigators reported finding hundreds of sales tags displayed after the expiration date listed on the tag during inspections of 50 Missouri Walgreens stores in July-September 2015.
The judge found Walgreens violated the consent judgment and the court's order on 309 occasions and ordered the company to pay $309,000 in civil penalties ($1,000 for each violation). The judge also found that Walgreens was aware not all sale tags were being removed within 12 hours of their offer expiring and that expired sale tags were resulting in overcharges to Missouri consumers.
In addition to the penalties ordered, Walgreens has already paid the state of Missouri $165,000 for overcharging items purchased as part of pricing audits required by the judgment.