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Is Your Mail Arriving Late? – Congresswoman Cindy Axne

Is Your Mail Arriving Late? – Congresswoman Cindy Axne

Friends, I’ve heard concerns about postal delivery delays directly from folks across the Third District. The COVID-19 pandemic has put extra stress on the United

Governor Parson Announces Two Appointments To Northwest Board of Regents

Governor Parson Announces Two Appointments To Northwest Board of Regents

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Gov. Mike Parson has announced the appointments of Stephen Coppinger and Shanda Durbin to the Northwest Missouri State University Board of

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 3/4

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 3/4

Current ACTIVE COVID-19 Cases – 3/4

Current ACTIVE COVID-19 Cases – 3/4

Current ACTIVE COVID-19 Cases Nodaway 23 **166 hospitalizations, 2 currently** Andrew **No Numbers Avail**  Atchison 0 (0%)  Gentry 2 (.1%)  Worth 3 (.15%)  Holt

Missouri Lawmakers Back New Checks On Local Health Officials

Missouri Lawmakers Back New Checks On Local Health Officials

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri legislators have given initial approval to a bill that would bar local health officials from ordering businesses and schools

Prosecutors: Man Threatened Missouri, Tennessee Congressmen

Prosecutors: Man Threatened Missouri, Tennessee Congressmen

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a 63-year-old Missouri man accused of threatening two Democratic congressman from Missouri and Tennessee.

Missouri Bill Would Allow Guns On Public Buses

Missouri Bill Would Allow Guns On Public Buses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Guns would be allowed on Missouri buses and other public transportation under a bill advancing in the state House.

Lawmaker Pitches Constitutional Rules For Trans Athletes

Lawmaker Pitches Constitutional Rules For Trans Athletes

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Transgender student athletes would be required to compete as the sex on their birth certificate under a proposed amendment to

Mississippi River Cities Join Project To Map Plastic Litter

Mississippi River Cities Join Project To Map Plastic Litter

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Cities along the Mississippi River will take part in a global system to determine where plastic pollution comes from

Des Moines Schools Leader Could Lose Job Over COVID Response

Des Moines Schools Leader Could Lose Job Over COVID Response

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A decision by the superintendent of Iowa’s largest school district to stick with remote learning in the midst of

Iowa Governor Gets Vaccinated & Encourages Others To Do So

Iowa Governor Gets Vaccinated & Encourages Others To Do So

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine during her weekly news conference to encourage Iowans

High School Exhibition Showcases Local Talent From Young Creators

High School Exhibition Showcases Local Talent From Young Creators

ST. JOSEPH, MO – March 1, 2021—Despite multiple obstacles and disruptions in arts education, 70 student artists from 16 different high schools entered works

Woman Shot In St Joseph Last Week Dies, Suspect Charged With Murder

Woman Shot In St Joseph Last Week Dies, Suspect Charged With Murder

A woman shot in St Joseph last week has died.  25 year-old Minda Miller was shot February 23rd near 11th and Seneca Streets.  Police

NTSB: Pilot In Plane Crash That Killed 2 Ignored Ice Warning

NTSB: Pilot In Plane Crash That Killed 2 Ignored Ice Warning

GALT, Mo. (AP) — National investigators say a pilot ignored warnings about ice and bad weather before his small plane crashed in northern Missouri

Lawyer Wants ‘Most Serious Charges’ Against Ex-Chiefs Coach

Lawyer Wants ‘Most Serious Charges’ Against Ex-Chiefs Coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An attorney for the family of a 5-year-old girl critically injured in a crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs

2 Bodies Found In Burning Car In Kansas City Neighborhood

2 Bodies Found In Burning Car In Kansas City Neighborhood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Homicide detectives in Kansas City are investigating after police found two people dead inside a burning car in a

No Charges In Police Shooting Of Black Man In Kansas City

No Charges In Police Shooting Of Black Man In Kansas City

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City police officer who shot and killed a Black man last year will not be charged. The Jackson

Thousands Of Meatpacking Workers To Be Vaccinated This Week

Thousands Of Meatpacking Workers To Be Vaccinated This Week

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meatpacking workers across the country have started receiving coronavirus vaccines and thousands more will have a chance to get their

ADDENDUM: Governor Parson Grants 15 Pardons, Commutes Two Sentences

ADDENDUM: Governor Parson Grants 15 Pardons, Commutes Two Sentences

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – On Friday, February 26, 2021, Governor Mike Parson granted 15 pardons and two commutations pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of

Northwest Announces Record Graduate Enrollment, Retention Remains High

Northwest Announces Record Graduate Enrollment, Retention Remains High

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University attained the highest graduate enrollment in its history this spring while also recording increases in overall enrollment,

Note From Nate Blackford – President Of Mosaic Medical Center, Maryville

Note From Nate Blackford – President Of Mosaic Medical Center, Maryville

The past two weeks at Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville have been incredibly busy. And I am incredibly proud of our team, our community

Governor Parson Announces High Throughput Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Allocations For March 1st-14th

Governor Parson Announces High Throughput Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Allocations For March 1st-14th

Outlines Distribution for First Shipment of Janssen Vaccine  (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Monday, Governor Mike Parson released the names of the health care centers

Arraignment Delayed For Man Charged With Starting Fire at Nodaway County Jail

Arraignment Delayed For Man Charged With Starting Fire at Nodaway County Jail

The man charged with first degree arson for the fire at the Nodaway County Jail January 14th was scheduled to appear in court for

Father, 2 Sons Found Dead In Rural Benton County Monday

Father, 2 Sons Found Dead In Rural Benton County Monday

The bodies of a missing father and two children were found in rural Benton County Monday.  State Patrol reports the deceased as 40 year

Missouri Expects J&J Vaccinations To Start By Wednesday

Missouri Expects J&J Vaccinations To Start By Wednesday

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri vaccinators are expected to receive the first 50,000 doses of the newly-approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by Wednesday,

Bill Would Let Missourians Keep Unemployment Overpayments

Bill Would Let Missourians Keep Unemployment Overpayments

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A pending bill would exempt thousands of Missourians from repaying federal unemployment benefit overpayments. At issue are mistakes by Missouri’s

Survey: Economy Grows, But Inflation, Shipping Concerns Loom

Survey: Economy Grows, But Inflation, Shipping Concerns Loom

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new monthly survey shows continued economic improvement in nine Midwest and Plains states, but business leaders expressed concerns about

Governor Parson Announces Release Of Remaining FY21 Restrictions, Over $280 Million In General Revenue

Governor Parson Announces Release Of Remaining FY21 Restrictions, Over $280 Million In General Revenue

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the release of the remaining $280,783,940 in FY21 general revenue restrictions. “Thanks to our balanced approach

State Senator Dan Hegeman’s Weekly Radio Address (Audio)

State Senator Dan Hegeman’s Weekly Radio Address (Audio)

During his weekly radio address, State Senator Dan Hegeman of Cosby spoke on Senate Bill 26, legislation that seeks to create provisions relating to

USDA Invests $1.6 Million In Distance Learning & Telemedicine Infrastructure To Improve Healthcare Access In Missouri

USDA Invests $1.6 Million In Distance Learning & Telemedicine Infrastructure To Improve Healthcare Access In Missouri

Investment Will Benefit Nearly 133,000 Rural Missourians COLUMBIA, MO, Feb. 25, 2021 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director

Man Leads Andrew County Sheriff’s Office On High Speed Chase Into St Joe Sunday

Man Leads Andrew County Sheriff’s Office On High Speed Chase Into St Joe Sunday

Sunday the Andrew County Sheriff’s Office arrested Anthony R Maxwell with resisting arrest, tampering with a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and driving while

Andrew County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Amazonia Woman On Drug/Other Charges

Andrew County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Amazonia Woman On Drug/Other Charges

Friday the Andrew County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31 year old Bailey E Allison of Amazonia.  Allison has been charged with possession of a controlled

Grant City Teen Crashes Friday

Grant City Teen Crashes Friday

19 year old Jarrett R Hargrave of Grant City crashed Friday afternoon in Worth County.  Hargrave was westbound on Highway 46, just north of

St Joseph Woman Airlifted To Hospital After Crashing Motorcycle Saturday Night

St Joseph Woman Airlifted To Hospital After Crashing Motorcycle Saturday Night

53 year old Joy L Deatherage of St Joseph was seriously injured Saturday night after crashing her motorcycle in Buchanan County.  Deatherage was northbound

Nebraska Teen Injured In Holt County Crash

Nebraska Teen Injured In Holt County Crash

A 17 year old male from Waverly, Nebraska crashed early Saturday morning in Holt County.  The teen was northbound on I-29, 3 miles south

Kansas City Police Investigate 3 Separate Homicides Sunday

Kansas City Police Investigate 3 Separate Homicides Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three separate homicides were reported in Kansas City Sunday morning. Kansas City Police Department spokesman Capt. Dave Jackson said

Woman Struck, Killed As She Was Crossing Roadway In Missouri

Woman Struck, Killed As She Was Crossing Roadway In Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a vehicle struck and killed a woman as she was crossing the roadway in Kansas City, Missouri.

Missouri Must Pay Planned Parenthood $140,000 In Legal Fees

Missouri Must Pay Planned Parenthood $140,000 In Legal Fees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A failed bid to shut down Missouri’s lone abortion provider will cost the state $140,000. Administration Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa

22 Governors (MO & IA Included) Oppose Fund Allocation In Stimulus Package

DES MOINES – Twenty-two governors have released a joint statement opposing the new standard in President Joe Biden’s stimulus bill for how federal funds would

What’s In The American Rescue Plan for You? – Congresswoman Cindy Axne

What’s In The American Rescue Plan for You? – Congresswoman Cindy Axne

Friends, Last Sunday, we passed the tragic milestone of having lost a half a million lives to the novel coronavirus. Over 18 million Americans

Missouri Farm Bureau Commentary

Missouri Farm Bureau Commentary

Common-Sense Policies Move Rural America Forward By Garrett Hawkins Brutal. Miserable. Those were a couple of words (among others) used to describe the recent

Graves Votes Against Biden Bailout Bill

Graves Votes Against Biden Bailout Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) released the following statement after voting against President Biden’s $1.9 trillion bailout bill. “We can’t afford to

MODOT Construction Week Of March 1st

MODOT Construction Week Of March 1st

Andrew County U.S. Route 59 – Brush cutting from County Road 70 to Route H, March 1 – 5 Atchison County Route C –

Governor Parson Grants 15 Pardons, Commutes Two Sentences

Governor Parson Grants 15 Pardons, Commutes Two Sentences

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson granted 15 pardons and two commutations pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of

One Person Killed In Single Vehicle Crash Thursday In St Joseph

One Person Killed In Single Vehicle Crash Thursday In St Joseph

There was a fatal crash Thursday afternoon on the Belt in St Joseph.  The accident happened at the intersection of North Belt and Beck

Clarinda Woman Crashes Monday In Page County

Clarinda Woman Crashes Monday In Page County

Monday afternoon 36 year old Emily Christine Garcia of Clarinda crashed in Page County.  Garcia was eastbound in the 3200 block of 305th, approximately

Blue Springs Man Injured In Gentry County Crash

Blue Springs Man Injured In Gentry County Crash

47 year old George A Robinson of Blue Springs was seriously injured after crashing Thursday in Gentry County.  Robinson was southbound on Highway 169,

Missouri Senate Passes Bill Against Road-Blocking Protesters

Missouri Senate Passes Bill Against Road-Blocking Protesters

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri protesters who repeatedly block traffic without permission could face felony charges under a bill passed by state senators.

Missouri County Gun Ordinance OKs Arrest Of Federal Agents

Missouri County Gun Ordinance OKs Arrest Of Federal Agents

PRINCETON, Mo. (AP) — A northern Missouri county has approved an ordinance that would allow deputies to arrest federal agents for enforcing certain gun

GOP-Led Missouri House OKs Private School Scholarship Bill

GOP-Led Missouri House OKs Private School Scholarship Bill

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri bill to allow scholarships for K-12 private schooling has passed the state House. The school voucher-style measure barely

Police: Body Found In Wreck That Likely Happened Days Ago

Police: Body Found In Wreck That Likely Happened Days Ago

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, say officers found the body of a man at the site of a wrecked

Reynolds: Iowa Vaccinations Will Rise As More Doses Arrive

Reynolds: Iowa Vaccinations Will Rise As More Doses Arrive

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds says she’s optimistic that the vaccination of Iowans will accelerate due to the impending authorization of a

Celebrating Education In North Missouri – Congressman Sam Graves

Celebrating Education In North Missouri – Congressman Sam Graves

Dear Friend, It’s National Public Schools Week and I’m proud to once again serve as Congressional Co-Chair to honor the many teachers, administrators, staff

Governor Parson Announces Timeline For Activation of Phase 1B -Tier 3

Governor Parson Announces Timeline For Activation of Phase 1B -Tier 3

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – During today’s press briefing at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that Phase 1B – Tier 3 of the state’s

Governor Parson Proclaims National FFA Week In Missouri On Behalf Of Nearly 26,000 Agriculture Students

Governor Parson Proclaims National FFA Week In Missouri On Behalf Of Nearly 26,000 Agriculture Students

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson proclaimed February 20-27, 2021, as National FFA Week in Missouri on behalf of nearly 26,000 members of

#SingingSpoofhounds Offer Annual Sweet Sounds Concert

#SingingSpoofhounds Offer Annual Sweet Sounds Concert

The MHS Vocal Music Department is presenting the annual Sweet Sounds concert Friday (February 26th) at 7:00 & Saturday (February 27th) at 7:30 in

New Cancer Support Options, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville

New Cancer Support Options, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville

MARYVILLE, MO  – A cancer diagnosis can be one of the most stressful experiences of a person’s life. Support groups help many people cope

Mound City Man Not Injured After Crashing Tuesday In Holt County

Mound City Man Not Injured After Crashing Tuesday In Holt County

A Mound City man ran into the rear of a semi Tuesday evening in Holt County.  61 year old Randy W Waddoups of Bountiful, Utah

St Joseph Police Release Name Of Man Wanted In Tuesday Evening Shooting

St Joseph Police Release Name Of Man Wanted In Tuesday Evening Shooting

St Joseph Police released the name of the shooting victim from Tuesday evening. 25 year old Minda M Miller was shot near the intersection

Missouri House Passes Voter Photo ID

Missouri House Passes Voter Photo ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Republican-led Missouri House has passed another bill to require voter photo identification at the polls. Lawmakers voted 109-46

Special Prosecutor Picked For Case Against St. Louis Couple

Special Prosecutor Picked For Case Against St. Louis Couple

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former U.S. attorney will be the special prosecutor in the case of a St. Louis couple who showed guns

Missouri GOP-Led House Advances Private School Funding Bill

Missouri GOP-Led House Advances Private School Funding Bill

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Poor Missouri families could get money for private school through a tax credit program advancing in the state House. The

Autopsy: Death at Iowa State Caused By Alcohol, Hypothermia

Autopsy: Death at Iowa State Caused By Alcohol, Hypothermia

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Ames say an autopsy shows the death last month of a 21-year-old woman outside an Iowa State University

Iowa Republicans Approve Fast-Track Dramatic Election Bill

Iowa Republicans Approve Fast-Track Dramatic Election Bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa House Republicans have cast the final vote needed to send a bill to the governor that sharply limits

Graves Celebrates National FFA Week

Graves Celebrates National FFA Week

Graves Celebrates National FFA Week WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) joined Representatives Tracey Mann (R-KS) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) this week to

Evergy Extends Disconnect Moratorium

Evergy Extends Disconnect Moratorium

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 24, 2021 – Evergy will extend its moratorium on service disconnections through May 2. This temporary moratorium includes residential and small

Students Gaining Leadership Skills, Benefits Through Northwest GOLD Program, Which Is Now Largest In State

Students Gaining Leadership Skills, Benefits Through Northwest GOLD Program, Which Is Now Largest In State

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University’s Missouri Army National Guard Officer Leadership (GOLD) Program has enrolled 50 students since its 2016 launch, making

City Of Maryville Approves Agreement With Nodaway County To Improve Water Issues

City Of Maryville Approves Agreement With Nodaway County To Improve Water Issues

Monday the City of Maryville and Public Water Supply District #1 of Nodaway County approved a Joint Funding Agreement to construct Granular Activated Carbon

Woman Shot In St Joseph Tuesday Evening

Woman Shot In St Joseph Tuesday Evening

One woman in her 20s was shot last night (Tuesday) in St Joseph.  Police were called to 11th and Seneca Street and took the

13 People Arrested In Buchanan County Drug Sting Tuesday

13 People Arrested In Buchanan County Drug Sting Tuesday

The St Joseph Police Department and the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force issued a pair of warrants that lead to the arrest of 13

Missouri House Opposes Eminent Domain For Wind-Energy Line

Missouri House Opposes Eminent Domain For Wind-Energy Line

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led state House is trying to ban the use of eminent domain for a large wind-energy power line. Lawmakers

Missouri Senate OKs Bill To Limit COVID-19 Lawsuits

Missouri Senate OKs Bill To Limit COVID-19 Lawsuits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators have passed a bill to shield hospitals, manufacturers and other businesses from lawsuits over alleged wrongdoing during

Missouri Senate Bill Cracks Down On Road-Blocking Protesters

Missouri Senate Bill Cracks Down On Road-Blocking Protesters

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri protesters who repeatedly block traffic without permission could face felony charges under a bill advancing in the state Senate.

Former Iowa Governor Vilsack Confirmed For 2nd Stint As US Agriculture Secretary

Former Iowa Governor Vilsack Confirmed For 2nd Stint As US Agriculture Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to confirm Tom Vilsack as President Joe Biden’s agriculture secretary. The former Iowa governor spent eight years

Tip Led To FBI Arrests Of Iowa Mother, Son In Capitol Attack

Tip Led To FBI Arrests Of Iowa Mother, Son In Capitol Attack

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The FBI have identified an Iowa woman and her adult son as participants in the Jan. 6 riot at

Iowa Senate Republicans Approve Bill Limiting Early Voting

Iowa Senate Republicans Approve Bill Limiting Early Voting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in the Iowa Senate approved a bill sharply limiting early voting, with some arguing hat changes were needed

Nodaway County Commissioners Proclaim Next Week “Thank A Farmer Week”

Nodaway County Commissioners Proclaim Next Week “Thank A Farmer Week”

Nodaway County Commissioners sign proclamation for next week as: Thank A Farmer Week Signing – Presiding Commissioner, Bill Walker Presenting Proclamation – Bob Stiens,

Maryville City Council Notes – 2/22

Maryville City Council Notes – 2/22

–Approved an Ordinance to Execute a Contract with JD Bishop Construction, LLC for installation of concrete associated with the Downtown Traffic Signal Replacement Project. 

Page County Sheriff’s Office Make DUI Arrest Saturday

Page County Sheriff’s Office Make DUI Arrest Saturday

Saturday 39 year old Wesley Joe Stogdill was arrested by the Page County Sheriff’s Office for driving while intoxicated, 2nd offense.  Stogdill’s vehicle went

St Joe Schools Negotiating With American Family Insurance For Future High School Site

St Joe Schools Negotiating With American Family Insurance For Future High School Site

The St Joseph Schools School Board announced Monday the District is in negotiations with American Family Insurance to purchase its headquarters for a proposed

Missouri House Tries Again With Voter Photo ID Law

Missouri House Tries Again With Voter Photo ID Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Republican-led Missouri House is advancing another version of a Missouri voter photo identification law that was gutted by

Missouri Judge Says Public Defender Waitlist Unfair

Missouri Judge Says Public Defender Waitlist Unfair

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge says the wait time for some poor defendants to get legal help is unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Will

Man Fatally Shot By Livingston County Deputy Is Identified

Man Fatally Shot By Livingston County Deputy Is Identified

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — Livingston County authorities have identified a 34-year-old man who was shot and killed by a deputy last week. Authorities say

Iowa Man Sentenced For Repeat Child Porn Offense

Iowa Man Sentenced For Repeat Child Porn Offense

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa man has been handed a lengthy sentence in federal prison for a second conviction of receiving

Ames Police Issue Warrant Charging Man With Killing Woman

Ames Police Issue Warrant Charging Man With Killing Woman

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Ames police say they have issued an arrest warrant charging a man with murder in the death of a woman

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