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COVID-19 Cases (State by State) 7/9

COVID-19 Cases (State by State) 7/9

Missouri – 25,204 (+575) 4 deaths (1,046 deaths) 11 active cases Nodaway County, 15 Andrew, Tri-County Health (Gentry, Worth, DeKalb) 15, Atchison 3   Missouri

Missouri Western President to Resign

Missouri Western President to Resign

Missouri Western’s President is resigning after spending just over one year leading the university.  Matthew Wilson is leaving for a position as Temple University’s

Project to Replace Four Route 46 Bridges to Begin Next Week

Project to Replace Four Route 46 Bridges to Begin Next Week

A project to replace four bridges on Route 46 west of Maryville is scheduled to begin next week.  These bridges are included in Governor

Rock Port and Tarkio Police Save Man From Suicide Attempt

Rock Port and Tarkio Police Save Man From Suicide Attempt

Tuesday Rock Port and Tarkio Police were dispatched to the 110 overpass for a suicidal subject threatening to jump.  Officers successfully pulled the person

Iowa Got Free Masks From Taiwan and Companies, Filings Show

Iowa Got Free Masks From Taiwan and Companies, Filings Show

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s executive branch has reported receiving 1.4 million donated surgical masks from corporations and a foreign government to help

Districts Can Choose Mix of Online, In-School Classes

Districts Can Choose Mix of Online, In-School Classes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri school districts will be allowed to have students attend every other day and learn remotely on alternating days,

Federal Government to Combat Crime in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The federal government is stepping up to stop violent crime in Kansas City, Missouri, with a program named after

Fairfax Man Charged With Second Degree Murder In Monday Shooting

Fairfax Man Charged With Second Degree Murder In Monday Shooting

55 year old James D. Bradbury of Fairfax has been charged with second degree murder in the Monday morning shooting death of 72 year

WalletHub Survey:  Iowa Top Ten State For Fewest COVID-19 Restrictions

WalletHub Survey: Iowa Top Ten State For Fewest COVID-19 Restrictions

Iowa is among the top 10 states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions according to a study released Tuesday by WalletHub.  The five least restricted

Pop-Up Mobile Food Drop In Skidmore Thursday

Pop-Up Mobile Food Drop In Skidmore Thursday

Second Harvest Community Food Bank is hosting a Pop-Up Mobile Food Drop tomorrow (Thursday) in Skidmore from 10:00-NOON at City Ball Park.  The program

COVID-19 Cases (State By State) 7/8

COVID-19 Cases (State By State) 7/8

Missouri – 24,629 (+773) 14 deaths (1,042 deaths) 11 active cases Nodaway County, 11 Andrew, Tri-County Health (Gentry, Worth, DeKalb) 14, Atchison 3   Missouri

State of Missouri Receives Donation of PPE From Republic of Korea To Aid In COVID-19 Response

State of Missouri Receives Donation of PPE From Republic of Korea To Aid In COVID-19 Response

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri received a shipment of 60,000 nitrile and latex gloves from its sister state of Jeollanamdo Province, Republic of Korea in

Missouri One of Seven States to Receive Grant to Stop High-Risk Impaired Driving

Missouri One of Seven States to Receive Grant to Stop High-Risk Impaired Driving

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the sixth consecutive year, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) are awarding

Rock Port Police Rescue Boy From Burning Structure

Rock Port Police Rescue Boy From Burning Structure

In the early morning hours of Sunday, Rock Port Police and the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire at 600 Parkeast

Ex-Officer Gets 4 Months For Deadly Crash Near Arrowhead

Ex-Officer Gets 4 Months For Deadly Crash Near Arrowhead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former police officer has been sentenced to four months in jail for causing a 2018 wreck that killed

Buchanan County Records 4th Coronavirus Death

Buchanan County Records 4th Coronavirus Death

Buchanan County has reported its fourth COVID-19 related death. A woman in her 90s died after contracting the virus.

Person Shot & Killed Monday In Fairfax

Person Shot & Killed Monday In Fairfax

One person was shot and killed Monday morning in Fairfax.  The shooting happened around 9:30 at 611 Pine Street and Atchison County deputies were

Maryville Man Crashes Mack Truck

Maryville Man Crashes Mack Truck

63 year old Alex L Degase of Maryville was in a single vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Andrew County.  Degase was driving a Mack

June State Revenues Up Slightly

June State Revenues Up Slightly

State Releases June 2020 General Revenue Report State Budget Director Dan Haug announced Friday net general revenue collections for June 2020 increased 1.0 percent

Missouri State Patrol Reports 5 Traffic Fatalities Over July 4th Weekend

Missouri State Patrol Reports 5 Traffic Fatalities Over July 4th Weekend

Missouri State Patrol reports five traffic fatalities, zero boating accidents and one drowning over the Fourth of July counting period that lasted from 6pm

Report Says 71% Of Missouri’s Young Adults Not Able To Join Military

A new report from two retired Generals in Missouri shows 71 percent of the state’s young adults between the ages of 17 and 24

Clarinda Man Injured in Crash

Clarinda Man Injured in Crash

Thursday (July 2nd) 32 year old Travis Lee McClarnon of Clarinda was northbound in the 2400 block of T Avenue, approximately 2 miles SE

Page County Sheriff’s Office Arrests

Page County Sheriff’s Office Arrests

Saturday (July 4th) 31 year old Nicholas Lee Steinhoff of Shenandoah was arrested for sex offender violations.  He was taken to jail on $2000

Bear Named “Bruno” By Social Media Sedated & Transported To Safety On Sunday By MDC Staff

Bear Named “Bruno” By Social Media Sedated & Transported To Safety On Sunday By MDC Staff

The roving bear that is suspected to have traveled several states has been released safely outside the urban area. St. CHARLES, Mo.—The adult male bear

Missouri Governor Signs Bills To Increase Prison Sentences

Missouri Governor Signs Bills To Increase Prison Sentences

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is signing a bill to ramp up penalties for gun crimes, second-degree murder and gang crimes.

10-Year-Old Finds Human Remains Near Kansas City Creek

10-Year-Old Finds Human Remains Near Kansas City Creek

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has found human remains near a Kansas City creek. Officer Doaa El-Ashkar, a police

Kansas City Murder Suspect Arrested After Chase Into Kansas

Kansas City Murder Suspect Arrested After Chase Into Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police have identified a suspect arrested in a Kansas City shooting death following a police chase into Kansas last

2 Killed In Separate Shootings In Kansas City, Kansas

2 Killed In Separate Shootings In Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two men have been killed in separate shootings in Kansas City, Kansas. Police identified the victims in

Missouri Returns To Work – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Missouri Returns To Work – State Senator Dan Hegeman

From my perspective, our state is slowly getting back to the way of life we knew before the COVID-19 pandemic overtook us. As our

MODOT Construction Week Of July 6th

MODOT Construction Week Of July 6th

Nodaway County Route 46 – Resurfacing project from U.S. Route 136 to U.S. Route 169 (Worth County) through mid-July. Flaggers and a pilot car

Illinois Woman Air Lifted to Hospital After Crash

Illinois Woman Air Lifted to Hospital After Crash

Friday morning an Illinois woman was life-flighted after a rollover accident in Mound City. 46-year-old Shannan M. Baumgart with a minor when she crashed.

Missouri Brothers Charged in Death During Planned Drug Deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Jackson County, Missouri, prosecutor says two brothers have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in the

MHS Vocal Music Boosters to Host Rummage Sale This Weekend

MHS Vocal Music Boosters to Host Rummage Sale This Weekend

The Maryville High School Vocal Music Booster Club will hold a Rummage Sale Fundraiser this Saturday, July 11th at 8am in the First United

Rock Port Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

Rock Port Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

Friday afternoon Rock Port Police, with the assistance of Tarkio Police, arrested 44 year old Janel Spoon of Rock Port.  Upon execution of a

Kansas City Police: Officer Remains in Critical Condition

Kansas City Police: Officer Remains in Critical Condition

Kansas City police: Officer remains in critical condition KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say an officer who was shot in the

Top Missouri Democrat Stepping Away From Party Duties

Top Missouri Democrat Stepping Away From Party Duties

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Democratic Party’s chairwoman is stepping aside until at least September. The Kansas City Star reported that Jean

3 People Die, 2 Hurt in overnight Kansas City Shootings

3 People Die, 2 Hurt in overnight Kansas City Shootings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities said three people were killed and two others were injured in three separate shootings in the Kansas City

Celebrating Our Independence  – Congressman Sam Graves

Celebrating Our Independence – Congressman Sam Graves

Dear Friend, On July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from England. Less than a year before that declaration, two ships were commissioned to

Andrew County Reports First COVID-19 Death

Andrew County Reports First COVID-19 Death

See media release below from Andrew County Health Department:

Study:  Missouri #1 State For Fireworks

Study: Missouri #1 State For Fireworks

A study by the website zippia.com says Missouri is the #1 state in the nation for fireworks use.  Missouri imports more fireworks per person

Pickup Truck Overturns In Atchison County, Injuring Three Teens

Pickup Truck Overturns In Atchison County, Injuring Three Teens

A single vehicle crash in Atchison County injured 3 teens Thursday afternoon.  A 13 year old from Tarkio was eastbound on County Road 170,

Six Sent To Hospital After 4 Vehicle Crash In St Joseph Thursday Evening

Six Sent To Hospital After 4 Vehicle Crash In St Joseph Thursday Evening

Six people were sent to the hospital after a four vehicle crash Thursday evening in St Joseph.  The accident happened near 6:30 when a

Iowa Governor Reynolds Directs $490 Million Of CARES Funds Into Unemployment Trust Fund

Iowa Governor Reynolds Directs $490 Million Of CARES Funds Into Unemployment Trust Fund

DES MOINES – Thursday Gov. Kim Reynolds announced she has directed $490 million of the $1.25 billion in Coronavirus relief funds Iowa was provided

MOFB Commentary

MOFB Commentary

USMCA Raises the Bar for Ag Trade By Eric Bohl After years of discussion and negotiation, the Trump administration’s highest-profile trade deal went into

Governor Parson Directs Nearly $50 Million In Relief Funds To Aid In Broadband Expansion & COVID-19 Response

Governor Parson Directs Nearly $50 Million In Relief Funds To Aid In Broadband Expansion & COVID-19 Response

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thursday Governor Parson announced nearly $50 million to support broadband expansion across Missouri, including support directed at telehealth and education.

Missouri Reminds Unemployed Workers That Work Search Activities Resume Next Week

Missouri Reminds Unemployed Workers That Work Search Activities Resume Next Week

Jefferson City, MO –– Beginning next week, the week of July 5-11, 2020, unemployed workers that wish to continue to receive unemployment benefits (including

Kansas City Police Investigate Separate Shooting Deaths

Kansas City Police Investigate Separate Shooting Deaths

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City are investigating two separate shooting deaths that occurred only minutes apart. Police said in a

3 Shot, Including Police Officer, After Alleged Robbery

3 Shot, Including Police Officer, After Alleged Robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say three people including a police officer were shot after a reported robbery at bus stop in northeast

Kansas City Police Officer Shot, Suspect Dead After Shooting

Kansas City Police Officer Shot, Suspect Dead After Shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suspect has died and a police officer who was shot in the head during a Kansas City shooting

Veterans Affairs Says Agency Is Changing Troubled Culture

Veterans Affairs Says Agency Is Changing Troubled Culture

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The leader of the Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency is focusing on improving accountability and inclusiveness at

Police Identify Man Fatally Shot In Kansas City, Kansas

Police Identify Man Fatally Shot In Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police have released the identity of a man was was fatally shot in Kansas City, Kansas, earlier this week.

Graves Statement on House Passage of the Speaker’s Partisan Infrastructure Wish List

Graves Statement on House Passage of the Speaker’s Partisan Infrastructure Wish List

Washington, D.C. –  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-06) released the following statement following House passage of the Speaker’s partisan

Multi Vehicle Crash Kills One In Buchanan County

Multi Vehicle Crash Kills One In Buchanan County

A three vehicle crash in Buchanan County killed a Gower man Wednesday morning.  22 year old Joel S Queener of Kansas City was northbound

Maryville Woman Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Drug Conviction

Maryville Woman Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Drug Conviction

64 year old Kristin Lee O’Neal of Maryville was sentenced in Nodaway County Court to 6 years in prison on June 22nd.  O’Neal’s sentence

Murder Trial Of Maysville Man Moved To Nodaway County

Murder Trial Of Maysville Man Moved To Nodaway County

The trial of 50 year old Kenneth Wykert of Maysville has been moved from DeKalb County to Nodaway County.  Wykert is accused of killing

Motorcycle Crash In St Joseph Seriously Injures One

Motorcycle Crash In St Joseph Seriously Injures One

A motorcycle crash Wednesday evening in St Joseph sent one person to the hospital with life threatening injuries.  The accident happened near the intersection

Man Steals Motorcycle From St Joseph Dealership

22 year old Colton Griffin took a motorcycle for a test drive from McBride Yamaha in St Joseph on June 19th.  Griffin never returned

Missouri Governor Signs Bill To Limit Lawsuits

Missouri Governor Signs Bill To Limit Lawsuits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican governor has signed a bill that’s part of business-backed efforts to limit lawsuits against businesses in the

Man Sentenced To Life For 2018 Shooting At Kansas School

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for a 2018 shooting outside a Kansas elementary school that

Police Arrest Protesters At Iowa Capitol After Confrontation

Police Arrest Protesters At Iowa Capitol After Confrontation

DES MOINES, Iowa. (AP) — Police used tear gas and arrested people at the Iowa Capitol during a protest to persuade Gov. Kim Reynolds

Contribution Adds 500 Body Bags To Iowa’s Coronavirus Stockpile

Contribution Adds 500 Body Bags To Iowa’s Coronavirus Stockpile

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s executive branch is getting a contribution from a company that has long made uniforms for meatpacking workers: a

Business Leaders Say Area’s Economy Improving With Reopening

Business Leaders Say Area’s Economy Improving With Reopening

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of business leaders released Wednesday suggests the economy has begun to recover as businesses reopened in the

Governor Parson Signs SB 591 Regarding Punitive Damages & Unlawful Merchandising Practices

Governor Parson Signs SB 591 Regarding Punitive Damages & Unlawful Merchandising Practices

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) –Today (Wednesday), Governor Mike Parson signed SB 591 modifying provisions relating to civil actions, including punitive damages and unlawful merchandising practices. 

One Positive COVID-19 Case Attended Savannah High School Graduation

One Positive COVID-19 Case Attended Savannah High School Graduation

The Andrew County Health Department reports that one individual who attended the Savannah High School graduation tested positive for COVID-19.  The Savannah School District

St Joseph Senior Home Reports More COVID-19 Cases

St Joseph Senior Home Reports More COVID-19 Cases

The Living Community senior center of St Joseph announced Tuesday that 13 employees and 22 residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  Two employees have

Savannah Woman Injured In Monday Crash

Savannah Woman Injured In Monday Crash

57 year old Cynthia Hughes of Savannah was in a single vehicle accident Monday afternoon in Andrew County.  Hughes was southbound on Business 71,

Lawsuit:  Kansas City, Missouri Ordinances Target Protesters

Lawsuit: Kansas City, Missouri Ordinances Target Protesters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights advocates sued Tuesday on behalf of three protesters who were arrested on charges of violating city ordinances

Missouri Governor Cuts $450M From New Budget

Missouri Governor Cuts $450M From New Budget

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from the state budget. Parson on Tuesday signed the

Missouri High Court Says State Must Pay Planned Parenthood

Missouri High Court Says State Must Pay Planned Parenthood

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court says lawmakers violated the state constitution when they tried to end all government funding of Planned

Kansas City Board Votes To Remove Name From Iconic Fountain

Kansas City Board Votes To Remove Name From Iconic Fountain

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City officials have voted to remove the name of an influential developer from the city’s most recognizable fountain because

Iowa Governor Signs Bill Limiting Use Of Voter Database

Iowa Governor Signs Bill Limiting Use Of Voter Database

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill that will deny county officials the ability to use a voter database to confirm missing or

Protester Hit By Iowa Governor’s SUV Sure It Was Intentional

Protester Hit By Iowa Governor’s SUV Sure It Was Intentional

ACKLEY, Iowa (AP) — An SUV carrying Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds hit a Black Lives Matter protester who was trying to block her vehicle

Judge Halts Iowa’s New 24-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

Judge Halts Iowa’s New 24-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

An Iowa judge has issued an injunction halting the state’s latest abortion restriction, a 24-hour waiting period, a day before the measure was set

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Signed Legislation Into Law To Lower Taxes On Renewable Fuels

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Signed Legislation Into Law To Lower Taxes On Renewable Fuels

Reynolds also announces CARES funding support for biofuels   DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed Senate File 2403, legislation that will lower the

Federal Grant To Fund Research That Aims To Protect Heart While Treating Breast Cancer

Federal Grant To Fund Research That Aims To Protect Heart While Treating Breast Cancer

Precision medicine study will investigate benefit of pre-treating chemotherapy patients with drug to protect heart  COLUMBIA, Mo. (June 30, 2020) ― The National Institutes

Evergy Offers New, More Flexible Payment Plans

Evergy Offers New, More Flexible Payment Plans

Evergy extends help before resuming service disconnection in mid-July KANSAS CITY, Mo., (June 30, 2020) – Evergy today announced new customer assistance plans to

COVID-19 Cases (State by State) 6/30

COVID-19 Cases (State by State) 6/30

Missouri – 21,043 (+468) 1 death (998 deaths total) 6 active cases Nodaway County (23rd & 24th overall cases – females in 20’s & 30s),

Maryville Man Arrested For DUI Early Monday

Maryville Man Arrested For DUI Early Monday

21 year old Gentry T Nichols of Maryville was arrested by Missouri State Patrol early Monday morning in Morgan County for driving while intoxicated

St Joseph Teen Charged With Assault After Saturday Shooting

St Joseph Teen Charged With Assault After Saturday Shooting

17 year old Christian Samuel James Vannaman of St Joseph has been charged with first degree assault following a shooting Saturday in the 1300

Kansas Man Sentenced To Probation For Vehicular Death Of 4 From Iowa That Included 2 Bedford Residents

Kansas Man Sentenced To Probation For Vehicular Death Of 4 From Iowa That Included 2 Bedford Residents

24 year old Jeser Cisneros-Hernandez of Liberal, Kansas was sentenced to four years probation and 400 hours of community service for the vehicular deaths

Nebraska Man Charged With Child Sex Crime That Occurred In Hamburg

Nebraska Man Charged With Child Sex Crime That Occurred In Hamburg

A Syracuse, Nebraska man has been charged with one count of lascivious acts with a minor and one count of assault with intent to

Family Awoke To Gunfire Outside Apartment, Boy Fatally Shot

Family Awoke To Gunfire Outside Apartment, Boy Fatally Shot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the young boy who was shot at a Kansas City apartment. The Kansas City Police Department

Jackson County Will Mandate Face Masks In Public

Jackson County Will Mandate Face Masks In Public

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A health official says Jackson County will require people to wear face masks in public amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Kansas City Mayor Called Racist Slur After Requiring Masks

Kansas City Mayor Called Racist Slur After Requiring Masks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City’s Black mayor says he was called a racist slur and told he should “swing from a tree”

15-Year-Old Girl Shot & Killed In Kansas City, Kansas

15-Year-Old Girl Shot & Killed In Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot inside a vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas, early Monday. Police were called to

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