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Two Oregon Men Charged With Stealing Maitland Vehicle

Two Oregon Men Charged With Stealing Maitland Vehicle

Last Monday afternoon (5/10) the Holt County Sheriff’s Office arrested three individuals following a report of a stolen vehicle from Maitland.  Oregon Police located

Graves Introduces Legislation To Invest In Clean Water Infrastructure

Graves Introduces Legislation To Invest In Clean Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06), Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee helped introduce legislation this week that will help

Governor Parson Proclaims May Foster Care Month

Governor Parson Proclaims May Foster Care Month

JEFFERSON CITY, MO –Governor Parson signed a proclamation designating May Foster Care Month in Missouri to recognize the vital role of foster parents and

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 5/14

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 5/14

Fillmore Man Arrested On Drug Charges Wednesday

Fillmore Man Arrested On Drug Charges Wednesday

Wednesday the Andrew County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chester R Patterson of Fillmore. Patterson was found to be in possession of methamphetamine & heroin.  He

WalletHub Study:  Missouri 3rd In Nation For Drug Problems

WalletHub Study: Missouri 3rd In Nation For Drug Problems

Tuesday the personal finance website WalletHub released its report of States with the Biggest Drug Problems.  Missouri ranks 3rd on the list.  The study

Missouri Senate Votes To Block Federal Gun Law Enforcement

Missouri Senate Votes To Block Federal Gun Law Enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators have passed a bill to block local police from enforcing federal gun laws. The Republican-led state Senate

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Safeguards For Boarding Schools

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Safeguards For Boarding Schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation that would impose greater oversight of unlicensed boarding schools and residential care facilities for

Missouri Passes Bill To Limit Police Use Of Chokeholds

Missouri Passes Bill To Limit Police Use Of Chokeholds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have passed a bill to limit police use of chokeholds in a move driven by the death

Missouri Lawmakers Vote To Keep Lottery Winners Secret

Missouri Lawmakers Vote To Keep Lottery Winners Secret

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation that could keep the names of state lottery winners secret. State House members Jay

Iowa Eliminates Statute Of Limitations For Child Sex Crimes

Iowa Eliminates Statute Of Limitations For Child Sex Crimes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has joined more than a dozen other states in eliminating the statute of limitations for several child sex

Senators OK Sports Betting, But Not On Husker Home Games

Senators OK Sports Betting, But Not On Husker Home Games

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sports fans in Nebraska may soon be able to bet legally on nearly all collegiate and professional events, but not

Back the Blue – Congressman Sam Graves

Back the Blue – Congressman Sam Graves

Dear Friend, America’s police officers deserve our respect and admiration. Every day, law enforcement professionals lace up their boots and don the badge knowing

Graves Introduces Bill To Spur High-Speed Broadband Projects In Rural Communities

Graves Introduces Bill To Spur High-Speed Broadband Projects In Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, DC – A bill to remove barriers for communities seeking to use Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants to develop high-speed broadband access was introduced

State Of Missouri Withdraws State Plan Amendments For MO HealthNet Expansion

State Of Missouri Withdraws State Plan Amendments For MO HealthNet Expansion

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) formally

Oregon Man Arrested For Drug Possession Monday

Oregon Man Arrested For Drug Possession Monday

Monday evening the Holt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shane M Pohlman of Oregon following a traffic stop on State Highway A in Maitland.  Deputies

Skidmore Man Rolls Vehicle In Nodaway County Wednesday

Skidmore Man Rolls Vehicle In Nodaway County Wednesday

37 year old Stephen A Lomeli of Skidmore crashed in Nodaway County early Wednesday morning.  Lomeli was westbound on Highway 136, 5 miles west

Longtime Nodaway County Businessman Dies

Longtime Nodaway County Businessman Dies

A longtime member of the Nodaway County business community died suddenly Monday.  68 year old Terry Nicholas of Burlington Junction died from a massive

Third Man Sentenced To Prison In Shooting Death Of St Joseph 2-Year-Old

Third Man Sentenced To Prison In Shooting Death Of St Joseph 2-Year-Old

A third man convicted in the shooting death of a St Joseph 2 year old last August was sentenced to prison Wednesday.  Ta’Avion Hawkins

Clarinda City Council Notes

Clarinda City Council Notes

During Wednesday’s session of Clarinda City Council, City Manager Gary McClarnon announced an additional $146,000 in revenue for FY21.  It included an extra $18,000

Inmate At Clarinda Correctional Facility Found Dead, Apparent Suicide

Inmate At Clarinda Correctional Facility Found Dead, Apparent Suicide

An inmate at the Clarinda Correctional Facility was found dead Wednesday morning.  80 year old Ronald Harris Brown died of an apparent suicide.  Brown

Missouri Lawmakers Vote To Collect Online Sales Taxes

Missouri Lawmakers Vote To Collect Online Sales Taxes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are advancing bills that would require out-of-state online stores to collect sales taxes. The GOP-led House and

Missouri Lawmakers Ask For Special Session On Election Laws

Missouri Lawmakers Ask For Special Session On Election Laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A small group of Missouri lawmakers are asking fellow Republican Gov. Mike Parson to call a special session on

Man Pleads Guilty In Woman’s Death at Kansas City Arts Event

Man Pleads Guilty In Woman’s Death at Kansas City Arts Event

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the death of a woman who was struck by a stray bullet

Jefferson Student To Have Artwork Displayed At Governor’s Mansion

Jefferson Student To Have Artwork Displayed At Governor’s Mansion

From Governor Mike Parson’s Facebook page: Teresa and I want to recognize this year’s Missouri Art Education Association Youth Art Month winners Tori Guffey,

St Joseph Man Offered Plea Deal In Murder Charges Of Andrew County Boy

St Joseph Man Offered Plea Deal In Murder Charges Of Andrew County Boy

38 year old Donald Tipton of St Joseph has been offered a plea deal in the first and second degree murder charges of a

Rural Page County Man Rolls Dump Truck Tuesday Morning

Rural Page County Man Rolls Dump Truck Tuesday Morning

59 year old Ricky Alan Auten of rural Clarinda rolled a dump truck he was driving Tuesday morning near the intersection of 130th and

Missouri & Iowa Governors Join 18 Other Governors To Call On Biden To Take Action On Activity at Southern Border

Tuesday, Governors Mike Parson of Missouri and Kim Reynolds of Iowa and 18 other governors issued a joint letter urging President Joe Biden and

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Gas Tax Hike

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Gas Tax Hike

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Missouri have passed a bill to raise the gas tax for the first time in decades.

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Statewide Prescription Drug Database

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Statewide Prescription Drug Database

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is closer than ever to joining every other state in having a statewide prescription drug database to flag

Parson Threatens Veto Of Police Reform Bill Over Subpoenas

Parson Threatens Veto Of Police Reform Bill Over Subpoenas

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson is threatening to veto a wide-ranging law enforcement reform bill because of a provision that would

Missouri House Votes To Pare Down School Voucher Bill

Missouri House Votes To Pare Down School Voucher Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has passed a pared-down school voucher bill after a similar measure went to the governor last

Kansas Man Sentenced To Life For Killing Woman, 2 Children

Kansas Man Sentenced To Life For Killing Woman, 2 Children

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who killed his estranged girlfriend and her two children and then set their house on fire

Judge OKs Broadcast, Limits Attendance at Iowa Murder Trial

Judge OKs Broadcast, Limits Attendance at Iowa Murder Trial

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The public will be able to watch the trial of the man charged with killing University of Iowa student

Governor Parson Announces Missouri To End All Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits

Governor Parson Announces Missouri To End All Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – In order to address workforce shortages across the state, Governor Mike Parson today directed the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial

Iowa To End Participation In Federal Unemployment Benefit Programs, Citing Strong Labor Market & Recovering Economy

Iowa To End Participation In Federal Unemployment Benefit Programs, Citing Strong Labor Market & Recovering Economy

DES MOINES, IA – Today Governor Kim Reynolds announced new measures to address the State of Iowa’s severe workforce shortage. Effective June 12, 2021,

Maryville City Council Notes

Maryville City Council Notes

–Approved an Ordinance to Execute a Contract with David E Ross Construction Co for Construction Manager At-Risk Services related to the GAC Adsorber Project. 

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 Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget.  Hegeman says lawmakers have included

Gower Man Charged In Death Of Infant Son

Gower Man Charged In Death Of Infant Son

Dillon Livingston of Gower has been charged with two counts of abuse or neglect of a child in the death of an infant.  Livingston

Page County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fire In Rural Coin Last Week

Page County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fire In Rural Coin Last Week

On the evening of May 2nd, the Page County Sheriff’s Office with the Shenandoah & Coin Fire Departments responded to 1734 230th Street in

Missouri In No Rush To Spend $2.7B Of Flexible Pandemic Aid

Missouri In No Rush To Spend $2.7B Of Flexible Pandemic Aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri will get nearly $2.7 billion of flexible federal aid under President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief act.  The U.S.

Huge Tree Falls In Kansas City, Damaging Three Homes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three homes in Kansas City, Missouri, are facing repairs after a massive tree collapsed onto them. The roots of

Missouri House Votes To Legalize Needle Exchanges

Missouri House Votes To Legalize Needle Exchanges

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has passed a bill to legalize needle-exchange programs. The House voted 101-55 for the bill Monday.

Driver Running Red Light Blamed In Fatal KCK Accident

Driver Running Red Light Blamed In Fatal KCK Accident

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One person is dead and another is hospitalized after a wreck in Kansas City, Kansas, that police believe was

Iowa To Get $1.48B In Federal Coronavirus Assistance Money

Iowa To Get $1.48B In Federal Coronavirus Assistance Money

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will get $1.48 billion in aid under the federal government’s plan to help states hit by the coronavirus

Iowa Governor Removes Leader Of Nursing Home For Veterans

Iowa Governor Removes Leader Of Nursing Home For Veterans

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds has removed the chief executive of the state’s nursing home for veterans and their spouses.  Reynolds’ spokesman,

Budget Awaits Executive Action – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Budget Awaits Executive Action – State Senator Dan Hegeman

As is said so often, the Missouri General Assembly has one constitutionally mandated job: create a balanced budget each year. This year, like most,

Grand Opening Of Thomson “Splash N Play” Friday

Grand Opening Of Thomson “Splash N Play” Friday

Over the weekend, the City of Maryville announced the Grand Opening of the Thomson “Splash N Play” for Friday at 5:00.  The Splash N

Weekend Missouri State Patrol Arrests

Weekend Missouri State Patrol Arrests

50 year old Todd R McGinley of Stanberry was arrested Saturday afternoon in Gentry County on a charge of first degree harassment.  McGinley was

Car Crashes Into Another In St Joseph, Then Vaults Into Home A/C Unit

Car Crashes Into Another In St Joseph, Then Vaults Into Home A/C Unit

A crash in St Joseph Saturday afternoon sent a driver to the hospital.  The accident happened in the 1400 block of Mansfield Street.  The

Commemorative Police Coin Criticized For Offensive Design

Commemorative Police Coin Criticized For Offensive Design

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A commemorative coin that was designed to honor the Kansas City Police Department’s vice unit is being widely criticized.

Kansas City Mayor Says State Should Allow Local Gun Rules

Kansas City Mayor Says State Should Allow Local Gun Rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says a state law that prevents cities from enacting their own gun control measures

Man Found Shot To Death Outside Kansas City Apartment

Man Found Shot To Death Outside Kansas City Apartment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating after a man was found shot to death outside an apartment.  The shooting

Marker Recognizing Lynching In Columbia Vandalized

Marker Recognizing Lynching In Columbia Vandalized

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia police are investigating after vandals damaged an historical marker commemorating the 1923 lynching of James T. Scott. City officials

Andrew County Sheriff’s Office Arrests

Andrew County Sheriff’s Office Arrests

Last Monday (5/3) William Stanton of Amazonia was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and several other charges.  Stanton was taken to

Governor Parson Announces Missouri National Guard To Scale Back COVID-19 Vaccine Support

Governor Parson Announces Missouri National Guard To Scale Back COVID-19 Vaccine Support

Eighty Percent of Missourians Have Vaccine Accessibility Within Five Miles  (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has significantly decreased in recent

MODOT Construction Week of May 10th

MODOT Construction Week of May 10th

Nodaway County U.S. Route 136 – Resurfacing project between the One Hundred and Two River and Route 46, near Ravenwood, through late May. U.S.

Buchanan County Crash Thursday Morning Injures Three

Buchanan County Crash Thursday Morning Injures Three

A chain reaction crash Thursday morning in Buchanan County sent three to the hospital. 29 year old Sierra M Maul of St Joseph was

One Person Arrested After Standoff In St Joseph Thursday Evening

One Person Arrested After Standoff In St Joseph Thursday Evening

One person was arrested last night following a two hour standoff with police in St Joseph.  The suspect was at a residence in the

GOP-Led Missouri House Votes To Create ‘Rush Limbaugh Day’

GOP-Led Missouri House Votes To Create ‘Rush Limbaugh Day’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has voted in favor of creating “Rush Limbaugh Day.” The GOP-led House on Thursday tacked the

Deaths Outpaced Births In Missouri

Deaths Outpaced Births In Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More people in Missouri died in 2020 than were born.  A provisional report from the Missouri Department of Health

Bill For Limited Missouri School Voucher Program Passes

Bill For Limited Missouri School Voucher Program Passes

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have approved a tax credit program to pay for kids to go to private schools. The Republican-led Senate

Kansas City Man Convicted In Scheme To Steal 1,400 Phones

Kansas City Man Convicted In Scheme To Steal 1,400 Phones

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been convicted of participating in a conspiracy to steal more than 1,400 cell

Kansas House Approves Medical Marijuana; Senate Won’t Follow

Kansas House Approves Medical Marijuana; Senate Won’t Follow

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill to legalize medical marijuana has passed in the Kansas House for the first time, but the Senate isn’t

Court: Black Ex-Hawkeyes Can Proceed With Parts Of Lawsuit

Court: Black Ex-Hawkeyes Can Proceed With Parts Of Lawsuit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has  ruled a lawsuit brought by a group of former Iowa football players alleging a culture

Missouri River Remains Low Headed Into Summer

Missouri River Remains Low Headed Into Summer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials may have to increase the amount of water released into the Missouri River over the next couple months to

The Next 100 Days – Congresswoman Cindy Axne

The Next 100 Days – Congresswoman Cindy Axne

Friends,  We just passed the 100th day of my colleagues and I in Congress working with the Biden Administration to bring relief and new

Missouri Farm Bureau Commentary

Missouri Farm Bureau Commentary

Don’t Tax Death By Garrett Hawkins Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789 that “nothing in this world can be said to be certain, except death

Celebrating Our Teachers – Congressman Sam Graves

Celebrating Our Teachers – Congressman Sam Graves

Dear Friend, In my day, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how easy it must be to be a teacher. I’ve heard

Kids Block Party May 27th In Maryville

Kids Block Party May 27th In Maryville

The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday the return of the Kids Block Party Thursday May 27th on 4th Street between Buchanan &

Northwest To Celebrate Graduates May 6-8

Northwest To Celebrate Graduates May 6-8

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University will celebrate the achievements of more than 800 students participating in its spring commencement ceremonies May 6-8

Missouri Court To Mull Disciplining Gardner In Greitens Case

Missouri Court To Mull Disciplining Gardner In Greitens Case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The head of the Missouri office that oversees lawyers’ professional conduct alleges that a review of the investigation that brought

Woman Sentenced To 10 Years For Death Of Triathlon Volunteer

Woman Sentenced To 10 Years For Death Of Triathlon Volunteer

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A judge sentenced a 25-year-old Columbia woman to 10 years in prison for hitting a man volunteering at a triathlon

Missouri Lawmakers Vote To Elevate Status Of National Guard

Missouri Lawmakers Vote To Elevate Status Of National Guard

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would make the Missouri National Guard its own department

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill To Close Public Records

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill To Close Public Records

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have passed a bill to limit public access to a number of government records. The Republican-led House

Ex-Missouri Educator Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Counts

Ex-Missouri Educator Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Counts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former paraprofessional in suburban Kansas City has pleaded guilty to producing and distributing child pornography after investigators say

Iowa Pushes Pop-Up Vaccination As Demand For Shots Wanes

Iowa Pushes Pop-Up Vaccination As Demand For Shots Wanes

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — As interest in the coronavirus vaccine continues to lag, Iowa public health officials are trying to make it easier to

Iowa Governor Resolves To Ban Transgender Girls From Sports

Iowa Governor Resolves To Ban Transgender Girls From Sports

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she would sign a bill banning transgender students from participating in girls’ sports. When

Nebraska Launches ‘Beef Passport’ Program For Meat Eating

Nebraska Launches ‘Beef Passport’ Program For Meat Eating

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is ramping up his crusade for the meat industry by endorsing a new “beef passport” program

Governor Parson Issues State Workforce Directive

Governor Parson Issues State Workforce Directive

All State Employees to Return to Pre-COVID-19 Work Settings By May 17 (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson directed all state workers to

Nodaway County Students Recognized By The Missouri FFA Association

Nodaway County Students Recognized By The Missouri FFA Association

Maryville’s Keiren Watkins has been recognized by the Missouri FFA Association as an Area 1 Star in Agribusiness at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. 

Page County Man Arrested For Indecent Contact With Child

Page County Man Arrested For Indecent Contact With Child

Last Friday 42 year old Justin Allen Sickler of Yorktown was arrested by the Page County Sheriff’s Office for Indecent contact with a child. 

Cruzin’ Clarinda Back For 2021

Cruzin’ Clarinda Back For 2021

The 7th Annual Cruzin’ Clarinda event is scheduled for Saturday June 5th, highlighting a variety of activities around the downtown square.  Vehicle enthusiasts travel

State Budget Report For April

State Budget Report For April

State Budget Director Dan Haug announced Tuesday net general revenue collections for April 2021 increased 31.4 percent compared to those for April 2020, from

Missouri House Votes To Crack Down On Highway Protests

Missouri House Votes To Crack Down On Highway Protests

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has passed legislation to crack down on protesters who block roadways. The Republican-led House voted 98-50 to

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