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U-S Congressman Sam Graves – Life Is A Precious Gift

Dear Friend, There is no greater gift than life itself. I am reminded of that with my own children and my 1-year old grandson.

Governor Parson Delivers 2019 State of the State Address

Focus on Two Major Priorities: Workforce Development and Infrastructure Missourians are Ready for Bold Ideas and Willingness to Tackle Big Issues (JEFFERSON CITY, MO)

Maryville R-2 Schools Belcher Scholarship Nominee Recognized Last Night At School Board Meeting

Pres McKim recognized the MR2 Belcher Scholar Tyson Arnold at tonight’s BOE mtg. Well deserved- he is a great example of student, athlete, &

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Nodaway Community Theater To Hold Open Auditions For Youth Musical

Nodaway Community Theater Company is holding open auditions for its youth musical, Sally Sells Seashells (And You Can, Too) to area students in 5th

KCP&L Customer Bills To Decrease

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application filed by KCP&L to adjust the demand side investment mechanism charge on customer bills.  The

Clarinda Man Charged With Robbery After Knife Hold Up At Bank ATM

27 year old Aaron Gar Nelson of Clarinda has been charged with first degree robbery, false imprisonment & fourth degree theft after he allegedly

Iowa U-S Senator Joni Ernst To Speak At Bank Iowa Ag Seminar In Clarinda

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and AgWest Commodities President Paul Mussman will discuss subjects on the mind of those in the agriculture community at Bank

Clarinda Shopko Hometown Store To Close

The Clarinda Shopko Hometown Store is closing.  The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Shopko is closing 38 stores.  The Clarinda store is one

Professor Accused Of Coercing Students To Work Has Resigned

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri-Kansas City professor has resigned after being accused of coercing foreign graduate students to perform work

Democrats React To Missouri Governor’s Speech

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Democrats are taking a dig at former Republican Gov. Eric Greitens while calling on his successor to do

Woman Dies After Vehicle Crashes Into Kansas Pond

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Kansas City woman has died from injuries sustained when she crashed into a pond. Police in

Chief Justice Seeks Budget Increase For Court Technology

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of the Iowa court system says technology and the need to ensure justice for everyone demands increased

White House Denounces Rep. King’s White Supremacy Remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as “abhorrent.” Presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee

Suspect May Be Linked To Several Sex Assaults Near U. Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators say they have arrested a 32-year-old Iowa man who is believed to be linked to several sexual assaults

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State Representative Allen Andrews Named To Chair Special Committee On Small Business

Speaker Haahr Names Committee Chairs JEFFERSON CITY, MO – House Speaker Elijah Haahr announced today the House Committee chairmanships and his selections for Republican membership

Tye Parsons To Run For Maryville City Council Unoppsed In April

The period has closed for the filing for City Council Candidacy on the April 2, 2019 ballot.  The position that will be expiring is

Missouri Unemployment Ticks Slightly Higher For December

Missouri’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in December, retreating slightly from the record low of 3.0 percent reached in November. Even with

Police: 1 Address Fired 360 Shots At New Year’s Eve Party

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say people at one address fired 360 shots from at least nine guns to celebrate New

Missouri House Votes Against LGBT Protections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House members have voted against protecting staff from being fired for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. House

More Nasty Weather Could Complicate Power Restoration Effort

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Utility officials say it may take until Thursday to finish restoring power in the Kansas City area after last

Mother Settles Wrongful Death Police Shooting Suit For $2.3M

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The mother of a suburban Kansas City teenager who was fatally shot by police as he backed a minivan

Scam LinkedIn Account Impersonated U. Of Iowa President

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A LinkedIn account that impersonated University of Iowa’s president and privately asked people for money and financial information has

House Approves Measure Rebuking Iowa Rep. King

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a Democratic measure disapproving of Republican Rep. Steve King’s comments about white supremacy. The nine-term Iowa congressman

Reynolds Seeks Felon Voting Rights Constitutional Amendment

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is proposing the Legislature pass a constitutional amendment that would no longer allow the state

Claire McCaskill Joins NBC News And MSNBC

Two-term Senator Offers Insight and Political Analysis on Breaking News Across Both Networks ST LOUIS– NBC News and MSNBC today announced that former U.S. Senator

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State Senator Dan Hegeman – Beginning A New Legislative Session

The Missouri General Assembly officially began the 2019 legislative session on Wednesday, Jan. 9. On the Senate side, we are proud to welcome nine

Maryville City Council Notes

–Approved an Ordinance to Submit a 2.375% Use Tax Proposal to Qualified Voters in the April 2nd General Election.  The use tax will impose

Northwest Missouri State Police Receives $10,000 New Equipment Via Fox 4 KC

The Northwest Missouri State University Police Department recently was the beneficiary of an estimated $10,000 worth of new equipment through a Kansas City news

Great Northwest Days At The Capitol Feb 5th-6th

The Great Northwest Day at the CapitolSM event will look a little different to its guests this February 5th & 6th. For the past

Savannah Man Crashes After Suffering From Medical Condition

75 year old James F Rost of Savannah was in a single vehicle crash Monday night in Andrew County.  Rost was westbound on County

GOP: FBI Should Review Conflict Between Baker, Unions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The leader of the Missouri Republican party says the FBI should review a standoff between Kansas City area labor

Kansas City Day Care Operator Guilty In Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a Kansas City day care has been convicted in a $400,000 fraud scheme. A federal jury

Missouri House Plan Would Undo Some Minimum Prison Sentences

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House leaders are backing legislation that could undo mandatory minimum sentencing laws enacted decades ago. House Speaker Elijah

Iowa Lawmakers Convene Amid Calls For ‘Pro-Growth Agenda’

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has convened for the 2019 session with Republicans continuing to hold a majority of seats in

Official’s ‘Oversight’ Derails Key Iowa Gun Rights Amendment

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A plan to give Iowa residents expansive gun rights has been derailed after the state’s elections office forgot to

House GOP Blocks Iowa Rep. King From Committees

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans will block Iowa Rep. Steve King from serving on any committees in the new Congress as punishment for his

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Maryville Woman Runs Off Road In Atchison County

46 year Tina M Stiff of Maryville was in a single vehicle crash Saturday morning in Atchison County.  Stiff was westbound on Highway 46,

Nodaway County Prosecutor Updates

From The Office Of Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice: 19 year old Makayla Dailey, homeless, a person of mental special needs, was sentenced to

Maryville Chamber Banquet Next Tuesday

The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual Dinner & Awards Banquet Tuesday January 22nd.  The event will be at the Northwest

Michael Baumgartner Named To New Post With SSM Health

SSM Health has announced that Mike Baumgartner, President of SSM Health St. Francis Hospital – Maryville, has been appointed Regional President of SSM Health

State Senator Dan Hegeman – Weekly Radio Address (Audio)

During his weekly radio address, State Senator Dan Hegeman of Cosby discussed the opening of the 2019 legislative session, which occurred on Wednesday.  He

Missourians To Get Advance On February Food Stamp Payments

Missourians who are eligible for Food Stamp benefits will receive their February Food Stamp benefit by January 20th.  The United States Department of Agriculture,

Iowa Senator Grassley, Others; Introduce Bill To End Government Shutdowns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley along with Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, Steve Daines of Montana, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mike Enzi of

Iowa Governor Makes District Court Judge Appointment

Friday Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced her appointment of Michael Hooper as district court judge in the Fourth Judicial District.  Hooper, of Atlantic, Iowa,

Kansas Teen Clocked At 105 MPH Friday In Andrew County

Friday afternoon 19 year old Lauren N Sommer of Overland Park, Kansas was jailed in Andrew County after excessive speeding.  Sommer was clocked going

Large Medical Marijuana Trade Show Scheduled For March

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association is planning what it calls the state’s largest medical marijuana trade conference in March.

Roof Fire Leads To Flight Delays At St. Louis Airport

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Part of St. Louis Lambert International Airport was evacuated for two hours after the roof caught fire. No one was

House GOP Leader To Meet With King Over Race Remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House Republican says he and Rep. Steve King will discuss King’s future in the party following the Iowa congressman’s

Errors In Iowa’s Felon List Keep Some People From Voting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Errors in Iowa’s list of felons cost at least 20 people the right to vote in November’s midterm elections,

GOP Lawmakers Eager To Push Ahead On Conservative Goals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The 2019 legislative session begins Monday with Republicans who retain majorities in the House and Senate eager to continue

2020 Democratic Primary Set To Intensify

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode into public view. Several

Missourians To Get February Food Stamp (SNAP) Benefits A Month Early Due To Partial Federal Government Shutdown

Viral Cat Rescue Helps Student Practice Social Media, PR Skills

(From Northwest Missouri State News Services) MARYVILLE, Mo. – The story of Bella, aka Highway Kitty, and her rescue by a North Kansas City police officer

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Police Use Gunfire At Suspect In St Joseph Thursday Evening

St Joseph Police responded to the 1300 block of Garfield Thursday evening for reports of one person threatening to kill another.  Officers directed the

Nodaway County Prosecutor Updates

From The Office Of Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice: 19 year old Ethan Fredricks of Maryville, violated the terms of his probation and was

New Pocket Park Design Announced For Downtown Maryville

Downtown Maryville announced a proposed new “pocket park” design for 3rd and Main Streets.  It will be completed in September.

City Of Maryville Receives Grant For New Trail Project

The City of Maryville announced Thursday MODOT has awarded the city federal funds of over $143,000 through the Transportation Alternatives Program for the Torrance

Three State Beef Conference – Registration Due FRIDAY

The Three State Beef Conference is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday January 15th-17th.  The Iowa meeting is on the 15th at the Warren Cultural Center

Iowa Flags At Half Staff This Weekend For Fallen Firefighter

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, January 11th until sunset on Sunday, January

Study Criticizes High Costs Of Air Ambulances In Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state report says sick or injured Missourians who need air ambulance services often face steep medical bills, even

Strong Interest In Medical Marijuana In Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Plenty of entities are showing interest in opening medical marijuana businesses in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Health and

Judge Approves Settlement In St. Joseph Police Shooting

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement of a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was

Missouri Senate Gets Off To Rocky Start Over Rules Dispute

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate is off to a rocky start to its new session because of a dispute over rules.

Judge Frees Palestinian Man From 2-Year Immigration Hold

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Palestinian immigrant who was jailed in Iowa for two years while awaiting deportation has been released after a

Republicans Slam Colleague For What They Call Racist Remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are criticizing a fellow GOP lawmaker for making what they say are “racist” comments. Rep. Steve King of Iowa

Property Tax Reform A Key Issue For GOP Legislative Leaders

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa GOP legislative leaders say they plan to go into the 2019 session challenging the way things are done

Iowa Rep. King Sees Tough Challenge From Fellow Conservative

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. Steve King likes to note that President Donald Trump referred to him as “the world’s most conservative

Clarinda City Council Approves Funds For Downtown Facade Project

During the Clarinda City Council meeting last night, council approved a pay request to Grand Contracting of Red Oak for $112,000 for work on

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Representative Sam Graves – Secure Our Border; Build The Wall

Dear Friend, It’s a new year and a new Congress. Last week, I was sworn in for another term as the Congressman for Missouri’s

Senator Dan Hegeman Sworn Into Office As 2019 Legislative Session Begins

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, took the official oath of office on Wednesday, Jan. 9, the first day of the Missouri

Woman Jailed In Clarinda After Stealing Vehicle

The Page County Sheriff’s Office has charged Jasmine Jade Wilcoxson with possession of stolen property after an incident January 4th.  Wilcoxson confessed to stealing

Maryville Citizens For Community Action To Hold Annual Meeting January 21st

Maryville Citizens for Community Action is holding their 21st Annual meeting of Clubs, Organizations, Resource Agencies and Volunteers.  The meeting is scheduled for Monday

House Shot At In St Joseph Early Wednesday

More shots fired early Wednesday morning at a house in St Joseph.  Officers responded to Mitchell Avenue near 15th Street around 3:00am.  Shell casings

Two Men Charged In St Joseph Shooting On January 2nd

34 year old James Mueller and 25 year old Damian Woolery have been charged with domestic assault.  The charges stem from a shooting in

Mother Found Dead After Missing Christmas Gift Opening

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mother of slain pregnant woman whose body was found on Christmas Day says she began to worry as

Government Shutdown Cancel’s Carson Prayer Breakfast Speech

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The federal government shutdown has scrambled plans for a Missouri prayer breakfast after Ben Carson had to cancel as

The Latest: Missouri Lawmakers Talk Of Good Schools, Jobs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s newly elected legislative leaders are citing good schools and jobs among their priorities. Republican House Speaker Elijah Haahr

2 Missouri Transportation Workers Injured In Crash

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri Department of Transportation workers were injured after a car struck one of them and a maintenance truck in

Kansas Man Sentenced For Using Customers’ Credit Cards

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The former owner of an Olathe barbecue restaurant was sentenced Wednesday to serve one year and one month in prison