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KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 5/22

Severe Weather Hits NW Missouri & SW Iowa

Severe storms came through parts of northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa Tuesday evening.  Tornado Warnings were issued for Atchison county in Missouri and Page

St Gregory’s School To Hold Rummage Sale Thursday & Friday

(MARYVILLE, Mo.) – St. Gregory School in Maryville will host its annual Rummage Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, and 7

Oregon Woman Crashes In Holt County

An Oregon woman crashed Tuesday in Holt County.  31 year old Elizabeth A Conard was westbound on Highway 59, 5 miles east of Oregon

Governor Parson Declares State Of Emergency In Missouri

Governor Parson Declares State of Emergency in Response to Severe Weather and Ongoing Flooding (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Governor Mike Parson Tuesday declared a state

Survey: Iowa Has Cheapest Car Insurance Rates

In a recent WalletHub survey of state’s with the cheapest car insurance, Iowa comes in the most inexpensive at #1, while Missouri is #23. 

Missouri’s Hawley Unveils Bill On Data Tracking

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley has introduced legislation to give internet users the ability to opt out of tracking

Iowa Man Sues After Arrest For Profane Post Against Deputy

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A southwest Iowa man has filed a free speech lawsuit against a sheriff’s deputy, his supervisor and the county

Judge Delays Sentenced for ‘The Bachelor’ Star In Iowa Crash

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A judge has delayed sentencing for former “The Bachelor” star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of a fatal 2017

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 5/21

Graves Statement On Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON D.C. — Monday President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for Atchison, Holt, Andrew, Buchanan, Platte, Carroll and Chariton counties in Missouri

President Trump Approves Governor Parson’s Request For Major Disaster Declaration For Missouri

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Governor Mike Parson Monday night announced that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a major disaster declaration to

Maryville Woman Injured After Hitting Deer

24 year old Krystian M Payne of Maryville hit a deer while driving in Nodaway County Monday afternoon.  Payne was southbound on Highway 71,

Two Vehicle Accident In Andrew County Injures Two From Country Club

A two vehicle accident Monday afternoon in Andrew County sent a Country Club Village man to the hosptial.  64 year old Donald L Thornton

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

During his weekly radio address, State Senator Dan Hegeman of Cosby spoke on the recently completed Legislative session that ended last Friday May 17th.

St Joseph Man Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison For Home Breakins

Logan Tipton of St Joseph was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison for the burglaries of homes.  Tipton said during his sentencing that

Down Right Delicious In Clarinda To Close

(Laura Risola) Owner Laura Risola announced Tuesday morning on the restaurant and bakery’s facebook page that their last day of business will be Saturday

Driver Rams Car Into Lee’s Summit Police Department

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Lee’s Summit police are investigating after a driver crashed into the department’s front lobby. Police said the car’s 43-year-old

Missouri Grapples With Children Living In Poverty

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The leader of a Jefferson City daycare says she hasn’t seen any evidence of a downturn in the number

Affidavit: $8 Xanex Deal That Went Bad Led To Kansas Killing

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Kansas City teen was killed when an $8 Xanax deal fell through. The affidavit released Monday

Judge Won’t Delay Sentencing for 2015 ‘The Bachelor’ Star

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A judge has refused to delay sentencing for a northern Iowa farmer who appeared on ABC’s “The Bachelor” and who

Wrapping Up The 2019 Legislative Session – State Senator Dan Hegeman

On Friday, May 17, the Missouri General Assembly officially concluded the 2019 legislative session. As session drew to a close, lawmakers worked around the

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 5/20

MODOT Construction Week Of May 20th

Nodaway County Route NN – CLOSED for bridge maintenance at the Platte River Bridge, May 20 – 24, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily

Man Missing Near Amazonia’s Nodaway Island Access Point

A person went missing Friday near the Nodaway Island Access Point in Amazonia.  State Patrol suspended their search Saturday due to weather.  They were

St Joseph Man Seriously Injured After Crash in Holt County

A St Joseph man was seriously injured Saturday after the dump truck he was driving crashed near Mound City.  48 year old David V

Smithville Woman Struck By Lightning While Fishing At Lake

A Smithville woman was struck by lightning Saturday afternoon while fishing with her husband at Smithville Lake.  The 55 year old woman was taken

Taylor County, Iowa Woman Crashes After Distracted Driving

A Taylor County, Iowa woman and two minor children were injured after a crash in Warren County Saturday night.  56 year old Jacqueline Marie

Three Clarinda Academy Students Escape Saturday; One Captured

After midnight Saturday, three Clarinda Academy students escaped from campus; A 17 year old Hispanic male, 5’5” 150 lbs. black hair, brown eyes, from

Pill Abortions Drop After Missouri Requires Pelvic Exams

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri health department says pill abortions in Missouri declined last year after the state began requiring pelvic exams

Survey: Pay Is Biggest Driver Behind Teachers Quitting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new survey reveals that low pay is the biggest reason Missouri teachers leave the profession. Missouri Department of Elementary

Dispute Over Marijuana Price Led To Fatal Shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 51-year-old man was fatally shot and his wife wounded in a dispute over a $5 difference

Kansas To Have Top Business Recruiters In Texas, Missouri

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Commerce plans to have business recruiting managers working in Missouri and Texas. Commerce Secretary David Toland

Law Enforcement Opposition Thwarts Moves To Legalize Pot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Strong opposition from law enforcement groups has contributed to Kansas lawmakers’ hesitation to legalize medicinal or recreational marijuana even

Resurfacing Of Highway 148 Temporarily Suspended

Resurfacing of Highway 148 from the Iowa state line to Highway 71 has been temporarily suspended.  Work has been completed from Iowa to Hopkins. 

Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst Statement Regarding The 2019 Legislative Session

This year’s legislative session was historic for agriculture. Having a Governor who is a lifelong farmer clearly made a difference. Removing regulations that were

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 5/17

Savannah Man Charged With DUI After Accident Thursday

58 year old James M Brown of Savannah was injured after a collision with a tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon in Andrew County.  Brown was southbound

Study: Missouri #3 In Nation For Drug Use

A study by WalletHub says Missouri is 3rd in the nation for highest drug use.  The top 5 states for drug use are District

Missouri House Expected To Pass Abortion Ban At 8 Weeks

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led House is expected to pass a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy and the

Senate Votes To Relax Helmet Law, Vehicle Safety Inspections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would do away with vehicle safety inspections for thousands of Missourians and

Deputy Gets 1-Year Suspended Sentence In Chase-Related Wreck

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy whose vehicle collided with a motorist after running a red light during a chase has

State Will Temporarily Stay Proceedings In Duck Boat Case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says his office will temporarily halt state proceedings against the owners of a duck

Pawpaw And Hellbender Could Gain Missouri Recognition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An oddly named tree and an odd-looking salamander could soon gain fame in Missouri. Lawmakers sent the governor a

KBI Completes Investigation Of KCK Police Chief

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has completed its investigation of the police chief in Kansas City, Kansas, and turned

Iowa Joins Other States In Suing Drug Maker Over OxyContin

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is joining four other states in suing a drug company and its former president over actions related to

Survey: Region’s Bankers Losing Confidence In Farm Economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows they’re rapidly losing confidence in

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 5/16

No Increase In School Lunch Prices For Maryville R-II Schools

During its monthly meeting Wednesday, the Maryville School Board approved a ZERO increase for school lunch prices next year.  There will be a 10

Fairfax/Rock Port Women Airlifted From Crash Scene In Fremont County

39 year old Michelle Rene Graham of Fairfax was in a single vehicle crash Wednesday evening in Fremont County.  Graham was southbound on Highway

FCC Approves Funding For Broadband In Northwest Missouri

Tuesday the FCC approved $22.4 million in funding over the next decade to expand high speed broadband access to nearly 7,400 homes and businesses

Former Maysville Middle School Teacher Will Not Serve Additional Prison Time For Inappropriaetly Contact With Students

A former Maysville middle school teacher & wrestling coach agreed to a plea bargain and will not serve additional prison time for inappropriately touching

Investing In Our Infrastructure – Congressman Sam Graves

Dear Friend, Gridlock is everywhere these days, from the halls of Congress to the highways and streets back home. It is only fitting, then,

Missouri Governor Wants Vote On Abortion Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson is calling for a vote on a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks

Missouri System Approved 5 Percent Increase In Tuition

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Undergraduate students at all University of Missouri System schools will face a 5 percent increase in tuition for the next

Missouri’s Top Prosecutor Objects To Public Defender’s Plan

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s top prosecutor says a proposal to reduce the workloads of attorneys who represent indigent defendants doesn’t protect the

Man Guilty Of Stalking Women Who Worked At Massage Parlors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 67-year-old man accused of stalking several women who worked at massage parlors has been found guilty on eight

Police Look For Motorcyclist Who Hit Kansas Officer

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man who intentionally hit a northeast Kansas police officer with his motorcycle. It happened

Iowa Town Struggling To Recover From Flooding

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — The southwest Iowa town of Hamburg is facing a long list of challenges as it works to recover from this

Planned Parenthood Sues State Over Sex Education Fund Denial

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit challenging a new Iowa law that prohibits federal funding to be used by Planned Parenthood to teach

Attorneys General Ask For Veto Of Iowa AG Power Limits Bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Current and past attorneys general from both major political parties from several states are imploring Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds

Reynolds Dropped From Suit Filed Over Alleged Discrimination

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has been dropped from a lawsuit that could cost the state millions of dollars in

Nebraska Farmer Cuts Off Trapped Leg Using Pocket Knife

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A farmer says he had to cut off his own mangled leg with a pocket knife after it became trapped

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 5/15

Two From Clearmont Sent To Hospital After Crash

A two vehicle accident Tuesday evening in Caldwell County injured two from Clearmont.  18 year old Keagan L O’Riley was westbound on Highway 36

New Market Woman Injured In Nodaway County Crash

A two vehicle accident in Nodaway County Tuesday afternoon sent a New Market, Iowa woman to the hosptial.  19 year old Alison M DeVoe

Worth Man Arrested For DUI

30 year old Christopher D Shiflett of Worth was arrested by Missouri State Patrol early Wednesday morning in Worth County for driving while intoxicated

St Gregory’s Catholic School Rummage Sale Next Week

(MARYVILLE, Mo.) – St. Gregory School in Maryville will host its annual Rummage Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, and 7

Identity Of 14 Year Old Who Died In St Joe House Fire Revealed

The identity of a 14 year old victim in a house fire in St Joseph was named Tuesday.  Cameron Lane Satterley was found two

Statewide Training For Department Of Corrections This Week In Clarinda

Statewide emergency response training exercises are being held each day this week in Clarinda at the former Clarinda Mental Health Institute.  The Iowa State

Click It Or Ticket Campaign Starts May 20th

With Border To Border Kickoff Event May 13, 2019. KANSAS CITY, MO – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA)

Missouri Man Charged With Killing, Dismembering A Kansas Man

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri, man has been charged with fatally shooting another man, dismembering his body and then setting the

GOP Redistricting Plan Stalls In Missouri After Missed Vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican proposal to change a new constitutional amendment on redistricting has stalled in a Senate committee after not

Missouri Lawmakers Vote To Expand Expungement For Crimes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill expanding the list of crimes that could be expunged from a person’s record has won final approval

Missouri Senate Passes Business Incentive Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators have passed a business incentive bill backed by Gov. Mike Parson following a more than 27-hour filibuster.

Woman On Panel That Would Review Complaints Aided Lobbyist

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A member of a state panel that would have reviewed college sex-discrimination cases such as her son’s sent her

‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban To Be Debated In Missouri Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators are set to take up one of the nation’s most restrictive proposed abortion bans. The Republican-led Senate

Commentary: An Editorial Column From The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation

Rural Broadband Closer to Becoming Reality by Eric Bohl The Missouri Legislature has taken another step toward making broadband internet accessible to all Missourians.

Finalizing The 2020 State Operating Budget – State Senator Dan Hegeman

On Friday, May 10, the Missouri General Assembly gave its final approval to the state operating budget for the 2020 fiscal year, wrapping up

Maryville May Beautification Winner

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 5/14

Maryville City Council Notes

–Approved the purchase of a 2020 Ford Police Utility Vehicle from Tri-State Ford Lincoln in an amount not to exceed $34,450. –The Missouri National

Three Minors Charged In Connection To Dead Body Found After St Joseph Fire

Three minors have been charged in connection to where a 14 year old male body was found in St Joseph April 25th.  The boy’s

Atchison, Kansas Man Rapes Ex-Girlfriend At Knifepoint

43 year old Richard C Butler of Atchison, Kansas has been arrested on multiple charges for raping a 53 year woman at knifepoint inside

US Postal Service Unveils USS Missouri Forever Stamp

The US Postal Service is planning a stamp to honor the USS Missouri with a Forever Stamp.  The stamp’s release is being coincided with