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KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 3/22

Boil Advisory Issued For Maryville

Late Thursday night, a 6” water main in the 900 block of S. Main broke creating over a 30” hole in the line. Crews

Fremont Couple Arrested For Child Endangerment

On Wednesday night Fremont County Sheriff Deputies were called to a residence in rural Sidney for a report of a fight in progress. Deputies

Maitland Woman Injured In Car Crash Outside of Graham

28 year old Belinda Wright of Maitland was injured in a two-car crash Thursday afternoon. Wright was driving west on Highway A, 3 miles

Gavins Point Releases To Remain At 24,000 CFS

The Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota to maintain the releases as widespread flooding continues in the Missouri River Basin. The U.S. Army Corps

Missouri Governor Mike Parson Declares State Of Emergency For Much Of Northwest Missouri

Missouri Governor Mike Parson declared a State of Emergency Thursday in Northwest Missouri because of flooding from the Missouri River. “The rising floodwaters are

Governor Parson Joined By Farmers And Ranchers For ‘Farmer’s Talk’

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Thursday, Governor Mike Parson was joined by several farmers and ranchers for the first ‘Farmer’s Talk’ of the 2019 season

Missouri Student Charged For Alleged ‘Upskirt’ Photos

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-area high school student has been charged after allegedly taking photos and videos up other students’ shorts.

Boy Killed By Truck In Kansas City

Police: 3-year-old boy struck, killed in downtown KC KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy is dead after breaking away from his father’s

Fairfax Man Charged With Child Neglect, Possession of Marijuana

34 year old Lukas Snapp of Fairfax was arrested Wednesday morning for child neglect and possession of marijuana. Snapp is being charged with a

Plattsburg Woman Injured In Car Accident In Atchison County

46 year old Amy Midyett of Plattsburg was injured in a single vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon. Midyett was southbound on Route N, five miles

Mozingo Offers Helping Hand To Flood Victims

Mozingo is offering a free RV spot for those impacted by the flood. To be eligible for a spot, you must provide the RV

Gavins Point Releases Reduced as Missouri River Flooding Continues

The Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota to further reduce the releases as widespread flooding continues in the Missouri River Basin. The U.S. Army

Craig Overcome By Flood Waters

The levee north of Craig was breached yesterday morning. Craig was emergency evacuated and is currently underwater. Flood stage at Rulo, Nebraska is 17

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 3/20

Craig Issued Mandatory Evacuation

The town of Craig was issued a mandatory evacuation order Tuesday as flood waters approached the town.  An emergency shelter has been set up

Robin’s Nest Cafe & Bakery Named Finalist For 2019 Iowa’s Best Burger

Robin’s Nest Cafe & Bakery in Clarinda has been named one of 10 finalists for Iowa’s Best Burger for 2019.  The announcement came Tuesday

Pence Views Raging River, Visits Shelter

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence took a look at the raging Elkhorn River at the small town of Waterloo, Nebraska, which

University Of Missouri Fires Campus Cop Over Blackface Photo

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri officials say they have fired a campus police officer after verifying he was in a photo in

Former 6-Term Missouri US Rep. Bill Burlison Dies At Age 88

WARDELL, Mo. (AP) — Bill Burlison, a former six-term congressman from southeast Missouri, has died. Officials at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance on Tuesday

Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Down Jail Time For Jail Debts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court says local courts can’t throw people back in jail for not paying previous jail debts.

Ex-Priest’s Medical Licenses Become Inactive In 2 States

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Records show a former Kansas City priest no longer has valid licenses to practice medicine in Kansas and Missouri

2 Die After Driver Crashes Into Tree In Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed in a crash in Kansas City, Kansas. It happened around 2:40 a.m.

Gillibrand: ‘Post-Investigation’ Errors In Misconduct Claim

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is acknowledging that there were some “post-investigation human errors” when her office investigated allegations of

Police Say 2-Year-Old Boy Died After Man Sat On Him

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa police say a 2-year-old boy died after a man sat on the child for allegedly taking his cellphone.

Looking Back On The First Half Of Session – State Senator Dan Hegeman

The Missouri General Assembly is now halfway through the 2019 legislative session. Currently, lawmakers are back home in their districts for the legislative spring

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 3/19

Bank Robbery In St Joseph Monday

St Joseph Police are investigating a bank robbery Monday at Citizen’s Bank & Trust at 5305 N Belt Highway.  The suspect walked into the

MODOT Has Repaired 400,000 Potholes So Far In 2019

MODOT reports they have repaired nearly 400,000 potholes in the first two months of 2019. To compare, they repaired roughly 619,000 in all of

Iowa Governor Visits Flooded Hamburg

Monday Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds toured flood ravaged Hamburg in Fremont county and also declared 5 additional counties as disaster areas, including Page County. 

Andrew County K-9 Dies

The Andrew County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday their K-9 “Rocko” died over the weekend. Rocko had served the community for the past three years

Shenenadoah Middle School Student Dies After Rock Climbing Accident In Utah

A 13 year old boy from Shenandoah was killed  Sunday afternoon after falling while rock climbing in Utah.  Elijah Baldwin was a middle school

Employee Leaves Kansas Agency After Tweet Criticizing Trump

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Transportation says a worker who posted a tweet from its official Twitter account criticizing President Donald

Coalition Working To Address Climate Change In KC Area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City region could see severe impact from global warning, and a coalition of leaders from throughout the

V-P Pence To Survey Nebraska Flood Damage Tuesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Nebraska to survey damage from flooding in the Midwest. White House Press

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 3/18

Flooding In Northwest Missouri & Southwest Iowa Affects Farmland & Homes

Flooding in northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa has affected farmland and homes.  Particularly Holt County in Missouri. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is touring southwest

Maryville Man Charged With Meth Possession

28 year old Cody James Maser of Maryville has been charged with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.  Maser was arrested

State Senator Dan Hegeman’s Weekly Radio Address

During his weekly radio address, State Senator Dan Hegeman of Cosby spoke on some of the highlights during the first half of the Missouri

Amazonia Woman Crashes, Charged With DUI

22 year old Jennifer Webb of Amazonia was arrested by Missouri State Patrol Saturday afternoon in Caldwell County for driving while intoxicated and failure

Downstream Missouri River Prepares For Flooding

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — As rivers and creeks in flooded eastern Nebraska and western Iowa crest Saturday, officials have begun looking downstream at

Rep. Says Bill Requiring AR-15s Makes ‘Point On Mandates’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker says he knows his legislation requiring every 18- to 35-year-old in the state to own an

Missouri Begins To Plan 2021 Bicentennial Celebration

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Nonprofit organizations and state bodies are already planning a celebration of 200 years of Missouri history and culture when the

Missouri S&T Robots To Play Role In Bridge Upgrade Effort

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fixing Missouri’s deteriorating bridges is a high priority for Gov. Mike Parson, and the state is getting help from an

Man Fatally Stabbed At Kansas City Hotel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating a stabbing death at a hotel. Police were called to a Days

O’Rourke Sorry For Teen Writing, Wife Comment

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke is acknowledging mistakes he made as a teen and as a candidate as he responds

Iowa Student Found Dead At Canyonlands National Park In Utah

CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old University of Iowa graduate student found dead at Canyonlands National Park in southern Utah

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 3/15

Northwest Missouri State Board Of Regents Approve Tuition Increase For 19-20

During a meeting of the Northwest Missouri State Board of Regents Thursday, the board approved raising undergraduate tuition 1.9 percent for the 19-20 academic

Nodaway County Historical Society Museum Hosting “Irish Luncheon” Saturday

The Nodaway County Historical Society Museum is holding an “Irish Luncheon” tomorrow from 11:00-1:00.  The menu will include Irish stew, Red cabbage & corned

City Of St Joseph Declares Emergency Over Potential Flooding Of Missouri River

The City of St Joseph has declared a state of emergency due to the threat of flooding along the Missouri River.  In order to

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt One Of Dozen Republicans To Vote Against President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Missouri US Senator Roy Blunt was one of 12 Republicans who voted against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration Thursday.  Senators voted against the declaration

Clarinda School Board Approves Late Starts On Alternating Wednesdays

During the Clarinda School Board meeting Wednesday, the board approved having late starts every other Wednesday next school year.  Superintendent Deron Stender says the

Hamburg Man Sentenced To Prison On Meth Conviction

50 year old John Tracy Miller of Hamburg was sentenced in US District Court in Council Bluffs Thursday to 6 1/2 years in prison. 

Missouri Considers Trimming Impeachment After Greitens’ Case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate is backing an effort that would make it harder to impeach and remove top officials, less

Kansas Archdiocese Denies Enrollment To Gay Couple’s Child

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A decision by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas to deny enrollment to the kindergarten child of gay

Records: Kansas Man Charged In Shooting Wanted To Be Killed

FAIRWAY, Kan. (AP) — Court records indicate a 26-year-old man who was shot by police near a Kansas elementary school said he wanted officers

Report: Iowa Farmland Values Fell 2.7 Percent Over Past Year

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new report says Iowa farmland values fell 2.7 percent over the past year, in part because of trade

Iowa Treasurers Review Vendor-Funded Scholarship Program

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — County treasurers in Iowa are reviewing whether to continue a college scholarship program funded by two key vendors that

O’Rourke: US Must Reckon With Systematic Racism

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says it is important to confront the truth about how black people have been treated

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 3/14

Maryville Man Arrested For DUI Wednesday

42 year old Joshua L Pankau of Maryville was arrested by Missouri State Patrol Wednesday morning in Nodaway County on three charges that included

Iowa Graduation Rate Edges Up To All-Time High

Gov. Reynolds: Education remains a top priority DES MOINES – Iowa’s high school graduation rate edged up in 2018 to an all-time high of

Congressman Sam Graves – Giving You A Voice

Dear Friend, Just outside of Mound City, Missouri, lies a wildlife refuge named Squaw Creek. The pristine land, known for being a haven for

Police Often Use Broad Exemption To Keep Videos From Public

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An investigation by The Associated Press has found that police departments routinely withhold video taken by body-worn and dashboard-mounted

Missouri Legislative Aide Arrested After Gun Dropped In Bar

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jefferson City police say a top aide to a Missouri state senator was arrested after his loaded gun fell

Iowa Lawmakers Move Forward With Property Tax Limit Bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — House Republicans are moving forward with a bill that would stop cities and counties from raising property taxes by

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 3/13

Tanker Truck Crashes Into Mini Van Just South Of Maryville

There was a two vehicle accident Wednesday night in Nodaway County.  22 year old Atanasio J Harris-Ham of Olathe, Kansas was southbound in the

Speaker Elijah Haahr Announces Streaming of House Committee Hearings

Missouri House celebrates Sunshine Week by expanding access to legislative proceedings  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians interested in following the activities of the House

Iowa Governor Reynolds Announces New Voting Rights Application For Felons

DES MOINES – Wednesday at her weekly press conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new application for felons to have their voting rights restored.

Speaker Elijah Haahr Announces Formation Of Special Blue Panel Commission On Hyperloop

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Elijah Haahr today announced the formation of the special Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop.  The Blue Ribbon Panel,

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Armed Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Lee’s Summit police officer who led officers on a 100 mph pursuit before his arrest pleaded guilty

Missouri Panel Trims Bill On Complaints Of Rape In College

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A panel of Missouri lawmakers has significantly dialed back legislation that backers say is aimed at ensuring those accused

Romanian National Sentenced For ATM Skimming

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Romanian national who used skimming devices on ATMs to steal debit card information has been sentenced to nearly

Olathe Man Dies In Bicycle Race At Cheney Reservoir

CHENEY, Kan. (AP) — Reno authorities say an Olathe man died during a cycling race at Cheney Reservoir during the weekend. The Reno County

Planners In Kansas City Suburb Approve Islamic Center Plan

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Planning commissioners in a Kansas City suburb approved a proposal for a new Islamic center that could serve as

Iowa Lawmakers Send New Ag-Gag Bill To Governor

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has sent to the governor a bill designed to prosecute people who get hired at a

Senate OKs Bill Expanding Lawmakers’ Role In Judge Selection

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has passed a bill that would change how judges are chosen to give politicians greater control

EPA Rule An Issue Pitting Oil Producers Against Corn Farmers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15 percent ethanol, seeking to calm a dispute

State Senator Dan Hegeman – Encouraging Seat Belt Safety

This week I am pleased to report the Senate passed Senate Bill 30 which I sponsored. This is a simple bill which allows a

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 3/12

Maryville City Council Notes

–Approved an ordinance to execute a Missouri Highways & Transportation Commission Transportation Alternatives Funds Agreement for the Torrance Street Trail.  A federal cost share

Truck Overturns On I-29 Near St Joseph

A pickup truck overturned Monday morning on I-29 southbound near the Highway 36 exit in St Joseph.  The driver was taken to the hospital

1 Of 2 Shooters In St. Joseph Double Homicide Sentenced

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — One of two shooters in a double homicide in St. Joseph has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.