Local and Regional News

4/23-Juror Appreciation Week


Juror Appreciation Week 2014 Begins Monday
April 28 – May 2 Marks Annual Event to
Recognize Jurors’ Important Contribution to the Courts

4/23-SPEAKOUT 4/24


DAVID LEE'S GUEST ON SPEAKOUT ON THURSDAY WILL BE FROM THE CLINTON OFFICE OF THE MO DEPT. OF CONSERVATION...THEY ARE FEATURED ONCE A MONTH. LISTEN IN AT 9:40AM ON KDKD FM AND INTERNET, 12:15PM ON KDKD AM1280 AND YOU CAN HEAR IT FOR A WEEK ON OUR WEBSITE, WWW.WESTCENTRALMOINFO.COM.
 

4/23-Clinton Police Dept. Arrest Report


Arrests from Windsor and Warrensburg.

4/23-Watch Out for Slow Moving Vehicles!


Spring Planting Season is Underway on Missouri Farms
MoDOT Cautions Motorists to Watch Out for Slow Moving Vehicles
 
 

4/23-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 22, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 23, 2014

4/23-CHS Graduation to be on WebTV


The Class of 2014 will be the first class to have attended the new high school all four years! We are looking forward to celebrating this monumental occasion with this great group of young men and women.

4/23-Big Things Happening at UCM


Groundbreaking Celebration April 29 Launches UCM’s Largest Capital Project


 

4/23-Drug Take Back in Clinton


Henry County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields, the president of the Community Organization for Drug Elimination (CODE) announces that CODE, in conjunction with the Henry County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day, will hold a prescription drug take back event on Saturday, April 26.

4/23-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Wednesday, April 23
 
(Weather and/or work scheduling conflicts could postpone the work)
 
 

4/23-Arrest in Clinton


On 4-21-2014, at 5:05 P.M., Clinton Police officers were dispatched to the scene of a disturbance inside the residence at 100 Block of  West Fairview.  Upon arrival, officers spoke to a female subject who stated that her ex-boyfriend, William Anthony Rodgers, 38 years old of Clinton, had just left the residence on foot.

4/23-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


Three injuries, including serious injuries to a Clinton resident, plus one arrest.

4/23-Not as Much Meat


A little less meat last year

April 22, 2014 By Bob Meyer BROWNFIELD NETWORK

Total red meat production in the United States in 2013 was over 49 billion pounds, slightly less than in 2012.
 

4/23-EPA: New Rule Doesn't...


expand agency’s reach

April 22, 2014 By Tom Steever BROWNFIELD NETWORK

The Environmental Protection Agency says its proposed Waters of the U.S. rule of the Clean Water Act clarifies which waters are protected.

4/23-MO Executes Inmate(three stories)


State executes convicted killer William Rousan

MONet  April 23, 2014 By Mike Lear

The state has carried out the execution of 57-year-old William Rousan, who was convicted of the 1993 murders of a rural southeast Missouri couple in 1993.

4/23-Nixon, GOP Square Off


...on possible tax cut bill flaw (AUDIO)

MONet  April 22, 2014 By Bob Priddy

 The lines have been drawn between the Governor and Republican legislators on the tax cut bill Governor Nixon is likely to veto.
 

4/22-Taxing Us to Death?


Missouri to have 14th 6th Highest Combined Tax Rate in the Nation
Proposed Sales Tax Hike Will Ratchet Up Tax Burden, Says Americans for Prosperity
 

4/22-St. Clair Co. Sheriff's Office Report(weekly)


News Release for April 15-22

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office

During the weeks of April 15-22 deputies from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office responded to several calls for service.

4/22-Owning the State


Blake Hurst

President of Missouri Farm Bureau

How to Prevent Losing 1,000 Missouri Family Farms

4/22-Safe at Home


Kander Puts Spotlight on Safe at Home for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
 
 

4/22-SPEAKOUT 4/23


DAVID LEE'S GUESTS ON SPEAKOUT ON WED. WILL BE CHRISTA ATCHISON AND STEVE STEVENS. THEY WILL GIVE US OUR FINAL UPDATE ON THIS YEAR'S “WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S”, WHICH IS COMING UP MAY 3RD IN CLINTON. LISTEN IN AT 9:40AM ON KDKD FM AND INTERNET, 12:15PM ON KDKD AM1280 AND YOU CAN HEAR IT FOR A WEEK ON OUR WEBSITE, WWW.WESTCENTRALMOINFO.COM.
 

4/22-Site to be Closed for Two Days


The City Compost Site will be closed Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1 for cleanup of the site. It will reopen on Friday, May 2.


 

4/22-Taking Back the Drugs


Washington, D.C. - After collecting more than 1,700 tons of expired, unwanted prescription medications over the past three-and-a-half years, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and more than 4,200 national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners will hold another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26th. 

4/22-HCSO Report and Special Press Release


Two Drug Search Warrants Executed in Windsor on Monday Afternoon

4/22-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Tuesday, April 22
 
(Weather and/or work scheduling conflicts could postpone the work)
 
 

4/22-Prosecutor Attends Training


Henry County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields recently attended The Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys annual spring meetings and training conference.

4/22-New Appointments for MO Democratic Party


Missouri Democratic Party Announces New Executive Director and Director of Campaigns
 

4/22-Allergy Vortex?


The gripping cold from the polar vortex has brought allergy sufferers new pain.

4/22-Energy Innovation Center


State Treasurer Clint Zweifel speaks at State Fair Community College for the dedication of the new Energy Innovation Center
 
 

4/22-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


An injury from Clinton and an arrest from Sedalia.
 

4/22-USDA Fund to Seek...


...private funds for rural business

April 21, 2014 By Julie Harker BROWNFIELD NETWORK

The USDA has begun a new $150 Million investment fund to grow small businesses in rural areas and create more jobs using public AND private funding.

4/22-Rain Delays Planting


...in parts of Missouri

April 21, 2014 By Tom Steever BROWNFIELD NETWORK

The weather and planting progress have changed this week.

4/22-Cost of...


shared hours bill studied

MONet  April 22, 2014 By Bob Priddy
 
An effort in the legislature to keep people from becoming unemployed draws concerns that it might keep people from being fully employed.

4/22-Gov. to Discuss Actions


...on proposed tax cut in stops today.

4/21-MoDOT Express Lane


The most recent edition of MoDOT’s Express Lane Newsletter is available on our website. Click on the link to view this month’s headlines.

http://www.modot.org/ExpressLane/index.htm

 

4/21-St. Clair Co. Arrest


Speir arrested on Cooper County misdemeanor warrant

4/21-Clinton P.D. Arrest Report


Nine arrests, only three are from Clinton.

4/21-Using Telemedicine at GVMH


Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare is pleased to announce that Telemedicine is now being used in the Emergency Department in Clinton.

4/21-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 18, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 21, 2014

4/21-Avoid the Bradford Pear!


Avoid invasive trees such as Bradford Pears

Kansas City, Mo. – Spring is a wonderful time to plant new trees and shrubs, but landscapers should be careful not to plant species that can harm native habitats such as woodlands.

4/21-Become a Teacher


Missouri is currently experiencing a shortage of qualified teachers.  With the American Board teacher certification program you can be in the classroom teaching within the year.

4/21-Four People Charged


...in Cass County Burglary and Pursuit
 
Cass Co. – Four people were charged in connection with a Thursday morning burglary of a Cass County home that led to a pursuit through Kansas and Missouri.
 
 

4/21-Area Road and Bridge Work


Route YY in Cass County Down to One Lane Beginning April 21...plus work taking place throughout West-Central MO.
 
 

4/21-Vacation in MO!


Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Tourism releases the 2014 Official Missouri Travel Guide, which features information to encourage instate and out-of-state travelers to plan trips and vacations in the Show-Me State.

 

4/21-Paying For Our Roads


A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects.
 

4/21-Not in MO You Don't


Missouri Republicans are considering a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights – barring them from future careers in state law enforcement agencies.
 

4/21-From the St. Clair Co. Sheriff's Dept.


Arrest warrants, stealing and more.

4/21-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


A fatality in Pettis Co. plus a few injuries and three arrests.
 

4/21-What We Look For


...on the menu

April 18, 2014 By Bob Meyer BROWNFIELD NETWORK

Seeking to enhance consumer confidence in food, the restaurant industry has been making some changes on their menus.

4/21-USDA Awards...


$25 mil to school kitchens

April 18, 2014 By Bob Meyer BROWNFIELD NETWORK

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $25 million in grants to help schools purchase needed kitchen equipment as they continue to provide school lunches and breakfasts that give children the nutrition they need to learn and grow.

4/21-Let the Tours Begin


Tours resume today and work continues at historic state prison

MONet  April 21, 2014 By Mike Lear

Tours of Missouri’s 178-year-old state penitentiary resume today as work continues to save its oldest buildings.
 

4/21-Corps Prepares For...


...Missouri River season (AUDIO)

MONet  April 20, 2014 By Bob Priddy
  
The Corps of Engineers is preparing for 1993 on the Missouri River but expecting something less than 2011.
 

4/21-Alleged Highway Shooter Off the Streets


Law enforcement, elected officials, former classmate react to charges against suspected highway shooter

MONet  April 18, 2014 By Mike Lear
Kansas City area law enforcement and elected officials expressed their relief and gratitude at the arrest and charging of a suspect in 9 shooting incidents on highways in the Kansas City area since March 8.

4/18-From State Senator Emery


Bring Missouri’s Criminal Code to the 21st Century
 
Last week the Missouri Senate perfected and passed SB 491, a major update of Missouri’s criminal code.

4/18-From U.S. Rep. Hartzler


View From the Capitol – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s Newsletter for the Week of April 14-18, 2014
 
Good Day,
It was a cold, blustery, and sometimes snowy “spring” day in Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District as I began an in-district work week with a series of town hall forums in Mexico, Fayette, Moberly, and Boonville.

4/18-Enhancing Health


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Additional USDA Actions to Combat Spread of Diseases Among U.S. Pork Producers

4/18-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 17, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 18, 2014

4/18-School and Chemicals


Report: 1 in 10 MO Kids Attends School Near Chemical Facility
Jefferson City, MO - One year after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15 people and injured hundreds of others while destroying nearby schools, a new report finds that 4.6 million kids nationwide, including nearly 95,000 in Missouri, go to school within one mile of a chemical facility.
 

4/18-Privileges Suspended for Montrose Resident


April 2014 Conservation Action
The Conservation Commission met April 16 and 17 at Conservation Department Headquarters in Jefferson City. 

4/18-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Friday, April 18
 
(Weather and/or work scheduling conflicts could postpone the work)
 
 

4/18-Vehicle Chase in Cass Co.


Four in Custody After Homeowner Interrupts Burglary
 
Cass Co. – An area homeowner called the Cass County Sheriff's Office around 10:20 a.m. Thursday morning after he discovered someone burglarizing his residence in the 10000 block of E. 267th near Freeman, MO. 

4/18-From St. Clair Co. Sheriff's Dept.


An arrest and two stealing reports.

4/18-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


Injuries from Warrensburg and Raymore and arrests from Kingsville and one in Henry Co.
 

4/18-Official Promote...


disaster assistance

April 17, 2014 By Ken Anderson BROWNFIELD NETWORK

Top USDA officials have been crisscrossing the country this week promoting the start of sign-up for USDA’s livestock disaster assistance programs.
 

4/18-Farmland Reaction...


surprises filmmaker

April 17, 2014 By Tom Steever BROWNFIELD NETWORK

Director James Moll says he’s pleasantly surprised by the public reaction so far to the film Farmland.

4/18-Suspect Arrested


...in Kansas City area highway shootings

MONet  April 18, 2014 By Mike Lear

Police in Kansas City have arrested a man believed to be responsible for a series of shootings on highways throughout the city and surrounding region in recent weeks.
 

4/18-Legislature Will Try...


to get criminal code rewrite to Gov. Nixon next week

MONet  April 18, 2014 By Mike Lear

State lawmakers who have spent years crafting an update to Missouri’s system of criminal laws and punishments hope to send Governor Jay Nixon (D) a bill next week.

4/18-School Transfer Proposal...


to be a focus for House in next two weeks

MONet  April 18, 2014 By Mike Lear

Attempts to fix issues with Missouri’s student transfer law will be one of the focuses in the last four weeks of the legislative session.
 

4/18-Running Out of Time


Deer won’t be livestock (AUDIO)

MONet  April 18, 2014 By Bob Priddy

An effort to consider a new animal as “livestock” has run out of time in the state Senate.
 

4/17-SPEAKOUT 4/21-4/24


KDKD'S SPEAKOUT CAN BE HEARD ONCE AGAIN THIS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. OUR GUESTS ON MONDAY WILL BE FROM THE MO CAREER CENTER IN CLINTON...WE'LL TALK ABOUT AN ALCOHOL SUPPORT GROUP BEING FORMED IN CLINTON ON TUESDAY...THE 'WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S' WILL BE WEDNESDAY'S TOPIC...AND IT'S THE MO DEPT. OF CONSERVATION ON THURSDAY.

4/17-Creating Jobs and Boosting the Economy


Missouri Physicians Boost the State's Economy,
Supporting 143,424 Jobs
New study demonstrates physicians drive $20.3 billion in economic activity

 

4/17-Fire in Clinton


A fire in Clinton destroys a structure.

According to the Clinton Fire Dept., the alarm came in to the dept. at 4:15 Thursday morning and according to Chief Leo Huff, fire fighters were on the scene most of the day putting out hot spots at the scene in the 600 block of East Green St, near 7th St.
 

4/17-Enroll at SFCC for Fall Classes


SFCC enrollment opens; new programs offered for fall
 

4/17-Officer of the Year


Air Force Tech Sgt. Christopher E. Kitts has been named Air Force Global Strike Command's 2013 Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer of the Year during a ceremony held April 10 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
 

4/17-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 16, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 17, 2014

4/17-Stolen Vehicle Recovered


On Wednesday morning, April 16, a deputy was on patrol and noticed a white Dodge Ram pick-up in the ditch on Highway 82 near Division Road, Osceola.
 

4/17-GVMH Walk-In Clinic


Golden Valley Medical-Clinton would like to remind everyone that the Walk-In Clinic is now available for patients over the age of 6 months.

4/17-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Thursday, April 17
 
(Weather and/or work scheduling conflicts could postpone the work)
 
 

4/17-Sec. of State Marks National Library Week


Encourages Missourians to Visit Their Local Public Library
 
 

4/17-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


Injuries from Warsaw and Warrensburg and an arrest from Warsaw.

4/17-Nixon Veto...


of tax cut anticipated (AUDIO)

MONet  April 17, 2014 By Bob Priddy

Governor Nixon leaves no doubt that he’ll veto the latest tax cut bill approved by the legislature. “This year’s reckless fiscal experiment looks a lot like last year’s reckless fiscal experiment,” he says.

4/17-Legislature Sends...


$620-million tax cut proposal to Governor

MONet  April 16, 2014 By Mike Lear

The legislature has sent Governor Jay Nixon (D) a proposed $620-million a year cut to income taxes, and Republicans are considering whether enough votes to override a veto are in reach.

4/17-'Flimsy' Republicans Join...


...caucus leadership ahead of debate of income tax cut (VIDEO)

MONet  April 16, 2014 By Mike Lear

11 of the so-called “flimsy 15″ stood with House Republican Leaders in an apparent show of caucus solidarity ahead of debate, and likely a vote on, Senate tax cut legislation this afternoon.

4/17-Senators Say Mixed Messaging...


...in transportation sales tax, income tax cut proposals

MONet  April 16, 2014 By Mike Lear

An opponent of asking voters to support transportation with a one-cent sales tax for ten years says it’s “illogical” coming from lawmakers who also want to cut taxes.
 

4/16-Road Work in Cass Co.


Route D in Cass County Down to One Lane Beginning April 21
 
 

4/16-Approved for Circulation


Three Initiative Petitions Relating to Cigarettes, Roll-Your-Own Tobacco and the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Approved for Circulation for 2014 Ballot
 
 

4/16-Clinton Police Dept. Arrest Report


Three arrests, two are from Clinton.

4/16-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 15, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 16, 2014

4/16-Be Ready for the Next Storm


IBHS Warns Homeowners to Avoid Complacency during Lull in Tornado Season
 

4/16-Latest from Henry Co. Commission


HENRY COUNTY COMMISSION, HENRY COUNTY MISSOURI
THURSDAY APRIL 10, 2014, 5th DAY OF THE APRIL 2014 TERM

The Henry County Commission met pursuant to adjournment at the courthouse in Clinton, Missouri.
Those members present were: Jim Stone-Presiding Commissioner
Daniel Doll-North District Commissioner
Jim Talley-South District Commissioner
Rick Watson-County Clerk

4/16-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Wednesday, April 16
 
(Weather and/or work scheduling conflicts could postpone the work)
 
 

4/16-Clinton City Council Meets


Tuesday night's Clinton City Council meeting began with one mayor and ended with another.


Before the change in mayor, the first part of last night's meeting included the monthly update from Kelli Jenkins, the Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Director and Economic Development Coordinator.

4/16-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


No injuries in West-Central MO but two arrests.

4/16-Keeping Calls Connected


Bill aims to stop dropped calls

April 15, 2014 By Julie Harker BROWNFIELD NETWORK

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to stop dropped land-line and mobile phone calls in rural areas.

4/16-Blocking Some Sales Taxes


Senate moving to block sales taxes on some home sales (AUDIO)

MONet  April 16, 2014 By Bob Priddy

The legislature is moving to keep the state from charging a sales tax anytime some Missourians buy a home.
 

4/16-Best Practices


Legislator urges greater efficiency in MO government (VIDEO)

MONet  April 16, 2014 By Mike Lear

A House committee votes Wednesday on a resolution asking the Departments of Transportation and Conservation to follow the Office of Administration’s proposed best practices.

4/16-Don't Smoke 'em if You've Got 'em(if you're under 18)


House advances bill to restrict e-cigarettes to adults

MONet  April 15, 2014 By Mike Lear

The state House has given initial approval to restricting the sales of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18.

4/15-Suspect Charged With Murder


Johnson County prosecutors on Tuesday filed two types of murder charges against a 73-year-old avowed racist and anti-Semite in the shootings deaths of three people outside Jewish facilities in Overland Park.  One of the victims is a former doctor at GVMH in Clinton.
 

4/15-Early Detection Important


GVMH Now Offers Early Detection Screening For Lung Cancer

There is now hope for those individuals who might be diagnosed with lung cancer to have earlier detection and Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare is offering a screening that could do just that.

4/15-From St. Clair Co. Sheriff's Office(weekly report)


St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office
News Release for April 8-15, 2014 
During the weeks of April 8-15 deputies from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office responded to a variety of calls. Sheriff Scott Keeler said deputies took reports of burglary, stealing, and also made several warrant arrests.
 

4/15-Motorcycles and Road Conditions


Motorcyclists Urged to Drive With Caution This Spring

Harsh winter shows wear and tear on Missouri roadways