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-SPEAKOUT 4/22


DAVID LEE'S GUESTS ON SPEAKOUT ON TUESDAY WILL BE TALKING ABOUT AN ALCOHOL SUPPORT GROUP THAT'S BEEN NEWLY FORMED IN CLINTON. IF YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS THIS KIND OF HELP, BE SURE TO 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.
 

4/21-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
 
 

4/15-Healthcare Decisions


Free Materials Available to Help Missourians Create Advance Care Directives
The Missouri Bar and Volunteer Attorneys Partner to Assist
Missourians for National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16

4/15-Disaster Assistance Programs


Sign-Up Begins Today for USDA Disaster Assistance Programs Restored by Farm Bill

4/15-MO Freight Plan


MoDOT Launches Next Phase of Missouri Freight Plan
Goal is to prioritize existing funds and determine how to best invest in new freight projects.
 
 

4/15-Clinton P.D. Arrest Report


Two arrests from Clinton.

4/15-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 13, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 14, 2014

4/15-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Tuesday, April 15
 
(Weather and/or work scheduling conflicts could postpone the work)
 
 

4/15-More Jobs Coming to KC


Tech company to bring headquarters and 80 new jobs to Kansas City, Gov. Nixon announces
Mindmixer to invest $1.5 million to expand Kansas City operations
 

4/15-Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday Coming Up


KCP&L OFFERS WAYS TO STACK YOUR SAVINGS DURING THE SHOW-ME GREEN SALES TAX HOLIDAY
Couple the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday with
KCP&L’s energy efficiency rebates and save even more.
 

4/15-Another Chance to Vote


Absentee voting for the May 13th , Special Runoff Clinton Ward III Election will be available in the Henry County Clerk’s Office, 1st floor of the Henry County Courthouse beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

4/15-Where is Our Money Going?


Do You Know Where Your Federal Tax Dollars are Going?
Kansas City, MO - A group of activists hopes taxpayers will take a few moments on Tax Day (Tuesday) to think about how much the federal government allocates to military spending.
 

4/15-Warning From the IRS


IRS Reiterates Warning of Pervasive Telephone Scam
 
WASHINGTON – As the 2014 filing season nears an end, the Internal Revenue Service today issued another strong warning for consumers to guard against sophisticated and aggressive phone scams targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, as reported incidents of this crime continue to rise nationwide.

4/15-Road Work in Henry Co.


Henry County Route M CLOSED
Near Shawnee Mound April 16
 
 

4/15-Suspect Could be Charged Today/A Former Clinton Doctor Among Those Dead


State and federal officials are conducting a dual investigation into the hate-crime shootings that killed three people Sunday outside the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom in Overland Park, authorities announced Monday.

4/15-Juveniles Arrested in St. Clair Co.


On Sunday, April 13, two male juveniles were arrested in connection with various items being stolen from vehicles in Appleton City Feb. 28-March 2.

4/15-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


No accidents and just one arrest from Windsor.
 

4/15-Owning the State


Farm Bureau wants Show-Me farmland owned domestically

April 14, 2014 By Tom Steever BROWNFIELD NETWORK

The Missouri Farm Bureau wants the Missouri Legislature to cap foreign ownership of farmland at its current level.

4/15-Senator Wants Lower Tax


...more consolidation in House 911 bill

MONet  April 15, 2014 By Mike Lear

The Chairman of the Senate Committee that has the House’s 911 funding legislation says there are some things that need to be shaken out in that bill before it can advance.
 

4/15-Finish the Job at Hand First


Senate starts ethics debate (AUDIO)

MONet  April 15, 2014 By Bob Priddy

The state Senate is considering a proposal that says people who run for the legislature better finish their terms before they take another job in state government—or else. 
 

4/15-I-70 Grudge Match


Charity fights pit state reps against one another

MONet  April 14, 2014 By Mike Lear

Two pairs of state representatives will pair off in fights later this month to raise money for the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund.

4/15-Former Clinton Doctor Among Those Killed


SW Mo. man triple murder suspect

MONet  April 14, 2014 By Bob Priddy

A southwest Missourian who is known for white supremacist views is the primary suspect in a suburban Kansas City shooting. 

4/14-From the St. Clair Co. Sheriff's Office


Arrests, thefts and more.

4/14-Clinton P.D. Arrest Report


A 42 year old from Clinton arrested.

4/14-Clinton City Council to Meet


CITY OF CLINTON COUNCIL AGENDA
OPEN MEETING
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Clinton City Hall, 105 East Ohio

4/14-THAT'S A Lot of Shoes!


The shoe drive was so successful!  We cannot thank you all enough for your support and help getting the word out.

4/14-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 11, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 14, 2014

4/14-Doctors Group Protests


...UnitedHealthcare
Medicare Advantage Network Reductions

JEFFERSON CITY MO --- The Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA), the state's largest physician organization, is decrying a decision by UnitedHealthcare to terminate a large number of Missouri physicians from its Medicare Advantage provider network. 

4/14-Meeting and Caring For Trees


OPEN TREE BOARD WORK SESSIONS, TEACHING SESSIONS AND MORE.
 

4/14-Sign-Up for Disaster Assistance


Missouri’s USDA Farm Service Agency Officially Announces Sign-Up Date for
Disaster Assistance Programs

4/14-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Monday, April 14
 
(Bad weather will postpone the scheduled work)
 
 

4/14-Latest from Warrensburg Suicide


Date: April 13, 2013 5:30 PM
This is the third news release regarding the incident at Warrensburg High School the morning of April 11. Included in this release are the two previous releases for continuity purposes.
 

4/14-Bridge Work in Henry Co.


Work Begins on Bridge Rehabilitation on
Route 13 Over Truman Lake Week of April 14

Henry County - Work on the southbound lanes of the Route 13 bridge over the Grand River Arm of Truman Lake just south of Clinton is scheduled to begin the week of April 14, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.
 

4/14-Reason for Special Election


By Richard T. Nichols, Clinton City Attorney

A general municipal election was held in Clinton on April 8.

Among the election results was a tie vote between the two candidates seeking the office of Clinton City Council, Ward III.

4/14-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


A fatality from Pleasant Hill, plus injuries from Garden City, Cole Camp and others...as well as arrests from Clinton, Cole Camp and more from over the weekend in our seven county area.

4/14-Injury on Truman Lake


Injury at the Berry Bend boat ramp.

4/14-Leading the Soybean Growers


Wheeler ‘excited to serve growers’

April 11, 2014 By Tom Steever BROWNFIELD NETWORK

Gary Wheeler says he looks forward to building the grassroots of the Missouri Soybean Association.

4/14-Criminal Code Tied to Transportation?


Criminal Code path forward could hinge on federal transportation money concern

MONet  April 14, 2014 By Mike Lear

Whose version of criminal code legislation will advance could depend on how each might impact federal transportation money.
 

4/14-What to do About Trolls


Senate moves to knock trolls off the bridge (AUDIO)

MONet  April 14, 2014 By Bob Priddy

A story many people recall from their childhood has a real-life counterpart in the adult world. The legislature is considering what to do about trolls.
 

4/14-Over-Reaching?


No taxing the dancing studio (AUDIO)

MONet  April 14, 2014 By Bob Priddy

Many members of the legislature think the state revenue department is over-reaching in some of its tax collection demands.

4/14-MU Criticized


Independent report criticizes MU-Columbia handling of Menu Courey case, System president responds

MONet  April 11, 2014 By Mike Lear
An independent report on the University of Missouri Columbia campus’ handling of the alleged rape of a former student athlete is critical of the University on four counts.
 

4/11-Funeral For Soldier


Rolla soldier’s funeral tomorrow (AUDIO)

MONet  April 11, 2014 By Bob Priddy

State and national flags will be flying at half staff at state buildings in all Missouri counties tomorrow in honor of a former Rolla soldier killed in the Fort Hood shootings April 2.   
 

4/11-Let's Try it Again Ward Three


A tie in April means another election in May.

4/11-Update from Warrensburg


Date: April 11, 2014 10:25AM
This is a follow-up release to the situation that occurred at Warrensburg High School this morning.

4/11-Gun Spotted at Warrensburg High School


9:00AM
This morning, at approximately 7:45AM, Warrensburg Police Officers were notified of a white male with a long gun in the parking lot of the Warrensburg High School.

4/11-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 10, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 11, 2014

4/11-MO Food Prices Trend Higher


Missouri shoppers paid more for food in the first quarter of 2014 than the same period last year, according to the latest Missouri Farm Bureau Market Basket Survey.

4/11-From the Henry Co. Commission


HENRY COUNTY COMMISSION, HENRY COUNTY MISSOURI
TUESDAY APRIL 8, 2014, 4th 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

4/11-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Friday, April 11
 
(Bad weather will postpone the scheduled work)
 
 

4/11-Bill Seeks to Shine Light on Utility Profits


Jefferson City, MO - Consumer advocates are supporting legislation that would require Missouri's investor-owned utility companies to give the public access to their quarterly earnings report, to ensure that the companies are receiving what is fair and reasonable and that consumers aren't being overcharged.
 

4/11-National Crime Victims Rights Week


Missouri Capitol ceremony held in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
April 6-12 highlights the rights and protections established for Missouri crime victims and continuing efforts to empower victims and their survivors

4/11-Criminal Code Closer


House and Senate Pass Bills Aimed at
Better Protecting the People of Missouri
Measures Revising Missouri’s Criminal Code Advance Today

4/11-Warrant Arrests in St. Clair Co.


From the St. Clair Co. Sheriff's Dept.

4/11-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


Two injuries from Kingsville and one from Warsaw.
 

4/11-Buying Tractors


Tractor sales up in March

April 10, 2014 By Bob Meyer BROWNFIELD NETWORK

There may not be a lot of fieldwork being done as of yet but tractors are selling.

4/11-Low-Cost Organics


Walmart to offer low-cost organic foods

April 10, 2014 By Bob Meyer BROWNFIELD NETWORK

Walmart is going to launch a reduced-price line of organic foods.

4/11-'Pop Tart' Bill


House approves ‘Pop Tart’ bill to protect kids pretending to have weapons in school

MONet  April 11, 2014 By Mike Lear

A bill has been sent to the state Senate that is meant to protect children simulating a weapon during play at school from criminal or civil penalties, fines or other punishments.
 

4/11-Questioning Tax Credits


Audit questions Brownfields tax credits (AUDIO)

MONet  April 11, 2014 By Bob Priddy

A state audit questions the effectiveness of a program that cleans up contaminated land.  
 

4/11-Withholding Money


Nixon announces $22-million in education withholds (VIDEO)

MONet  April 10, 2014 By Mike Lear

Governor Jay Nixon (D) says the legislature didn’t go far enough to fund education in the supplemental budget it sent him this week, so he’s going to withhold money from the current fiscal year’s budget equal to a shortfall in gaming and lottery revenues.

4/11-Budget Committee Criticized


Senate budget committee criticized for pulling money for child abuse investigators

MONet  April 10, 2014 By Mike Lear

Governor Jay Nixon (D) is lending his voice to those concerned about the removal from the budget of $4.6-million for the state Children’s Division by the Senate budget committee.
 

4/10-Funding Fish and Wildlife Projects


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $27 Million to Missouri from Excise Taxes on Anglers, Hunters and Boaters

4/10-Audit Released


Schweich Releases Audit of Brownfield Remediation Tax Credit Program
 
JEFFERSON CITY (April 10, 2014) – State Auditor Tom Schweich released the audit of the Brownfield Remediation Tax Credit (BRTC) program today.
 
 

4/10-Clinton Police Dept. Arrest Report


Two arrested at the Johnson Co. Jail.

4/10-Arrest in St. Clair Co.


On April 9, David E. Bailey Jr., 34, Higginsville, was arrested on a St. Clair County misdemeanor warrant for probation violation by Higginsville Police Department.

4/10-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 9, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 10, 2014

4/10-Clinton Administrators Receive Awards


Dr. Bryan Pettengill, principal of Clinton High School, was recently selected as the Central Region Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals 2013-2014 High School Principal of the Year.  In addition, Mr. Jarrod Boyles, assistant principal of Clinton Middle School, was also selected as the Central Region 2013-2014 Assistant Principal of the Year.

4/10-Helping New and Existing Farmers and Ranchers


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Increased Opportunity for Producers as part of New Farm Bill
Farm Loan Program Modifications Create Flexibility for New and Existing Farmers and Ranchers Alike

4/10-Road Work Near Osceola


Interchange Project Update:

Bus. 13 to OPEN; Route 82 to CLOSE on Friday, April 11

4/10-Flooding at UCM


UCM Still Weighing Damage from Heavy Rains, Lightning Last Week

WARRENSBURG, MO (April 9, 2014) – The University of Central Missouri continues to assess damage to university facilities caused by a storm which hit the Warrensburg area early Thursday morning, April 3, causing flooding on area roadways and structural damage to homes throughout the community.
 

4/10-Could This Be Your Property?


Treasurer Zweifel displays Purple Hearts, historic documents and baseball cards found in the Unclaimed Property vaults
Treasurer Zweifel holds more than $810 million in Unclaimed Property for Missourians
 
 

4/10-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Thursday, April 10
 
(Bad weather will postpone the scheduled work)
 
 

4/10-From the Clinton School's Superintendent


Common Core State Standards
Much information as well as misinformation has been circulating regarding Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Development of the CCSS was a bottom up, not top down or Federal effort as opponents claim. While states collectively developed these common standards, decisions about the curriculum and teaching practices to reach them are still made locally.

4/10-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


A fatality accident in Cass Co. and two arrests in Henry Co.
 

4/10-A Wet and Cool Summer?


El Nino chances increasing

MONet  April 9, 2014 By Ken Anderson BROWNFIELD NETWORK

Experts say the likelihood of an El Nino weather pattern returning to the U.S. this year are increasing.
 

4/10-Lookin' For Votes


‘Right to work’ sponsor thinks he can find 4 votes

MONet  April 10, 2014 By Mike Lear

The sponsor of the so-called “right to work” bill in the House says he is optimistic after it received initial approval Wednesday, despite its opponents declaring victory.
 

4/10-We Might Vote on Roads in Nov.


House sends transportation sales tax increase proposal to the Senate

MONet  April 9, 2014 By Mike Lear

Whether to ask Missouri voters to pass a one-cent sales tax for transportation for ten years is now in the hands of the state Senate.

4/10-Shrinking State Govt.


Senate moves to eliminate boards, committees

MONet  April 9, 2014 By Bob Priddy

The legislature could meet its goal of shrinking state government this year—by getting rid of about thirty boards and committees it established, such things as the Advisory Committee on Tobacco Securitization or the Joint Committee on Urban Agriculture or the Farm to Table Advisory board.

4/10-Both Sides Claim Victory


‘Right to work’ backers, opponents both see win in House vote

MONet  April 9, 2014 By Mike Lear

The House gave initial passage, or “perfected,” legislation alternately called “right to work” by supporters and “right to work for free” by opponents, and both sides are claiming victory.
 

4/10-State Lawmaker Dies


Lawmakers mourn death of Representative Rory Ellinger

MONet  April 9, 2014 By Mike Lear

University City representative Rory Ellinger has died early Wednesday morning.

4/3-Spring Can Bring A Lot of Things


Missouri State Highway Patrol: Spring Brings Varying Temperatures, Flooding, Hazards For Motorists & Boaters

Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to remind the public that spring brings varying temperatures and weather patterns, which can bring challenges for motorists and boaters.

4/1-MoDOT Express Lane


Latest information from the MO Dept. of Transportation

3/31-Boating Safety Courses


Troop A To Offer Certified Boating Safety Courses In Independence and Smithville


 

3/24-Clinton and the Dept. of Economic Development(AUDIO)


THE STATE DIRECTOR OF THE MO DEPT. OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MIKE DOWNING WAS IN CLINTON ON FRIDAY ALONG WITH REPRESENTIATIVES FROM THE MO. COMM. BETTERMENT, DIVISION OF TOURISM, REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION, USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT, UNIV. EXTENSION AND OTHER SUPPORTING AGENCIES.

3/24-Bash Trash with MDC and MoDOT


...Annual Trash Bash
 
JEFFERSON CITY – Missourians from every corner of the state are asked to do spring cleaning outdoors and help fight litter through the state’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash throughout the month of April.

3/24-The Dangers of "Do-it-Yourself" Tree Care


The Dangers of "Do-It-Yourself" Tree Care
An Analysis of Tree Care-Related Civilian Fatalities in 2013

3/20-Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday


Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday
 
If you are looking for a new appliance, you may want to take part in Missouri’s Annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday from April 19-25, 2014.

3/18-Get Ready for Spring and Summer Storms


Department of Insurance offers guidance to Missourians in anticipation of spring storms

Consumers should review their policies, make a home inventory
 

3/11-Clinton Compost Site Hours


The Compost Site is Now Open:
Monday—Friday ..........7:00am—3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday ... 8:00am—2:00pm
 

3/3-Sac Osage Fire Dist. Seeks Volunteers


Sac Fire seeks volunteers
The Sac Osage Fire Protection District (SOFPD) is seeking individuals to serve as volunteer firefighters in the community. Fire Chief Travis Foley explained there are currently 15 firefighters on the roster.
 

1/9-The MO Legislature on WebTV


Kander Invites Missourians to Take Advantage of The Missouri Channel throughout the 2014 Legislative Session
 
 

1/9-This Flu Thing Can Be Deadly


The virus that caused the deadly “swine flu” pandemic of 2009 is walloping Kansas City and the rest of the nation once again this season, putting countless patients in intensive care and contributing to dozens of deaths from coast to coast.
 

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