Local and Regional News

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-From State Rep. Wanda Brown


House Approves Criminal Code Overhaul (HB 1371)

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-SPEAKOUT 4/16


DAVID LEE'S GUEST ON SPEAKOUT ON WED. WILL BE FROM THE HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE AS THEY ARE FEATURED ONCE A MONTH. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION OR COMMENT YOU'D LIVE TO HEAR CONERED ON WEDNESDAY'S PROGRAM, EMAIL THAT INFO TO DLEE@KDKD.NET AND THEN 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.

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-From State Senator Ed Emery


Honoring Others
 
Today (4-14), the 97th General Assembly hosted a Memorial Service to honor former state senators who have passed away since the last such ceremony in May 1987. It will be the first time in nearly 30 years an event like this has been held.

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-SPEAKOUT 4/15


DAVID LEE'S GUEST ON SPEAKOUT ON TUESDAY WILL BE THE ASSISTANT SUPT. OF THE CLINTON SCHOOL DISTRICT. DR. BURKHART WILL BE TALKING ABOUT 'COMMON CORE STANDARDS' AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO THE DISTRICT. 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.
 

4/14-Clinton P.D. Arrest Report


A 42 year old from Clinton arrested.

4/14-Henry Co. Commission to Meet


Henry County Commission
Open Meeting
2nd Floor Henry County Courthouse
100 W Franklin, Rm 210, Clinton, MO
9:00 a.m., Tuesday April 15, 2014

4/14-It's a Good Friday for Clinton Schools


Clinton Schools will not be in session on Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday.
 
 
 

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-From U.S. Rep. Hartzler


View From the Capitol – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s Newsletter for the Week of April 7-11, 2014
Good Day,
 
This week, the full House approved a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2015 that stops spending money we don’t have, eliminates much of the waste in government, maintains a strong national defense, encourages job creation, and begins the important task of...

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-From State Senator Ed Emery


Legislative Report for April 10, 2014
 
Convention of States
 
“All of us came here because we knew the country couldn’t go on the way it was going. So it falls to all of us to take action. We have to ask ourselves if we do nothing, where does all of this end.

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-Conservation Commission to Meet


Conservation Commission Agenda, April 16-17, 2014
Conservation Department Headquarters, 2901 West Truman Boulevard Jefferson City, MO 65109

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-SPEAKOUT 4/14-4/17


KDKD'S SPEAKOUT CAN BE HEARD ONCE AGAIN THIS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. OUR GUESTS ON MONDAY WILL BE FROM WEST-CENTRAL MO COMM. ACTION AGENCY...TUESDAY, IT'S THE CLINTON SCHOOL DISTRICT...THE HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. ON WED...AND GOLDEN VALLEY MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE ON THURSDAY.

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.

4/9-Mo. Guard TV


Missouri National Guard releases episode three of ‘Mo. Guard TV’

By Mark Owen
Mo.ngpao@mail.mil

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard has released its third episode of “MOGuard TV”, a half-hour television program showcasing the efforts of Citizen-Soldiers, Airmen and Family members throughout the Show-Me State.

4/9-Felony Arrest Warrants in St. Clair Co.


Three arrests to report.

4/9-Business Creation Data


Kander Releases Business Creation Data for March 2014
 
 

4/9-Clinton P.D. Arrest Report


One arrest; a man from Clinton.

4/9-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 8, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 9, 2014

4/9-From the Henry Co. Health Dept.


Weekly updates, news, tips and more.

4/9-Clearing the Waters


Support Grows for “Clearing the Waters” of Clean Water Act
Jefferson City, MO – A new proposal to clarify which types of water bodies fall under the Clean Water Act is drawing praise, notably in the farming and outdoor communities.
 

4/9-Going Green Can Save You Money


Earth Day falls on April 22 this year.

4/9-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Wednesday, April 9
 
(Bad weather will postpone the scheduled work)
 
 

4/9-Latest From Henry Co. Commission


HENRY COUNTY COMMISSION, HENRY COUNTY MISSOURI
THURSDAY APRIL 3, 2014, 3RD 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

4/9-Lower Gas Prices!?!?


Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department.
 

4/9-Needing More Money if You Want More Roads


Missouri voters would be asked to approve a 1-cent sales tax to fund roads, bridges and other modes of transportation under a measure endorsed Tuesday by the state House.
 

4/9-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


Serious injuries to a resident of Sedalia.
 

4/9-New Man for Soybeans


Wheeler is new Missouri Soybean CEO

April 8, 2014 By Tom Steever BROWNFIELD NETWORK

Gary Wheeler is the new CEO and executive director of the Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council. His first day on the job is April 21.
 

4/9-MO Dairy Act


Missouri Dairy Act moves forward

April 8, 2014 By Bob Meyer BROWNFIELD NETWORK

The Missouri House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014.

4/9-Let it Mean Something


2016 presidential primary moving to March (AUDIO)

MONet  April 9, 2014 By Bob Priddy

Majority party state lawmakers are trying to prevent a repeat of 2012, when Missouri spent seven-million dollars on a meaningless presidential primary.
 

4/9-A Plan to Develop a New Standard


House turns Common Core elimination bill into plan to develop new standard

MONet  April 8, 2014 By Mike Lear

The state House has turned a bill that would have completely scrapped in Missouri the Common Core education standard into one that will give it a chance, while developing its potential successor.

4/9-Fire at the MSHP


Fire at Highway Patrol maintenance building could impact some operations

MONet  April 8, 2014 By Mike Lear

A fire early Tuesday morning at a Highway Patrol maintenance facility will impact the Patrol’s ability to do its job, according to the Patrol’s Superintendent.
 

4/8-Election Results for Henry and St. Clair Counties


The voting is done...for now...although another vote may be needed in the City of Clinton after Tuesday's results.

4/8-Realignment Likely


Vilsack: FSA office ‘realignment’ likely in 2015

April 8, 2014 By Ken Anderson BROWNFIELD NETWORK

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says no closings of Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices are planned for this year.  But he says some realignment of the system will likely take place starting in 2015.

4/8-St. Clair Co. Sheriff's Office Report(weekly)


St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office
News Release for March 25-April 8, 2014
 
During the weeks of March 25-April 8 deputies from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office responded to several calls for service.

4/8-The Time is Near(one week!)


Missouri Department of Revenue offers tips for tax
return filers before April 15 deadline 
 
            JEFFERSON CITY – With the April 15 deadline to file state tax returns approaching, the Missouri Department of Revenue offers the following advice:

4/8-Buckle Up and Pay Attention


Motorists Reminded to Buckle Up and Pay Attention

Law enforcement on the lookout for unbelted and distracted drivers
 
 

4/8-Comprehensive Energy Plan for MO


During address to renewable energy conference, Gov. Nixon announces launch of comprehensive energy plan
Initiative will engage stakeholders across Missouri to develop a comprehensive energy plan for the state
 

4/8-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 7, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 8, 2014

4/8-Can They See You?


Don’t Bet Your Life On It.

Motorists reminded to drive safely around big trucks.
 
 

4/8-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Tuesday, April 8
 
(Bad weather will postpone the scheduled work)
 
 

4/8-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


Three injuries and two arrests from Sedalia and an arrest from Strasburg.

4/8-Setting Up Checkpoints


April Enforcement Operations Scheduled For Troop A


Captain Robert L. Powell, commanding officer Troop A, Lee's Summit, announces DWI checkpoints will be conducted in the Troop A area during the month of April.
 

4/8-Value-Added Grants


...prioritized for veterans

April 7, 2014 By Julie Harker BROWNFIELD NETWORK

U.S. military veterans are urged to apply for USDA value-added producer grants.

4/8-Counties Wanting More


Counties hope higher prisoner per diem makes the final state budget

MONet  April 8, 2014 By Mike Lear

County governments are hoping the House’s proposal to pay them more for holding state prisoners survives the rest of the budget process.

4/8-Here We Come 21st Century


Crime laws rewrite near senate passage (Audio)

MONet  April 8, 2014 By Bob Priddy

A years-long effort to bring Missouri’s criminal laws into the 21st Century is about to reach a major milestone. 
 

4/8-Remembering the Past With a Better Future


$33-million added to budget proposal for new State Historical Society building

MONet  April 7, 2014 By Mike Lear

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) says its time the State Historical Society of Missouri had a better building, and he wants to make sure it gets done this year rather than hope the legislature will pass a capital improvements bill.

4/7-Clinton P.D. Arrest Report


Arrests from over the weekend, including a few from Clinton.

4/7-Sign-Up Begins April 15th


USDA Officially Announces Sign-Up Date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs
Sign-Up Begins April 15 for Livestock, Honeybee, Fruit Grower Programs

4/7-From the Clinton Fire Dept.


On Friday April 4th at 11:54am, the Clinton Fire Dept. responded to 1275 Golden Dr. Tracker Marine on a report of a fire in the building.

4/7-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 4, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 7, 2014

4/7-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Monday, April 7
 
(Bad weather will postpone the scheduled work)
 
 

4/7-Medicaid Change Has a Chance in MO


Some Missouri Republicans have remained adamantly opposed to expanding Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of adults by tapping into billions of federal dollars available under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
 

4/7-Quick Decision By Court


Today the Cole County Circuit Court rejected the plaintiffs’ attempt to stop the Department of Revenue from accepting jointly-filed state tax returns from all legally married couples who file joint federal tax returns, as required under Missouri law. 

4/7-Pursuit in Bates Co.


On April 4, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office was notified the Adrian Police Department was attempting to stop a vehicle that was failing to yield. The vehicle left the city limits of Adrian and traveled south on I-49. The pursuit continued south on I-49 at speeds of 65 miles-an-hour.

 

4/7-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


One injury from Sedalia and several arrests, including two from Clinton.

4/7-Keeping the Bicyclists Down


Bill to keep bicycles of some state roads offered in House

MONet  April 5, 2014 By Mike Lear

A proposal has again been introduced in the state legislature to limit bicycle traffic on Missouri’s roads.
 

4/7-Interstate Health Care Compact


Kansas legislature approves health compact legislation originated in Missouri

MONet  April 7, 2014 By Mike Lear

Kansas is on the verge of banding with 8 other states including Missouri in forming an interstate health care compact, which would let states go their own way with health care rather than participate in the federal healthcare reform law.

4/7-Let's Keep Bikin' and Walkin'


Advocates rally opposition to exclusion of bicycling from transportation tax proposal

MONet  April 7, 2014 By Mike Lear

The Executive Director of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation says a move to keep proceeds from a proposed transportation sales tax from going to bicycle paths was a “total blindside.”

4/7-What Would the Savings Cost?


Ending used car sales tax (AUDIO)

MONet  April 7, 2014 By Bob Priddy

A push is on in the legislature to say the state should not charge sales taxes on vehicles of a certain age.

4/7-Transportation Tax Threatened


Attempt to yank bicycles threatens transportation tax proposal, debate to resume Tuesday

MONet  April 5, 2014 By Mike Lear

Debate of whether to fund bicycle paths with potential proceeds from a transportation tax threatens to take the wheels off a proposed transportation sales tax.
 

4/4-In Debt to Fix Up


Senate approves building repairs bond issue (AuDIO)

MONet  April 4, 2014 By Bob Priddy

The state is halfway to going another $400-million dollars in debt to fix up neglected state buildings. 
 

4/4-HCEDC Meets


Henry County Economic Development Council
Minutes
Thursday, April 3, 2013
7:00 pm
Benson Center
 

4/4-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 3, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 4, 2014

4/4-Cass Co. Victim Identified


Cass County – A Cass County man that fell into a well and died has been identified as Connie B. Dillon, 72 of Pleasant Hill.  Mr. Dillon lived at the residence in the 22000 block of S. Dillon where he was discovered.

4/4-From Kingsville H.S. to the Air Force


Air Force Airman Michael L. Hodson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
 

4/4-Keeping Finances Organized


Spring cleaning? Don’t forget your finances
A column by Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel
 
Spring is officially upon us, and as we thaw out from winter, it is important not only to keep our households in order but also our household finances.

4/4-From the Henry Co. Commission


HENRY COUNTY COMMISSION, HENRY COUNTY MISSOURI
TUESDAY APRIL 1, 2014, 1ST 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

4/4-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Friday, April 4
 
(Bad weather will postpone the scheduled work)
 
 

4/4-Man Dies After Falling in Well


Cass County – Around 5:20 pm the Cass County Sheriff's Office received a call in the 22000 block of S. Dillon Rd, north of Gunn City, of a man that was possibly in a well.

4/4-A Bill Protects and Encourages


Gov. Nixon signs legislation protecting nursing mothers, encouraging healthy families
Governor is joined by Rep. Rory Ellinger, sponsor of the legislation, at the signing of the bill in University City
 

4/4-High Water Rescues


WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) -- Emergency crews rescued a few motorists after storms pushed across western Missouri, forcing creeks out of their banks.
 

4/4-Challenging Same-Sex Filing


Officials don’t know whether any same-sex couples have filed joint Missouri tax returns since Gov. Jay Nixon directed the Revenue Department last fall to permit it for those legally married in another state, a state attorney said Thursday in court.
 

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


An injury from Sedalia and arrests from Montrose and Leeton.
 

4/4-Keeping the Pests Down


USDA allocates funds for pest, disease management

April 3, 2014 By John Perkins BROWNFIELD NETWORK

USDA has announced the allocation of $48.1 million from the 2014 Farm Bill for pest and disease management programs.
 

4/4-Making Progress


Progress on farm bill implementation

April 3, 2014 By Julie Harker BROWNFIELD NETWORK

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says significant progress has been made on getting the 2014 Farm Bill up and running for farmers.

4/4-Right to Work


House Floor Leader: expect ‘Right to Work’ on Wednesday

MONet  April 4, 2014 By Mike Lear

National organizations are raising the stakes and the pressure on GOP lawmakers in Missouri to vote on a so-called “right to work” law, which would bar making union membership a requisite of a job.

4/3-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


An injury from Warrensburg and arrests from Clinton and Harrisonville.

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.

4/3-Clinton Police Dept. Arrest Report


Two arrests, one from Clinton.

4/3-National Public Health Week


National Public Health Week is April 7 – 13. Good personal health is made easier through good public health. Public health works to make healthy individual choice the easy, safe choice in your community. The Henry County Health Center works with partners within the community to assist in promoting, educating and protecting Missourians’ health and safety.
 

4/3-Needing Rain...And Then Too Much!


Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in response to severe and dangerous weather
Governor urges Missourians to follow weather reports and be prepared for severe weather
 

4/3-Move Over for Work Zones


– It’s the Law
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 7-11
 
JEFFERSON CITY – Every spring, the Missouri Department of Transportation starts preparing for the summer season of roadwork across the state.

4/3-Progress on Farm Bill


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Progress on 2014 Farm Bill Implementation
Significant Action Taken on All Bill Titles in First Eight Weeks Since Enactment

4/3-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 2, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 3, 2014

4/3-What is Your Signature Worth?


What is your signature worth?

You have seen them in your community. Individuals who approach you in parking lots located outside grocery stores, gas stations and the Post Office. Clipboard in hand, they are looking for a signature - your signature - to help ensure that a particular issue is placed before voters in an upcoming election.

4/3-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Thursday, April 3
 
(Bad weather will postpone the scheduled work)
 
 

4/3-G.R.R. for MO in March


State Releases March 2014 General Revenue Report
 
JEFFERSON CITY -- State Budget Director Linda Luebbering announced today that 2014 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections increased 1.7 percent compared to 2013, from $5.48 billion last year to $5.57 billion this year.

4/3-A Serious Threat


AFBF: Proposed water rule ‘poses serious threat’

April 2, 2014 By Ken Anderson  BROWNFIELD NETWORK

The American Farm Bureau Federation is responding critically to the EPA’s proposed rule on ‘waters of the U.S.’.
 

4/3-Former Miss America Visits Jefferson City


Senate could soon take up eating disorder insurance bill, former Miss America lobbies for passage

MONet  April 3, 2014 By Mike Lear

A former Miss America hopes this is the year Missouri passes legislation to require health insurance plans to cover the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.
 

4/3-Not Enough OR Too Much


Ethics bill hits snags in Senate (AUDIO)

MONet  April 3, 2014 By Bob Priddy

A proposal to establish new ethics for the people who pass Missouri’s laws has run into critics who say it doesn’t do enough or might do too much.     
 

4/3-Religious Liberties


House overwhelmingly endorses student religious liberty legislation

MONet  April 2, 2014 By Mike Lear

The House has given broad bipartisan first-round approval to a bill that, its sponsor says, is necessary to make clear for school districts what the law in Missouri says about students’ religious liberties.

4/3-Getting a Little Ugly


Heated debate drives Medicaid reform from Senate (AUDIO)

MONet  April 2, 2014 By Bob Priddy

Senate discussion of Medicaid reform has been stopped when debate between two Republican Senators started to turn a little ugly.

4/3-MSF Entertainment 2014


Missouri State Fair announces concert lineup

MONet  April 2, 2014 By Mike Lear

The concert lineup for this year’s Missouri State Fair has been filled out.
 

4/2-Clinton P.D. Arrest Report


One arrest from Clinton.

4/2-Move Over Next Week, And All The Time!


MoDOT Makes the Point: Move Over for Work Zones
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 7-11
 
LEE’S SUMMIT – MoDOT wants to make this LOUD AND CLEAR: Move over in work zones.
 

4/2-Dedicated HCHC Employees


On March 31st the Henry County Health Center recognized Nancy McCloud for 10 years of service, Fred Boehler for 15 years of service and Shannon McQueen for 25 years of service. 

4/2-Bright Futures-Clinton Has Their First Meeting


MINUTES OF THE FIRST MEETING
OF THE ADVISORY BOARD
BRIGHT FUTURES-CLINTON

The first meeting of the Advisory Board of Bright Futures-Clinton was held on the 31st day of March, 2014 after due notice to all members at the Friend’s Room, Henry County Library, Clinton, Missouri.

4/2-HCSO Report


PRESS RELEASE
Tips Hotline 1-800-825-8477
April 1, 2014 0700 a.m.- April 2, 2014

4/2-Latest from Henry Co. Commission


HENRY COUNTY COMMISSION, HENRY COUNTY MISSOURI
TUESDAY MARCH 25, 2014, 25th DAY OF THE JANUARY 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

4/2-Area Road and Bridge Work


MoDOT Road Report for Wednesday, April 2
 
(Bad weather will postpone the scheduled work)
 
 

4/2-Clinton City Council Meets


It was a fairly light agenda for the Clinton City Council as they met in regular session last night, however the idea of closing the Aquatic Center was brought up during discussion.

4/2-Supporting Medical Marijuana


Dolores Halbin made the trip to the Missouri Capitol to speak up Tuesday for her husband, who could face criminal prosecution for growing marijuana in his Bates County home in order to combat a severe form of glaucoma.
 

4/2-Area Injury Accidents and Arrests from the MSHP


No accidents and just one arrest, from Sedalia.

4/2-Keeping Some of the Info From the Public


Missouri bill has farm i.d. protections

April 1, 2014 By Julie Harker BROWNFIELD NETWORK

The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association supports a bill recently introduced in the Missouri House that exempts some data from the federal Animal Disease Traceability Rule from being made public under the Missouri Sunshine law.

4/2-Nullifying Federal Gun Laws


House endorses its version of federal gun law nullification legislation

MONet  April 1, 2014 By Mike Lear

The House has given initial approval to a bill meant to nullify federal gun laws within the state.
 

4/1-How Are Conservation Areas Important to You?


The Missouri Department of Conservation is in the process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments. To view management plans and share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.
 

4/1-MoDOT Express Lane


Latest information from the MO Dept. of Transportation

4/1-Mowing Season About to Begin


The Englewood Cemetery mowing season will start April 14th.

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.
 

2/14-NRA Untruthful


...says pro-gun Senator (AUDIO)

MONet  February 14, 2014 By Bob Priddy

A leading National Rifle Association supporter in the state senate accuses the NRA of lying about part of his pro-gun bill. 

1/31-Travel Advisory


MoDOT/Southwest Winter Travel Advisory:
Friday into Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1
 
Freezing rain, freezing drizzle and snow possible starting Friday morning through Saturday.   Drivers are urged to slow down and allow extra travel time during the period.
 
 

1/23-Appreciation of School Board Members


SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION WEEK
TO BE OBSERVED JANUARY 26 – FEBRUARY 1


Missourians benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 3,600 men and women in every community across the state.

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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