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Fathers of Springfield murderer and victim urge Missouri lawmakers to pass Hailey’s Law

The Missouri House and Senate have approved similar bills that would require Missouri’s Amber Alert System Oversight Committee to meet at least annually. Supporters hope to get a bill on the governor’s desk by the end of session in May.


A Pregnant Woman in Missouri Spent 39 Days in Jail for Refusing to Make Her Kids Take a Paternity Test

A woman in St. Louis County has filed a lawsuit alleging her civil rights were violated when, after being arrested for refusing a court-ordered paternity test, she was jailed for more than a month. To make matters worse, she was seven months pregnant when she was arrested, and gave birth prematurely


Two Henry County Residents Arrested in Counterfeit Money Operation

Christopher Dale Paxton, 34, of Windsor, and Jessica Dawn Hernandez, 38, of Clinton, were arrested in the early morning hours of April 4 after an investigation by the Benton County Sheriff's Department.


Wife of Missouri KKK leader admits to murdering him

The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader in Missouri admitted in court Friday that she fatally shot her husband in 2017 and dumped his body. “I fired both shots that killed my husband,” Malissa Ancona, 47, told Circuit Judge Wendy Wexler Horn about Frank Ancona Jr., 51.


52 Missouri counties lost population in 2018

ST. LOUIS – New census data shows that while Missouri’s population rose slightly last year compared to 2017, more than 50 counties lost population. Data released Thursday shows estimated county populations as of July 1, 2018, compared to the previous year. Missouri overall saw its population rise 0.


Missouri sees some progress from trapping feral hogs

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation says some landowners are seeing less damage from feral hogs as the state focuses on trapping rather than hunting the invasive animals.


Flooded Farmers In Missouri Want Federal Disaster Assistance Like Nebraska and Iowa

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is expected to make a federal disaster declaration this week, which can’t come too soon for farmers and others needing assistance after devastating floods.


Mid-Missouri Artists call for entries

April 26 is the deadline for artists and photographers to have their entries in for the 39th Mid-Missouri Artists Spring Fine Arts Show May 4-5. This two-day show will be hosted at the Warrensburg Community Center Gymnasium area, 445 E.Gay St. in Warrensburg.


A Missouri bill would change the deadline to file lawsuits against defective or harmful products

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri bill would change the deadline to file lawsuits against defective or harmful products. House members voted 102-50 on Thursday in favor of limiting lawsuits to 15 years after a product is bought or leased, with some exceptions.


Missouri Legislative Update: MONA Has Made it to Committee!

As the end of Missouri’s 100th legislative session slowly approaches, I’m excited to tell you that two versions of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA), HB 208 sponsored by Rep. Greg Razer and HB 350 sponsored by Rep. Tom Hannegan have been referred to the House Committee on General Laws. Addit


Middle school students participate in Central District Math Association Contest

WARRENSBURG — Approximately 180 students participated in the Central District Math Association Contest on April 6 hosted at the Warrensburg Middle School. Seventh and eighth grade students from Holden, Marshall, Knob Noster, Warsaw, Cole Camp, Archie, Sherwood and Sedalia participated.


DEA Prescription Drug Take Back scheduled

The next DEA Prescription Drug Take Back will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Bi-Lo Country Mart, 410 E. Young St., Warrensburg. This is a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet, safely dispose of expired drugs or drugs that don’t work for you, help keep the water supp


FHSU softball lets leads slip away in losses to Central Missouri

WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Fort Hays State held leads in both contests at Central Missouri on Friday afternoon (Apr. 19) only to see each slip away. Central Missouri rallied for three runs in the final inning of game one to win in walk-off fashion 4-3 before coming from behind twice in game two to win 8-5.


New program helps addicts and families on road to recovery

WARRENSBURG — A new therapy program for families affected by alcohol or drug addiction is available to community members through a grant-funded program that provides free workshops to help in the journey to recovery.


Northwest Missouri State get beat on a walk-off HR at Central Missouri

WARRENSBURG, Missouri – It was not a good Friday for the Northwest Missouri State University baseball team as the Central Missouri Mules hit a walk-off solo homer to lead off the ninth and post a 9-8 triumph over the Bearcats.


Trails coalition hears presentation on U.S. Bike Route 51

WARRENSBURG – The Johnson County Spirit Trail Coalition expressed interest in joining the conceptual U.S. Bike Route 51 corridor that would run from Louisiana, through Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota.


Holden crews to begin infrastructure relocation for street project

HOLDEN — Street and sidewalk improvements that will start this summer require the city's water department to move water mains from under the pavement on Pine and Olive streets with work to begin by May 8 and be completed by June 8.


17th annual Lincoln University Gala set for Saturday

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s Lincoln University President’s Gala — the annual “black tie” event created to raise funds to benefit LU students. The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner and program starting at 7 p.m.


Concert raises money for Food Center

Before she went into ministry, Pastor Heather Jepsen, of Warrensburg First Presbyterian Church, was a professional harpist. Through her years of seminary education, and her early ministry experience, Jepsen put playing the harp aside.


After more than 100 years, police chief continues to honor fallen officers

WARRENSBURG — Though 111 years to the date, April 19, the legacy of fallen Warrensburg Marshall James Ryan and officer James Basham carriers on in town. Police Chief Rich Lockhart said he works to ensure the fallen officers are not forgotten over time.