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Driver in high-speed pursuit on I-49 receives suspended sentences

NEVADA, Mo. — A 24-year-old man from Independence involved in a high-speed pursuit in 2017 on Interstate 49 in Jasper and Barton counties received suspended sentences this month when he pleaded guilty to felony assault and resisting arrest charges.


Cannabis conundrum: Missouri banks already turning away marijuana-related businesses

ST CHARLES, Mo. — You work hard for your money, and when you put it in the bank you expect it to stay there. But what if your bank shut down your account with little to no warning?


Nevada High spiker Jackson signs with Park University

Nevada High School senior Hailey Jackson has committed to play volleyball at Park University, located just outside of Kansas City, Missouri. Jackson, a two-year varsity starter at the setter position, led the Nevada Lady Tigers in assists this past season, and ranked top three in digs, while helping


Missouri Conservation Commission approves crappie regulation change at Wappapello Lake

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Commission approved at their February meeting the proposed crappie regulation change at Wappapello Lake. As of March 1, the regulation will be a daily limit of thirty (30) crappie, but not more than fifteen fish can be greater than


Southeast Missouri could see severe weather Saturday; snow expected in far northwest Missouri (AUDIO)

The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis says strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday and Saturday night across parts of southeast Missouri. NWS meteorologist Melissa Byrd expects wind gusts of close to 40 miles per hour in places.


ReproGene workshop set for March 4

An MU Extension beef cattle ReproGene workshop, “Taking the Next Steps in Beef Cattle Reproduction and Genetics,” is planned for 4 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Vernon County Fairgrounds Home Economics Building in Nevada.


Man found in burning Missouri home had been reported missing

ST. LOUIS – Authorities say a man whose body was found last month in a burning St. Louis home had been missing since Christmas Eve. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that authorities identified the man Thursday as 26-year-old Chrishaun Hilliard. His body was found Jan. 17 in the back bedroom of th


Lady Tigers secure No. 1 seed for upcoming district tourney

(4) Bolivar (13-10) (5) Notre Dame de Sion (10-11)


Missouri personal property tax assessment deadline approaching

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Missouri residents have a few days left to submit their personal property tax assessments. According to the Adair County Assessor's Office, property is assessed as of January 1.


FBI and DOJ investigating Missouri prison where workers are accused of sexual assault

Federal agencies are investigating a western Missouri women’s prison where current and former workers have been accused of sexually assaulting inmates. Karen Backues Keil is one of four women who have sued over the alleged abuse at Chillicothe Correctional Center. But court documents filed this mont


Missouri House passes bill to ignore mandatory sentencing laws

Mandatory sentencing: It provides clear directions for judges when they hand down punishment to convicted offenders. However, it has also been part of the reason for over-crowded prisons both in the Show-Me State and nationwide.


Cottey College basketball features three sisters

NEVADA, MO - The Cottey College women's basketball team features three sisters. Kasey, Karlie, and Kelsey Acton were homeschooled in Traverse City, Michigan and ended up in Nevada, Missouri.


Man gets life for killing Missouri mom who made daughter fake illness

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. • A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of a Missouri woman who forced her daughter to use a wheelchair and to have unnecessary medical tests so she could collect gifts and charitable donations.


What You Need To Know About Missouri’s New Medical Marijuana Law

Missouri’s new medicinal marijuana law opens up treatment options for qualified patients suffering from disorders or pain that have not been successfully treated with traditional medication. While the law took effect December 6, there are still a number of procedures and regulatory issues that have


Sinkhole on Missouri St. in Evansville is growing, according to neighbors

A sinkhole on Missouri St. and Baker Ave. in Evansville is getting bigger, neighbors say. One resident in the area, Megan Smith, sent us pictures of the hole taken 10 days ago.


Missouri lawmakers looking to eliminate vehicle inspection requirement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill that would eliminate inspections for commercial vehicles. Representative J. Eggleston stated after researching this issue, he found that the checks don't necessarily keep the roads more safe.


Number of Hate Groups in Missouri Rises

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The number of hate groups in Missouri is growing. That's according to new numbers from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The nonprofit group found 24 hate groups in Missouri in 2018.


Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A 68-year-old Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to receiving disability payments intended for her mother, who died nearly 50 years ago. Federal prosecutors say Marsha Gail Coy, of St. Peters, received more than $230,000 in the scheme. She pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fraud.


Somebody Discovered a Saturn Rocket Motor Just Sitting in a Missouri Junkyard

Whenever I drive past a junkyard, it’s always a struggle to keep my focus on driving and not crane my neck sideways to scrutinize every interesting bit of twisted metal rusting in the yard. Sometimes, though, that instinct can pay off in big, unexpected ways. Like how this guy happened to notice a r


Seneca Advances to Class 3, District 12 Title Game

SENECA, MO - Seneca Girls Basketball is on to the Class 3, District 12 Championship Game after a 40-36 triumph over Stockton. The Lady Indians face top seed Mount Vernon in the title game after the Mountaineers took care of El Dorado Springs 53-18.