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Perry County School District Considering Bus Options

(PERRYVILLE, Mo.) – The Perry County School District is weighing its options regarding its current bus lease, which is set to expire at the end of the school year. Superintedent Andy Comstock said during Wednesday night’s board of education meeting, they discussed whether to renew the current bus le


Missouri Highway Patrol closes U.S. 60 eastbound after crash near Fordland, Mo.

FORDLAND, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol is working a crash involving an overturned tanker truck on icy U.S. 60 near Fordland. Troopers responded to the crash shortly before 4 p.m. Troopers closed the eastbound lanes near Burks Street in Fordland. They do not expect to reopen the lanes until aro


Insured motorist is suing American Family Mutual Insurance over allegations of vexatious refusal

ST. LOUIS – A driver injured in a collision near Perryville alleges she is entitled to $50,000 in benefits from her insurer and it only offered her $25,000. Ellen McMullin filed a complaint on Jan. 25 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against American Family Mutual Insurance Co. SI alleging breach of c


VIDEO: Massive pileup, including multiple semis, on I-70 near Concordia, Missouri

CONCORDIA, Mo (KMOX) - A massive accident has Interstate 70 completely blocked near Concordia, Missouri. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, five tractor trailers are involved and the accident is believed to be caused by snowfall.


What Kansas And Missouri Lawmakers Think About Trump's Border Emergency Declaration

For the most part, the reactions of Kansas' and Missouri's congressional delegation to President Donald Trump's emergency declaration Friday fell along party lines. Trump made the declaration Friday when he signed a bipartisan spending bill to keep the government open. The bill allocated only $1.3 b


Low voter turnout expected for April election

Voters in Perry County will have a variety of things to consider on the ballot for the municipal election scheduled for April 2. They won’t have much variety among candidates.


Missouri city loses power, opens warming shelter

STODDARD COUNTY, MO- The city of Bernie in southeast Missouri has lost power and is opening a warming shelter for residents. The Stoddard County Emergency Management Agency posted this information on its Facebook page Friday night:


Francis impressed with newest faces

Although the legislative session started just over a month ago, Rep. Rick Francis, R-Perryville, is already impressed with the state’s newest legislators. “I am impressed with our freshman class,” Francis said. “They’re standing up in committees, asking great questions, and debating issues on the fl


1 killed in 40-car wreck in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) According to our Kansas City affiliate WIBW, one person was killed and several injured in a 40-vehicle wreck on a highway east of Kansas City on Friday.


Former Missouri drama teacher charged with having sex with a student

WASHBURN, MO (AP) — A former Missouri drama teacher has been charged with having sex with a 16-year-old student at the high school. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 23-year-old Chelsie Leroy, of Washburn, was charged last week with four felonies, including two counts each of second-degree st


Northeast Missouri woman killed in power takeoff accident on farm

CANTON, Mo. — A northeast Missouri woman is dead as the result of a tragic farm accident. It happened around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday on her farm along Lewis County Route P just southwest of Canton.


Track And Field Preview: Redhawks Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The University of Memphis track and field team heads to Cape Girardeau, Mo., for the Redhawks Open Friday, Feb. 15 in what has become the annual "tune-up" meet for the Tigers heading into the conference championships.


Missouri hospital suspends operations in another blow to former North KC chain

Hospitals that until recently were run by North Kansas City-based EmpowerHMS continued to fall like dominoes Friday. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the I-70 Community Hospital in Sweet Springs had taken the unusual step of voluntarily suspending its license, in the latest


Missouri English Teacher Allegedly Admitted She Had Sex with Student

A 23-year-old Missouri teacher resigned earlier this week following her arrest for allegedly having sex with a student. Police allege an unlawful encounter occurred between Jan. 14 and Jan. 21, according to the Joplin Globe.


Jail in Perry County, MO disables comments on Facebook page

PERRY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The mug shot of everyone accused of a crime in Perry County Missouri makes it’s way to the jail’s Facebook page, and until now everyone’s comments were there for anyone to see.


Missouri man charged after dog bound with duct tape found in freezing ditch

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. -- Authorities in Missouri arrested and charged a man after a dog was discovered dumped in a ditch with its legs and mouth bound with duct tape. FOX2 in St. Louis reports that prosecutors charged Paul Garcia, 39, with felony animal abuse - torture and/or mutilation while animal


All lanes of SB I-55 closed in Ste. Genevieve Co.

STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) - All lanes of southbound I-55 are closed in southern Ste. Genevieve County due to an accident. The accident happened near exit 141, close to St. Mary, Mo. sometime around 7:30 p.m. Friday.


If concealed carry on public transit passes in Missouri, what happens when riders cross into Illinois?

Pieces of legislation being considered in the Missouri Legislature could make traveling on public transportation across the Mississippi River a bit complicated. Three St. Charles County state legislators are pushing measures that call for allowing people to conceal carry guns on public transportatio


Missouri woman accused of taking more than $240K from employer

STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A woman is facing charges of fraud for allegedly taking more than $240,000 from her employer. According to court documents, Kala M. Childress was hired in May 2017 at an excavating company in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo. and her employment was terminated in December


Missouri delegation reacts to Trump's emergency declaration

WASHINGTON — Reaction among Missouri's congressional delegation fell along party lines Friday following President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.