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New First Baptist gym opens, replaces one destroyed by 2017 storm

The new gym at First Baptist Church is now complete, replacing the one destroyed by a devastating storm that tore through Salem Memorial Day weekend in 2017. Slightly larger than the old gym, it measures 5,040 square feet and has a poured and painted polyurethane floor with a rubber base underneath.


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.



One of the great things about our government and the management of our Public Lands is NEPA, or the National Environmental Policy Act of January 1, 1970. This law requires agencies that are charged with managing our nation’s public lands to invite the American people to comment on proposed managemen


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?


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.


Authorities Identify Two Involved in Dent County Shooting Deaths

BOSS, Mo. - The Dent County Sheriff's Office has identified the two people involved in a shooting in Boss, Missouri last night (February 17, 2019). Authorities say Phillip Tinker was found dead inside the residence of the reported shooting. Remains of a second person were found and are believed to b


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.


Leaders Honor Roll recipients recognized

Two Salem residents received Leaders Honor Roll recognition Feb. 12 during the annual meeting of Dent County University of Missouri Extension held at The Gathering Place in Grace Community Church.


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.


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.


Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — 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 fr


Maledy continues to dance into hearts, 40 years later

If you have been to a variety of events held in Salem the past 40 years, you have probably crossed paths with Linda Maledy. No stranger to dancing, Maledy began at the age of six at Rae Dance Studio in Davenport, Iowa.


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.


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


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.


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


Woman accused of transporting drugs from St. Louis to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (News-Leader) - A woman has been charged in federal court after authorities say she was caught transporting drugs from the St. Louis area toward Springfield. Ashley A. Brott, 28, was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to distribute a mixture containing fentanyl after court documents


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 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


Cash-only at collector's office until March 1

Any payments at the Dent County Collector’s Office from Monday, Feb. 25, through Thursday, Feb. 28 must be made with cash, a cashier’s check or money order, Dent County Collector Dennis Medlock said.