Two Year Old Hit By Car, Driver Arrested In Jefferson City

A two year old sustained minor injuries after being hit by a car just before noon today [Monday] in the 900 block of Monroe Street in Jefferson City. According to the police department, two year old Jason Williams was standing in the roadway near the curb when he was struck by a 2006 Dodge Caravan […]

Potato Chip Recall

Frito-Lay has issued a limited voluntary recall of seven and three quarter ounce bags of Lay’s Lightly Salted Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips due to undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the […]

Ashcroft Rejects Third Abortion Bill Referendum

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has rejected a third referendum to Missouri’s new abortion law today. [Tuesday] In a news release, Ashcroft’s office reports the referendum failed to comply with the Missouri Constittion. Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 126 on May 24 which included an “emergency clause” making a portion of the law […]

Governor Signs 2020 Budget

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed the Fiscal Year 2020 budget bills today. [Monday] The total state budget is approximately $30 billion, including $10.2 billion in general revenue. Parson is continuing to make make infrastructure a top priority, including $351 million for replacement and repair of bridges. Additionally, the budget includes $18.9 million for the Mo […]

Ashcroft Rejects Referendums To Abortion Bill

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said today [Thursday] he rejected two referendum petitions that would repeal certain parts of the abortion bill. The proposed referendums, which would have been put to a vote of the people, were seeking to repeal parts of the law that would impose penalties on abortion providers, classify Missouri as […]

Free Fishing Days This Weekend

The Missouri Department of Conservation will be holding Free Fishing Days this Saturday and Sunday. One these two days, any person may fish in state waters without a permit, trout permit and prescribed area daily tags. Audrain County Conservation Agent Norman Steelman says user fees and permits may still be required at county, city or […]

Medical Marijuana Applications Available Tuesday

Applications for medical marijuana identification cards will be available online tomorrow. [Tuesday] Missouri became one of 33 states to approve medical marijuana after an overwhelming vote in November. A state-licensed physician must agree that medical marijuana could benefit the condition of the patient requesting a medical marijuana card. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior […]

Severe Storms Possible Saturday

The National Weather Service is reporting a chance for severe thunderstorms today across mid-Missouri. The best timing for the storms will be between 3 and 9 PM, with damaging winds and large hail being the main threats. The storms are predicted to move out of the area quickly and will leave the temperatures cooler heading […]

Governor Signs Farm Bill

Governor Mike Parson signed a bill into law today [Friday] blocking local governments from enforcing stricter health regulations than the state standards on concentrated animal feeding operations. In a statement, Parson said “Senate Bill 391 is a big win for Missouri farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.” The Governor has planned a ceremonial bill signing that will […]