Greitens Cracks Down On Opioids

Governor Eric Greitens has announced a crackdown on medicaid providers who over-prescribe opioids. The Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health and the Department of Health and Senior Services have joined forces to implement national standards for prescribing opioids to chronic pain patients. Last year, 1.2 million opioid prescriptions were paid for by Mo […]

House Passes Elk Poaching Bill

The Missouri House has voted to raise fines for those who poach elk in the state. The bill would allow judges to issue fines of up to $2500 for attempting to illegally hunt elk, and the money would be used to benefit school districts. In 2011, the Missouri Department of Conservation began to reintroduce elk […]

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week will take place March 4th through the 10th. The National Weather Service, State Emergency Management agency along with local emergency managers urge Missourians to learn about severe weather and how to protect themselves. On Tuesday at 10:00 a statewide tornado drill will take place. Missourians will hear outdoor sirens and weather […]

BREAKING: Greitens Indicted

Governor Eric Greitens has been indicted on a felony charge of invasion of privacy. In a press releases, Circuit Attorney of St. Louis, Kim Gardner announced a grand jury issued the indictment today [Thursday] for an incident that took place on March 21, 2015. Under Missouri law, the Grand Jury has found probable cause to […]

Sports

In sports: Major League Baseball announced pace of play rule changes today. [Monday] Most notably in the rule changes, a pitch clock will not be implemented, however, there will be limit on mound visits. Teams will now get 6 mound visits per game, plus one additional mound visit for every extra inning played. A mound […]

MODOT Gears Up For More Winter Weather

With winter weather once again in the forecast, the Missouri Department of Transportation crews are evaluating the amount of materials that are already on the roadways due to yesterday’s [Sunday] snow. MODOT is treating areas where additional salt, beet juice and other abrasives are needed. Light snow and possible freezing drizzle are predicted to hit […]

NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the entire listening area. For counties east of Highway 63, the advisory is set to expire at 9:00, with areas east of 63 at midnight. Freezing drizzle is expected this evening, with total snow accumulations of up to one half inch. The NWS says […]

Bill Proposed To Protect Pregnant Inmates

A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill that would address the issue of pregnant inmates being shackled during labor. The bill would ban a state correctional center or a jail from using restraints on a woman in the third trimester of pregnancy while receiving medical care. The bill would also provide policies for the care […]

NECAC Finance Classes Show Good Results

The Northeast Communtiy Action Corporation has received top ratings from the congressionally-chartered group NeighborWorks America for their finance classes. NECAC offers classes for new homebuyers that focuses on managing finances, adjusting daily spending, and developing a savings plan. NeighborWorks interviewed participants in the trainings and found savings increased almost 10 fold, and the average client […]

Human Trafficking Bill Goes To Governor

Missouri lawmakers have passed a bill that would require some businesses to hang posters advertising the national human trafficking hotline. in a unanimous vote, the bill is being sent to Governor Eric Greitens. If the governor signs off on the bill, the posters will be required to be in places such as truck stops, bus […]