Buckle Up Phone Down Reaches 10 Thousand Pledges

More than 10 thousand people have accepted the Buckle Up Phone Down Challenge since the program was created in 2017. The program is aimed at addressing the two most impactful actions a driver can take to prevent crashes, or survive if one occurs. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri Coalition for Roadway […]

General Mills Voluntary Recall

General Mills announced a voluntary recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour for the potential presence of E-Coli. The impacted bags have a use-by date of September 6, 2020. General Mills has not received any reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product. Consumers are asked to check their pantries […]

Montgomery County Crews Assist Horse In Distress

Deputies in Montgomery County were instrumental in helping a horse in distress this morning. [Thursday] According the Sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched to the New Florence area when the horse became hung up inside a trailer. Deputies learned the horse had somehow straddled a divider and was stuck. Through the teamwork of deputies, New Florence […]

Flash Flood Watch Issued For Parts of Mid-Missouri

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for several mid-Missouri counties. The watch will go into effect at 7:00 this evening an will continue through tomorrow [Thursday] morning. The impacted counties include Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Moniteau, Montgomery and Pike. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop this evening and continue […]

EAS Test Planned For Wednesday

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System tomorrow [Wednesday] at 1:20 in the afternoon. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of national messages and determine whether improvements are needed. The intent of this year’s […]

Cookies Recalled Due To Plastic In Packaging

Bimbo Bakeries has issued a voluntary recall of Entenmann’s Little Bites Cookies due to the potential presence of visible blue plastic pieces in the packaging. The plastic is not baked into the cookies since was introduced during the packaging process, however, consumption of the plastic pieces may result in a choking hazard. The recalled product […]

Non-Compliant Sex Offender Numbers Are Going Down

A new report released by the Missouri Auditor’s Office today [Monday] shows the number of non-compliant sex offenders has decreased by 21% since last year’s review. Auditor Nicole Galloway’s report from 2018 revealed 1,259 registered sex offenders failed follow a law requiring them to register and verify their address on a regular basis to law […]

No One Injured In Montgomery County Fair Fire

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a fire broke out at a carnival attraction on opening night of the Montgomery County Fair. In a release, there were volunteer firefighters on the grounds who used fire extinguishers and water hoses to keep the fire at bay until Montgomery County Fire arrived. The fire is reported […]

Licensing Costs To Increase Next Month

The cost to renew drivers licenses and license plates in Missouri will soon increase for the first time in 20 years. The cost for processing a three-year drivers license will rise next month from $2.50 to $6 and for a license longer than 3 years, the cost will climb from $5 to $12. License plate […]

Conservation Department Moves Toward Elk Hunting Season

The Missouri Department of Conservation shared its initial plan for a limited elk hunting season with the Missouri Conservation Commission at their meeting today. [Friday] According to MDC Elk and Deer Biologist Aaron Hildreth, the department will begin offering a limited season for hunting once the herd reaches a minimum of 200 with an annual […]