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  • Reasonable suspicion may be enough to question immigration status in Missouri

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Thursday the Missouri Senate debated a joint resolution that would require law enforcement to verify the immigration status of individuals if reasonable suspicion exists that they are illegally in the United States. The sponsor of Senate Joint Resolution 18, Sen. Mike Cunningham (R-District 33), said his resolution is carefully drafted and would protect law-abiding immigrants. “When illegals create problems, it’s a black-eye for law-abiding legals,” Cunningham said during the hearing on Thursday.  “I think that […]

  • Homeowner, firefighter suffer minor injuries in house fire in Grandview

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Firefighters worked a house fire Sunday night at Prospect and Blue Ridge Boulevard. One firefighter suffered minor injuries, and the homeowner was taken to the hospital for treatment. Crews found a lot of smoke and flames when they arrived on the scene, just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday night. After checking for additional residents in the house, they had the fire under control quickly. The investigation into the cause of the fire is underway, and no damage estimate […]

  • Royals catcher Salvador Perez benched after suffering elbow injury

    SURPRISE, Az. — The Kansas City Royals announced on Friday that catcher Salvador Perez suffered injury to his right elbow during Wednesday’s workout. An MRI was completed on Thursday that uncovered damage to the ulnar collateral ligament, the team said. Salvy will travel to Los Angeles next week to see Dr. Neal ElAttrache for a second opinion. So far in spring training, his playing time has been limited this year to one game, where he was in the lineup as […]

  • Sprint agrees to sell its Overland Park campus

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Sprint Corporation has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Occidental Management Inc. The sale is expected to close in the coming months. Sprint is also in the process of merging with T-Mobile. Last fall, Sprint entered into exclusive negotiations with a buyer for the Overland Park campus. The company plans to lease back the space that it needs. Even though Sprint will no longer own the buildings, there will be no change to the […]

  • New legislation provides a jury duty opt out for Missouri seniors

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Wednesday the House Special Committee on Aging heard and unanimously passed out of committee, HB 317, which would allow seniors over the age of 70 to simply check a box to be excused from jury duty. Rep. Jerome Barnes (D-District 28) filed the bill and he believes that seniors have done their civic duty. “I think we can all appreciate that seniors have lived long and full lives, and have performed their civic duty by […]

  • Miscalculation in Missouri tax table will cost some taxpayers this tax season

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Special Committee on Government Oversight heard testimony on Wednesday from Director of Revenue, Joel Walters, on a 15-year-old miscalculation in the state’s tax table and how it is going to impact Missouri taxpayers. People making less than $60,000 are going to feel the impact of the error. A married couple with two kids and a combined income of $60,000 would owe the state around $200 this tax season. Last year they got a refund of […]

  • Missouri looking to expand Title IX protections at state universities

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The Missouri Senate made progress in its efforts to expand protections related to Title IX cases at Missouri universities. Sen. Gary Romine (R-District 3), who sponsored the bill, wants to standardize the Title IX procedures in the state and lead to a more clear-cut judicial due process for the accused. “We want to make sure that the credibility, the identity, the fairness.  That both the accused and the accuser are given the opportunity to protect themselves […]

  • Missouri senate considering work requirements for government benefits

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For years the Missouri legislation has looked at enforcing work requirements for residents that receive government benefits and this might just be the year for it to pass the senate. Senator David Sater (R-District 29), on Wednesday, presented his second piece of legislation that would enforce a requirement for residents that receive government benefits.   This version of Senator Sater’s legislation intends to require able-bodied Missouri Health Net participants to work 80 hours per month of any […]

  • Prescription drug monitoring program fails to advance in Missouri Senate

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The state of Missouri is the only state without a statewide prescription drug monitoring program that would prevent people from getting an opioid prescription from multiple doctors. On Wednesday the senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee failed to advance a bill, on a three to three vote, that would have created the program. The Missouri house is working on a version so Senator Tony Luetkemeyer (R-District 34), the bills sponsor, says senators will get another chance […]

  • One person critically injured in house fire

    LAKE LOTAWANA, Mo. —  One person was critically injured Saturday morning in a house fire near 9800 MO Hwy 7.  Fire crews were called to the address around 9am this morning.  When fire crews arrived on the scene they found the home engulfed in flames.  Crews from Prairie Township, Lake Lotawana, Lone Jack, Central Jackson County, Lee’s Summit, Sni Valley and Pleasant Hill fire departments were on hand to battle the fire. Seven people were in the house at the time […]

  • State senators consider making sports betting legal in Missouri

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —  The Missouri Senate is considering Senate bill, SB44, on Thursday that would legalize sports betting.  In 2018, the Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on sports betting. The bill would authorize sports wagering on excursion gambling boats. It would also authorize a gaming facility to offer sports wagering in-person at the licensed facility and over the internet via an interactive sports wagering platform to persons physically located in this state. Senator Denny Hoskins (R-District 21), the bill’s […]

  • Snow plow driver killed in one vehicle crash

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Southbound lanes of 69 Highway are closed at 199th Street Saturday morning as the Kansas Highway Patrol investigates a deadly crash. The Kansas Department of Transportation confirms that a snow plow operator died in a one-vehicle crash.  The crash involving the KDOT snow plow happened on southbound US 69 Highway south of 207th Street in Johnson County. Secretary of Transportation, Julie Lorenz, offered her condolences. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family members and […]

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