News Briefs for Thursday (May 11, 2023)

Missouri Western State University’s Tuition Is Increasing (ST JOSEPH, MO) – Missouri Western State University announced in a news release, that their students will be facing an increase to the cost of their tuition beginning with summer classes.  Read more…

Troopers Arrest Platte City Resident on Driving Trio Tuesday Night Troopers report the arrest of a Platte City resident Tuesday night in Platte County on three driving charges, including one felony. Read more…

Riley Boyd Named Mo West ESports Director (Missouri Western release) Riley Boyd has been named director of esports at Missouri Western State University, effective May 16. Read more…

Braymer Man Jailed On Multiple Felony Charges (CALDWELL COUNTY, MO) – A Braymer man was jailed Wednesday in Caldwell County following an arrest involving multiple felony charges. Read more…

Kansas City Man Wanted on Two Felony Warrants Arrested in Livingston County Wednesday (LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MO) – A Kansas City man wanted on two felony warrants was arrested in Livingston County Wednesday afternoon. Read more…

Wednesday Morning Arrest Jails St. Joseph Man Wanted On Outstanding Warrants (ST. JOSEPH, MO) – An arrest was made right before 8:30 A.M. Wednesday, jailing a St Joseph man that was wanted on two outstanding warrants. Read more…

Ban on Trans Health Care For Kids Heads to Missouri Governor JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Transgender minors in Missouri no longer will have access to puberty blockers, hormones or gender-affirming surgery under legislation passed by the Republican-led legislature Wednesday. Read more…

Emergency Alert App Now Available For School Signup Public and charter schools in Missouri can begin signing up to use a new mobile emergency alerting app, funded through the state, which allows teachers and others to rapidly alert school staff and first responders to emergency situations. Read more…

House Votes To Allow More Time For Sexual Abuse Victims To Have More Time To Sue A measure to give victims of child sexual abuse more time to sue those responsible for their abuse was given a unanimous vote of support in the House last week. Read more…

Legislation Dealing With Invasive Medical Examinations Sent To The Governor The legislature has voted to ensure that Missouri patients can no longer have invasive medical examinations performed while they’re unconscious and without prior knowledge or consent. Read more…

Missouri Is On Track To Restrict Transgender Healthcare And Athletes (MISSOURINET) – The Missouri Legislature has sent to the governor two bills that would limit transgender healthcare for those under 18 and restrict transgender athletes competing in K-12 and college sports. Read more…

Thousands Of Missourians Scammed Into Buying Sick, Dying Puppies (MISSOURINET) – Missouri has apparently made the top of one particular list. Read more…

Draft of New Iowa Transportation Plan is Out (Radio Iowa) The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved a draft for the updated five-year construction and improvement plan.  Read more…

Federal Probe Identifies Links in Iowa With Mexican Drug Cartels (Radio Iowa) The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is wrapping up a year-long investigation that identified connections between Mexican drug cartels and communities in Iowa and elsewhere.  Read more…

Iowa Native Wins Academy of Country Music Award for Breakthrough Artists (Radio Iowa) The Academy of Country Music has recognized an eastern Iowa native as the New Female Artist of the Year. Read more…

Iowa Income Tax Refunds Up $107M Through End of April (Radio Iowa) A report on tax collections since July 1st of 2022 shows state revenue is up nearly two percent compared to the previous 10-month period. Read more…

Chiefs to face Dolphins In Frankfurt, Germany The National Football League announced this morning five games for the 2023 season to be played in London, England and Frankfurt, Germany.  Read more…

First USDA Forecasts for 2023 Crops Coming This Week (USDA) Markets are anxiously awaiting USDA’s first forecasts for the supply and demand situation for crops now being planted. Read more…

Women in Science Addressing Climate and Food Security Concerns (USDA) How might women in STEM based professions help resolve issues regarding global climate change and food insecurity? Read more…

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