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Gas Prices Still Steady in Missouri

Gas prices across the state have held steady ahead of an increase in the Missouri gas tax that will take effect next Friday. According to the AAA Missouri Weekend Gas Watch, the statewide gas price average is $2.85. That price is one cent higher compared to last week and 97 cents more per gallon than…read more »

Missouri Republicans move to cut Planned Parenthood funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers who want to halt all public funds to Planned Parenthood are recommending that the state cancel abortion providers’ Medicaid contracts based on behavior in other states deemed illegal or unethical.  A Senate committee approved a report with that recommendation on Thursday. Planned Parenthood is Missouri’s sole abortion provider.…read more »

More Kentucky National Guard Members Deployed to Assist Hospitals

  Governor Andy Beshear announced the state would expand its National Guard presence to assist hospitals. He made the announcement during a Team Kentucky update live at noon on Thursday, September 23.The governor said he sent 505 Kentucky National Guard members to 29 hospitals throughout the state, expanding the Guard’s presence by 94 members and…read more »

$530,000 awarded to Public Libraries Throughout Illinois

  Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded $530,104 in 2022 Project Next Generation (PNG) grants to twenty-eight public libraries throughout the state. PNG is a mentoring program administered through Illinois public. This is s a mentoring program administered through Illinois public libraries. Project mentors work with middle and high school students as…read more »

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Kepler homers twice, Ryan’s 11 Ks lead Twins over Cubs 5-4

  CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered twice, rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4. Kepler staked the Twins to a 2-0 lead with a homer in the first inning and hit a tiebreaking drive in the fourth for his 11th multihomer…read more »

Chiefs welcome Chargers for important early AFC West game

(AP)- Two teams expected to compete for the AFC West title will be trying to stay out of the cellar when the Chargers and Chiefs meet Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers are coming off a close loss to the Cowboys and the Chiefs were beaten by Baltimore last week. Both are 1-1 through the…read more »

Missouri court says Kroenke must release financial records

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has refused to block an order that required Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and other NFL officials to release financial records if they lose a lawsuit over the Rams’ move from St. Louis. Lawyers for Kroenke, the NFL and five other league executives wanted the court…read more »

Rookie Fields making first NFL start as Bears visit Browns

The future is now for the Bears. Rookie quarterback Justin Fields will make his first NFL start Sunday as Chicago visits the Cleveland Browns. The No. 11 overall draft pick will replace veteran Andy Dalton, who is week to week with a knee injury. Bears coach Matt Nagy has insisted that Dalton is still the…read more »

Business 60 in Stoddard County Reduced for Roadside Work

Business 60 in Stoddard County Reduced for Roadside Work Business U.S. 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane as maintenance crews perform roadside work. This section of roadway is located from North Sassafrass Street to North Catapla Street in Dexter, Missouri. Weather permitting; work will take place Monday, Sept. 27 through Thursday,…read more »

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