MU Center for Economic and Financial Education offers free workshops on student loans

A free workshop from University of Missouri Extension will equip financial advisers, counselors, social workers and others to help their clients understand their options with student loans.

Department waives waste disposal and treatment rules to ease flood burden

In addition to his recent flood-related state of emergency declaration, Governor Mike Parson on March 29 signed Executive Order 19-06 giving the Department of Natural Resources discretionary authority to temporarily waive or suspend any department regulation to best serve the interests of public health and safety during the current flooding and subsequent recovery period.

Missouri sees gains in foster care children remaining with family

The number of Missouri children in the foster care system who remain with a relative or close family friend increased by 10% over the most recent ten-year reporting period. This data comes from the Annie E. Casey Foundation report “Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in Placement of Young People in Foster Care in the United States,” a new data snapshot.

Drug bust made after stop on I-44

On April 2, at approximately 8:35 A.M., the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department stopped a black Chevrolet Tahoe for a traffic violation on Interstate 44.  During the course of the contact with the driver and a passenger in the vehicle, the deputy developed probable cause to search the vehicle.  Subsequent to a search of the vehicle, suspected narcotics consisting of methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana were discovered in the vehicle.