State and Regional News

City of Potosi receives $240,000 in CDBG funds to extend road in the county industrial park

    The city of Potosi, on behalf of the Washington County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), has been awarded a $240,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Drive high, get a DWI

    April 20, also referred to as 420 by cannabis enthusiasts as code for smoking marijuana, has quickly spread as a celebratory day across the country. While cannabis is now legalized for recreational use in many states and medicinal use only by Missouri, it is still illegal in all states to drive under the influence of it.

Speed and lack of seat belt use remain top reasons for highway deaths in 2021

    A rise in speeding and other reckless driving behaviors continues to be a disturbing trend in 2021. During the first quarter of the year, there were 176 fatalities in Missouri as a result of traffic crashes. Though down slightly from the first quarter of 2020, officials remain concerned increases in speed observed during the early stages of the pandemic have carried over into 2021.