Month: January 2018

Bond appearance set for Lebanon teacher accused of sexual contact with student

LEBANON, Missouri- A bond appearance has been set for on Elizabeth Ashley (King) Morgan, 30, on March 7, 2018 on the courtroom of Judge Larry Winfrey. She is the Lebanon High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with a male student. Court records show she bonded out on $5,000 surety with stipulations. On January 18th, the court approved a media request for redacted documents, records also show. Morgan faces a single Class E Felony count for Sexual Contact with a Student. The charge could lead to 5 years imprisonment. She is a dramatic-arts teacher and has been employed since the 2012-13 academic year. The school district has declined comment other than saying she was suspended for misconduct, citing the matter is protected by personnel policy. In September, a former Joel E. Barber mathematics teacher, Brandon Hileman, 24, of Lebanon was arrested for alleged possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $50,000.00. We were unable to locate online court records related to this...

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Missouri has several Marijuana Initiatives which one is best for the state if any?

Bradley Bradshaw of Springfield Missouri presented a initiative petition to the State of Missouri. Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to: allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities; impose a 15 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana, and a tax on the wholesale sale of marijuana flowers and leaves per dry-weight ounce to licensed facilities; and use funds from these taxes to establish and fund a state research institute to conduct research with the purpose of developing cures and treatments for cancer and other incurable...

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Missouri Trappers Association will offer a Free clinic on fur handling Feb. 10 in Salem.

SALEM, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), and Missouri Trappers Association will offer a free clinic on fur handling Feb. 10 in Salem. This workshop will familiarize participants with the basics of skinning, fleshing, and drying wild fur, and discussion will cover regulations, marketing fur, and general concerns of hunting and trapping fur bearers in Missouri. “Proper handling of wild fur not only increases profit potential, but expands the taker’s total experience from harvest to finished product,” said MDC Conservation Educator Travis Mills. “Come experience this workshop and learn proper fur handling techniques from members of the Missouri Trappers...

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Eric Greitens announced new State Program to provide matching funds for infrastructure improvements

Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his proposal for a new state program to provide communities with matching funds for infrastructure improvements that will help create jobs. Statement from Governor Greitens: “Our top priority is more jobs and higher pay for the people of Missouri. When I’m talking with people about how to bring more paychecks and bigger paychecks to Missouri, they often tell me that we need better infrastructure. We’re working every day to bring quality jobs back to our state, and we have to invest in infrastructure. That’s why we’re proposing a new program, the Jobs and Infrastructure...

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Greitens says reform will cut taxes for more than 97% of Missourians

  JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Governor Eric Greitens issued the following statement today about his tax reform plan: “For too long, our tax system has benefited special interests. Our tax plan puts working families first. We’re simplifying the tax code so small shops can compete with big businesses. We’re cutting taxes on people that work hard so they can keep more money in their pocket. And we’re doing it in a responsible, revenue-neutral way so we don’t put our children in debt. It’s the boldest state tax reform in America because it’s tax reform for working families—not lobbyists and special interests. In the coming weeks, we’ll release a detailed tax reform plan that follows the following principles: 1. Cut taxes for working families. 2. Lower taxes for businesses to create more jobs. 3. End loopholes that primarily benefit big businesses and high earners to responsibly cut taxes without breaking our budget. 4. Cut taxes in a way that is fiscally sound, maintains our state’s triple-A credit rating, and does not burden our children with debt. This revenue-neutral plan is responsible and bold. It cuts taxes for more than 97% of Missourians. Our plan cuts the personal income tax rate for anyone earning more than $9,072 a year. For 380,000 low-income working Missourians, the plan will eliminate taxes entirely—cutting their tax bill to $0.00. It cuts taxes on businesses to create...

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