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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

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109 veterans have died of COVID-19 in Missouri veterans homes since September 1

The Missouri Veterans Commission’s Veterans Homes continue to fight COVID-19, and according to spokesman Jamie Melchert, they are continuing daily testing using PCR and antigen testing; training on the proper use of PPE and enhanced PPE; cleaning and disinfecting and enhanced training in these areas; infection control inspections and additional training; additional supervision, including from […]

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COVID-19 Update: Livingston County reports 1 death, 11 new cases; Caldwell County 52 cases; 4 cases in Mercer County

The Livingston County Health Center announces an additional COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 19. Eleven new cases were also added for a total of 746. Of the 79 active cases, 56 are in the community, 15 are in facilities, and eight are in schools. There are 20 COVID-19-related hospitalizations for Livingston County. COVID-19 cases […]

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Four injured, including three teenagers, in I-35 crash near Lathrop

Four people received serious injuries, three of them teenagers from Lathrop, when two vehicles met Monday afternoon on an icy Interstate 35 two and one-half miles south of Lathrop in Clinton County. Injured were the driver of a car, 18-year-old Devyn Robinson, and passengers 19-year-old Blake Brown and 19-year-old Kriston Pennington. Also with serious injuries […]

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U.S. Postal Service to roll out stamp celebrating Missouri’s upcoming birthday

On August 10, 2021, Missouri turns the ripe age of 200 years old. The U.S. Postal Service plans to release several new stamps in 2021, including one to showcase Missouri’s bicentennial birthday. The stamp art is an existing photograph by prominent landscape photographer Charles Gurche. It features the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in southeast […]

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Two from Trenton arrested on drug charges; Galt man arrested on two domestic assault charges

Three individuals are facing felony charges in Grundy County following their arrests on Friday. Both 38-year-old Christopher James Warren of Trenton and 41-year-old Kimberly McCracken of Trenton are charged with possession of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid—listed as methamphetamine. Each also is accused of unlawful possession or use of drug paraphernalia which was described […]

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EPA awards $2.5 million to the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs for farmworker pesticide training

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs to receive up to $500,000 annually to conduct pesticide safety training across the country over the next five years. With EPA funding, AFOP will administer this grant to provide occupational health and safety training to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in more than […]

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COVID-19 Update: 18 new cases in Harrison County; 10 cases in Livingston County; 6 in Putnam and 1 death, 2 cases in Grundy County

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 18 in Harrison County to 393. The health department notes 224 of the positives are female, and 169 are male. Active cases went up by four to 98. One COVID-19-related death has been reported for Harrison County. The Livingston County Health Center announces 10 new COVID-19 cases […]

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Trenton City Council agenda includes police department pay raises, “use” tax and buying local for small purchases

The Trenton Building and Nuisance Board will meet before the city council meeting next week. The Building and Nuisance Board will discuss five properties at the Trenton City Hall on the evening of November 23rd at 6 o’clock. The meeting can be watched on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/81381193340. Of the properties, one is listed under declaration […]

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Individual taken into custody after assaulting officer at Trenton Middle School

Trenton Police Chief Rex Ross reports a male juvenile assaulted an officer on Wednesday afternoon, November 18th. Officers were dispatched to Trenton Middle School at the request of school officials. Ross says officers were assisting with an uncooperative male juvenile when he struck the officer in the face with his fist and kicked the officer […]