Coronavirus Update

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center report 514 tested for COVID-19

Another 77 people have been tested for COVID-19 at Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital during the past week, raising the total number tested to 514, however, results of the tests are not provided. Wright Memorial has tested 193 people including 137 from Grundy County, 34 from Mercer County, and 22 from other counties.  […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period, from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019. : Patrol’s Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics for 2019  Crashes ─ 404 Injuries ─ 166 Fatalities ─ 7 DWI ─ 94 Drug Arrests ─ 63 During the 2018 Thanksgiving […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Missouri State Highway Patrol: Plan for a safe Labor Day weekend

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to plan for a safe 2019 Labor Day weekend. It’s everyone’s responsibility to operate both vehicles and vessels safely and observe all Missouri laws. Incorporating safety into your weekend plan–choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Audio: Most medical marijuana applicants in KC area will be denied in first year

Most applicants wanting to sell medical marijuana in the Kansas City area likely won’t be granted licenses the first year.     Former GOP state lawmaker Lyndall Fraker of Marshfield is Missouri’s medical marijuana program director. He told the Kansas City Star that 73 people have pre-filed applications to sell cannabis in the city’s metro […]

Absentee Voting

Thirteen absentee ballots cast in today’s special election in Wilson Township

The Grundy County Clerk’s office reports 13 people from Wilson Township have voted absentee for Tuesday’s special election to choose a township board member. Two other requests for absentees were made but not yet returned to the office in the Courthouse. The voting poll Tuesday will be held at the Laredo community building with the […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: Missouri’s Senator-elect Hawley to reintroduce opponent McCaskill’s duck boat bill

Missouri Republican Senator-elect Josh Hawley plans to reintroduce Senator Claire McCaskill’s duck boat legislation in the new Congress.     Hawley released a statement Wednesday announcing his intention. McCaskill, a two-term Democrat who was defeated by Hawley in November’s election, filed her bill in August after 17 people died in July when a duck boat […]