COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 cases increase by 6 in Grundy County, DOC reports 20 new cases at Western, two new cases at Chillicothe Correctional Center

Six new COVID-19 cases have been added for Grundy County, but the number of active cases decreased by two. The health department reports 340 total cases, with 26 being active. Two hundred fifty-three cases have been confirmed, and 87 are probable. Fourteen COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Grundy County. COVID-19 cases among offenders at […]

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COVID-19 cases increase by six in Livingston County, one in Harrison County; cases decrease by eleven in Grundy County

Six new COVID-19 cases have been added in Livingston County Tuesday, October 27th. The health center reports that brings the cumulative total to 433. Twenty of the cases are active, and there are currently 17 hospitalizations. Of the active cases, two are in facilities and 18 are in the community. Nine COVID-19-related deaths have been […]

Little Otter Creek Reservoir graphic

Contractor bidding process to begin this Fall in preparation to construct Little Otter Creek Lake in Caldwell County

A contractor bidding process is to begin this fall to prepare for the construction of a 344-acre multipurpose reservoir in Caldwell County. This comes after all agencies involved approved the Little Otter Creek Lake to move forward to begin construction after nearly 25 years of planning, design, reviews, and permitting. The primary purpose of the […]

Gary Downs

Osborn man facing murder charge in connection with crash that caused death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark

An Osborn man faces a felony charge of murder—second degree in DeKalb County related to a motor vehicle accident in June that caused the death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. Online court information shows 34-year-old Gary Wayne Downs has also been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing and […]

Operation Legend 2020

U.S. Attorney General: Since Operation Legend, St. Louis murder rate has declined by 49%

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has announced in St. Louis that a federal operation has led to the arrests of more than 650 suspects – 34 of which are accused of murder. The federal effort, called Operation Legend, is named after a four-year-old Kansas City boy killed over the summer while sleeping. The St. Louis […]

Indictment

Twenty-four defendants, including alleged Aryan Circle gang members and associates indicted in Missouri and nearby states

Five indictments in three different states were unsealed indicting a total of twenty-four defendants, including alleged Aryan Circle (AC) gang members and associates, on charges of racketeering conspiracy, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug conspiracy, and unlawful firearms trafficking.  The indictments were announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Department of Corrections reports rise in COVID-19 cases in Chillicothe and Cameron

  COVID-19 cases have increased at the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports cases among offenders total 56, which is up by two. Thirty-three of the cases are active, and 23 have recovered. Cases among staff total 60, which is up by seven. Twenty-six of those cases are active, […]

Jobs Report

Missouri monthly jobs report for September, 2020

The Missouri labor market’s recovery resumed in September 2020. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 13,000 jobs over the month, and over-the-year job losses from COVID-19 shutdowns dropped below 125,000. Missouri’s smoothed seasonally adjusted unemployment rate went down by 2.1 percentage points in September 2020, decreasing to 4.9 percent from an August 2020 rate of 7.0 […]