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Missouri inmate, freed after serving more than 40 years, sues over medical care in prison

(Associated Press) –  A Kansas City man released from prison after serving more than 40 years for a wrongful conviction is suing the company that provides medical care for Missouri prison inmates. Kevin Strickland alleges in his lawsuit that medical care provided by Corizon LLC officials left him dependent on a wheelchair and able to […]

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Caldwell County Health Department to offer free TSH blood test

The Caldwell County Health Department in Kingston will offer a free thyroid-stimulating hormone blood draw test to recognize January as Thyroid Disease Awareness Month. The TSH screenings will be available on January 31st by appointment. The health department explains the TSH test can determine if someone’s thyroid gland is working correctly. The test can tell […]

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Grundy County Health Department announces multiple dates for COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The Grundy County Health Department in Trenton will hold multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics during the rest of January 2022. Pfizer vaccine will be available on January 13, Johnson and Johnson on January 19, Moderna on January 24, Pfizer on January 26, and Moderna on January 31.  All of the clinics will run from 2 to […]

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Four area health departments report on new cases of COVID-19; Daviess County to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinic

The Harrison County COVID-19 dashboard shows an increase of 20 cases since January 10th. There were 1,764 total cases as of January 11th, and 36 were active. There had been 1,352 confirmed cases and 410 probable cases. The Livingston County Health Center on January 12th reported 18 COVID-19 cases had been added since January 11th. […]

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Five area health departments report on new cases of COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center reports 10 COVID-19 cases have been added since January 10th, bringing the total to 2,729. There are 114 active cases. The Sullivan County Health Department on January 11th confirmed 10 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,429. There were 43 active cases. The Linn County Health Department reports it […]

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Area health departments to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children

Area health departments will hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children. The Daviess County Health Department will provide Pfizer vaccine to children five to 11 years old on January 24th and 31st from 1 to 4 p.m. Make an appointment by calling the health department at 660-663-2414. The Harrison County Health Department will be open until […]

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Due to increased demand, COVID-19 testing sites added in St. Louis and Kansas City area

Due to the increase in demand for COVID-19 testing, the Department of Health and Senior Services and partners are continuing to bring additional free community testing sites to St. Louis and Kansas City.  At this time, these are scheduled as drive-through testing events. Some sites require pre-registration and scheduling; others allow walk-ins. The schedule of […]

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Cliff Wilson accepts position with Missouri Department of Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation Northwest Region is pleased to announce that Cliff Wilson has accepted the Community and Private Land Conservationist position formally held by Scott Roy. Cliff will be stationed at the Grundy County USDA office in Trenton and will be serving landowners and constituents in Mercer, Grundy, and Livingston counties. Prior to […]

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Laredo Board of Aldermen, fill by appointment, a vacant alderman at large seat

The Laredo Board of Aldermen December 13th made an appointment for the vacated alderman at large position. Amanda Tobias took the oath of office. City Clerk Ashley Bonnett reports Brett Mathews previously resigned from the position. Filings for the April election as of December 13th were incumbent Carol Holloway for mayor, incumbents Bruce McFie and […]

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Temporary benefit increase extended through March, 2022 for Missouri WIC participants

Missouri WIC is extending the temporary increase of the Cash Value Benefit for Fruit and Vegetable Purchases for January, February, and March 2022. The increase is the same amount as November and December: $24.00 per month for child participants, $43.00 per month for pregnant and postpartum women participants, and $47.00 per month for breastfeeding women […]

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Daviess County Health Department to hold pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic

The Daviess County Health Department in Gallatin will hold a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children next week. Youth ages five to 11 can receive the vaccine on December 13th from 1 o’clock to 4:30 in the afternoon. Appointments are required. Schedule an appointment, or obtain more information by calling the Daviess County Health Department […]

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Missouri doctor pleads guilty to making false statements to obtain insurance coverage for fentanyl prescription

A Missouri, physician pleaded guilty in federal court to making a false statement to Medicare to obtain insurance coverage for a fentanyl prescription and to conspiring with others to use his DEA registration number to issue Schedule II controlled substances to patients in his absence. Randall Halley, 65, Nixa, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate […]

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New appointment made to Grundy County Library Board

The Grundy County Commission on December 7th approved a recommendation from the Grundy County Library Board involving an appointment to the board. Deb Woodard was appointed to replace Cheryl Witten, who resigned from the library board. Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard says the county commission was not given a reason for the resignation.

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Sullivan County Health Department to hold pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic

The Sullivan County Health Department in Milan will hold a Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children ages five to eleven. Shots will be given by appointment on December 8th from 10 am to 2 pm. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Schedule an appointment by calling the Sullivan County Health […]