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Missouri Farm Bureau Chief Administrative Officer retires after 24-years of service

Chief Administrative Officer Dan Cassidy has retired after serving the organization for 24 years. Cassidy made the announcement after the organization’s annual meeting on December 6. Cassidy has served as CAO since April 2003. From 1996 to 2002 he was the organization’s director of National Legislative Programs. Prior to his career at Missouri Farm Bureau, […]

Jobs Report or unemployment

Missouri monthly jobs report for November, 2020

The Missouri labor market showed further improvement in November 2020. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 17,400 jobs over the month. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points from October 2020 to November 2020, and the civilian labor force increased more than 23,000. However, the labor market still showed substantial losses from […]

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CEO of medical device company charged in COVID-19 related fraud scheme

The chief executive officer of a California-based medical device company was indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud investors by making false and misleading statements about the purported development of a new COVID-19 test, leading to millions of dollars in investor losses.  Keith Berman, 67, the CEO of […]

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Humphreys man charged with two felony counts of child molestation

A Humphreys man arrested by the Highway Patrol Tuesday afternoon, December 8th in Sullivan County has been charged with two felony counts of child molestation in the first degree. Forty-eight-year-old Joseph Hemenway’s bond is $50,000 cash only. A probable cause statement from Sullivan County Sheriff Roger Smiley says a 19-year-old girl reported she had been […]

Prison Sentence

Arkansas project manager sentenced to two years in prison in connection with COVID-19 relief fraud

A project manager employed by a major retailer was sentenced to 24 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for fraudulently seeking more than $8 million in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. […]

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Sergeant Eric Brown, of Troop B in Macon, promoted to Lieutenant

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective December 1, 2020. Sergeant Eric F. Brown, public information and education officer assigned to Troop B, Macon, MO, is being promoted to lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Public Information and Education Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City. Brown was appointed to the Patrol on […]

CRP Website Revised (Conservation Reserve Program website)

USDA to open signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in early 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the signup periods for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the CRP Grasslands in 2021. Signup for general CRP will be open from January 4, 2021, to February 12, 2021, and signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021, to April 23, 2021. Both programs are competitive and […]

Unemployment

Missouri’s unemployment rate in October up slightly compared to 2019

The Missouri labor market showed mixed results in October 2020. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 6,400 jobs over the month, but over-the-year job losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic remained stubbornly high. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points from September 2020 to October 2020, but the civilian labor force decreased […]

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Seven charged in connection with COVID-relief fraud scheme involving at least 80 fraudulent loan applications

Seven individuals across two states were charged in an indictment unsealed for their alleged participation in a scheme to obtain approximately $16 million in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Amir Aqeel, 52, and Pardeep Basra, 51, both of […]