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USDA invests $97 million in rural broadband infrastructure nationwide

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $97 million in 12 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 11 states, including Missouri.  “A person’s location should not determine whether he or she has access to modern communications infrastructure,” Secretary Perdue said. “That is why USDA […]

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USDA encourages rural Missouri communities to apply for loans to improve and rebuild infrastructure

“USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities in building their futures,” Hazlett said. “All people – regardless of their zip code – need modern, reliable infrastructure to thrive, and we have found that when we address this need, many other challenges in rural places become much more manageable.” Eligible rural communities […]

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State Auditor Nicole Galloway issues follow-up report on Putnam County Memorial Hospital billing scheme

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued a follow-up report of Putnam County Memorial Hospital in northern Missouri. Her report last year uncovered $90 million in inappropriate lab billings. The findings of the audit were covered by national news outlets and resulted in calls for a federal investigation into hospital billing schemes. “Our audit revealed a […]

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Chillicothe man pleads guilty in crash that claimed life of infant near Chillicothe

A Chillicothe man pleaded guilty in Livingston County Circuit Court Wednesday to a felony charge stemming from a fatality accident in April 2017. Online court information shows 23-year-old Benjamin Wesley Davis had been charged with operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident. The court sentenced him to one year […]

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Audio: Five people charged in death of mid-Missouri man found months later encased in concrete

(Missourinet) – The police chief in mid-Missouri’s Fulton’s police chief says you can expect more charges tied to the grizzly death of Carl DeBrodie. Steve Myers says it’s been emotionally draining for his department.     Officers arrested five people Tuesday. DeBrodie’s body was found encased in concrete in a storage unit in April 2017. Police […]

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USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states.  Missouri State Director Jeff Case is pleased to announce that over $10 million was invested into rural Missouri communities. “Rural […]

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Chillicothe firefighters remain busy with calls Thursday and Friday

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to three fires Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning. Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright reports the fire department provided mutual aid of a pumper and tanker to the Lock Springs Fire Protection District at a fire Thursday afternoon that caused a barn to collapse. He says the barn at 8556 […]