Audio: Missouri Receives $15 Million in CARES Act Funding for Tourism

Missouri’s governor announced $15 million in grant funding on Thursday to help rebuild Missouri’s tourism industry, which has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says Missouri has seen 30,422 confirmed coronavirus cases, along with 1,113 deaths. State Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Rob Dixon tells Capitol reporters in Jefferson […]

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Missouri Attorney General files lawsuit against Branson business for inflated mask prices, deceptive sales practices

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Branson-area business, Tuning Element, LLC, for alleged price gouging and misrepresentations regarding face masks and respirators it began selling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The markups included 5-layer KN95 masks for $20 each; 3-layer KN95 masks for $15 each; and 50-count boxes […]

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Governor Parson announces launch of COVID-19 interactive dashboard

Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 dashboard containing Missouri-specific data from across the state.  “Throughout COVID-19, we have worked very hard to be transparent and provide Missourians with the most accurate, up-to-date information as possible, and the same goes for this dashboard,” Governor Parson said. “We want Missourians to have access to the […]

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Arizona man pleads guilty in Missouri to distributing more than 165 pounds of methamphetamine

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in Taney County, Missouri. Darcell M. Mills, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Friday, March 13, to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. On Jan. 14, 2019, law enforcement received information that Mills had […]

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Laredo Board of Education approves renewing all tenured teacher contracts

Following an executive session last evening, the Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved renewing all tenured teacher contracts. Members also approved renewing contracts of three probationary teachers Micah Burkeybile for the Title One program and Sarah Young in first and second grades; and Abbie Herrold for part-time physical education and health. In other actions, the […]

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Laredo Board of Education approves 2018-2019 school audit

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education on Monday evening approved Missouri United School Insurance Council insurance renewal. A school representative reports the premium will be $670 per year for four million dollar umbrella coverage. The 2018-2019 school audit was approved as well as the schedule for candidate filing for the board election April 7th. Candidates […]