White-tailed Deer Fawn

Missouri Department of Conservation urges the public to leave wildlife wild

As many head outside to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather this spring, they may come across a variety of newborn animals. It may appear young creatures are abandoned, but that’s usually not the case. The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds Missourians that interfering with wildlife does more harm than good. MDC State Wildlife […]

School Evacuation news Graphic

Trenton High School and Trenton Middle School student campus evacuated to Rock Barn due to “incident”

The Trenton R-9 School District announced on Wednesday afternoon that, due to an incident at the Trenton High School/Middle School campus, students were evacuated to the Rock Barn out of caution. High school and middle school car riders could be picked up at the Rock Barn by a parent, guardian, or documented emergency contact. Bus […]

Stanley Depee Found

Chillicothe police cancel Silver Advisory after missing 81-year-old man is found

An 81-year old man reported missing was found safe in a field southwest of Chillicothe early Saturday afternoon. Stanley Depee had last been seen at 1414 Clay Street in Chillicothe on Friday evening. Chillicothe police issued an Endangered Silver Advisory after authorities said he left his home to drive to a house about one block […]

MDC is offering Free Hunter Education Classes during August in four Northwest Missouri communities

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer free hunter education skills classes in March and April

The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering free upcoming hunter education skills sessions in northwest Missouri. Participants will earn the safety certificate needed to obtain hunting permits. These sessions will teach and test participants for safe firearms handling and basic hunting skills.    The sessions offered and links to register include: Chillicothe from 5:30 to 9:30 […]

Wallace State Park

Free workshop and birding hike to be offered at Wallace State Park near Cameron

A free workshop and birding hike will be offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 14, at Wallace State Park near Cameron. Participants can learn birding tips and skills on how to enjoy the wide variety of songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl in the state’s outdoors. Adam Brandsgaard, […]

Chickens or poultry in a farm yard

Poultry virus confirmed in state bordering Missouri

Missouri poultry producers, both commercial and backyard flocks, are encouraged to review and tighten biosecurity protocols in light of the avian influenza virus confirmation in birds east of the Mississippi River. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 is known to be deadly for domesticated chickens and turkeys. Avian influenza was confirmed in a commercial chicken operation […]

Burn Workshop (Photo courtesy MDC)

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer free Prescribed Burning for Missouri Land Managers workshop near Chillicothe

The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer a free Prescribed Burning for Missouri Land Managers workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Poosey Conservation Area in Livingston County. This workshop will teach the skills and techniques to safely and effectively use prescribed burns as a habitat or forage management […]

State of Emergency

Governor Parson declares a State of Emergency, activating Missouri National Guard, in preparation for severe winter storm

Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 22-02 declaring a State of Emergency in Missouri and activating the Missouri National Guard in preparation for the severe winter storm forecasted to affect most of the state over the next two days, including significant accumulations of snow, sleet, and ice.  “Severe winter weather isn’t something we are strangers to here in the […]

Winter Storm Safety

Check out these safety tips for the upcoming winter storm

The American Red Cross of Missouri is offering safety tips ahead of the upcoming snow, ice, and frigid temperatures expected over the next few days. In addition, the Red Cross is coordinating with local emergency management officials and partners in the preparation for potential local community needs. Heavy snowfall is predicted in portions of Missouri […]

Fauci declines to predict COVID vaccine timetable for kids under 5

(Missouri Independent) –  Parents hoping to vaccinate their young children against COVID-19 will need to be patient, Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said while he expects the vaccine regimen for children under 5 will be three doses, he couldn’t provide a timeline on when the […]

Ice Fishing on Mozingo Lake near Maryville

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer free ice fishing clinic at Mozingo Lake

A deep freeze can bring an outdoor opportunity for hardy anglers. The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer a free ice fishing clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Mozingo Lake near Maryville. The clinic will cover what equipment and techniques are effective for ice fishing. Tory Mason, MDC fisheries […]

Legionnaires Disease

DHSS investigating Legionnaires’ disease cases possibly linked to Missouri hospital

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is investigating four cases of Legionnaires’ disease among previously hospitalized patients at Phelps Health in Rolla, Missouri. The first case occurred in May 2021. The source of the bacteria that caused these individuals to acquire infection is under investigation.  Out of an abundance of caution, DHSS is […]

Winter Weather News Graphic

Winter storm to roll through northern Missouri on Friday and Friday night

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has provided new information Friday morning on the upcoming storm that will track through northern Missouri Friday and Friday night. The weather service on Thursday had originally issued a Winter Weather Advisory for counties along the Iowa/Missouri border; however, on Friday morning the Winter Weather Advisory has shifted […]

Trenton Police Chief cautions area businesses to be vigilant for fake or counterfeit money

Trenton Police Chief Rex Ross advises business owners to be vigilant for fake or counterfeit money, especially this time of year. Ross reports a $100 play dollar bill was passed in the last few days at a convenience store.  The bill had “Play Money” printed on it. The person who had passed the fake bill […]

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Thanksgiving begins a period of higher fire risk as friends and relatives gather to celebrate the holidays

More Missourians are expected to travel and gather together this year for larger Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations after a quieter holiday season in 2020 because of COVID-19. State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is advising folks to reduce the risk of fires as we enter the five-week period of elevated fire hazards. “Thanksgiving begins a five-week […]

NEW COVID Dashboard for Missouri

Breakthrough infection data added to Missouri’s COVID-19 dashboard

A new addition to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services statewide COVID-19 dashboard finds that vaccination remains a strong defense against the virus, and that older age and health co-morbidities are strongly correlated with “breakthrough infections.”  The new data identifies COVID-19 breakthrough infections among the fully vaccinated. The analysis is the result of a partnership […]