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Audio: Every available Missouri state trooper to be on the road and water this Memorial Day weekend

You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the road throughout the long Memorial Day weekend. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz describes the holiday weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season. “We know that a lot of people are ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors and travel is part of […]

Sullivan County now reporting 10 cases of COVID-19; nine active and one person recovered

Sullivan County Health Department this morning (Thursday) has confirmed nine positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County and has determined one case as recovered as per CDC guidelines. These confirmed positives were identified through a mass testing process. Currently, Sullivan County sits at ten total cases with nine cases remaining active. The positive cases have […]

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Graves, Hartzler ask for further clarity on CDC meatpacker safety guidelines

Congressman Sam Graves, along with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, sent a letter to Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within Department of Health and Human Services and Loren Sweatt, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Department of Labor, demanding further clarification on […]

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Sullivan County reports second case of COVID-19, one recovered

Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed a second positive case of COVID-19 in Sullivan County and has determined one case as recovered as per CDC guidelines. Currently Sullivan County sits at two total cases with one case remaining active. The positive case has been determined to be community related. To maintain confidentiality, no other information […]

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Smithfield Foods to temporarily close plants in Wisconsin and Martin City

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) – The Associated Press reports Smithfield Foods will temporarily close plants in Wisconsin and at Martin City, Missouri because of the coronavirus pandemic. The plant near Milwaukee will be closed for two weeks while the facility on the south side of Kansas City is closed indefinitely. The Martin City location of […]

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Health provider at Community Medical Associates Clinic of Brookfield tests positive for COVID-19

The Pershing Health System reports it has become aware of an employed provider at the Community Medical Associates Clinic of Brookfield who tested positive for COVID-19. The health system has worked with the Linn County Health Department regarding reporting and contact tracing of persons who may have been in contact with the provider. Patients who […]

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Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site established in Chillicothe

Beginning April 1, Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center have jointly set-up a temporary COVID-19 drive-thru testing site, located at the former Washington Street Food and Drink location in Chillicothe at 1100 Washington Street. The off-site drive-thru testing is only available to patients who have a referral from a physician.  The drive-thru location will […]

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USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Rural Housing Service Single-Family Housing Effective March 19, borrowers with USDA single-family housing Direct […]

Missouri’s Social Security offices halt in-person services

To fight the spread of the coronavirus, all Missouri Social Security offices closed Tuesday to the public for in-person services. In a press release, the U.S. Social Security Administration says the agency encourages the public to access services online to apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits, check the status of an application or appeal, request a […]