Coronavirus Concerns

Missouri health officials meet at White House to prepare for possible spread of coronavirus

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is engaging with federal governmental leadership, national thought leaders and local public health agencies to maximize Missouri’s preparedness for the possible spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus should a future case be diagnosed in Missouri. “In joining my fellow state health officers from around the nation this week at the […]

Health News

Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

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Two drivers from Daviess County involved in 8-vehicle chain reaction crash in Clay County

The highway patrol reports just one injury when as many as eight vehicles were involved in an Interstate 35 accident around 6:35 this morning in Clay County. Two of the vehicles were operated by drivers from Daviess County. Taken to North Kansas City Hospital with moderate injuries was one of the drivers, 47-year-old Valerie Malott, of […]

Right To Work

Audio: Opposition thought to have advantage in Tuesday’s Right to Work vote in Missouri

Voters will determine if Missouri becomes a right to work state in Tuesday’s election. Matt Panik with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, which supports the measure, says his side is being vastly outspent by pro-union organizations who oppose the proposal. He estimates opposition groups have spent $17 million while proponents have raised only $2 million […]

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Five car crash injures three Wednesday morning

The Highway Patrol reports a Polo woman was one of three individuals injured in an accident involving five vehicles south of Kearney Wednesday morning. Fifty-one-year-old Richard Ojeda of Polo, 23-year-old Amanda Tyne of Lawson, 46-year-old Jacki Ohrenberg of Lawson, and 30-year-old Katherine McClure of Polo all were stopped in congested traffic on southbound Interstate 35 […]

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Five injured on I-35 when big rig causes chain reaction crash

Five individuals from Oklahoma City were taken to hospitals in Liberty and Cameron following a chain reaction, three-vehicle accident this morning in Clinton County. The Interstate 35 accident happened five miles to the north of Lathrop with the highway patrol listing all injuries as minor. Heading northbound were a tractor-trailer, a pickup truck, and an […]