Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Parson’s budget proposal would close half of housing units within Missouri women’s prison

The women’s prison in northeast Missouri’s Vandalia could have about half of its housing units permanently closed. Trevor Foley, with the state Department of Corrections, says Governor Mike Parson’s new state budget proposal would make the change. Gov. Parson’s proposed $34.1 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning in July includes about $802 million for […]

Polar Plunge

Special Olympics Missouri, Polar Plunge to be held at Simpson Park in Chillicothe

A Special Olympics Missouri Polar Plunge will be held at Simpson Park in Chillicothe to benefit training and competition of Special Olympics Missouri North Area athletes. The Chillicothe Correctional Center will host the event on February 13th. Registration will begin that morning at 11 o’clock, and the plunge for anyone at least 10 years old […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council to consider three ordinances at next meeting

The Chillicothe City Council will consider three ordinances next week regarding a bid, an engineering contract, and a purchase agreement. The council will meet in the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities meeting room on the evening of December 28th at 6:30. One ordinance would accept a bid for a new asphalt paver. Another would accept an engineering […]

Coronavirus Update

DOC reports 34 new cases of COVID-19 at Western Missouri Correctional Center; Grundy County records 8 new cases

COVID-19 cases among offenders at the Western Missouri Correctional Center of Cameron have increased by 34, bringing the cumulative total to 144. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports 83 of the cases are active, and 61 have recovered. Cases among staff have gone up by four to 93. Thirty of those cases are active, and […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 cases increase by 6 in Grundy County, DOC reports 20 new cases at Western, two new cases at Chillicothe Correctional Center

Six new COVID-19 cases have been added for Grundy County, but the number of active cases decreased by two. The health department reports 340 total cases, with 26 being active. Two hundred fifty-three cases have been confirmed, and 87 are probable. Fourteen COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Grundy County. COVID-19 cases among offenders at […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

An additional case of COVID-19 reported at Western Missouri Correctional Center

More COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports 61 cases among offenders, which is up by one since the morning of Friday, October 16th. Thirty-eight are active, and 23 have recovered. There are 69 staff cases, which is an increase of six. Twenty-nine […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Department of Corrections reports rise in COVID-19 cases in Chillicothe and Cameron

  COVID-19 cases have increased at the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports cases among offenders total 56, which is up by two. Thirty-three of the cases are active, and 23 have recovered. Cases among staff total 60, which is up by seven. Twenty-six of those cases are active, […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

COVID-19 cases increase by five in Grundy County; DOC announces four new cases

The Grundy County Health Department reports 246 total COVID-19 cases, which is an increase of five since Tuesday, September 29th. One hundred eighty-six of those cases have been confirmed, and 60 are probable. Sixty-six cases are active. Seven deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported for Grundy County. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports an […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

COVID-19 cases increase by six in Grundy County since Wednesday

The Grundy County Health Department reports a total of 212 COVID-19 cases, which is an increase of six from Wednesday, September 23rd. One hundred seventy-one of the cases have been confirmed, and 41 are probable. Fifty-three are active. Two deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported for Grundy County. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Missouri Department of Corrections reports active COVID-19 case at Western Missouri Correctional Center

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports an active COVID-19 case among offenders at the Western Missouri Correctional Center of Cameron. It is the only case reported for offenders at the facility. There are also 13 cumulative staff cases at the Western Missouri Correctional Center, which is an increase of five. Eleven are active, and two […]