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Green Hills Animal Shelter to be open by appointment only

The Green Hills Animal Shelter in Trenton will be open by appointment only effective immediately and until further notice. The shelter notes it made this decision because COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Livingston and Harrison counties, and the shelter wants to protect the community, its staff, and its volunteers. Appointments will limit the number […]

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Missouri unemployment website back up and running after crashing from an influx of jobless claims

Missouri’s website to file unemployment claims crashed after too many people were trying to submit claims. At a Capitol press conference, Governor Parson says the problem has been fixed but the office is flooded with calls and claims.     For the week ending March 21, more than 42,000 unemployment claims were filed, up from […]

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Missouri receives nearly 30% of total unemployment claims filed in 2019 in just one week

The number of Missourians filing for unemployment has escalated this month. During a Capitol press briefing, Gov. Mike Parson says COVID-19 is taking its toll on the state’s workforce. In just the past week, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, has received nearly 30% of the total number of unemployment claims filed in […]

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Attorney General issues cease and desist letter to Missouri man price gouging on N95 masks

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued a cease and desist letter to a Springfield area man who was confirmed, after investigation, to be selling N95 masks at inflated prices in the Springfield area. Attorney General Schmitt’s office opened an investigation in response to a report of possible price gouging by a report from TV station […]

Veteran Services

Veteran benefits for April to be on “As-Needed” basis due to spread of COVID-19

Due to the spread of the current virus, all veterans’ benefits for the upcoming month of April will be on an as-needed basis versus having scheduled days. The counselor is available by appointment and those needing to visit with a counselor may call to schedule an appointment at 660 359 2078. Those wanting to file […]

Officer Involved Shooting

Officer-involved shooting in Wheeling claims the life of one individual

An individual has died after an officer-involved shooting in Wheeling Thursday evening. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports deputies had performed a vehicle stop/investigation and allegedly had problems with the adult male driver. No details at this time have been provided, however, Cox is reporting that the deputy sheriff shot the individual, who was later […]

Missouri Job Center Website

Missouri Job Centers to suspend in-person services due to COVID-19

In cooperation with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and state and local government leaders, all Missouri Job Centers will close to in-person services beginning tomorrow, March 20 for one week, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. All Job Centers are closed to in-person services but will continue to be staffed […]

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COVID-19: Virus claims the life of first individual in Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson has announced Missouri’s first death from the coronavirus. During a press conference outside his Capitol office in Jefferson City, Parson says the casualty involves someone from the Columbia area in mid-Missouri. The governor was joined at the press conference by Columbia Mayor Brian Treece and by MU Health Care chief clinical officer […]

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Missouri Attorney General files suit against televangelist Jim Bakker for selling fake “Coronavirus cure”

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Jim Bakker and Morningside Church Productions, Inc. for misrepresentations about the effectiveness of “Silver Solution” as a treatment for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The lawsuit alleges that on February 12, 2020, Jim Bakker Show production that aired nationwide, Bakker and […]