Bruno Bear Transported to habitat

Social media star “Bruno the Bear” sedated and transported to safety

The adult male bear who attracted public attention and was christened “Bruno” by social media has been sedated and transported to suitable habitat outside the urban area, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The bear is suspected to have traveled from Wisconsin, through Illinois, and into Missouri.  He was first spotted in the Show-Me-State […]

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Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center report COVID-19 testing tops 1800 individuals

Testing for COVID-19 now tops 1,800 individuals through the efforts of hospitals in Chillicothe and Trenton. That’s an increase of 190 tests during the past week. As of Monday morning, Wright Memorial has tested 508 including 355 from Grundy County, 89 from Mercer County, and 64 from other counties. Hedrick Medical Center has tested 1,298 […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 27 years in prison for trafficking meth with children present in the home

A Monett, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for trafficking methamphetamine at a home with children present. Victor M. De Santiago, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 27 years and four months in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 21, 2019, De Santiago pleaded guilty to one count of […]

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Another 180 tested for COVID-19 by Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center

Another 180 people have received COVID-19 testing in the past week via Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital. Combined, the new total is 1,429. As of Monday morning, June 15, 2020, Wright Memorial has tested 377 including 260 from Grundy County, 66 from Mercer County, 51 from other counties.  Hedrick Medical Center has tested […]

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Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center test another 178 for COVID-19

Another 178 people received COVID-19 testing during the past week in Chillicothe and Trenton. As of Monday morning, the combined number for Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center was 1,249. Wright Memorial has tested 328 people including 228 from Grundy County, 54 from Mercer County, 46 from other counties. Hedrick has tested 921.  That […]

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Wright Memorial, Hedrick Medical Center report more than 1000 tested at all locations

More than one thousand people have received COVID-19 testing through Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital using current criteria to be tested. The combined total of 1,071 tests includes 295 with Wright Memorial and 776 with Hedrick Medical Center. The combined total is an increase of 139 from the figures reported last Tuesday morning. […]