Drugs

Audio: Representative Vicky Hartzler wants Missouri to institute drug monitoring program

U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler wants Missouri to join the rest of the country in instituting a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Hartzler met with Boone County Hospital officials Tuesday to discuss the opioid epidemic.     Boone County and about half of Missouri’s counties currently participate in a monitoring program established by Saint Louis County […]

USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]

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Hunter Hayes and RaeLynn to perform in Kirksville

Grammy-nominated artist Hunter Hayes, with special guest RaeLynn, will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 in Truman State University’s Pershing Arena. Hayes first debuted his self-titled album in 2011, and since then has released popular hits such as “Invincible,” “I Want Crazy,” “Wanted,” “Dear God” and “One Shot.”  RaeLynn was the highest-selling female country artist […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]

Shopko

Shopko files for bankruptcy, Carrollton store to close

An area Shopko store is to close due to the Green Bay, Wisconsin-based retailer and its subsidiaries filing voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The company’s website provides a list of the 38 stores to close including the Shopko Hometown store in Carrollton. The expected […]