Three area counties announce new cases of COVID-19

Additional positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in area counties. The Livingston County Health Center announces the 12th positive case in Livingston County. The person was symptomatic and will isolate at home for 14 days. Close contacts are being notified. The Linn County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 case. That brings the total number […]

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Audio: 110 pedestrians were killed in Missouri during 2019

State transportation officials are conducting a public awareness campaign about the increasing number of pedestrian deaths in Missouri. State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) child passenger and bike-pedestrian safety coordinator Tara Van Loo says 110 pedestrians were killed in Missouri in 2019. Another 307 suffered serious injuries. She says the top contributing factors were failure to […]

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Grundy County Health Department confirms new case of COVID-19 bringing total cases to 18

The Grundy County Health Department confirms another positive case of COVID-19. That brings Grundy County’s total number of cases to 18. Seven are active. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports that, as of the afternoon of Tuesday, June 23rd, there were 15,577 COVID-19 cases in the state. Nine hundred 66 COVID-19-related deaths […]

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Rabbit show at 2020 Missouri State Fair canceled due to Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

At the direction of the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) State Veterinarian’s office, the Missouri State Fair will not host rabbit shows at the State Fair this August due to Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2). Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that affects both […]

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Tri-County Health Department reports 9th COVID-19 related death in Gentry County

The Tri-County Health Department reports the ninth death of a Gentry County resident related to COVID-19. The resident was a male in his 90s. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported as of the afternoon of Thursday, June 18th that Gentry County had a total of 54 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Tri-County […]

Audio: Pettis County Sheriff writes open letter to citizens about threats made against officers and a child

Protesters held signs Thursday night in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia to show their support for a 25-year-old woman killed last weekend by a Pettis County deputy. Hannah Fizer of Sedalia was shot to death after allegedly threatening to shoot the officer, but a gun was not found in her vehicle. Don Hockaday, a protest organizer, says […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol: No gun found in car of Sedalia woman killed by Pettis County deputy

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators found no weapon inside a vehicle driven by a Missouri woman who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Hannah Fizer, 25, died Saturday night after being shot by a Pettis County deputy following a traffic stop. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, which is investigating […]

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Gentry County reports two additional COVID-19 related deaths; Putnam and Adair county updates COVID cases

Tri-County Health Department in northwest Missouri has confirmed two more deaths in Gentry County due to Covid-19. In a Monday report, Tri-County Health reported the latest are two females – one in her 70’s and the other in her 90’s. This brings to eight the number of deaths because of coronavirus in Gentry County. That […]