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 […]

Congested Roads (traffic)

Audio: 1.1 million Missourians to travel during Thanksgiving holiday time

About 1.1 million Missourians are projected to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday time. Triple-A Missouri auto club spokesman Mike Right says several reasons impact the roughly 4.7-percent increase from last year.     About 54.3 million Americans are traveling by planes, trains, and automobiles during this Thanksgiving holiday.     Mike Right with Triple-A says  Missouri gas […]

Emergency Blood Shortage

Red Cross reports severe blood shortage

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood […]