Missouri Department of Conservation confirms 46 new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease

The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed 46 new cases of chronic wasting disease from its monitoring and testing efforts for the 2019-2020 CWD surveillance year. The new cases include eight each in Linn and Macon counties and three in Adair County. The new findings bring the total number of cases in Missouri to 162. […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson highlights “Show-Me-Strong” Recovery Pillars as Missouri prepares to reopen today

“I want to assure Missourians that we are prepared,” Governor Parson said. “The overall trends in the data show that we have met the four pillars, and we are ready to safely reopen Missouri.” The “Show Me Strong Recovery” Pillars are designed to give Missouri a benchmark for moving forward: Expand the testing capacity and volume in […]

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Sullivan County Health Department confirms first positive case of COVID-19

The Sullivan County Health Department confirms the first positive case of COVID-19 in the county. The health department reports a private laboratory tested the specimen, and the person is practicing self-isolation to decrease the risk of exposing others. No other information about the patient will be provided to maintain confidentiality. The Sullivan County Health Department […]

Missouri National Guard

Food banks throughout the state assisted by Missouri National Guard

The Missouri National Guard is supporting community food banks in unloading deliveries, sorting, packing, delivery, and distribution of food. Food banks and pantries typically use volunteers to fill orders but have seen a significant decrease in available help, while also seeing an increased need from families affected by COVID-19 for food assistance. “It’s really nice […]

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Linn County Health Department now reports 3rd case of COVID-19

Linn County has reported its third positive test for the COVID-19. The health department on Sunday said an individual is self-isolating to decrease the possibility of exposing others, but no other information is being released. On Saturday, the Linn County Health Department had announced its second positive case of COVID-19. That person, according to the […]

Coronavirus Update

Linn County Health Department confirms first case of COVID-19

The Linn County Health Department has confirmed the first positive case of the Coronavirus. The test result came from a private lab. The health department of Linn County reports the patient is self-isolating to decrease the risk of exposing others. The department also stated it will provide no other information regarding the report. The health […]

WIC Women Infant Children

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains operating in Missouri during COVID-19 crisis

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Local agencies continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to control […]

St Joseph News Press

Saint Joseph News-Press goes to 4-day distribution of physical copies, online edition to continue daily

The Saint Joseph News-Press reports it will decrease the number of days it prints and distributes a physical copy of the newspaper to four days a week. Newspaper executives told employees Friday the publication will still publish a newspaper online and its e-Edition every day. NPG Newspapers Chief Operating Officer Stacey Hill says the News-Press […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen vote to move forward with Mid-States for installation of fiber optic cable

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen voted Monday evening to move forward with negotiations and drafting of a contract with Mid-States Services, LLC for fiber installation and rental of electrical poles within the City of Gallatin. Mid-States proposed using Gallatin’s electrical system poles to install the fiber throughout the city at an annual per electrical pole […]

Handcuffs on Money

Law enforcement seizures total $5.9 million in 2019 under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a compilation of property seizures made under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) in 2019. The Auditor’s report shows law enforcement officials seized an estimated $5.9 million worth of property in 493 seizures. Those were decreases from 2018 when law enforcement officials seized approximately $9.1 million worth of […]