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Missouri in line for $4.5 billion from federal stimulus bill

(Missouri Independent) – Last spring, as Missouri businesses shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, Gov. Mike Parson warned that the state was headed for the worst financial crunch since the 2008 recession. Ten months later, Parson presented a budget plan that anticipates a $1.1 billion surplus on July 1, the biggest in state history. And if the $1.9 trillion pandemic […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Governor reminds Missouri residents to check Missouri Vaccine Navigator for COVID vaccination events

Governor Parson provided an update on site locations for the state’s COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and local health care partners.  “DHSS, the Missouri National Guard, SEMA, and local partners remain dedicated to our shared goal of getting […]

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COVID-19 mass vaccination events for February 15 – 19th canceled due to weather

Just one day after announcing locations for this week’s mass COVID vaccination event, Governor Mike Parson announced that all COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, and State Emergency Management Agency scheduled for February 15-19, 2021, are being canceled in the interest of safety due […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Governor Parson extends heating fuel deliveries by executive order

Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 21-03 temporarily relaxing hours of service regulations for commercial motor vehicles transporting residential heating fuels.     “With unseasonably cold temperatures impacting much of the state and nation, the demand for heating fuel only continues to rise. This has resulted in significant delays in the distribution of residential heating […]

Audio: Rhonda Vincent to be inducted into Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, February 6th

After a delay of nearly one year because of COVID-19 precautions regarding large crowds, country and bluegrass singer and musician Rhonda Vincent will be inducted on Saturday into the membership of the historic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.  The ceremony is scheduled during the Saturday night show which begins at 7 o’clock. Rhonda Vincent, an […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 4-years without parole for illegal firearm and making threatening phone call to airport

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm and for making a threatening phone call that caused disruption at the Springfield National Airport. Dustin B. Gowens, 39, of Springfield was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to four years in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 22, 2020, […]

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Audio: Final two southeast Missouri jail escapees captured in Denver area

The U.S. Marshals say the final two jail escapees from southeast Missouri’s Iron County have been captured in Colorado.     The U.S. Marshals say Dwight Abernathie was captured Sunday at a Denver-area Walmart after trying to shoplift from the store. Samuel Gillam was captured Monday at a Denver Salvation Army homeless shelter. It’s unclear […]

Winter Travel (snow or road)

Winter weather to impact travel; High winds and snow could cause whiteout conditions

A winter storm with accumulating snow and high winds will make driving hazardous starting around midnight and continuing most of the day on Friday, affecting both morning and evening commutes. Forecast snow totals vary with the possibility of blizzard conditions in the northwestern part of the state with the combination of snow and high winds. […]