Prescription Drugs in Missouri

Audio: Missouri’s Governor to sign prescription drug monitoring program on Capitol lawn in Jefferson City

The governor will sign prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation into law Monday (today)  in Jefferson City, making Missouri the 50th and final state to have the PDMP program. Governor Mike Parson (R) plans to sign bipartisan PDMP legislation from State Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City) and State Rep. Travis Smith (R-Dora) Monday afternoon, on the Missouri Capitol lawn […]

Annual Banquet

Audio: Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce holds annual banquet; recognizes Pillars of the Community, Businesses of the Year

At the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on June 4, President Debbie Carman reviewed the last year and acknowledged that plans had been made to hold the banquet in March 2020, and then COVID-19 came along.     Carman said it was a tough year, but “the show must go on.” The community […]

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Audio: Human remains found in Rock Bridge State Park verified as that of Mengqi Ji

Authorities say human remains found in Columbia’s Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in late March have been verified to be those of a missing woman. Reporter David Gaines from our Columbia affiliate KFRU has the update.     Columbia Police held a press conference Tuesday verifying the remains belong to Mengqi Ji, who was last […]

Janssen Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Audio: 15 million doses of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine ruined. How will that affect Missouri’s supply?

Workers at a Baltimore plant accidentally mixed up ingredients – ruining about 15-million doses of Johnson and Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine. The state plans to host a mega vaccination event next week in southwest Missouri’s Springfield with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. During a Capitol press conference, Missouri Health Department Director Randall Williams explains if the […]

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Audio: Human remains believed to be Mengqi Ji discovered in Missouri’s Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Human remains believed to be those of a missing Columbia woman have been found in a mid-Missouri state park.      Columbia resident Mengqi Ji has been missing since October 2019, and authorities have searched a river near Boonville for her remains several times. During a Thursday evening press conference, Columbia Police announced that a […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Passenger of truck life-flighted to Research Hospital after being struck by vehicle

A Lexington man received serious injuries when he got out of a truck and was hit by the vehicle when the driver accidentally accelerated. Sixty-year-old Ronald Mings, a passenger in the truck, was flown by medical helicopter to Research Hospital in Kansas City. The accident happened Saturday afternoon south of Richmond as the truck was […]

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Audio: Dentists say “Keep a regular schedule of care during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent future dental issues”

During Children’s Dental Health Month, dentists are urging folks to keep up a regular schedule of care to prevent future dental issues, unless they live in an area with uncontrolled or high community spread of COVID-19.  By age five, nearly half of all children have at least one cavity – but in the last year, […]

Covid-19 vaccine

Carroll County Memorial Hospital to open waiting list for COVID-19 vaccine

Carroll County Memorial Hospital is registered as a COVID-19 Vaccinator. CCMH is now accepting names for our COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist. To see if you qualify for vaccination at this time, please visit the state’s website, www.MOstopsCovid.com. After reviewing, if you still have questions, please direct them to [email protected] To be placed on the CCMH waitlist, […]

Accidental Shooting

Accidental shooting near Spickard sends man to KC hospital via air ambulance

Grundy County Sheriff Rodney Herring reports a man from an area northwest of Spickard sustained a non-life-threatening injury after accidentally shooting himself on January 28th. An ambulance transported the man to the Trenton Airport before an air ambulance took him to a Kansas City hospital. The individual said he was putting a flashlight on a […]

Covid-19 vaccine

Carroll County Memorial Hospital to vaccinate critical healthcare infrastructure

Carroll County Memorial Hospital is registered as a COVID-19 Vaccinator through the State of Missouri, however, CCMH does not have vaccines available for the general public at this time. “At this point, we have not received a shipment directly to CCMH,” said Jeff Tindle, CCMH CEO. “We have been very lucky to have partnering hospitals […]

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Website

CDC awards Missouri public water systems for fluoridation quality

Nineteen community water systems have been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in drinking water to a level that is effective for preventing tooth decay. The award recognizes those communities that achieved excellence in community water fluoridation by maintaining […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council accepts bids for health, dental and vision insurance, set salaries for city officials

The Chillicothe City Council accepted a bid for health, dental, and vision insurance last the evening of November 30th. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the insurance was renewed for city employees with a five percent rate increase, however, the deductible was changed, so the city will save $40,000 year. The council set the salaries of […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen, with lengthy agenda, approve ordinance related to commercial structures billed for utility cost

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance on November 23rd establishing rules related to multiple-unit commercial structures to be billed for utility cost of service. City Clerk Hattie Rains explains the ordinance provides a definition and acknowledges that multiple units within the same commercial structure would have to adhere to additional cost of service […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]