Winter Weather Advisory issued for areas outlined in blue

Winter Weather Advisory issued for northern Missouri until Tuesday morning

Winter returns to northern Missouri today with snow, freezing temperatures, and wind. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in place for all counties in northern Missouri until 1 am Tuesday Morning.  The exception is Scotland and Knox counties, which are excluded from the advisory.  Snow with some mixed precipitation is expected with total snow accumulations […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

White House coronavirus task force ramps up recommendations for Missouri: wear masks and close bars

The latest report from the White House coronavirus task force has elevated its recommendations for Missouri. Missouri currently has the 10th highest case rate in the country. According to the August 30 report, the numbers are jumping in the college towns – and so are the bars and parties—so the task force also says “Bars […]

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Audio: EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water

Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Human Services continues to urge flu vaccination

Flu activity is currently widespread throughout Missouri. 11,171 cases of influenza have been reported in Missouri so far. 11 people have died from influenza-associated illness this season. Nationally, influenza activity remains high, and forecasts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that it will remain elevated for several more weeks. As of […]

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Missouri math teacher presented national Milken Educator Award

Oakland Middle School eighth grade math teacher Melissa Fike was presented the national Milken Educator Award today by Milken Educator Awards Senior Program Director Greg Gallagher and Missouri Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Dr. Margie Vandeven. The recognition comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize for winners. Only one teacher from each participating state […]

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Second vaping-associated death reported in Missouri

A Missouri woman in her mid-50s died last week with her death being associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products. This is the second vaping-related death in Missouri.  Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), in discussion with the person’s treating physicians, concluded that vaping was a contributing factor to the female’s […]

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Authorities report first vaping associated death in Missouri – eighth nationally

A Missouri man in his mid-40s died this week at Mercy Hospital St. Louis due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. This is the first vaping-related death in Missouri and the eighth nationwide. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concluded it was a vaping-related lung injury after lung samples were taken […]

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Missouri health officials report confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness

To date, nine possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, with two cases confirmed and the remaining seven under investigation. These are amongst the 450 possible cases in 33 of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]