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DEA announces new initiative called “Project Wave Breaker” to disrupt flow of fentanyl into the United States

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Project Wave Breaker, to disrupt the flow of deadly fentanyl into the United States. Project Wave Breaker will direct interdiction, enforcement, and outreach efforts to high-impact areas to disrupt the flow of fentanyl in and around the United States. The initiative will also employ analytical intelligence assets […]

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Unemployment Rates: Five area counties above state average while eleven counties are below state average

Five area counties have unemployment rates above the state average while eleven others are below the statewide rate for February, the most recent month available. The Missouri unemployment rate average is 5%. Above that mark are Linn County at 7.8%, Caldwell at 6.0%, Clinton and Sullivan counties are 5.7%, and Carroll County is 5.2%. Unemployment […]

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Audio: 18-year-old Missouri boy heads to prison for 10 years for sex crimes involving an 11 year old girl.

A Missouri teenager has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting to raping an 11-year-old girl who later gave birth to a baby as a result of the attack.     18-year-old Norvin L. Lopez-Cante, of St. Charles, pleaded guilty to statutory rape and incest in a plea deal with prosecutors.  Lopez-Cante was […]

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Hawley and colleagues demand answers on Biden’s Department of Homeland Security deportation moratorium

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and eleven Senate colleagues pushed back on a deportation moratorium proposed by President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security, which will prevent the removal of the vast majority of illegal immigrants with final orders of removal–including dangerous criminals–from the United States. The moratorium was proposed in a January 21 memorandum issued […]

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Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

Coronavirus Update

Livingston County reports 4 COVID-19 deaths; cases of COVID-19 rise by 22 across four counties

The Livingston County Health Center reported four COVID-19-related deaths on January 12th, bringing the total to 41. There were seven new cases for a total of 1,242. Seventy-two cases are active, with 40 community actives, 25 facility actives, and seven school actives. Eleven current COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported for Livingston County. Eight more COVID-19 cases […]

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Emergency Snow Route Ordinance in Trenton goes into effect at midnight tonight

Trenton’s emergency snow route ordinance will go into effect the night of December 29th, so snow can be cleared from streets designated as emergency snow routes. Vehicles are prohibited from parking on streets designated with signs as emergency snow routes during the hours the ordinance is in place from midnight until 7 o’clock on the […]

Coronavirus Update

Area counties report 53 new cases of COVID-19 and 70 COVID-19 related deaths

COVID-19 cases have increased by 12 in Harrison County since December 16th, which the health department says brings the total 584. Active cases went up by eight to 43. Eleven COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Harrison County. The Putnam County Health Department reports 11 new COVID-19 cases were added on December 17th, making the […]

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Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri to grant CARES funds to senior centers

In collaboration with the CARES Act, the Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri plans to present local senior centers with grants for $10,000. Eleven senior centers will benefit from the $10,000 grants, one each in Caldwell, Grundy, Harrison, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan counties, and one grant for each of the two centers located […]

Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update: 1 new death, 13 cases in Livingston County, 11 cases in Harrison County, 8 in Linn County, 1 in Mercer County

The Livingston County Health Center announces another resident died due to COVID-19, which brings the total number of deaths to 24. Thirteen cases were also added for a total of 904. Seventy-five cases are active, with 49 in the community, 17 facility actives, and nine school actives. There are eight current hospitalizations for Livingston County. […]

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Grundy County Health Department reports 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

The Grundy County Health Department on Saturday evening reported an additional eleven cases of COVID-19 in the county compared to Friday’s update. Despite the additional cases, the number of active cases declined. There have been 714 cases of COVID-19 in Grundy County since testing began with 526 cases confirmed and 188 are probable. There were […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Livingston and Sullivan County report COVID-19 related deaths; Harrison County 20 new cases; Linn County 13 new cases of COVID-19

The Sullivan County Health Department confirms an additional death due to COVID-19, bringing the total to eight. Three additional cases have also been confirmed, which makes that total 631. There are 42 active cases and four active probable cases for Sullivan County. The Livingston County Health Center announces another death related to COVID-19, making the […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update: Livingston County reports 1 death, 11 new cases; Caldwell County 52 cases; 4 cases in Mercer County

The Livingston County Health Center announces an additional COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 19. Eleven new cases were also added for a total of 746. Of the 79 active cases, 56 are in the community, 15 are in facilities, and eight are in schools. There are 20 COVID-19-related hospitalizations for Livingston County. COVID-19 cases […]

Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update: 61 cases, 1 death in Caldwell County; eleven cases reported in Harrison County; 20 cases in Livingston County

One additional COVID-19-related death and 61 cases have been reported in Caldwell County since November 12th. The health department reports four total deaths and 408 cases. Three hundred fifty-five cases have been confirmed, and 53 are probable. The number of active cases decreased by 24 to 70. Three hundred thirty-four cases have recovered. Eleven more […]

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Livingston County reports 11 new cases of COVID-19, Harrison County 10 and 7 cases reported in Caldwell County

Eleven new COVID-19 cases have been added in Livingston County, bringing the total to 501. The health center reports 61 of the cases are active, with 54 in the community and seven at schools. All of the school cases are from Tina-Avalon or Hale, with several connected to a basketball tournament at Hale on October […]