Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Parson defends Missouri taking different approach than recommended by White House Task Force

Missouri’s approach to COVID-19 does not completely match up with the recommendations made by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The most recent report leaked to the public was from September 6 and recommended a statewide mask requirement and closing bars. The report said Missouri is in the red zone for cases, with the 10th […]

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COVID-19: Virus claims the life of first individual in Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson has announced Missouri’s first death from the coronavirus. During a press conference outside his Capitol office in Jefferson City, Parson says the casualty involves someone from the Columbia area in mid-Missouri. The governor was joined at the press conference by Columbia Mayor Brian Treece and by MU Health Care chief clinical officer […]

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Governor Parson signs “Lyndon’s Law” to help keep highway, emergency workers safe

Missouri highway, utility workers and emergency responders will be safer as a result of legislation signed into law today by Gov. Mike Parson. House Bill 499, also known as “Lyndon’s Law,” authorizes the Missouri Department of Revenue to revoke the driver’s license of anyone who hits a highway or utility worker in a work zone […]

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UPDATE: Chillicothe firefighters extricate individual from car on Highway 36

An out of state resident was injured Wednesday during the noon hour in a traffic crash that involved a car that had overturned at the east edge of Chillicothe. Chillicothe Police and Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services responded to the single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 36 near the Blackwell Creek. The car was driven […]

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Pipeline Association of Missouri to hold public meetings in Chillicothe and Kirksville

The Pipeline Association of Missouri, in cooperation with the Missouri Emergency Response Commission, is having public meetings next month in Chillicothe and Kirksville for local emergency responders who have pipelines within jurisdictions. Meetings are March 20th at the Comfort Inn Suites in Chillicothe and the following day, March 21st, at the Days Inn of Kirksville. […]

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Aging in Place to host presentation for seniors at Livingston County Health Center

Aging in Place, an initiative of the Livingston County Health Center is hosting an event on Wednesday, February 27th at 10 a.m. in their classroom, to educate area residents about things they can do to help improve their own outcome in emergency situations. Jonathon Nolan, Firefighter/Paramedic at the Chillicothe Fire Department, will be presenting a […]

Charges Filed

Two women in Trenton arrested on felony assault charges

Two women were arrested by police Saturday as a result of alleged altercations in Trenton that authorities say injured two other individuals. Three felony counts were filed against both 29-year-old Kelly Jean McClure of Trenton and 29-year-old Colby Marie Jackson of Wheeling. The charges were filed Sunday by new Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney Kelly Puckett. […]

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Audio: Missouri emergency responders urge hunters to use boating app for locating purposes

Missouri’s 9-1-1 dispatchers want hunters to use a summertime Smartphone boating app while they’re out in the woods. In a promotional video, Osage Beach Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer says the software called “Raft Up” will help emergency responders find people on land and water.     Linda Clemons with Camden County in mid-Missouri says the […]

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State Emergency Management Agency training to take place in area communities

Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs has shared a list of upcoming State Emergency Management Agency training that will soon take place. Courses in the area include an eight-hour Hazmat IQ Training to explain a response tool that incorporates a series of job aids called Smart Charts, which enable responders to handle an incident […]

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Emergency responders extricate Trenton man from wreckage in crash east of Trenton

A Trenton resident is hospitalized in Kansas City following a Highway 6 crash Tuesday evening near Trenton that involved a pickup truck and a big rig. The highway patrol listed injuries as serious for 24-year-old Jordin Curtis who was flown by Lifeflight Eagle helicopter to the Truman Medical Center in Independence.  The report indicated Curtis […]

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Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week, November 13-19

Every minute of everyday emergency responders across Missouri work tirelessly to help save lives at the scene of traffic incidents.  Across the country every year hundreds of emergency responders representing fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, towing and transportation agencies are struck and either injured or killed while responding.  The Federal Highway Administration has declared […]