Food Safety

Mandatory food handler training in Sullivan County to be held virtually

Sullivan County food handlers’ mandatory training for restaurant owners, employees, and food retailers will be held virtually this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sullivan County Health Department Environmentalist Brenda Stewart will teach the course the morning of July 14th at 10 o’clock and the afternoon of July 28th at 1:30. All food handlers must attend […]

Audio: Missouri Congressman Sam Graves says CARES Act has helped rural hospitals in northern Missouri

A congressman who represents northern Missouri says the federal CARES Act has helped rural hospitals in his district. Tarkio Congressman Sam Graves voted for the bipartisan legislation this spring, which included 75-billion dollars for personal protective equipment for health care employees.     Graves who represents 36 counties across northern Missouri, says there is a […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Linn County Health Department reports investigations with local business and wedding at Young’s Lodge

The Linn County Health Department is working on COVID-19 contact investigations. As part of one investigation, the health department has worked with Tastee Treat and its owners Larry and Ethel Head to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The health department notes […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Livingston County Sheriff reports on recent investigations and activities

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released information on recent investigations involving his office. The sheriff’s office worked with the Midland Empire Alcohol Task Force on compliance checks of area alcohol sales. Cox reports investigation resulted in three individuals being cited for alleged violations. The person or persons responsible were cited for alleged supply of […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Audio: More cases of COVID-19 reported in a Missouri Prison

Thirty-eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been identified at Farmington Correctional Center in Farmington, Mo.      The facility in eastern Missouri is still receiving test results, with sentinel testing beginning next week. A total of 42 cases have been connected to the prison. The prison will remain closed to visitors. The Department of Corrections […]

Three Missouri prisons to reopen to visitors this week with restrictions

Starting this Thursday, Algoa Correctional Center in central Missouri’s Jefferson City, South Central Correctional Center in Licking and Chillicothe Correctional Center in northwest Missouri will begin allowing visitors again. Since the spread of the coronavirus, Missouri’s state prisons have been closed to families, friends, and acquaintances of inmates. Restrictions •All visitors must call the facility […]

MoDOT Mowing

Trenton city employee, injured while mowing, passes out; tractor runs into apartment building

A City of Trenton employee received a minor injury while mowing with a street department-owned John Deere utility tractor with a sidearm brush cutter attached.  While attempting to return to the street department barn, police said the tractor also struck and damaged an apartment building on Lord Street. Detective Jerry Smith reports 49-year-old Fred Sowder […]