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Grants available to help local public safety agencies address COVID-19

Public safety agencies in the Western District of Missouri are eligible for more than $3.2 million in Department of Justice grants announced today to aid their response to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, authorized by the recent stimulus legislation, will allow eligible state and local and […]

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Chillicothe officials close facilities in city parks system

By executive order from Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly, several facilities in the Chillicothe Parks System will close to public use effective immediately due to concerns of COVID-19 and in line with city, county, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations. Chillicothe playgrounds, fitness equipment, shelter houses, and restroom facilities will be closed until further notice. The […]

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Grundy County Commission presented updates on COVID-19 from various agencies

The Grundy County Commission heard reports on Tuesday regarding COVID-19. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs said Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Declaration 4490 is now open, and applications are due by April 25th. The major disaster declaration regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Missouri was declared Thursday and involves public assistance being used to […]

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Caldwell County joins the ranks of those issuing “Stay at Home” order

The Caldwell County Health Department has issued a “Stay at Home” Public Health Emergency Order to try to keep COVID-19 out of the county. There are no known or confirmed positive cases in Caldwell County but confirmed cases have been reported in Harrison, Livingston, Clinton, and Ray counties. The order is to remain in place […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System accepting donations of protective equipment

Saint Luke’s Health System is accepting donations of personal protective equipment to help health care professionals stay safe and healthy as they provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Personal protective equipment is “highly specialized gear that minimizes the exposure of hazards that can cause workplace injuries or illnesses.” Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital prepared for COVID-19 response should it be needed

Wright Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Schieber says hospital employees are working together as a team and are well prepared to deal with COVID-19. Protections are in place at the hospital at Trenton for patients, employees, and the community. He notes Wright Memorial has an adequate supply of personal protective equipment for its employees […]

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Attorney General issues cease and desist letter to Missouri man price gouging on N95 masks

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued a cease and desist letter to a Springfield area man who was confirmed, after investigation, to be selling N95 masks at inflated prices in the Springfield area. Attorney General Schmitt’s office opened an investigation in response to a report of possible price gouging by a report from TV station […]

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Hospitalized inmate at WRDCC in St. Joseph tests positive for COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Corrections has received notification that an offender has tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. This notification marks the first reported case of COVID-19 among MODOC offenders. There are no reported cases of COVID-19 among staff. The offender is currently being treated at a Kansas City area hospital, where he […]

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Patrol arrests Missouri man for promoting child pornography

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control have announced the arrest of David K. Winton, 57, of Jasper, Missouri, for promoting child pornography. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Patrol was assisted by […]

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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 […]