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Free COVID-19 antibody testing for first responders to be offered in Gallatin

Free COVID-19 antibody testing will be available for first responders at the Daviess County Health Department of Gallatin later this month. Antibody testing screens the blood for a previous infection or exposure of COVID-19. Testing will be done June 29th from 8 o’clock to noon for doctors, nurses, firefighters, emergency medical services, and police officers. […]

Motorcycle Crash

Atlanta man injured after being ejected from dirt bike on Island Avenue

The Highway Patrol reports an Atlanta, Missouri man sustained moderate injuries as a result of being ejected from the dirt bike he drove three miles west of Atlanta Thursday morning. An ambulance transported 39-year-old Michael Nay to the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. The dirt bike traveled west on Island Avenue before losing control, […]

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Drive-through COVID-19 testing in Chillicothe expanded to first responders

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe have announced an expansion in their drive-through COVID-19 testing at the former Washington Street Food and Drink in Chillicothe to first responders in Grundy and Livingston counties who meet testing criteria. First responders include police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians. The hospitals […]

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Local testing sites announce number of individuals tested for COVID-19

Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital COVID-19 testing numbers were announced via marketing and public relations director Jordan Ferguson of Trenton. According to Ferguson, the testing results collectively include those administered at the hospitals in Chillicothe and Trenton as well as the drive-through testing clinic on Highway 65 in Chillicothe. The drive through testing […]

Unemployment

Governor Parson announces implementation of $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program

Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security (DES) has received its first operational guidance related to the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The FPUC does not include any provisions or benefits […]

Health News

State of Missouri recruiting medical personnel to boost COVID-19 response across state

Additional medical professionals are needed by hospitals across Missouri to help meet the challenges posed by COVID-19. To supplement the state’s current health care workforce, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start Division are teaming up to recruit medical professionals not currently […]

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Stay-At-Home Order: What you can and cannot do during the Missouri Governor’s directive

To further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Missouri, Governor Parson directed Dr. Randall Williams, Director of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to issue a Stay at Home Order which is effective April 6, 2020. This Order directs all Missourians to avoid leaving their residences unless necessary and to practice social distancing when […]

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Three from Macon injured in crash on Jet Road

Three Macon residents sustained injuries when a car overturned near Macon on Friday afternoon. An ambulance transported driver 18-year-old Chloe Dailey to the Samaritan Hospital of Macon with moderate injuries. Passengers 18-year-old Kristeena Jaecques and 20-year-old James Yearwood sustained minor injuries and refused treatment at the crash scene. The car traveled east on Jet Road […]

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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 […]