Missouri Department of Corrections COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update (DOC)

Missouri Department of Corrections to begin COVID-19 testing at all institutions

In what began Tuesday, May 26, all Missouri Department of Corrections adult institutions started participation in sentinel testing. Now that the testing capacity has increased, the state is positioned for widespread testing of confined populations, which gives us the information we need to stop the virus within each location and keep it from spreading to […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center to offer free antibody testing for COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center of Chillicothe has announced free antibody testing for COVID-19 will be available through private appointments for adult blood draws June 1st, 10th, and 24th. Appointments will be limited to Livingston County residents at this time. Those who already have an appointment will be asked if they would like to add […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Chillicothe man who left the scene of an accident posts bond

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Chillicothe man posted bond after being arrested Tuesday on misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident. Thirty-nine-year-old Philip Burgess’s bond was $2,000 cash only. He is scheduled for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court Tuesday, May 26th. Court documents accuse Burgess of leaving the scene of […]

Missouri Income Tax Form

Audio: Missouri Department of Revenue Director Ken Zellers says “no tax return backlog this year”

The state has received and completed about 2.5 million individual income tax returns. Missouri Department of Revenue Director Ken Zellers says the figure represents a roughly 358,000 decline compared to this time last year.     “I expect it to stay pretty steady. I do not expect a backlog,” says Zellers. “Every year, we process […]

Walter Barton Executed

Walter Barton executed for 1991 murder of southwest Missouri woman; pronounced dead at 6:10 pm

At 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, convicted murderer Walter Barton, 64, was pronounced dead at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre. Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 brutal stabbing death of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler of southwest Missouri’s Ozark. His death makes Missouri the first state in the nation […]

Blood Draw

Livingston County Health Center to offer blood draw clinics in June

The Livingston County Health Center of Chillicothe will offer private appointments for adult blood draws in June, following social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Livingston County residents can schedule appointments for June 1st, 10th, and 24th. A requisition will be required before blood can […]

Absentee Voting

Missouri Legislature gives final approval to absentee ballot legislation; photo ID requirement stripped out

Absentee ballot legislation that expands voting by mail through the rest of 2020 is on its way to Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s desk, after receiving final approval from the House in Jefferson City on Friday evening. The final House vote was 121-24 and came with about 30 minutes to spare before the mandatory 6 p.m. […]

Walter Barton Mugshot

Federal Judge issues stay of execution for convicted Missouri killer set to be executed Tuesday

A federal judge has issued a stay of execution in the case of a convicted southwest Missouri killer, who was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening at the maximum-security prison in Bonne Terre. 64-year-old Walter Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 killing of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler. She managed a mobile home park […]