Livingston County COVID testing Rudi Keller-Missouri Independent

COVID-19 surge in north Missouri creates worries for summer as vaccinations decline

(Missouri Independent) – In the last week of April, the Linn County Health Department signaled that the COVID-19 pandemic had cooled enough that it could discontinue weekly reports on new cases. With only three active cases on April 21, the urgency for frequent updates seemed to have passed. But the coronavirus came roaring back this […]

Gas Stations or car-vehicle filling with gas

Audio: Northern Missouri lawmaker warns about shortage of gas stations near Missouri-Iowa border; says It’s a safety issue

A state lawmaker who represents four northern Missouri counties is warning about the lack of gas stations near the Missouri-Iowa border. Newtown State Representative Danny Busick, the Missouri House Special Committee on Small Business vice chair, says regulations make it difficult to operate small gas stations.     But Busick tells our Moberly affiliate KWIX […]

Winter Travel (snow or road)

Winter weather to impact travel; High winds and snow could cause whiteout conditions

A winter storm with accumulating snow and high winds will make driving hazardous starting around midnight and continuing most of the day on Friday, affecting both morning and evening commutes. Forecast snow totals vary with the possibility of blizzard conditions in the northwestern part of the state with the combination of snow and high winds. […]

Winter storm to bear down on northern Missouri on New Year’s Day

A Winter storm is expected to impact the area late Thursday night into Friday bringing accumulating snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Travel conditions will quickly deteriorate. All areas north of Highway 36 in northern Missouri are encompassed by either a Winter Weather Advisory or a Winter Storm Warning. Areas, where lighter snow and ice is […]

Putnam County Hospital 2019

Audio: Former CEO at Putnam County Memorial Hospital Pleads Guilty to $114 million billing scheme

A former executive of a northern Missouri hospital pleaded guilty in federal court in Florida to a $114 million pass-through billing scheme. The Justice Department in Washington says former Putnam County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer David Lane Byrns pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Byrns pleaded […]

Road Construction Ahead

Flooding Damage and Recovery: First flood repair roadway contracts awarded, repairs underway

Roadways in Northwest Missouri sustained significant damage in the floodwaters that first inundated the area in March 2019. In some places, water remains over roadways more than a month later. As floodwaters recede, broken and missing roadways, damaged bridges, debris, drainage issues, and hazardous materials have been left in their wake. The Missouri Highways and […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Governor Mike Parson to discuss flooding at ag day event; Missouri congressional members touring flooded areas

Missouri’s governor is expected to discuss flooding during an Ag Day event Thursday in northern Missouri’s Nelson.      Governor Mike Parson will be hosting his first “Farmer’s Talk” of the 2019 season today at the Christy Farm in Nelson, which is in Saline County. It’s part of the 34th annual KMMO Ag Day hosted […]

Road Closed Due to Flooding

Interstate 29 closed at Mile Marker 110 on Missouri/Iowa border due to flooding

Interstate 29 at Rock Port which is mile marker 110 is closed at the Missouri/Iowa border due to flooding in Iowa. Anyone wanting to use I-29 northbound should use I-35 and then I-80 into Iowa. For more information visit: modot.org/2019-northwest-missouri-flooding Stay informed about Missouri road conditions by using MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, available online at […]

MoDOT Road Work

First portion of 83-mile resurfacing project on Highway 65 complete

A resurfacing project through Mercer, Grundy, Livingston, and Carroll counties is scheduled to start back up sooner than originally expected. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Vance Brothers to resurface approximately 83 miles of U.S. Route 65 between the Iowa border and the Missouri River as well as a small portion of Route […]