Missouri Department of Public Safety Website

Missouri Department of Public Safety: Traffic violations and domestic violence incidents on the rise

The Missouri Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten says highway traffic has picked up since the state has reopened for business But traffic violation numbers have passed those of a normal year—already.     Director Karsten says that violence at home has increased while people have had to stay at home.     Karsten asks residents […]

Weather graphic

Snowfall record set in April, 2020, temperatures below average

The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center says above-normal precipitation is slightly favored during the month of May for much of our area, however, it’s a toss-up near the Missouri-Iowa border where there are equal chances for above, below and normal precipitation. The temperature outlook for the month of May in our entire area shows […]

Missouri State Parks

Audio: Missouri parks to gradually return to normal operations; beach and camping lovers will have to wait

Missouri’s State Parks will gradually return to normal business operations. On Monday, concession-operated lodging, dining, marina, and retail operations will begin reopening at the discretion of the individual concessionaires. Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Carol Comer says park campgrounds and park-run lodging will remain closed.     On May 11, Castlewood, Elephant Rocks, Watkins […]

Unemployment

Audio: Workers who are afraid to go back to work will not qualify for unemployment benefits

Some Missouri businesses are preparing to reopen Monday, and Labor Department Director Anna Hui says Missourians who are afraid of going back to work due to the coronavirus will not qualify for unemployment benefits.     Workers could still request unemployment benefits if they have limited hours. Hui says the department is working to launch […]

Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Missouri Governor supports Trump’s ordering of meatpacking plants to stay open

Despite coronavirus outbreaks among some of the nation’s meatpacking plants, President Trump is expected to order them to stay open. At least 3,000 workers among 48 meatpacking plants around the country have tested positive for the virus. Governor Parson agrees with the president’s move.     The state is testing workers this week at meat […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson announces first phase of “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan” beginning May 4, 2020

Governor Mike Parson announced the first phase of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan outlining how Missouri will gradually begin to reopen economic and social activity on Monday, May 4, 2020.  Governor Parson was joined by Missouri Hospital Association President and CEO Herb Kuhn, MO HealthNet Director Todd Richardson, Missouri Department of Economic Development Director […]

Governor Parson signs executive order 2009 extending State of Emergency in Missouri

As the state prepares to move into the economic recovery phase of COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson today signed Executive Order 20-09 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through June 15, 2020.  Governor Parson initially declared the state of emergency on March 13 with the signing of Executive Order 20-02. Since that time, over 450 […]

Smithfield Plant in Milan

Workers at Smithfield’s Milan plant file lawsuit over health concerns

Workers at the pork processing plant in Milan are suing their employer, accusing the company of not doing enough to protect their health. The New York Times has reported that an anonymous worker at Smithfield’s plant in Milan, along with a non-profit called the Rural Community Workers Alliance, had filed the suit Thursday in the United States […]

Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Governor Parson says almost every Missouri business will be able to reopen May 4

Governor Parson says almost every Missouri business will be able to reopen its doors on  May 4.  During a virtual coronavirus briefing, the governor says he’s developing policies and guidelines for communities to follow.     St. Louis City, St. Louis County have indefinitely extended their stay-at-home orders. Kansas City’s runs until May 15.

University of Washington

Trenton native to receive Doctorate of Philosophy in Biochemistry

Trenton High School graduate Brianna Rose King will earn her Doctorate of Philosophy in Biochemistry from the University of Washington next month. She will present her thesis, ”The Role of Microtubule -Associated Proteins in Microtubule Nucleation and Organization” on May 5 in Seattle. While pursuing her Ph.D., she received the Graduate Research Fellowships Program honorable […]