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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of August 10, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of August 10 – 16. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 positive individual reported attending service at Lifepoint Church in Chillicothe

The Livingston County Health Center announces it received notification of a confirmed COVID-19 positive individual who attended the second service at the Lifepoint Church in Chillicothe Sunday, August 2nd. Individuals who were in attendance are asked to monitor themselves for symptoms and do their best to stay isolated from others for 14 days. If someone […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education amends attendance policy

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approved an amendment to the attendance policy the evening of Thursday, August 6th after discussion of COVID-19 planning. All student absences will be excused with parent notification. The change was made so families would use the symptom checklist to screen students at home without fear of running out of […]

Calamity Jane Days

Calamity Jane Days set for September in Princeton; several regular events canceled

Calamity Jane Days will be held in Princeton next month. Princeton Chamber of Commerce President Amy Cool says activities September 18th through 20th will be adjusted to support and allow for social distancing. A few regular events have been canceled because they are not social distancing friendly, however, there will still be live bands, music, […]

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Additional cases of COVID-19 reported in four northern Missouri counties

Additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in area counties. The Linn County Health Department’s bi-weekly report shows nine COVID-19 cases have been added since Monday, August 3rd. That brings the county’s total number to 55. Thirteen cases are under isolation precaution, and 39 have been removed from isolation. There have been two antibody positive […]

Deadly Crash

One dead, one life-flighted in fatal crash west of Bethany

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash involving three vehicles late Thursday afternoon two miles west of Bethany. According to the Highway Patrol, 68-year-old Diane Gibson of New Hampton was pronounced dead at the scene. Receiving serious injuries was another driver, 55-year-old Lesa Gard of Bethany. She was flown by medical […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man involved in shootout sentenced to 5 years in prison for illegal firearm

A Missouri, man who was involved in a shoot-out on Troost Avenue and subsequently convicted in a separate murder case was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm. Malliek D. Haynes, 27, of Grandview was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to five years in federal prison without parole. The […]

Dark Web

Missouri man pleads guilty to attempting to purchase chemical weapon on the Dark Web

A Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to attempting to purchase a chemical weapon, capable of killing hundreds of people, on the dark web with Bitcoin. Jason William Siesser, 45, of Columbia, Missouri pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. to one count of attempting to acquire a chemical weapon and […]

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Livingston County receives notice of confirmed COVID-19 case who attended Southwest Livingston football practice

The Livingston County Health Center reports it received notification of three additional positive cases of COVID-19. That brings Livingston County’s cumulative total to 59 cases. Nine are active, and 50 have been removed from isolation. The individuals have been instructed to isolate themselves at home. Close contacts are being notified. Livingston County Health Center has […]

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New cases of COVID-19 reported in three area counties

Additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in area counties. The Sullivan County Health Department confirms four additional positive cases of COVID-19. That brings Sullivan County’s total to 139 with six active. The new positive cases have been determined to be community related. The Caldwell County Health Department reports the county has 44 COVID-19 cases, […]

Medicaid

What does Medicaid expansion mean for Missourians

Missourians on Tuesday voted to pass Amendment 2, an amendment to the state’s constitution which will expand the pool of people who are eligible to receive Medicaid. Medicaid is a state and federally funded program to provide health care for low-income Americans. Missouri’s Medicaid program is called ‘MO HealthNet.’ Under current restrictions, Missourians are only […]

Election Results

August 4th Primary Election results in northern Missouri

Grundy County will have a new commissioner at the first of the year following Businessman Brad Chumbley’s victory Tuesday evening in the Republican primary. Chumbley received 442 votes to defeat two others. Incumbent Joe Brinser had 296 votes and challenger Martha Roberts received 245. There’s no Democratic opponent for Chumbley in the November general election. […]