Coronavirus

Missouri to get rapid COVID-19 tests for long term care centers and schools

The federal government plans to deliver more than 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests around the country. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) spokesperson Mallory McGowin says long term care centers and higher education and K-12 schools will be at the top of the priority list. She expects the tests to come to Missouri […]

Economy

Survey shows economy improving in Missouri and Midwest

The economic picture is brightening for both Missouri and the Midwest. Creighton University’s August survey of supply managers and business leaders across the nine-state region finds the financial situation slowly improving. Economist Ernie Goss of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska says the survey’s leading economic indicator for the region climbed. “The index from that survey […]

Governor Parson announces $1M grant to Urban League of St. Louis to expand violent crime de-escalation program

Governor Mike Parson announced a $1 million grant to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. for the expansion of the Serving Our Streets Initiative. This initiative drives at the heart of violent crime in St. Louis by focusing on community outreach and direct engagement with citizens in the highest crime and poverty areas. […]

Operation Legend 2020

Attorney General William P. Barr announces updates on Operation Legend

At a press conference in Chicago today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced updates on Operation Legend, a law enforcement initiative launched in Kansas City, Mo., in July and since expanded to eight more cities. Since the operation’s launch, there have been more than 2,000 arrests, including defendants who have been charged in state and […]

Job Opening or Now Hiring or Employment

State offers free training to 1,000 Missourians unemployed by COVID-19

The state is offering free online courses to 1,000 Missourians laid off or furloughed because of COVID-19. In a press release, the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development says it has partnered with CompTIA, a nonprofit trade association, to provide the on-demand schooling. Enrollment is open through December 4 and the work can […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission approves project agreement with Sullivan County

The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission (MHTC) approved a project agreement between the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and Sullivan County to provide up to $9.2 million in a local match for the $13.4 Million BUILD Grant for road and bridge infrastructure around the East Locust Creek Reservoir. While work remains to secure a Grant […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

With continued spread of COVID-19, Wright Memorial Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, revise visitor guidelines

With the continued spread of COVID-19, Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital have revised their visitor guidelines to further protect patients and care team members. The new visitor guidelines fall in line with the Saint Luke’s Kansas City area hospitals as ‘Level 4 Restricted.’ Level 4 Restricted visitor guidelines restrict visitors to one visitor […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Update: Trenton R-9 Superintendent releases update on COVID-19 quarantined individuals within district

The Trenton R-9 School District has released an update on its schools, staff, and students in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Mike Stegman reports there have been three cases where the district had a positive Coronavirus event within classrooms. Therefore, three classes of students are deemed to be close contacts and have a directive […]