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Missouri offers free community COVID-19 tests for 6 more counties

As part of the state’s COVID-19 community sampling efforts, six additional counties will host testing events. The goal is to test nearly 10,000 people over a 10-day period in Boone, Cape Girardeau, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson, and St. Charles Counties. Jackson County May 26-30, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Silverstein Eye Center Arena, Independence St. Charles County May […]

Pedestrian accident

Salisbury woman life-flighted to hospital after running into path of SUV

A pedestrian received serious injuries when she ran into the path of a sports utility vehicle Saturday afternoon in Keytesville. 19-year old Joscylnn Beck of Salisbury was flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia. The driver of the vehicle, 54-year old Christina Thomas of Richmond, was not reported hurt. The accident happened at […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of May 25, 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 May 25 – 31. MoDOT will halt temporary lane closures throughout the state to accommodate an increase in traffic due to the Memorial Day holiday. Most temporary lane closures […]

Police Standoff

Kirksville Police diffuse incident following domestic disturbance call

The Kirksville Police Department reports it peacefully defused a barricaded suspect in the area of Ely and Pierce streets Thursday. A 46 year old white male from Kirksville was taken into custody following the incident in reference to a domestic disturbance. The police have not released the person’s name. Officers responded to a report of […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces new hospitalist program

Carroll County Memorial Hospital of Carrollton has announced a new hospitalist program will begin June 1st. A hospitalist is someone who specializes in the care of patients who have to be hospitalized. The hospital reports the program will provide consistent, full-time patient care of the duration of a patient’s hospital stay. It will help remove […]

Brian Dean Preszler

Princeton man charged with sex-related felonies bound over to Division One of court

A case was bound over to Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week for a Princeton man charged with sex-related felonies stemming from an alleged incident in early February. The Mercer County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports Brian Dean Preszler is scheduled for arraignment June 10th. Online court information shows he has been charged […]

Lawsuit

Missouri Attorney General files lawsuit against Branson business for inflated mask prices, deceptive sales practices

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Branson-area business, Tuning Element, LLC, for alleged price gouging and misrepresentations regarding face masks and respirators it began selling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The markups included 5-layer KN95 masks for $20 each; 3-layer KN95 masks for $15 each; and 50-count boxes […]