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Jury convicts two former corrections officers in Missouri of assaulting an Inmate

Two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been convicted by a federal jury of physically assaulting an inmate in violation of his constitutional protection against unreasonable force. “These corrections officers abused their authority by physically assaulting an inmate,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison. “Our Constitution protects every citizen from the use […]

Medicare

Audio: Sixty two Missouri hospitals penalized by Medicare for having high rates of readmissions

Medicare has cut payments to 62 Missouri hospitals for having high rates of readmissions, patient infections, and injuries.     Medicare readmission and safety penalties to 62 Missouri hospitals are as much as three percent per patient, but the average is usually much lower. Kaiser Health News says they are based on Medicare patients who […]

Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson

Dorinda Nicholson “The Pearl Harbor Child” to speak at Grand River Historical Museum Society

Grand River Historical Museum Society will present a fascinating program on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Elk’s Lodge. You can register for dinner at 6:30 or attend only the program at 7:00 p.m. Dorinda Nicholson “The Pearl Harbor Child” will be the speaker. Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson, known as “The Pearl Harbor Child” is an […]

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Audio: New report shows Missouri’s death rate reached record high for sixth straight year

A new state report shows Missouri’s death rate reached a record high for the sixth consecutive year. During a U.S. Senate floor speech, Missouri Republican Josh Hawley says the trend is from drug overdoses, suicides, and crime.     Hawley says the explosion of overdoses, crime and suicides is leading to the collapsed of the […]

Individual Vaping

Authorities report first vaping associated death in Missouri – eighth nationally

A Missouri man in his mid-40s died this week at Mercy Hospital St. Louis due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. This is the first vaping-related death in Missouri and the eighth nationwide. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concluded it was a vaping-related lung injury after lung samples were taken […]

Individual Vaping

Missouri health officials report confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness

To date, nine possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, with two cases confirmed and the remaining seven under investigation. These are amongst the 450 possible cases in 33 of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]

Individual Vaping

Audio: Missouri issues health advisory associated with vaping

The Department of Health and Senior Services has issued a health advisory to providers and partners regarding severe lung disease associated with vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there have now been 193 potential cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping in 22 states from June 28-August 20. The CDC is […]

University Mo Extension

MU Extension in Harrison County to celebrate 100-years with 5K Fun Run and other activities

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Harrison County Extension Council members are inviting people of all ages to help celebrate 100 years of extension service in Harrison County.  Events planned for the day will provide an opportunity for the public to get a closer look at programming available through MU Extension, as well as help raise […]

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri set to begin May 18, 2019

The Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO), founded by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) 32 years ago, will begin on May 18, and continue through Friday, May 31. Law Enforcement officers from around the state will be running the torch to raise awareness for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) and the […]

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri announces new President & CEO

The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) has announced the appointment of Susan Stegeman as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 1, 2019. She will lead the grassroots movement for the empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities in Missouri. Every day, Special Olympics uses the transformative power and joy of sports […]