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Audio: Hawley blocks quick confirmation of Homeland Security head Alejandro Mayorkas

Sen. Josh Hawley said Tuesday that he would block a procedural move to bypass full committee consideration of the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to lead DHS.     “Mr. Mayorkas has not adequately explained how he will enforce federal law and secure the southern border given President-elect Biden’s promise to roll back major enforcement and […]

City of Chillicothe

The race is on for Chillicothe First Ward City Councilman

There is a race for Chillicothe’s First Ward in the April 6th election. Michael Smith filed on January 19th for the position. Reed Dupy previously filed for the First Ward. Other candidates previously filing include incumbents Mayor Theresa Kelly, City Clerk Rozanne Frampton, City Auditor Hannah Fletcher, Councilman-At-Large Thomas Ashbrook, Second Ward Council Member Wayne […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Health departments in Missouri fighting a lack of vaccine as new tiers open up on state COVID-19 plan

Wondering where to go to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Missouri? On Friday, the state launched an interactive map detailing where over 1,100 providers are located across the state. But not all locations identified on the map as providing the vaccine, actually have vaccines on hand to administer. And reports that the federal government has already exhausted its […]

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Grundy County Health Department hopes to receive second shipment of COVID-19 vaccine next week

Grundy County Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson previously reported the office this week received one of two anticipated deliveries of the Pfizer vaccine to immunize individuals such as patient-facing health care providers and staff. It is hoped the second delivery will be next week, also for those individuals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Dicamba

Public interest groups sue EPA for re-approving controversial herbicide dicamba

Public-interest groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s re-approval of products containing dicamba, a herbicide controversial for its tendency to drift into neighboring fields and damage farmers’ crops and homeowners’ gardens. Last fall, the EPA green-lighted dicamba use for five years, the third time the agency registered dicamba products. George Kimbrell, legal director at […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of January 18, 2021

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 January 18 – 24. 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 […]

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Audio: Pamela Patreeka of the National Weather Service on the winter storm hitting north Missouri

The News department at KTTN and the Par Broadcast group spoke with Pamela Patreeka of the National Weather Service regarding the winter weather that’s expected to continue today.     Harrison and six other counties in northwest Missouri remain under a blizzard warning for much of today.     The National Weather Service official explains […]

Charges Filed

Two off-duty Virginia police officers charged in Federal Court following events at the U.S. Capitol

Two off-duty Rocky Mount, Virginia police officers, were charged in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson were charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without […]

Environmental Protection Agency EPA

EPA takes action to investigate PFAS contamination

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to address PFAS, the agency is making new information available about EPA testing that shows PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers.   Through a coordinated effort with both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a pesticide manufacturer, the agency has determined that fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers that are used to […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Governor Parson announces activation of first Tier of Phase 1B of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Governor Mike Parson has announced the activation of Phase 1B – Tier 1 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Federal partners have informed the state that they plan to significantly increase vaccine supply next week and that individuals 65 and older and those with the presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions should be […]