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State of Missouri recruiting medical personnel to boost COVID-19 response across state

Additional medical professionals are needed by hospitals across Missouri to help meet the challenges posed by COVID-19. To supplement the state’s current health care workforce, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start Division are teaming up to recruit medical professionals not currently […]

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Hurdland woman injured when van goes airborne over a creek

A northeast Missouri resident was hurt when the van she was driving traveled off Highway 6 in eastern Adair County and went airborne over a creek. Thirty-six-year-old Amanda Ayer of Hurdland was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with moderate injuries. The accident happened Saturday morning one mile east of Brashear as the […]

Reminder: Drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 in Chillicothe requires physician referral

Updated information has been reported on the temporary COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Chillicothe set up jointly by Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. Marketing and Public Relations Director Jordan Ferguson says patients must have referrals from providers in Grundy, Livingston, or Mercer counties to use the off-site testing at […]

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Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site established in Chillicothe

Beginning April 1, Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center have jointly set-up a temporary COVID-19 drive-thru testing site, located at the former Washington Street Food and Drink location in Chillicothe at 1100 Washington Street. The off-site drive-thru testing is only available to patients who have a referral from a physician.  The drive-thru location will […]

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No charges to be filed against Livingston County deputy involved in shooting

Livingston County’s Prosecuting Attorney reports he will not file charges stemming from an investigation of the officer-involved shooting March 19th. The Highway Patrol identified the victim as 33-year-old Kyle Eichler of Chillicothe. Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren on his Facebook page announced that his review of the reports, scene photographs, video and other evidence gathered by […]

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Chillicothe Police Department responds to call of man with a machete

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to the 100 block of North Herriford Street on Friday in reference to a violation of a protection order. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports a 53-year-old Chillicothe resident was taken into custody, transported to the police department for processing, became uncooperative, had to be physically subdued, and calmed. Sampsel […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System accepting donations of protective equipment

Saint Luke’s Health System is accepting donations of personal protective equipment to help health care professionals stay safe and healthy as they provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Personal protective equipment is “highly specialized gear that minimizes the exposure of hazards that can cause workplace injuries or illnesses.” Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial […]

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Crash near Excelsior Springs kills Carrollton woman, injures four others

One person was fatally injured and four others received serious injuries when a pickup truck overturned on Highway 10 east of Excelsior Springs. A passenger, 53-year-old Shelly Lewis of Carrollton, was pronounced dead at Research Medical Center in Kansas City about one hour and fifteen minutes after the crash. She had been flown there by […]