Three Missouri prisons to reopen to visitors this week with restrictions

Starting this Thursday, Algoa Correctional Center in central Missouri’s Jefferson City, South Central Correctional Center in Licking and Chillicothe Correctional Center in northwest Missouri will begin allowing visitors again. Since the spread of the coronavirus, Missouri’s state prisons have been closed to families, friends, and acquaintances of inmates. Restrictions •All visitors must call the facility […]

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Graves, Hartzler ask for further clarity on CDC meatpacker safety guidelines

Congressman Sam Graves, along with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, sent a letter to Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within Department of Health and Human Services and Loren Sweatt, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Department of Labor, demanding further clarification on […]

Linn County reports first death due to COVID-19

The Linn County Health Department reported it’s been informed of the death of a Linn County resident due to COVID-19. The health department noted the individual had what it described as underlying medical conditions. Linn County Health Department stated it will not release any further information concerning the death. Linn is the first county within […]

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Missouri prison system reports first COVID-19 related death

St. Joseph city officials in northwest Missouri report the first death in Buchanan County from complications brought on by COVID-19; the former St. Joseph state prisoner transferred to Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Corrections made the announcement. City officials say the prisoner was transferred to St. Joseph for an unrelated illness that required isolation, […]

Missouri’s Social Security offices halt in-person services

To fight the spread of the coronavirus, all Missouri Social Security offices closed Tuesday to the public for in-person services. In a press release, the U.S. Social Security Administration says the agency encourages the public to access services online to apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits, check the status of an application or appeal, request a […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Human Services continues to urge flu vaccination

Flu activity is currently widespread throughout Missouri. 11,171 cases of influenza have been reported in Missouri so far. 11 people have died from influenza-associated illness this season. Nationally, influenza activity remains high, and forecasts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that it will remain elevated for several more weeks. As of […]

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Crash in Trenton injures two teenagers, closes Mable Street for repair of utility pole

The Trenton Police Department reports two Trenton teens sustained injuries, and a utility pole broke off at the ground, as a result of a car accident near East 15th and Mable streets on Thursday morning. The driver, 17-year-old Camryn Michele Willey, was reported to have an injury to her left wrist, and passenger 17-year-old Sabastian […]