Unemployment

Governor Parson announces implementation of $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program

Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security (DES) has received its first operational guidance related to the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The FPUC does not include any provisions or benefits […]

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Texas man arrested in shooting at motel in Bethany, victim life-flighted

Two felony charges were filed today against a man from Texas following investigation of an alleged shooting Sunday in Bethany. Twenty-one-year-old Jackson Mateo Miesse of Dallas, Texas is charged with assault in the first degree by causing serious physical injury to another person. He’s also charged with armed criminal action and misdemeanor unlawful possession of […]

Health News

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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Health provider at Community Medical Associates Clinic of Brookfield tests positive for COVID-19

The Pershing Health System reports it has become aware of an employed provider at the Community Medical Associates Clinic of Brookfield who tested positive for COVID-19. The health system has worked with the Linn County Health Department regarding reporting and contact tracing of persons who may have been in contact with the provider. Patients who […]

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Grants available to help local public safety agencies address COVID-19

Public safety agencies in the Western District of Missouri are eligible for more than $3.2 million in Department of Justice grants announced today to aid their response to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, authorized by the recent stimulus legislation, will allow eligible state and local and […]

Trenton, Missouri

Audio: City Administrator Ron Urton and Mayor Linda Crooks on declaring the health emergency in Trenton

It’s been a week since the Trenton City Council met in a special session to declare a health emergency for the city of Trenton and give additional authority to the Mayor and City Administrator to act in case conditions warranted. City Administrator Ron Urton said that business is continuing as usual for city and TMU […]

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Grundy County Commission presented updates on COVID-19 from various agencies

The Grundy County Commission heard reports on Tuesday regarding COVID-19. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs said Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Declaration 4490 is now open, and applications are due by April 25th. The major disaster declaration regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Missouri was declared Thursday and involves public assistance being used to […]

Stay at Home Order

Caldwell County joins the ranks of those issuing “Stay at Home” order

The Caldwell County Health Department has issued a “Stay at Home” Public Health Emergency Order to try to keep COVID-19 out of the county. There are no known or confirmed positive cases in Caldwell County but confirmed cases have been reported in Harrison, Livingston, Clinton, and Ray counties. The order is to remain in place […]

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Harrison County officials issue “Stay at Home” order

Harrison County health officials today enacted a “Stay at Home” order due to what’s called a public health emergency. The announcement came this morning from Harrison County Health Department administrator Courtney Cross. The order is to remain in place until such time as the local health emergency has been abated. The order is to be […]