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Chillicothe Police Department acquires new tools to assist with community safety

The Chillicothe Police Department has acquired new tools as part of a community safety initiative that started last year after receiving the law enforcement tax. Police Chief Jon Maples reports the department now has the LexisNexis Community Crime Map and four radar speed display trailers. The Community Crime Map connects law enforcement with the community […]

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Audio: Missouri House passes bill about 46,000 Missourians mistakenly given virus unemployment benefits

Missourians who were mistakenly paid coronavirus unemployment benefits might not have to return the federal portion, but they still might owe the state’s share. The Missouri House has passed a bill affecting roughly 46-thousand Missourians who received the benefits in error and have been told by the state to pay up. During debate, Nixa Republican […]

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Missouri House committee votes to forgive federal unemployment debts

(Missouri Independent) – Thousands of Missourians facing repayment of mistakenly paid unemployment benefits would get some relief under legislation passed with a bipartisan vote Wednesday in a Missouri House committee. The bill, which will likely be debated on the House floor next week, would forgive debts due to overpayments from federal coronavirus relief programs but would not […]

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Audio: Mo House Oversight Committee chairman to ensure labor department handling unemployment Issue correctly

The Missouri House oversight committee chairman says the state overpaid more than 100-million dollars in unemployment benefits last year, and he’s hearing that some residents are being told they’ll have to repay up to 12-thousand dollars. House Special Committee on Government Oversight chair Jered Taylor of Nixa tells Missourinet it’s important to find out what […]

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Audio: Missouri House Oversight Committee to hear testimony Tuesday from labor director about unemployment overpayments

We’ll learn new details this week about what caused unemployment overpayments and the Missouri Department of Labor’s subsequent request for reimbursement. Missourinet’s Brian Hauswirth has the update.     The Missouri House Special Committee on Government Oversight has called a Tuesday hearing, where they’ll hear testimony from State Labor Director Anna Hui (pronounced hue). The […]

Department of Corrections now reports 44 cases of COVID-19 among offenders in Chillicothe

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports one additional case of COVID-19 among offenders at the Chillicothe Correctional Center. There are now 44 active offender cases and six active staff cases. There are no cases reported as recovered. The Western Missouri Correctional Center of Cameron has one active staff case and one recovered staff case for […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation forecasts challenging spring turkey season

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a challenging spring season according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 6-7. The regular spring season runs April 15 through May 5. Although the good hatches of 2011, 2012, and 2014 helped bolster turkey numbers in much of […]