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Lawmakers introduce legislation to close loophole in Child Citizenship Act preventing citizenship from those raised by American parents

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Mazie K. Hirono (Hawaii), Susan Collins (Maine), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) announced that they have introduced the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill would close a loophole in the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA), which has prevented internationally-adopted children, who are […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Missouri Department of Corrections implements technology to cut COVID-19 infection rate within prisons

Implementation of three technological innovations in the Missouri Department of Corrections aims to cut COVID-19 infection rates in Missouri state prisons and other facilities. These strategies: Kill the virus in the air Kill the virus on surfaces Detect the virus in wastewater The department now has ionization generators — air purifying devices that destroy 99.4% […]

Missouri Senate committee begins work on violent crimefighting package

A Missouri Senate committee is reviewing a plan that aims to help reduce the state’s violent crime rate. Sen. Doug Libla, the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee chairman is sponsoring the bill the Legislature is tasked with passing during the special session underway. In Kansas City, at least 107 people have been murdered so […]

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Drivers urged to slow down and pay attention as MoDOT ramps up construction

“I don’t remember taking the hit…” Retired MoDOT employee Mark Fresen only recalls the moments before a truck side-swiped the truck-mounted attenuator—or TMA—he was driving in a St. Louis work zone, crushing in the cab and pinning him inside. But it was an experience he’ll likely never forget. “When I woke up, I know someone […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital prepared for COVID-19 response should it be needed

Wright Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Schieber says hospital employees are working together as a team and are well prepared to deal with COVID-19. Protections are in place at the hospital at Trenton for patients, employees, and the community. He notes Wright Memorial has an adequate supply of personal protective equipment for its employees […]

Medicare

Audio: Sixty two Missouri hospitals penalized by Medicare for having high rates of readmissions

Medicare has cut payments to 62 Missouri hospitals for having high rates of readmissions, patient infections, and injuries.     Medicare readmission and safety penalties to 62 Missouri hospitals are as much as three percent per patient, but the average is usually much lower. Kaiser Health News says they are based on Medicare patients who […]

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Five from Jamesport arrested on drug-related charges

Five Jamesport residents were arrested and face drug-related charges in Daviess County following the execution of search warrants on Monday. Online court information shows 39-year-old Amber Clevenger has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and four misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of […]

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Authorities report arrest of Galt and Princeton residents

Galt and Princeton residents, arrested Friday in Grundy County, are facing alleged drug-related charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Terry Michael Delauder Junior of Galt is charged with delivery of a controlled substance identified as methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia listed as digital scales. He’s also charged with driving while suspended or revoked as of June 27th. […]