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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Audio: Missouri schools hire therapist to help with growing need for mental health services

The Sikeston School District in southeast Missouri has hired a licensed therapist to help with an increased need for mental health services among students. Third-grade teacher Jessica Mercer says the decision is welcome news.     “Just the things that they go through at home or they go through with other students, you wanna spend […]

Bomb Threat

Soldier at Fort Riley charged with distributing instructions for bombs

A soldier stationed at Fort Riley was charged in federal court with sending over social media instructions for making bombs, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Jarrett William Smith, 24, Fort Riley, Kan., was charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. Smith, a private first class infantry soldier, […]

Communicating News About Science and Agriculture

Career awareness day to be held at Litton Agri-Science Center in Chillicothe

A career awareness day for high school students will be held at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center of Chillicothe focusing on the importance of storytelling in sharing news and information. The Missouri School of Journalism and the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri will hold “Communicating News About Science […]

Stars and Stripes Museum Website

Stars and Stripes Museum kicks off fund-raising campaign with Spirit of Democracy event

Not many Missourians know that the U.S. military’s daily newspaper, Stars and Stripes, was founded here on Nov. 9, 1861. Union soldiers occupying the town commandeered the printing press of the Bloomfield Herald and issued a four-page newspaper with that title. The newspaper proved to be a morale booster for troops away from their families, […]

Ducks in Water

Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter at Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas managed with a wetland emphasis. The good news is that the popular Nodaway Valley and the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. The outlook is […]

Brad Tolson and Jacob Schneider

Audio: Brad Tolson: “Not going to be the crop everybody would hope for”

(Brownfield Ag News: Tom Steever) – North Missouri farmer Brad Tolson says he’s not concerned about what he can’t control. Tolson tells Brownfield his soybeans are behind because they were planted a month late. His corn was planted on time but was stunted early and was hit by drought during pollination. “Having said all that, […]