Audio: Remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal to bring widespread rain, possible severe weather to north Missouri

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal are moving into Missouri, prompting watches. The National Hurricane Center said in its 4 a.m. update the center of the storm is about 80 miles southeast of Springfield, Mo., and has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. A flash flood watch is in effect for areas in and near […]

Employment

Federal grant awarded to Missouri to create temporary humanitarian jobs

The federal government has awarded Missouri a $1.3 million grant to create temporary humanitarian jobs supporting the fight against the coronavirus. Dr. Mardy Leathers, the director of the state’s Office of Workforce Development, tells Missourinet the grant makes way for 30 temporary positions and training for another 70 Missourians. “The kind of training that it […]

Governor Mike Parson

Missouri to receive $66M for child care assistance under federal CARES Act

Missouri will receive $66 million for child care assistance and $1.5 million for food banks under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Governor Parson was joined by the Missouri Department of Social Services Acting Director Jennifer Tidball and Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Levon Cumpton.  Child Care […]

Missouri National Guard

Missouri National Guard providing transportation assistance as part of COVID-19 response

The Missouri National Guard is providing transportation of critical equipment throughout the state in coordination with the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) as part of the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. A wide variety of supplies are being delivered by the Guard to hospitals, testing sites, and other locations when primary transportation options […]

Pesticides

Missouri Department of Natural Resources to offer free pesticide collection event

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will provide free pesticide collection events for Missouri farmers and households. One area event will be at the Northeast Missouri Fairgrounds in Kirksville on June 13th. Another pesticide pickup will be at the University of Missouri Hundley-Whaley Research Center at Albany on August 29th. The collections will be held […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission reviews FEMA projects related to flooding in Grundy County

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday morning reviewed Federal Emergency Management Agency projects related to flooding last year and discussed work completed at several sites. There are 12 project locations: Northeast 64th Street, Northeast 80th Street, Southwest Aspen Lane, Northeast 37th Street, Northwest 85th Street, Northeast 25th Street, 350th Avenue, Halie Avenue, Southeast 120th Avenue, […]

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Hurdland woman injured when van goes airborne over a creek

A northeast Missouri resident was hurt when the van she was driving traveled off Highway 6 in eastern Adair County and went airborne over a creek. Thirty-six-year-old Amanda Ayer of Hurdland was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with moderate injuries. The accident happened Saturday morning one mile east of Brashear as the […]

Casino Slot Machines

Missouri’s 13 casinos to temporarily close on order of Governor Parson

All bets are off at Missouri’s 13 casinos beginning at midnight tonight through March 30. Gov. Mike Parson has ordered the casinos to temporarily halt business to help battle the spread of the coronavirus. On Twitter today, Parson says he consulted with the chairman of the State Gaming Commission and the casinos before making the […]

Flood of 2019

Task force gets some positive news on Missouri spring flooding potential

The National Weather Service says Missouri faces above-average flood risk this spring because the soil is still saturated from last spring’s flooding. About 1.2 million acres of Missouri farmland was damaged by flooding in 2019. But, Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn says the Governor’s Flood Advisory Task Force has received a glimmer of good news […]