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Audio: Nearly half of Missouri’s state prisoners have been given a COVID-19 vaccination

Nearly half of Missouri’s state prisoners have been given a coronavirus vaccination.     Missouri Department of Corrections data shows nearly 10,800 prisoners have received their coronavirus vaccination. The number of active inmate cases is 71. The largest COVID-19 outbreak – 41 cases – is at the prison in northeast Missouri’s Vandalia, followed by 23 […]

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Missouri State Auditor begins audit of Ralls County government

State Auditor Nicole Galloway said today her office has begun a regularly scheduled audit of Ralls County, located in northeast Missouri. The county received an overall rating of “fair” from the most recent state audit issued in November 2015. “Audits can help local officials take steps to make government more efficient and effective for taxpayers,” Auditor […]

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Audio: Jury deliberates two hours before convicting northern Missouri man of killing his secret fiance

A jury in mid-Missouri’s Cole County deliberated for more than two hours on Thursday before returning guilty verdicts against a northern Missouri man charged in the 2018 death of his secret fiance.     54-year-old James Addie has been convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the April 2018 death of Molly Watson, […]

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Audio: Closing arguments set for Thursday in high-profile Addie Murder trial; Court TV has live coverage

Closing arguments are set for Thursday in Jefferson City in a high-profile northern Missouri murder trial that’s being broadcast live nationwide on Court TV.     54-year-old James Addie is charged with first-degree murder for the 2018 death of Molly Watson, his fiance. Addie and Watson both worked at the Moberly Correctional Center (MCC). The case was […]

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Audio: Jury hears opening statements in northern Missouri murder trial; Court TV airing live coverage

A jury listened to two vastly different stories during opening statements Monday in Jefferson City, in a high-profile northern Missouri murder case. 54-year-old James Addie’s murder trial is being broadcast live nationwide on Court TV.     Addie and the victim, Molly Watson, both worked at the Moberly Correctional Center. The case has been moved from […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Anti-Grain Belt Express bill gets another Senate hearing with testimony lasting two hours

The Grain Belt Express project plans to run wind power transmission lines across eight rural counties in northern Missouri—from Buchanan through Ralls. Though the Public Service Commission has approved it and the commission’s approval won a court challenge, agricultural opponents have once again found support in the Legislature. The Missouri House passed HB 527 to stop utility […]

Mushroom Hunting

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer workshops on morel mushrooms

The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer two workshops on morel mushrooms in northeast Missouri in April. One of Missouri’s most favored mushroom species emerges this month. Learn where to look for, and how to identify edible spring mushrooms, as well as species to avoid. An in-person workshop will take place Tuesday, April 13, from […]

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Audio: Hannibal City Council’s effort to change 100-year-old animal ordinance causes controversy

There is controversy in northeast Missouri’s Hannibal over the city council’s efforts to change the town’s 100-year-old animal ordinance. WGEM’s Frank Healy reports from City Hall.     Hannibal Mayor James Hark tells our Quincy affiliate WGEM that the current ordinance talks about how to auction cattle off if they’re found roaming around Hannibal unclaimed.

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Audio: Missouri Senate Education Committee Chair wants community colleges to get more core funding

The Missouri Legislature is making its way through the state budget process. Shelbina State Senator Cindy O’Laughlin says she would like Missouri’s community colleges to get an increase in core funding from the state. O’Laughlin is the chair of the Senate Education Committee.     O’Laughlin, of northeast Missouri’s Shelbina, uses Moberly Area Community College […]

Audio: Blaze in northeast Missouri’s Hannibal kills three, including two small children

Firefighters in northeast Missouri’s Hannibal say three people are now dead from that horrific house fire, including two small children. Missourinet Quincy affiliate WGEM reports the fire killed 42-year-old Jason Carpenter, along with five and six-year-old brother and sister Logan and Summer Shanks. Neighbor Candiss Clement tells WGEM she can’t believe the victims are gone. […]

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Audio: Missouri businesses ready for tourism industry to make a full comeback

Missouri businesses are ready for the state’s tourism industry to get back to normal. Since the early days of the coronavirus, conventions, sporting events, weddings, festivals, and other major events have taken a hit all over the state. In northeast Missouri, Hannibal business owner Fred Smith says the pandemic altered his antiques and home décor […]

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Audio: Good turnout for teacher vaccinations in rural northeast Missouri

Monday marked the first day of the next tier of Missouri COVID vaccinations, a tier that includes teachers. WGEM’s Frank Healy reports the Lewis County health department in northeast Missouri brought shots to a public clinic and to two school districts.     The new tier includes teachers. Canton School Superintendent Jesse Uhlmeyer says when […]

Turkeys

Turkey hunting clinic and mentored turkey hunt for those with terminal or chronic illnesses to be held in Unionville

The Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with Missouri Disabled Sportsmen, the Outdoor Dream Foundation, and the Rest Inn Him Lodge and Retreat Center, will offer a unique opportunity for youth with terminal or chronic illnesses to participate in a hunting clinic and mentored turkey hunt this spring in northeast Missouri.  The clinic will begin […]

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Audio: School choice legislation and gas tax legislation could go to Missouri Senate floor this week

Legislation to increase Missouri’s gasoline tax is expected to go to the state Senate floor for debate this week, according to Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz.     Schatz spoke to Missourinet Sullivan affiliate KTUI. His legislation would increase Missouri’s gasoline tax by 15 cents per gallon, by 2027. Missouri’s 17 cents-per-gallon gas tax […]

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Northeast Missouri Area Agency partners with RSVP to assist seniors with online vaccination registration

The Northeast Missouri Area Agency has contracted with RSVP (660-665-8314) and Monroe City Senior Center (573-735-2131) to assist seniors with online vaccination registration, coordinate round trip transportation to and from their vaccination appointments, and conduct reminder calls for seniors’ second doses. These services are provided in partnership with the Department of Health and Senior Services. […]

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Audio: Parson’s budget proposal would close half of housing units within Missouri women’s prison

The women’s prison in northeast Missouri’s Vandalia could have about half of its housing units permanently closed. Trevor Foley, with the state Department of Corrections, says Governor Mike Parson’s new state budget proposal would make the change. Gov. Parson’s proposed $34.1 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning in July includes about $802 million for […]

Healthcare

Special enrollment period to obtain healthcare insurance through federal marketplace begins today

Today begins a special three month enrollment period for consumers to obtain health insurance through the federal marketplace. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid determined that the COVID-19 emergency presents exceptional circumstances in accessing health insurance and provides the special enrollment period through May 15th. Consumers who are eligible to apply and enroll are in […]

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Audio: Resident of Northeast Missouri has state’s first confirmed case of UK Coronavirus variant

The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says an adult in northeast Missouri’s Marion County has the state’s first confirmed case of a COVID-19 variation initially detected in the United Kingdom. A press release from DHSS says the version, known as B.1.1.7, was identified in a sample from the individual.     The […]