Fatal Crash

Unionville woman and two men from Kirksville die in head-on crash west of Novinger

Three northeast Missouri residents died in a head-on crash early Monday morning one and a half miles west of Novinger. The two drivers were killed at the scene while one passenger died nearly three hours later at a hospital. The state patrol identified the victims as 36-year-old Nicholaus Ford of Kirksville and his passenger, 30-year-old […]

Winter Storm Warning

Motorists travelling north into southern Iowa will encounter a Winter Storm Warning that includes heavy snow

The National Weather Service office at Pleasant Hill says it’s conservative when it issued a Winter Weather Advisory for north central and northeast Missouri for Tuesday from 12 noon until 6 am Wednesday. A NWS map shows the advisory area from St. Joseph, east to Trenton and Kirksville, and other locations to the north. The […]

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JC Penney closing another 15 stores, with one in Missouri included in latest announcement

JC Penney is closing another 15 stores nationwide next spring, including one in southern Missouri. The department store chain’s website shows the West Plains location is shutting down. The company closed its stores for two months when COVID-19 first came on the scene. It then chose to permanently shutter about 150 stores and file for […]

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Audio: Northeast Missouri health departments begging for cooperation for contact tracing for COVID

Health departments in rural northeast Missouri are begging for cooperation and honesty when it comes to contact tracing. Knox County health officials say they’re getting incomplete information.  WGEM’s Frank Healy reports from Edina.     Health officials say they keep getting incomplete information.   Knox County health administrator Lori Moots-Clair tells Quincy affiliate WGEM that being […]

School Funding

Audio: $76 Million in to be deployed to Missouri’s K-12 schools, once Governor signs supplemental budget

About $76 million in federal money will be heading to Missouri’s k-12 schools, once Governor Mike Parson signs the supplemental budget bill. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith, R-Carthage, says the $1.27 billion supplemental budget includes $75.6 million for school nutrition services.     “i.e., paying for meals in k-12 education,” Smith says. “So this […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update: New deaths reported in Daviess and Harrison counties; 106 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties

A COVID-19-related death has been added in Daviess County since November 25th. The health department reports 10 deaths in total. Forty-nine cases were also added, bringing the total to 410. One hundred sixty-two cases are active. The Daviess County Health Department notes the county is now identified as a Top 5 Hot Spot in Missouri […]

Amaren Missouri

Audio: Ameren Missouri warning customers about scammers threatening to disconnect your service

A St. Louis-based utility that serves 64 of Missouri’s 114 counties is warning residents about increasing utility scams, where scammers are posing as Ameren employees and threatening to disconnect your service if you don’t pay them. Ameren Missouri corporate security supervisor Maria Gomez urges you to be vigilant. She says the best way to combat […]

Democrat and Republican Parties

Election Preview: Voters will decide who stays and who goes in statewide races today

The months of campaigning are over and the fate of each candidate on the Missouri general election ballot today rests in the hands of voters. Here is an overview of some of the top races on today’s ballot: Republican Governor Mike Parson is seeking his first full term as Missouri’s chief executive officer. He faces […]

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Missouri National Guard to assist with free COVID-19 testing event in Kirksville

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri National Guard will return to Kirksville for COVID-19 testing. Missouri residents can be tested for free at the drive-through clinic at the Northeast Missouri Fairgrounds on November 9th from 8 to 1 o’clock. Participants do not have to exhibit symptoms to be tested. The clinic […]