Video: Missouri Governor Mike Parson issues statewide “Stay-at-Home” order

Governor Parson today issued a statewide stay-at-home order in response to the coronavirus. During today’s Capitol press conference, he says the order takes effect first thing Monday and is scheduled to continue through April 24. His order still allows Missourians to do essential activities like going to the grocery store, gas station, bank and doing […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of April 6, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of April 6 – 12. All road closures for roadwork, incidents, and ongoing flooding can be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Additional school districts announce extension of closures due to COVID-19

Several more area school districts have announced the extension of their closures due to Coronavirus concerns. Cainsville R-1 now plans to be closed through April 30th and resume classes on May 1st. Learning opportunities will continue to be offered to students through packets. The Cainsville School District will start serving lunches for everyone younger than […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol extends suspension of testing for licenses

Missouri State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson announces that the Patrol is extending the suspension of written and skills-based driver road testing at all locations until April 15th in its effort to ensure public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension includes operator, commercial driver’s license, and motorcycle testing. The Patrol is […]

Missouri National Guard Website

Missouri National Guard called on to identify alternate care sites in the state

The Missouri National Guard is working to identify alternate care sites around the state to assist in the fight against COVID-19. The Guard is working with state and federal partners, including the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Missouri Hospital Association, to conduct site surveys for the care facilities in six locations in the […]

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Hy-Vee adding one-way directional aisles, suggesting one person per cart

Hy-Vee, Inc. is announcing additional changes to its operations to help protect its employees and customers in response to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Over the upcoming days, all Hy-Vee stores will install additional temporary window panels on the backside of checkouts to help provide an additional layer of protection for both cashiers and customers. […]

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: There Is No Second Amendment Right to Carry Firearms Outside the Home

Governor Parson suspends late penalties for concealed carry license renewals

Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order suspending late penalties for concealed carry license renewals. During Thursday’s Capitol press conference, Parson says the order waives the requirement that sheriffs enforce the penalties. “These people should not be penalized for staying home like they’ve been asked to,” says Parson. “This executive order not only promotes […]

Midwest Trotting Horse Show

Midwest Trotting Horse Sale near Seymour, Iowa takes place despite social distancing guidelines

Several hundred people attended the Midwest Trotting Horse Sale near Seymour, Iowa on Thursday despite social distancing guidelines. The show was to be held on March 18th but was postponed due to state guidelines prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people. The Wayne County Health Department set up checkpoints to pre-screen attendees before going on […]

Reminder: Drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 in Chillicothe requires physician referral

Updated information has been reported on the temporary COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Chillicothe set up jointly by Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. Marketing and Public Relations Director Jordan Ferguson says patients must have referrals from providers in Grundy, Livingston, or Mercer counties to use the off-site testing at […]