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SBA economic injury disaster loans available to Missouri small businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 100 Missouri counties and neighboring counties in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by […]

Child Care

Changes in child care laws coming to Missouri this month

Last month, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 397 which modifies current laws to protect children in childcare settings. The Missouri General Assembly passed this bill during the last legislative session, and it contains numerous provisions that will impact children and childcare facilities and aim to prevent tragic incidents from occurring. These changes, which will […]

Police pursuit

Police pursuit of motorcycle ends in crash

A Lathrop man being pursued by Plattsburg police was hurt when he lost control of the motorcycle he was operating. Thirty-two-year-old Michael Johnston was taken to Liberty Hospital with minor injuries. The crash happened early Saturday six miles east of Lathrop on Highway 116 at Highway 69 when the eastbound motorcycle went out of control […]