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Grundy County Commission approves snow removal bid; participates in conference call regarding design of 911 system

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday, October 27th approved a bid for snow removal and Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations. Chris and Danny Gott will provide snow removal services at the courthouse, prosecuting attorney’s office, and law enforcement center. The bid included $500 per occasion of snow removal and $125 when the ice melt application is solely […]

Charges Filed

Brookfield man who led authorities on high-speed chase going wrong way on Highway 36 charged

A Brookfield man has been charged in Caldwell County following what Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox described as a high-speed chase of a vehicle going the wrong way on U. S. Highway 36. Online court information indicates 58-year-old Robert Shiflett faces the felonies of driving while intoxicated—aggravated and resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing […]

Twenty defendants charged with distributing heroin/fentanyl in Missouri

Twenty defendants have been charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Many of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated law enforcement sweep that began Thursday, November 14 and continued into the weekend, after five criminal complaints were filed under seal on […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee Pharmacy installing drug take-back receptacles

To further assist in combatting the national opioid epidemic, Hy-Vee, Inc. announces it has purchased and will install drug take-back receptacles by Nov. 7, 2019, in all 276 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region to provide customers a secure place to dispose of unused medications, including controlled substances. The availability of drug take-back receptacles […]

Prescription Drugs with syringe (needle)

Audio: Missouri Attorney General says number of opioid overdose deaths should have urgency in Missouri

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says the number of people who die every day from opioid overdoses should have some national and statewide urgency.     Schmitt says one in every 65 Missouri deaths is from an opioid overdose. He says that figure should have some statewide urgency – prompting his office to sue three […]

Narcan or Naloxone

Audio: Missouri schools and other sites getting free Narcan to combat opioid overdoses

The head of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is touting his agency’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.     Director Randall Williams says he signed an order this week to provide free naloxone for emergency use in high schools, college campuses, public libraries, and YMCA facilities. Naloxone, sold under the brand […]

Prescription Drugs with syringe (needle)

Audio: Northwest Missouri Opioid Summit underway in St. Joseph

A scourge throughout the nation gets the full attention of those attending the Northwest Missouri Opioid Summit in St. Joseph.  Opioid addiction has become a very real problem nationwide and has become an extremely difficult problem in Missouri.     Missouri gets low marks for prescriber education, prescription guidelines, but especially as the only state […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee Pharmacies To Participate in “National Prescription Drug-Take Back Day”

Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that 52 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations throughout Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska will participate in National Prescription Drug-Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Drug take-back areas will be located in the Hy-Vee pharmacy or clinic’s parking lot and all prescription medications, including controlled substances, will be accepted. For a […]

opioid crisis

Missouri to receive nearly $10 million in additional opioid grant funding

The Department of Health and Human Services’ announced that Missouri will receive $9.6 million in State Opioid Response Grant funding. The funding is the first of two expected grant announcements from the $1.5 billion for State Opioid Response Grants that Senator Roy Blunt worked to include in the FY2019 Labor/HHS appropriations bill, which was signed […]

USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]