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Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

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Grundy and Linn County health departments receive shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

The Grundy County Health Department received the second shipment of COVID-19 vaccine it requested for Phase 1A recipients. Those individuals include patient-facing health care providers and staff. Administrator Elizabeth Gibson reports the health department has requested doses for Phase 1B Tier 2. That group includes individuals at a higher risk due to age or health […]

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Galt man accused of assaulting Cody McHargue bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

A case has been bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for a Galt man charged with first-degree felony assault involving serious physical injury or special victim after an alleged physical altercation in Trenton. Shandon Levi Gann is scheduled for arraignment on February 11th.  Attorney Allan Seidel, on behalf of Gann, electronically […]

Jamey Aaron Griffin

Jury Trial scheduled in Livingston County on February 16th for Trenton man who shot police officer Jasmine Diab

A jury trial is scheduled in Livingston County next month for a Trenton man accused of wounding Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab in June 2019. Forty-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin’s trial is set to begin on February 16th. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for February 4th. Ninety jurors were to be ordered. Griffin has been charged […]

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Audio: Hawley blocks quick confirmation of Homeland Security head Alejandro Mayorkas

Sen. Josh Hawley said Tuesday that he would block a procedural move to bypass full committee consideration of the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to lead DHS.     “Mr. Mayorkas has not adequately explained how he will enforce federal law and secure the southern border given President-elect Biden’s promise to roll back major enforcement and […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Health departments in Missouri fighting a lack of vaccine as new tiers open up on state COVID-19 plan

Wondering where to go to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Missouri? On Friday, the state launched an interactive map detailing where over 1,100 providers are located across the state. But not all locations identified on the map as providing the vaccine, actually have vaccines on hand to administer. And reports that the federal government has already exhausted its […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Audio: Health Department that covers three rural northwest Missouri counties creates COVID-19 vaccine waiting list

Northwest Missouri’s Tri-County health department has created a COVID-19 vaccine waiting list, due to the high interest in getting the vaccine and a shortage of staff covering the area there. Tri-County health administrator Teresa McDonald is one of just three nurses covering rural Worth, Gentry, and DeKalb counties.  She says the list has helped streamline […]

Allison Deann Derwinis

Woman accused of stealing drugs from Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin pleads guilty

A Bethany woman accused of stealing drugs from Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin pled guilty in three cases in Daviess County this week. Twenty-seven-year-old Allison Deann Derwinis pled guilty, in one case to the felonies of stealing—controlled substance/meth manufacturing material and possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of synthetic […]