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Missouri in line for $4.5 billion from federal stimulus bill

(Missouri Independent) – Last spring, as Missouri businesses shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, Gov. Mike Parson warned that the state was headed for the worst financial crunch since the 2008 recession. Ten months later, Parson presented a budget plan that anticipates a $1.1 billion surplus on July 1, the biggest in state history. And if the $1.9 trillion pandemic […]

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Governor reminds Missouri residents to check Missouri Vaccine Navigator for COVID vaccination events

Governor Parson provided an update on site locations for the state’s COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and local health care partners.  “DHSS, the Missouri National Guard, SEMA, and local partners remain dedicated to our shared goal of getting […]

Officer Involved Shooting

Suspect dead, deputy injured in officer-involved shooting east of Chillicothe

A suspect died following an officer-involved shooting near Highway 36 east of Chillicothe on Friday evening, February 19th, after attacking a deputy. That according to Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox, who reports the incident happened after a one-vehicle accident. The deputy responded to the accident at approximately 6:30 in the evening and found the vehicle […]

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Audio: Missouri’s COVID activity declines for fifth straight week; Governor receives first COVID injection

Missouri’s governor says he and First Lady Teresa Parson have received their first COVID vaccination shot. Governor Parson tells Capitol reporters the shots were administered in Jefferson City.     The governor praised the dedication of Cole County health employees, saying they are doing an outstanding job. He says he’s had a sore arm, but […]

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Hawley, members of Missouri delegation ask for review of natural gas supply

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and members of the Missouri Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking for a review of the natural gas supply in light of electricity outages, rolling blackouts, and controlled service interruptions across Missouri and the Midwest during extreme winter weather.    “Due to […]

Child Sex Crimes

Milan man charged in Adair County with “Enticement of a Child”

A Milan man has been charged in Adair County after an investigation into tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in reference to social media profiles suspected of sending child pornography. Thirty-eight-year-old Billy Schrepfer faces felony enticement or attempted enticement of a child. The Kirksville Police Department reports a Kirksville Police/Kirksville Regional […]

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Grundy Electric Cooperative members asked to conserve electricity

Members of Grundy Electric Cooperative have been asked to safely conserve as much electricity as possible as the three-tiered system of electric cooperatives continues to do everything possible to meet record demand for electricity driven by extreme subzero temperatures throughout a large portion of the country. On February 16, Associated Electric Cooperative, the power supplier […]

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Southwest Power Pool lifts requirements for electricity reductions; Evergy to restore power to affected customers as soon as possible

The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) lifted its requirement for the current emergency electricity reductions. Evergy will be restoring power to affected customers as soon as possible. The SPP continues to operate under emergency energy alerts as extended cold temperatures continue to strain the regional power grid, so may request additional outages as the severe weather […]

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COVID-19 mass vaccination events for February 15 – 19th canceled due to weather

Just one day after announcing locations for this week’s mass COVID vaccination event, Governor Mike Parson announced that all COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, and State Emergency Management Agency scheduled for February 15-19, 2021, are being canceled in the interest of safety due […]