Coronavirus

Missouri to get rapid COVID-19 tests for long term care centers and schools

The federal government plans to deliver more than 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests around the country. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) spokesperson Mallory McGowin says long term care centers and higher education and K-12 schools will be at the top of the priority list. She expects the tests to come to Missouri […]

Gavel and Missouri Flag

Several new laws go into effect in Missouri today

Several bills become law today that the Missouri Legislature passed during the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly. Here is a snapshot of the top bills approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Mike Parson: Partial motorcycle helmet law repeal House Bill 1963 is a sweeping transportation bill allowing motorcycle drivers 26 years and […]

Audio: Missouri Congresswoman introduces bill to punish China by taking away assets in America

There have been efforts to sue and admonish China for its role in the coronavirus spread worldwide. American leaders say China hid the growing virus threat. Missouri Congresswoman from the St. Louis region Ann Wagner says she is taking an approach that is more realistic in a bill that she is filing to take away […]

Grand River Multipurpose Center

Grand River Multipurpose Center in danger of discontinuing daily meal program to seniors

The Grand River Multipurpose Center in Chillicothe reports it is in danger of discontinuing its daily meal program and limiting its home-delivered meal program. The program provides about 410 hot meals at the center per week, and volunteers deliver about 640 meals to homebound seniors in Livingston County each week. The meals served at the […]

Community Emergency Response Team CERT

Free Community Emergency Response Team training to be held in Newtown

Free Community Emergency Response Team training will begin in Newtown during the month of December. The CERT program will educate about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the area. The program will begin at the Newtown-Harris School on the evening of December 4th from 5 o’clock to 8:30. There will be three subsequent training […]

Earthquake

Earthquake simulation exercise to take place in Trenton during September, 2019

Organizations from Grundy County will participate in an exercise taking place on September 14th, 2019.  The exercise is being conducted in order to test and improve the community’s overall preparedness for an emergency event. The fictional exercise simulates an Earthquake. Exercise participants will simulate building collapses, utility failures, fires and will treat volunteers who are […]

Democratic Party

Audio: Outnumbered Democrats in Missouri legislature to defend progressive ballot victories, seek bipartisan criminal justice changes

Minority leaders in the Missouri legislature believe they’re taking a realistic approach to the upcoming session. New House Democratic Leader Crystal Quade of Springfield says her party will focus on defending progressive ballot measures passed by voters, noting the new laws are already under threat.     Senate Democratic Leader Gina Walsh of Bellefontaine Neighbors […]

Empire District Liberty Utilities Company

Audio: Missouri to allow state’s third largest regulated utility to move aggressively toward wind power

(Missourinet) – Missouri has given initial approval for the state’s third-largest utility to build a major wind farm to generate power. The plan by Empire District in Joplin is opposed by the state Office of Public Counsel. The Counsel’s Geoff Mark says Empire’s predictions of customer savings is based on unrealistic projections that it’ll be able […]