Missouri State Highway Patrol

Suspect involved in high-speed pursuit and shootout in Gentry and DeKalb County took his own life

The Highway Patrol has announced that a suspect took his own life when he was involved in a crash that was preceded by a law enforcement pursuit and shots fired. The incident began in Gentry County and ended with the crash in DeKalb county. Gentry County authorities advised shots had been fired at a deputy […]

High Speed Pursuit

Suspect from St. Joseph dies after shootout and crash during high-speed pursuit

The highway patrol reports a 35-year old St. Joseph man was pronounced dead in DeKalb County following a crash that was preceded by a law enforcement pursuit and shots fired. Late Thursday night, the Gentry County Sheriff’s Department initiated a pursuit with a pickup with original charges of traffic violations. About 15 minutes later, Gentry […]

Summer Food Program for Kids

Online map and text number will help families locate local summer food programs

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has been helping families in need during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Through the Summer Food Service Program, thousands of meals have been provided and will continue to be provided all summer. The program is designed to provide breakfast, lunch, and/or snacks to children living in eligible […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson announces $209 million in additional expenditure restrictions

Governor Mike Parson announced over $209 million in additional expenditure restrictions due to COVID-19.  “It goes without saying that COVID-19 has had severe impacts on our anticipated economic growth. This is truly unlike anything we have ever experienced before, and we are now expecting significant revenue declines,” Governor Parson said.  Between March and April alone, Missouri saw […]

Governor Parson and Christine Smith

Pfizer facility in Chesterfield, Missouri scaling up operations for COVID-19 vaccine production

Governor Mike Parson was joined by Christine Smith, head of the Pfizer Biotherapeutics and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department and site head of Pfizer’s Research and Development facility in Chesterfield.  Pfizer’s Chesterfield facility is one of three Pfizer-owned sites in the United States that has been identified as an initial manufacturing center for COVID-19 vaccine production.  “For […]

Missouri Attorney General files lawsuit against Chinese government

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, alleges, “During the critical weeks of the initial outbreak, Chinese authorities deceived the public, suppressed crucial information, arrested whistleblowers, denied human-to-human transmission in the face of mounting evidence, destroyed critical medical research, permitted millions of people to be exposed to the […]

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri officially alters this year’s State Summer Games

Special Olympics Missouri is officially altering this year’s State Summer Games originally scheduled for June 5-7 in Columbia. SOMO already announced the cancellation of all of its training and events through May 31 due to COVID-19. Since SOMO is a year-round sports organization that requires athletes to train for at least eight weeks before a […]