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Red Cross faces severe blood shortage as Coronavirus outbreak threatens availability of nation’s supply

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood with the Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using […]

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Trenton Fire Department responds to structure fire on Rural Street

The Trenton Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1111 Rural Street Tuesday morning. Chief Brandon Gibler reports firefighters found heavy smoke coming from an attached garage when they arrived on scene to the residence owned by Carla Dobbs and Mary Tunnell. Firefighters deployed a one and three-quarter-inch attack line to control the fire […]

Offenders filling sand bags

Department of Corrections contributes labor and funds to help flood and storm victims

When storms and floods struck the state in the spring and summer of 2019, the Missouri Department of Corrections staff and offenders invested long workdays and hard-earned dollars to help fellow Missourians. Supervised by staff working extra hours outside their usual shifts, more than 350 offenders from Missouri prisons contributed 1,548 workdays to flood relief, filling and placing […]

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Audio: Red Cross, first responder volunteers from Missouri have set out for Hurricane Dorian response

Trained volunteers from Missouri have set out for the East Coast to help with Hurricane Dorian response.     Two-person Red Cross teams from various regions in Missouri are taking emergency response vehicles used to provide food and other disaster response supplies to the residents affected by the hurricane. Other volunteers will serve in logistics, […]

Lt. David Williams

Jefferson City police officer honored for community service

Tim Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that Lt. David Williams of the Jefferson City, Missouri, Police Department has received the 2019 Enoch B. Morelock Award. The Enoch B. Morelock Award is an annual recognition of outstanding moral character, service to law enforcement and service to the community. Williams […]