COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Harrison County officials now reporting first case of COVID-19

Along with the announcement on Saturday of a COVID-19 case in Livingston County, the Harrison County Community Hospital, along with the Harrison County Health Department on Sunday announced a case of Coronavirus in Harrison County. The individual that tested presumptive positive is a woman aged 40 to 49 and a resident of Harrison County.  Officials […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases annual statewide audit

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released the annual Statewide Single Audit, which reviews the state’s financial reporting and the management and spending of $12 billion in federal funds. This year’s Statewide Single Audit reviewed 12 major federal programs and reported eight findings related to eight programs at three state agencies. The audit raised concerns with […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Rural Housing Service Single-Family Housing Effective March 19, borrowers with USDA single-family housing Direct […]

Fatal Crash

Crash near Excelsior Springs kills Carrollton woman, injures four others

One person was fatally injured and four others received serious injuries when a pickup truck overturned on Highway 10 east of Excelsior Springs. A passenger, 53-year-old Shelly Lewis of Carrollton, was pronounced dead at Research Medical Center in Kansas City about one hour and fifteen minutes after the crash. She had been flown there by […]

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Adair County Health Department in Kirksville reports first case of Coronavirus

The Adair County Health Department is reporting a confirmed case of Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, in Adair County. The confirmed case, according to the health department, is travel-related as the individual had just returned from Chicago. The department reports the individual was exposed there, then traveled to Kirksville by car. The individual developed symptoms during the […]

Officer Involved Shooting

Officer-involved shooting in Wheeling claims the life of one individual

An individual has died after an officer-involved shooting in Wheeling Thursday evening. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports deputies had performed a vehicle stop/investigation and allegedly had problems with the adult male driver. No details at this time have been provided, however, Cox is reporting that the deputy sheriff shot the individual, who was later […]

Health News

Coronavirus Information: How organizations are handling the issue statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to receive many questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts student attendance, school closure, assessments, and virtual education opportunities. We are aware that local education agencies must consider a number of factors when making decisions in this current situation. Administrative Memo COM-20-001, issued from the Commissioner […]

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Three from Chillicothe accused of first-degree assault in front of tavern

Three Chillicothe men accused of inflicting serious physical injury to someone by punching and striking that person in front of Saale’s Tavern in Chillicothe in December have been charged in Livingston County with assault in the first degree. Bond was denied for Trey Clinton McLemore while Collin Edward Donoho posted an appearance bond, and Aaron […]

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Princeton man on parole charged with sodomy, rape and incest

Authorities are reporting the arrest of a Princeton man in connection with an alleged felony in Mercer County on the first of February. Thirty-eight-year-old Brian Dean Preszler of Princeton has been charged with sodomy, 2nd-degree rape, and incest. Charges were filed in court Friday by Prosecutor Lauren Horsman. Arraignment and bond hearing is scheduled Tuesday in the […]

Marijuana Possession Charges Dropped

Marijuana possession charges against Trenton man dropped in Daviess County

Daviess County’s Prosecuting Attorney has filed amended information in the circuit court for cases involving a Trenton man who was accused of felony drug possession even though supporters said he has a medical marijuana card. An attorney for Jamie Leon Wilson is reporting charges alleging illegal possession of more than 35 grams of marijuana were […]