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Remaining suspect in Kirksville murder investigation apprehended

On Thursday, December 30, 2021, Kirksville Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 700 block of West Dodson.  Police arrived and found multiple victims with apparent gunshot wounds outside and inside a nearby residence. The victims were identified as; Braxton A. A. Cottrill, 22 years old, was transported to University Hospital in […]

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Polo man charged with murder pleads guilty in Livingston County court

A Polo man charged with first-degree murder after a shooting in Polo in January 2021 pleaded guilty in Livingston County on January 6th. Online court information shows the prosecutor dismissed three counts for 36-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior. The dismissed counts were felonies of first-degree assault or attempt, armed criminal action, and first-degree robbery. The […]

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Sullivan County Health Department to hold pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic

The Sullivan County Health Department in Milan will hold a Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children ages five to eleven. Shots will be given by appointment on December 8th from 10 am to 2 pm. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Schedule an appointment by calling the Sullivan County Health […]

Coronavirus Update

Three area health departments report on new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon

Twelve COVID-19 cases have been added for Grundy County since the health department’s update on the morning of December 1st. Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson reports a total of 1,859 cases through December 1st. There have been 30 new cases this week. The number of active cases increased by nine to 36. Grundy County’s positivity […]

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Hy-Vee now offering free COVID-19 booster vaccines to all individuals aged 18 and older

Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that free Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are now available to all individuals ages 18 and older at Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations across its eight-state region. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a booster dose for Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccine recipients […]

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Experts say flu shots, COVID-19 Boosters go hand-in-hand

People are being urged to check with their healthcare providers about getting a flu shot, to help protect them from an illness during the holiday season. Seasonal flu activity dropped dramatically last year at the height of the pandemic, but as life gets back to near normal, researchers are also expecting a return of influenza.  The Centers […]

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Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group now scheduling Moderna COVID-19 vaccination boosters

Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton announced they are now scheduling Moderna COVID-19 vaccination boosters. The first booster clinic will be held on Friday, November 12, and booster shots will then be scheduled for each Friday going forward. To be eligible to receive the Moderna booster at this time, individuals must meet one of the […]

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Livingston County Health Center to offer flu and COVID-19 vaccine at clinic on November 3

The Livingston County Health Center will offer flu shots and COVID-19 vaccine boosters next week. The immunizations will be available by appointment on November 3, 2021, from 9 to 3 p.m. The health center notes it is not offering walk-in flu shots on Tuesdays at this time due to billing constraints. Call the Livingston County Health […]

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Audio: Shootings at Catholic abbey in northwest Missouri prompts sisters to build wall

A string of shootings over the last two years at a Catholic abbey in Missouri has prompted the sisters who live there to take action to protect themselves. The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, near Gower in northwest Missouri, have been the targets of four shootings between July 2019 and March of this year. […]

Moderna and J&J COVID-19 booster shots now being administered to eligible Missourians

Following federal guidance issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has amended the state’s standing orders for Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine administration for those who are eligible for a booster shot. For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the […]

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COVID-19 boosters from Moderna, Johnson & Johnson OK’d along with ‘mix and match’ shots

(Missouri Independent) – Tens of millions of additional Americans are now eligible to receive a booster dose of one of the COVID-19 vaccines after federal health officials gave the green light late Thursday to follow-up doses of the shots made by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Anyone who received the one-shot J&J vaccine is now eligible […]

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Kids age 5 to 11 next in line for COVID-19 vaccines as White House rolls out plans

(Missouri Independent) – Smaller needles. Redesigned shipments to ease the storage needs in pediatricians’ offices. And enough vials of the COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate the 28 million U.S. children between ages 5 and 11. Those are among the plans announced by the White House on Wednesday as federal and state officials prepare for a regulatory decision to […]

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Livingston County Health Center to hold vaccine clinics for flu shots and COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center will give flu shots and COVID-19 vaccine boosters by appointment at two clinics this month. The clinics for Livingston County residents are on October 13th and 22nd from 9 to 3 o’clock. Those attending should bring their Medicare or private insurance cards if they have them. There is no out-of-pocket […]

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Missouri COVID cases for September top July despite waning Delta variant wave

(Missouri Independent) – The coronavirus Delta variant wave that hit Missouri in May and peaked in early August continued to abate in September, but the decline has been slow. There were 1,221 more COVID-19 cases reported statewide by the Department of Health and Senior Services in the 30-day month than the 60,847 cases reported in the 31 days of July, making […]

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Pre-registration now available for Linn County Health Department flu shot clinic

Pre-registration is available for the Linn County Health Department’s drive-through flu shot clinic next week. Flu shots will be available for residents at least 18 years old at the Linn County Fairgrounds of Brookfield on October 7th from 2 to 6 o’clock. Registration forms can be found at this link and on the Linn County […]

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Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots now being administered to eligible missourians

Following federal guidance issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has amended the state’s standing order for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine administration for those who are eligible for a booster shot. Missourians who received the Pfizer vaccine can receive a booster shot at least six months after their […]

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Columbia schools ask judge to dismiss Missouri AG lawsuit seeking to block mask rule

(Missouri Independent) – School districts are not subject to the law Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is using to challenge masks mandates in classrooms, attorneys for Columbia Public Schools wrote in a court filing seeking dismissal of a lawsuit initiated last month. The district also challenges Schmitt’s standing to file the lawsuit, argues that he is […]