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Community leaders in Livingston County encourage wearing of masks in public

Livingston County health, governmental, business, and school officials are encouraging people to wear a mask in public where social distancing is difficult to maintain. The plea comes following an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Livingston County during the past several weeks. Officials they want to stop the spread of the virus now, so the […]

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“Face masks or coverings” to be required in courtrooms in Trenton, Bethany, Princeton and Unionville

Information received from the Third Judicial Circuit Court states “face masks or coverings shall be required in all public court areas and during all court proceedings” unless good cause is shown to limit the requirement. The third circuit presiding judge, Thomas Alley, reports the requirement becomes effective Saturday, August 1st according to the Missouri Supreme […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees approve applying for CARES Act funding to curtail expenses from COVID-19

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the evening of Tuesday, July 28th applying for Grundy County CARES Act funding to combat COVID-19 expenses. A Return to Fall Plan was also presented. NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver said the college could receive $89,000 in Grundy County CARES Act funding, which could be used […]

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Livingston County Health center reports COVID-19 positive individuals attend graduation and prom events.

Livingston County Health Center has received notification of two confirmed COVID-19 positive individuals who attended the Chillicothe R-II Graduation that took place on Friday, July 24th, or Prom on Saturday, July 25th. The Health Center has contacted individuals who were in close contact with the two positive cases. If you attended either Prom or Graduation, […]

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Audio: Governor Parson signs bill letting long-term care patients put video cameras in their rooms

Governor Parson has signed a bill into law that lets long-term care center patients put electronic monitoring devices in their rooms. St. Louis Representative Jim Murphy says his legislation allows devices like video cameras to be placed within patient rooms at Missouri nursing homes, assisted living centers, and mental hospitals. Under the plan, a visible […]

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Audio: Missouri’s governor signs major foster care legislation into law

Bipartisan legislation that aims to modernize Missouri’s foster care system and provides Medicaid coverage to homeless children was signed into law Monday by the governor in Jefferson City. State Rep. Sheila Solon, R-St. Joseph, who chairs the House Children and Families Committee, says it’s one of the most important bills she’s passed in her eight […]

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Governor Parson signs huge megabill with partial motorcycle helmet repeal

Governor Mike Parson has signed into law today a bill with a component that lets some motorcyclists cruise without a helmet. Under House Bill 1963, a massive state transportation proposal, motorcycle riders can go helmetless if they are at least 26 years old, have medical insurance, and have proof of financial responsibility. The wide-ranging bill […]

Three Missouri prisons to reopen to visitors this week with restrictions

Starting this Thursday, Algoa Correctional Center in central Missouri’s Jefferson City, South Central Correctional Center in Licking and Chillicothe Correctional Center in northwest Missouri will begin allowing visitors again. Since the spread of the coronavirus, Missouri’s state prisons have been closed to families, friends, and acquaintances of inmates. Restrictions •All visitors must call the facility […]

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Rabbit show at 2020 Missouri State Fair canceled due to Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

At the direction of the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) State Veterinarian’s office, the Missouri State Fair will not host rabbit shows at the State Fair this August due to Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2). Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that affects both […]