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Audio: Missouri Public Defender System prepares to hire 53 new attorneys, biggest staffing increase since around 1989

If Gov. Mike Parson does not make changes to the Missouri Public Defender System’s next budget, the office is on track to get its largest staffing increase since about 1989. Director Mary Fox tells Missourinet 53 new public defenders would be hired statewide.     “This is going to make a huge difference in terms […]

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Chillicothe Police Department acquires new tools to assist with community safety

The Chillicothe Police Department has acquired new tools as part of a community safety initiative that started last year after receiving the law enforcement tax. Police Chief Jon Maples reports the department now has the LexisNexis Community Crime Map and four radar speed display trailers. The Community Crime Map connects law enforcement with the community […]

Daviess County Health Department

COVID-19 cases continue to decrease in Daviess County; residents can register for waiting list for COVID-19 vaccine

One COVID-19 case has been added in Daviess County since March 19th, which the health department notes brings the total to 672. Active cases dropped by two to three. Six hundred fifty-five cases have recovered. Fourteen COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Daviess County. The health department reports numbers continue to decrease, and it is […]

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Daviess County reports two new cases of COVID-19; Waiting list available for COVID-19 vaccine

Two COVID-19 cases were added in Daviess County since February 17th, and active cases decreased by 20. The health department reported February 25th the total number of cases was 666, and there were 24 active cases. Fourteen COVID-19-related deaths had been reported in Daviess County. The health department thanks residents for doing their part in […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Missouri Department of Corrections implements technology to cut COVID-19 infection rate within prisons

Implementation of three technological innovations in the Missouri Department of Corrections aims to cut COVID-19 infection rates in Missouri state prisons and other facilities. These strategies: Kill the virus in the air Kill the virus on surfaces Detect the virus in wastewater The department now has ionization generators — air purifying devices that destroy 99.4% […]

Share The Harvest

Missouri Department of Conservation offering CWD sampling; encourages Share the Harvest

With deer hunting in Missouri opening for archery season on Sept. 15 and for firearms portions in the coming months, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease (CWD) and the Department’s related efforts to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson extends phase 1 of “Show-Me-Strong Recovery Plan” through June 15, 2020

Governor Mike Parson announced that Phase 1 of the state’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan has been extended from Sunday, May 31, 2020, through Monday, June 15, 2020.  “We are very pleased with how well Phase 1 has gone so far,” Governor Parson said. “Businesses, communities, and Missourians across the state have done a great job of […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County deputy clocks driver going 110 mph in a 65 zone near Utica

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the arrest of a Chicago man after the sheriff’s office responded to calls for service regarding a very fast and careless driver on Highway 36. Twenty-five-year-old Jerome Halsey the Third was arrested for alleged excessive speed and posted bond (no amount listed). He is scheduled for Livingston County Court […]

Smithfield Plant in Milan

Workers at Smithfield’s Milan plant file lawsuit over health concerns

Workers at the pork processing plant in Milan are suing their employer, accusing the company of not doing enough to protect their health. The New York Times has reported that an anonymous worker at Smithfield’s plant in Milan, along with a non-profit called the Rural Community Workers Alliance, had filed the suit Thursday in the United States […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center releases statement on COVID-19

Livingston County Health Center has received inquiries regarding the significant rise in cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported across the United States. The worry is understandable and we encourage our community members to follow this evolving situation, to get the facts from reliable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health […]

Missouri Department of Conservation requiring mandatory CWD sampling as firearms deer season opens

With the November portion of Missouri’s fall firearms deer season opening Saturday, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease, or CWD. MDC is continuing its efforts this fall and winter to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding new cases and […]

Immigration

Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules taking effect today

Immigration rights groups, including the ACLU, are vowing to sue to stop the administration’s new asylum rules, which take effect today. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that blocks non-Mexican migrants from applying for asylum if they arrive on the southern border without proof they were refused asylum in the first country they […]