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Man pleads guilty to obtaining over $700,000 in COVID-19 relief using fraud scheme

A Washington man pleaded guilty today to perpetrating a scheme to fraudulently obtain COVID-19 relief guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Nicholas L. McQuaid, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s […]

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Chillicothe Police Department reminds residents to be vigilant of phone scammers

The Chillicothe Police Department reminds the public about scammers calling claiming they are from the IRS, Social Security Administration, or a banking institution or saying someone has won a sweepstake. Residents are advised to not provide these callers with any personal or banking information and hang up. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel says these institutions […]

Missouri’s Social Security offices halt in-person services

To fight the spread of the coronavirus, all Missouri Social Security offices closed Tuesday to the public for in-person services. In a press release, the U.S. Social Security Administration says the agency encourages the public to access services online to apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits, check the status of an application or appeal, request a […]

Audio: Monthly Social Security benefits to increase in Missouri

This month retired Missouri residents will see a 1.6% cost of living adjustment in their Social Security benefits.     About 75% of the increase is paid out to beneficiaries listed as retired workers, and about 13% is paid to disabled workers. According to the most recent Social Security Administration data, there are 1,293,897 Missourians […]