Coronavirus Concerns

Linn County Health Department reports investigations with local business and wedding at Young’s Lodge

The Linn County Health Department is working on COVID-19 contact investigations. As part of one investigation, the health department has worked with Tastee Treat and its owners Larry and Ethel Head to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The health department notes […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Livingston County Health Center confirms another case of COVID-19; Total case count now 26

Livingston County Health Center has received notification of additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was symptomatic and will be isolating for 14 days. Close contacts are being notified of their exposure. The additional case brings Livingston’s total case count to 26 positives, which include 15 active cases and 11 released from isolation. […]

Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Audio: EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water

Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Mexican national pleads guilty to possessing illegal firearm used in drive-by shooting

A Mexican national has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing the firearm he used in a drive-by shooting. Javier Guerrero-Garcia, 23, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough on Monday, June 29, to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, Guerrero-Garcia admitted that he fired a […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Eighteenth case of COVID-19 reported in Livingston County

Livingston County Health Center has received notification of three additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). All three cases were symptomatic and will be isolated at home for 14 days. Close contacts are being notified of their exposure. The additional cases bring Livingston’s total case count to 18, with 7 cases recovered. The health center […]

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Hy-Vee partners with Kellogg’s and Keurig Dr Pepper to help feed hungry kids this summer

Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Kellogg’s and Keurig Dr. Pepper, announced its End Summer Hunger campaign to provide food for children and families in need. During the month of July, for every qualifying purchase at a Hy-Vee grocery store, one meal will be donated to Feeding America food banks in Hy-Vee’s eight-state region. The program […]

Child Porn

Transgender Missouri man sentenced to 20 years in prison for possessing child pornography

A Kansas City, Missouri, resident was sentenced in federal court for possessing child pornography. Raul E. Villalva, also known as Isabelle Villalva, a biological male who identifies as a female (transgender woman), 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Villalva […]

Medicaid

Audio: Telemedicine services to be offered to some Medicaid users at no cost

The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities has signed a deal with StationMD to offer telemedicine services at no cost to about 15,000 Medicaid Waiver users. The company offers virtual access 24/7 to emergency physicians specifically trained to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program is an addition to the current medical care offered […]

Audio: Pettis County Sheriff writes open letter to citizens about threats made against officers and a child

Protesters held signs Thursday night in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia to show their support for a 25-year-old woman killed last weekend by a Pettis County deputy. Hannah Fizer of Sedalia was shot to death after allegedly threatening to shoot the officer, but a gun was not found in her vehicle. Don Hockaday, a protest organizer, says […]