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COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Livingston and Linn counties; COVID-19 related death reported in Daviess County

The Livingston County Health Center reports 11 COVID-19 cases have been added since June 9th, bringing the total to 1,885. The number of active cases dropped by seven to 115. The health center is conducting a survey regarding how Livingston County residents feel about COVID-19 vaccination. The 15-question survey is anonymous. Vaccinated and unvaccinated residents […]

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Lawmakers condemn recent surge of antisemitism, call on leaders to act

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) along with Senators Jacky Rosen (Nev.) and James Lankford (Okla.) introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning recent antisemitic incidents in the U.S. and around the world. The resolution also calls on leaders to denounce antisemitism and take specific steps to address it and prevent it. “The recent rise in acts of […]

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COVID-19 surge in north Missouri creates worries for summer as vaccinations decline

(Missouri Independent) – In the last week of April, the Linn County Health Department signaled that the COVID-19 pandemic had cooled enough that it could discontinue weekly reports on new cases. With only three active cases on April 21, the urgency for frequent updates seemed to have passed. But the coronavirus came roaring back this […]

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Livingston County’s surge of COVID-19 continues with 25 new cases; Mercer County adds 1 new case

The Livingston County Health Center reports 25 COVID-19 cases have been added since May 25th, bringing the total to 1,663. One hundred forty-one cases are active. The health center notes the fully vaccinated rate for Livingston County is 29%, and 33.3% have received at least one dose. Last week, 26.9% were fully immunized, and 32.6% […]

Child Endangerment

Man from Coffey facing two felony charges after punching infant in face and head

A Coffey man faces two felony charges after he allegedly got into physical altercations with a one-year-old. Twenty-two-year-old Jared Read has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk—first degree—first offense, and abuse or neglect of a child.  Bond is $10,000 cash, Supervision Services, and no contact with any minor. Read […]

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Princeton Board of Education approves health insurance proposal; announce new hires and accepts resignation

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved a health insurance proposal on May 10th. The proposal from Thomas McGee includes no increase in premiums for employees. The base HSA for an employee will remain at $516.63, and the base PPO will stay at $607.35. The district cap will remain at $600. This is the third […]

Immigration

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

(Missouri Independent) – Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children face a new border crisis and old partisan objections, diminishing the chances it will become law despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House. On Thursday, the U.S. House is poised to pass the American […]

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Who defines the Missouri GOP: Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley or Eric Greitens?

(Missouri Independent) – The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the first senator to announce an objection to the certification of presidential electors. But the eyes of local politicos turned instead to his home-state colleague, Missouri’s senior senator. How would Roy Blunt — up for […]

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Hawley, members of Missouri delegation ask for review of natural gas supply

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and members of the Missouri Congressional Delegation sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking for a review of the natural gas supply in light of electricity outages, rolling blackouts, and controlled service interruptions across Missouri and the Midwest during extreme winter weather.    “Due to […]

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Man accused of assaulting Cody McHargue granted change of venue to Harrison County

An assault case at Trenton has been moved for a potential trial in Bethany. Shandon Levi Gann of Galt is accused of felony assault in the first degree for allegedly seriously injuring Cody James McHargue of Trenton causing McHargue to be hospitalized last year. In court this week, both the special prosecuting attorney and defense […]