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Sixteen year old girl injured when two vehicles sideswipe each other on Highway 139

Two vehicles reportedly sideswiped in a traffic accident on Monday afternoon in northwestern Chariton County, four miles north of Sumner. The highway patrol reports one driver, listed as a 16-year-old girl from Brookfield, received moderate injuries. The girl, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital. Her name was […]

Medicaid Fraud

Missouri Attorney General obtains $500,000 settlement in Medicaid fraud case

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that on December 21, 2021, Piney Ridge Center, a residential treatment facility for children suffering from sexual behavior disorders and mental health illnesses, entered into a civil settlement agreement with his office for billing MO HealthNet, the Missouri Medicaid program, for therapy services that it did not provide […]

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Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy + Health Center announces new Family Services Manager

Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy + Health Center announces Michelle Stark as their Family Services Manager. Stark oversees and facilitates all of the Education Programs Life Options provides in this role. According to Stark, one of her long life’s desires was to work with pregnant mothers and their babies. Being passionate and skilled in teaching, […]

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Missouri Securities Division Partners with CFTC and 26 states to stop $68 million precious metals scheme

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division announced that it is participating in a consolidated enforcement action to stop a $68 million fraudulent precious metals scheme that, to date, has allegedly defrauded at least 450 investors nationwide, including eighteen investors from Missouri. A complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Central District […]

Coronavirus or COVID-19 Death

Daviess County reports 2 COVID-related deaths; four health departments report on new cases of COVID-19

Two COVID-19-related deaths have been added for Daviess County, raising the total to 28. The health department February 1st reported the deaths involved residents who were 44 to 90 years old, and they were all unvaccinated. Fifty-two COVID-19 cases had been added since January 26th, bringing that total to 1,556. The number of active cases […]

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January weather summary shows below normal temperatures and rain, above normal snowfall

The January 2022 weather summary in Trenton shows below normal temperatures, slightly below normal rain and melted precipitation, but above normal snowfall. Temperatures in January in Trenton were about four degrees below normal on both highs and lows. Highs averaged nearly 32 degrees with the warmest day of the month on January 11th with 58 […]

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Missouri Attorney General begins filing motions for temporary restraining orders in school mask mandate lawsuits

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his Office has begun filing motions for temporary restraining orders in his lawsuits against school districts illegally enforcing mask mandates. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office filed suit against 45 school districts for continuing to enforce mask mandates. The Office filed motions for temporary restraining orders in the lawsuits against […]

Traffic Accident

Brookfield teenager injured in Sunday crash on Highway 36; driver accused of DWI

A Brookfield teen was injured on Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 36 at Laclede. Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Hollon received serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The patrol listed Hollon as a passenger in a car driven by 27-year-old Joshua Scearce of Linneus. Neither man was using […]

Coronavirus or COVID-19 Death

Daviess County reports four COVID-related deaths; Sullivan County reports six new cases of COVID-19

Four COVID-19-related deaths have been added for Daviess County. The health department reports the total as 26. They were ages 44 to 90 and were all unvaccinated. Cases have increased by 93 since January 18th, bringing that total to 1,504. The number of active cases went down by 16 to 60. Nineteen of the active […]

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Communities and organizations in north Missouri receive project funding from USDA

Area organizations will receive funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to build and improve critical community facilities across rural Missouri. The Putnam County Special Projects Organization, Incorporated will use a $14,700 loan and a $7,800 grant to purchase a fire truck that will be leased to the Liberty Township Fire Protection District. The […]

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Missouri Attorney General sues nine additional schools to halt mask mandate policies

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Monday filed suit against nine more school districts to halt their illegal mask mandate policies. Districts that were sued include Bayless, Jennings, Lexington, Kirkwood, Ritenour, Hancock Place, Special School District of St. Louis, Meramec Valley, and University City. “As we’ve made clear from the beginning, the power to make […]

Coronavirus Update

Livingston County Health Department reports COVID-related death; 5 health departments report on new COVID cases

The Livingston County Health Center reports a COVID-19-related death. The total number of deaths is 83.  Thirteen cases have been added since January 13th, bringing that total to 2,821. The number of active cases went down by 17 to 129. Another COVID-19-related death has been added for Harrison County. The county’s COVID-19 dashboard shows that, […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Five area health departments report on new cases of COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center reports 10 COVID-19 cases have been added since January 10th, bringing the total to 2,729. There are 114 active cases. The Sullivan County Health Department on January 11th confirmed 10 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,429. There were 43 active cases. The Linn County Health Department reports it […]