Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Josh Hawley

(Missouri Independent) – Seven U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday urged the chamber’s ethics panel to look into Sen. Josh Hawley’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Democrats also want a similar probe of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s actions and the Jan. […]

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Area counties reporting 32 cases of COVID-19 and 1 death; free COVID testing event set for Bethany

The Livingston County Health Center on January 14th reported nine new COVID-19 cases for a total of 1,265. Sixty cases were active, with 30 facility actives, 25 in the community, and five school actives. There were 11 current COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 41 deaths for Livingston County. Fifteen more COVID-19 cases were reported in Linn County […]

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EPA takes action to investigate PFAS contamination

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to address PFAS, the agency is making new information available about EPA testing that shows PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers.   Through a coordinated effort with both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a pesticide manufacturer, the agency has determined that fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers that are used to […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol extends application deadline to February 1, 2021

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 112th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on […]

Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 numbers continue to climb in northwest Missouri

The COVID-19 count continues to climb in northwest Missouri. Regional information provided this morning by the Grundy County Health Department shows since testing began, 15 counties have collectively, 22,000 thousand positive COVID-19 probable cases come in at 21,966 along with 395 COVID-19-related deaths. The Grundy County update shows an increase by ten in the positive […]

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Department of Health and Senior Services reports 2,744 cases of COVID-19 and 4 additional deaths statewide

On Sunday morning, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported an additional 2,744 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 4 more deaths compared to Saturday’s update. There have been more than 423,000 cases in Missouri since testing began and 5,948 deaths. There were 56 deaths in the seven day period ending Thursday. […]

Coronavirus Update

Sullivan and Harrison counties report 8 new cases of COVID-19; one death in Sullivan County

On Saturday evening, the Sullivan County Health Department reported four more cases and one additional death attributed to COVID-19. Sullivan County has had 12 deaths and 791 cases since testing began. The number of active cases was 34 as of Saturday evening, decreasing one from Friday’s report. There also was one active probable case. The […]

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Statewide project testing wastewater for markers that cause COVID-19 underway

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and researchers at the University of Missouri – Columbia have been collaborating on a statewide project to test domestic wastewater for genetic markers of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Missouri’s Coronavirus Sewershed Surveillance Project is funded by a Centers for […]