Jeremiah Searles Final

Bethany man charged with kidnapping, assault and abuse of a child

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with three felonies after an alleged incident on Monday, March 23, 2020. Thirty-nine-year- old Jeremiah Searles has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing, first-degree domestic assault, and abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact. Arraignment was held on Tuesday, and […]

Cody Pfister

Audio: Man who licked various items at Missouri Walmart charged with “Terrorist Threat”

A 26-year-old eastern Missouri man is accused of posting a video online of himself licking items at a Walmart store this month. “Who’s afraid of the coronavirus?” Cody Pfister, 26, said in a video he later posted to social media.  Warrenton police said in a statement the department had been contacted by people in the […]

United States Attorney Office Website

U.S. Attorney urges the public to report suspected COVID-19 fraud

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison urges the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline (1-866-720-5721) or writing to the NCDF email address at disaster@leo.gov. The Department of Justice is committed to preventing, pursuing, prosecuting, and punishing individuals and businesses that take advantage of […]

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 […]

Governor Parsons Signs Abortion Bill

Governor Parson announces April 7 Municipal Elections postponed until June 2 in response to COVID-19

Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Governor Parson today signed Executive Order 2003 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020. The Executive Order declares […]

State of Emergency

Grundy County Commission declares “State of Emergency” for Grundy County

The Grundy County Commission has declared a state of emergency for Grundy County until further notice in recognizing the threat posed by COVID-19. The commission encourages everyone to do their part in lowering the curve as resources are and will continue to be limited. Under the declaration, the commission asks the public limit activity to […]

Red Cross Website

Red Cross faces severe blood shortage as Coronavirus outbreak threatens availability of nation’s supply

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood with the Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center releases statement on COVID-19

Livingston County Health Center has received inquiries regarding the significant rise in cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported across the United States. The worry is understandable and we encourage our community members to follow this evolving situation, to get the facts from reliable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health […]

CRP Website

USDA to open signup March 16 for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands

Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. “Through this CRP Grasslands signup, farmers and ranchers can protect grasslands, rangelands, and pastures, while maintaining the land as working grazing lands,” said Kim Viers, Acting State Executive Director. “The program […]

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri suspends all activities through March 31st

Special Olympics Missouri has suspended all sports training and competitions in response to the threat of COVID-19. A spokesman reports Special Olympics top priority is keeping athletes and constituents safe. “As an organization that serves a broad array of individuals, including some who may have medical issues that increase their potential susceptibility, Special Olympics of […]

Flu Season

February is busiest month for Grundy County Health Department when it comes to flu season

One-hundred-thirty-five cases of influenza had been reported for this season to the Grundy County Health Department of Trenton as of Wednesday afternoon, March 4, 2020. Epidemiology Specialist Kelli Hillerman says 82 of those cases were Influenza A and 53 have been Influenza B. She calls February the health department’s “busiest month” when it comes to […]