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Missouri receives nearly 30% of total unemployment claims filed in 2019 in just one week

The number of Missourians filing for unemployment has escalated this month. During a Capitol press briefing, Gov. Mike Parson says COVID-19 is taking its toll on the state’s workforce. In just the past week, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, has received nearly 30% of the total number of unemployment claims filed in […]

Evergy Website

Evergy suspends disconnects as communities address Coronavirus

Evergy will not disconnect service for non-payment as customers and communities are facing potential hardship from coronavirus. This temporary moratorium includes residential and business customers. “Evergy provides an essential service,” said Chuck Caisley, senior vice president and chief customer officer. “Coronavirus is an unprecedented challenge and may result in customers facing unexpected or unusual financial […]

Sumer Food Program for Kids

State seeks organizations to provide meals to children during summer months

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children under the age of 18 […]

Wanted FBI Unknown Female

FBI seeking individual who may have information regarding the identity of a child sexual assault victim

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown female who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation. Photographs and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as Jane Doe 37, are being […]

Medicare

Carroll County Memorial Hospital launches Medicare Insurance helpline

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces the launch of a toll-free Medicare Insurance helpline, which is designed to help Medicare beneficiaries receive education about Medicare and select a health plan that fits their needs and budget, while also retaining their existing hospital and doctors. The free helpline connects callers with licensed agents who can assist in […]

Oats Bus

New procedures to be set in place for OATS transit

OATS Transit will soon begin new procedures that officials say are designed to make scheduling trips and dispatching buses more efficient. For more than four decades, local residents and drivers have devoted hundreds of hours to answering phones and taking reservations for trips. As of October 1st, anyone from 18 counties of northwest Missouri, including all of […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA registration deadline has ended but help remains

The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding.   Recovery officials encourage Missouri residents who registered for disaster assistance […]

Sobriety Check Point

Missouri Highway Patrol to conduct DWI saturation in area counties

Highway Patrol Troop B will conduct special enforcement operations this month in area counties. Counties where driving while intoxicated saturation will be conducted include Putnam, Chariton, and Schuyler. The goal of the special enforcement operations is to remove impaired drivers from roads. Troop B Commanding Officer Captain James Wilt says the operations allow the Patrol […]

Legal Assistance

Free legal assistance is available to elegible Missourians

Free legal assistance is available to Missourians who need help with disaster-related issues such as home repair contracts and contractors; life, medical and property insurance claims; FEMA applications and appealing FEMA decisions. Missouri residents can call 800-829-4128 to leave a message about legal issues arising from recently sustained damage from severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes […]

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Stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed during hot weather

The heat and humidity of Missouri can affect everyone but can be especially dangerous to small children, the elderly and the chronically ill.  Currently, northern Missouri is under an Excessive Heat Warning until Saturday evening with temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s, and heat indexes as high as 115 degrees. A break in […]