Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Feds tell states to give COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 65 and older in bid to speed rollout

(Missouri Independent) – The Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses will be distributed to states instead of holding back a reserve of follow-up doses. Under the policy changes outlined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, states should begin […]

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Audio: Pfizer in Chesterfield expects approval, vaccines should be ready by end of year

Pfizer labs in Chesterfield, Missouri are ready to mass-produce a new COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the FDA approves its success rate and safety data.  Pfizer and BioNtech have teamed up to develop a successful mRNA-based vaccine and have reached a 90 percent success rate in its studies so far. At a press conference with Missouri Gov. […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County Sheriff reports on incidents and arrests

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released information about recent incidents. Cox reports a male driver claimed to not have identification with him during a traffic stop and lied about who he was. The man was identified as 38-year-old Christopher Michael Vaughn who was wanted out of state on felony probation violation for original possession […]

Alcohol Compliance Checks

Livingston County Sheriff and Midland Empire Alcohol Task Force perform compliance checks

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Midland Empire Alcohol Task Force worked on a grant overtime project Friday, October 23rd to help determine if any businesses in Livingston County need training and/or if any employees are supplying alcohol to minors. Sheriff Steve Cox said officers checked many area businesses by sending in an underage person […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves snow removal bid; participates in conference call regarding design of 911 system

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday, October 27th approved a bid for snow removal and Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations. Chris and Danny Gott will provide snow removal services at the courthouse, prosecuting attorney’s office, and law enforcement center. The bid included $500 per occasion of snow removal and $125 when the ice melt application is solely […]

High Speed Chase

Stolen vehicle from Brookfield involved in high-speed pursuit on Highway 36

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office was dispatched on Monday night, October 19th to a stolen vehicle from Brookfield traveling at a high rate of speed on westbound Highway 36 into Livingston County. Cox says a Livingston County deputy was on Highway 36 near Utica where one lane is open in a construction […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission reviews various county departments

The Grundy County Commission Tuesday morning discussed a closed bridge on Southwest 86th Avenue. A replacement tube order for the bridge has been canceled. The Southwest 86th Avenue bridge will remain closed due to a failed inspection by the Missouri Department of Transportation in April. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says the county is looking into […]

Governor Parson and Christine Smith

Pfizer facility in Chesterfield, Missouri scaling up operations for COVID-19 vaccine production

Governor Mike Parson was joined by Christine Smith, head of the Pfizer Biotherapeutics and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department and site head of Pfizer’s Research and Development facility in Chesterfield.  Pfizer’s Chesterfield facility is one of three Pfizer-owned sites in the United States that has been identified as an initial manufacturing center for COVID-19 vaccine production.  “For […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County deputy clocks driver going 110 mph in a 65 zone near Utica

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the arrest of a Chicago man after the sheriff’s office responded to calls for service regarding a very fast and careless driver on Highway 36. Twenty-five-year-old Jerome Halsey the Third was arrested for alleged excessive speed and posted bond (no amount listed). He is scheduled for Livingston County Court […]

Drug Bust

Livingston County investigations result in multiple arrests

Livingston County Sheriff’s Office investigations related to drugs and a suspicious vehicle have resulted in multiple arrests. Sheriff Steve Cox reports a deputy stopped a vehicle in Chillicothe on a traffic offense Saturday night, and the occupant was a subject in an ongoing drug investigation at Wheeling. The Chillicothe Police Department assisted sheriff’s office staff, […]