Children playing on floor

Missouri budget proposal includes dispersing federal funds for child care

More than half of Missouri families report paying more than $500 a month for child care, and child-care providers have been struggling to keep their doors open. Advocates for children say there are some promising actions the Legislature could take to improve both ends. Craig Stevenson, director of policy and advocacy with Kids Win Missouri, noted […]

Deadly Accident

Rural Livingston County woman dies after being struck by falling tree

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a deputy responded Saturday to the 4000 block of Livingston County Road 424 because of a person who was injured from a falling tree. An investigation showed a chain saw was being used to cut a tree, and the tree had fallen and struck the 55-year-old victim. Chillicothe Department […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital expands visitor policy for inpatient care

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces, effective Wednesday, November 17, it will expand the Inpatient Care Visitor Policy to two visitors per patient with extended hours. “We know how important it is for patients to have access to their family and friends and we are glad to be able to expand the policy,” said Scott Thoreson, […]

Faith Cerinity Richardson

Obituary for Faith Cerinity Richardson

Faith Cerinity Richardson age 17, a resident of Cameron, Missouri passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in Chillicothe, Missouri. Faith was born the daughter of Bobby Sayers on February 14, 2004, in St. Joseph, Missouri.  She attended Cameron High School Cameron, Missouri.  Faith participated in Marching Band and was on the Girls Wrestling team.  […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Report: Missouri receives failing grade for handling of COVID-19 in prisons

(Missouri News Service) – One out of every three people incarcerated in the United States has contracted COVID-19, and a new report shows how state prison systems – including in Missouri – have failed to properly handle the public-health crisis. The Prison Policy Initiative report evaluates how corrections departments have responded in four areas: limiting the […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital tightens visitor policy due to increase in local COVID-19 cases

Carroll County Memorial Hospital has experienced the highest number of COVID-19 patients since the beginning of the pandemic and locally, the cases continue to rise. Therefore, as of Saturday, August 28, CCMH will be scaling back on its visitor policies. “This change in policy is an unfortunate necessity,” said Dr. Andy Horine, Chief Medical Information […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center revise visitor guidelines to Level 3

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center have revised their visitor guidelines to allow Level 3 limited visitation, as of July 23. Wright Memorial and Hedrick were previously at a ‘Level 4’, which allowed patients only one visitor per day. Level 3 visitor guidelines allow two visitors per patient per day in inpatient areas and […]

Parson signing new legislation

Governor Parson signed four bills into law on Tuesday afternoon

Governor Mike Parson signed four additional bills into law on Tuesday afternoon.  SB 36 – Capitol Complex Tax Credit:  Creates a $10 million tax credit for rehabilitation or renovation of buildings in the Capitol Complex.  SB 57 – Funding for Criminal Behavior Deterrence:  Creates the Economic Distress Zone Fund, which provides funding to nonprofits that […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center revise visitor guidelines due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Saint Luke’s top priority is to care for patients and staff and keep everyone as healthy as possible. As the continued spread of COVID-19 has increased in the region, Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center have revised their visitor guidelines to ‘Level 4 Restricted’ visitation, starting June 3. Wright Memorial and Hedrick were previously […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital at Carrollton

Carroll County Memorial Hospital expands visitor policy for inpatient Care

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces, effective Wednesday, May 19, will expand the Inpatient Care Visitor Policy to one person at a time with expanded hours. “The mental health of our patients is very important to us. Visitors help boost patients’ morale and healing process,” said Emily Braun, CCMH Director of Nursing Services. “This expanded visitor […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center revise visitor guidelines

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center have revised their visitor guidelines to allow level 3 visitation as of May 17. Wright Memorial and Hedrick were previously at a ‘Level 4’, which allowed patients only one visitor per day. Level 3 visitor guidelines allow two visitors per patient per day in inpatient areas and the […]

Missouri Department of Social Services

Furious lawmakers demand answers from Missouri DSS for undercount of abuse reports

(Missouri Independent) – Lawmakers slammed the Department of Social Services on Thursday for underreporting the number of substantiated cases of abuse and neglect at youth residential facilities during a previous legislative hearing. For nearly an hour-and-a-half on Thursday, the House Special Committee on Government Oversight pressed DSS officials on why the number of findings of […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital modifies visitor policy for outpatient care and Jefferson Medical Group

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces effective Wednesday, April 14, one visitor will be allowed to accompany outpatient care and Jefferson Medical Group patients. “We know the restrictions that have been in place over the past year have been difficult on everyone,” said Cindy Gilman, CCMH Chief Nursing Officer. “Even though we are allowing visitors and […]

Bomb Threat

Woman threatens to bomb prep school, kill officials and students because school published same-sex wedding announcements

The Justice Department announced today that Sonia Tabizada, 36, of San Jacinto, California, was sentenced to 15 months and 13 days for intentionally obstructing persons in the enjoyment of their free exercise of religious beliefs by threatening to bomb Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C.  In May 2019, school officials announced that Visitation Prep, […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial, Hedrick Medical Center adjust visitor guidelines to one visitor, per patient, per day

Saint Luke’s Health System, including Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital, has adjusted their Level-4 visitor guidelines in the Emergency Departments. These guidelines now allow one visitor per patient in our Emergency Departments. Level-4 guidelines previously restricted all visitation in the Emergency Departments. The facilities will continue operating at Level-4 visitation visitor guidelines, restricting […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center revise visitor guidelines

Saint Luke’s top priority is to care for patients and staff and keep everyone as healthy as possible. As the continued spread of COVID-19 has slightly declined in the region, Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital have revised their visitor guidelines to allow level 4 visitation, starting February 4. Hedrick and Wright Memorial were […]