Medicare

Audio: Sixty two Missouri hospitals penalized by Medicare for having high rates of readmissions

Medicare has cut payments to 62 Missouri hospitals for having high rates of readmissions, patient infections, and injuries.     Medicare readmission and safety penalties to 62 Missouri hospitals are as much as three percent per patient, but the average is usually much lower. Kaiser Health News says they are based on Medicare patients who […]

Blue Ribbon School

Eight Missouri schools earn recognition as Blue Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized eight Missouri schools as 2019 Blue Ribbon Schools. The national award recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels (top 15 percent in the state based on assessment scores and graduation rates) or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students (top 15 […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcyclist collides with pickup in Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Police Department reports a motorcycle rider sustained injuries when the motorcycle and a pickup truck collided in Chillicothe on Thursday afternoon. The rider was taken to Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe for evaluation. The motorcycle rider reportedly exited a business in the 400 block of South Washington Street, entered into the northbound lane, […]

Border Wall between United States and Mexico

Audio: Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says U.S.- Mexico border crossings have declined by 56% since May

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says there’s been a dramatic decline in the number of people coming to the U.S. through the Mexico border. During a Senate Republican press conference in Washington, Blunt says he traveled this month to the border to see for himself how things are going.     “Border crossings are way […]

Stars and Stripes Museum Website

Stars and Stripes Museum kicks off fund-raising campaign with Spirit of Democracy event

Not many Missourians know that the U.S. military’s daily newspaper, Stars and Stripes, was founded here on Nov. 9, 1861. Union soldiers occupying the town commandeered the printing press of the Bloomfield Herald and issued a four-page newspaper with that title. The newspaper proved to be a morale booster for troops away from their families, […]

Missouri Vietnam Wall Run 2019

Liberty Riders Of America announces first annual Missouri’s Vietnam Wall Run

Veterans In Defense of Liberty’s® (ViDoL) Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of Liberty Riders of America™ (LRA) taking up the torch for the Midwest that was carried faithfully by Rolling Thunder, Inc® on the national level for 32 years. The affirmative vote authorized Liberty Riders of America™ to organize and coordinate the inaugural 256-mile ride […]

Two Livingston County Fugitives in Custody After Manhunt

Three in custody after manhunt in Livingston County

The Chillicothe Police Department reports three individuals are in custody following a fugitive investigation that began on Tuesday after a five-hour manhunt. Police Chief Jon Maples says law enforcement took several theft reports in which the suspects were the same individuals that had been victimizing citizens and also found to be armed and dangerous. Officers […]

Firetruck

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to Cooke Sales and Service building

A storage building and its contents were destroyed by fire Tuesday night along Washington Street in Chillicothe. The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to the location near 1401 Washington Street with Fire Chief Eric Reeter describing it as BEHIND the old Cooke Sales and Service building. Upon arrival by Chillicothe fire personnel and equipment, Chief Reeter […]