Jacqqueline "Jacy" Deaver Missing from Bethany, Missouri

Bethany Police Department seeks public’s help in locating woman missing since May 10

The Bethany Police Department is seeking help in finding a woman reported missing from Bethany on May 10, 2021. Twenty-three-year-old Jacqueline “Jacy” Deaver reportedly left her assisted facility on foot with little property. She is said to be disoriented and confused, be street smart, and keep mostly to herself. Deaver is described as having dark […]

State Representative Rusty Black

Audio: Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black on the upcoming 101st General Assembly and COVID-19

The 101st General Assembly of the Missouri legislature begins January 6th with members being sworn in. Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black of Chillicothe will begin his third term. Black reports he has asked to remain on the Budget Committee. He has also asked to continue to be the Appropriations Chair for Education and the […]

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Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

(Missouri Independent) – President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states. It’s a move that public health experts say could dramatically reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. But putting wider mask laws in place […]