Antlered Deer in the forest

November firearms deer harvest ends with 176,604, down almost 3400 from 2019

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows deer hunters in Missouri harvested 167,604 deer during the November portion of the firearms deer season from November 14th through November 24th. Of the deer harvested, 95,654 were antlered bucks, 16,045 were button bucks, and 64,905 were does. Top harvest counties in the state were Howell […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

COVID or Coronavirus Vaccination Website

Governor Parson announces the launch of new COVID-19 vaccine website for Missouri residents

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new vaccine website for Missouri residents.  MOStopsCOVID.com provides Missourians with information regarding the safety of the vaccines, research and production processes, and when they may be eligible for vaccination. The website will […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update: Livingston County reports 1 death, 11 new cases; Caldwell County 52 cases; 4 cases in Mercer County

The Livingston County Health Center announces an additional COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 19. Eleven new cases were also added for a total of 746. Of the 79 active cases, 56 are in the community, 15 are in facilities, and eight are in schools. There are 20 COVID-19-related hospitalizations for Livingston County. COVID-19 cases […]

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Braymer man charged in Diemel brothers case bound over in Caldwell County for theft

A Braymer man charged with two counts of murder, first degree in Johnson County, in connection with the deaths of two brothers from Wisconsin had a charge of stealing involving a motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft bound over to the circuit court in Caldwell County November 23rd. A formal arraignment for 26-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson is scheduled for […]

Fatal Crash

Big Rig driver killed after being ejected during crash; driver of second vehicle leaves the scene of the crash, later arrested

A truck driver from Kansas City was killed and another driver from east-central Missouri was arrested following an accident before daylight Monday morning in Clinton County. The crash happened four miles east of Lathrop near the Caldwell-Clinton County line. Pronounced dead at the scene was 44-year-old Benjamin Reed of Kansas City. Reed was driving a […]

Steve Schieber on Wright Memorial Background

Audio: CEO of Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center discusses COVID-19 and other topics

An executive order is in effect in Chillicothe and Livingston County for people to wear face masks while in public. Chief Executive Officer Steve Schieber of Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital believes the requirement should extend to other counties in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19.  Steve discusses COVID-19 in […]

Coon Creek Baptist Church

Audio: Final preparations underway for Thanksgiving meal from Coon Creek Baptist Church

Preparations are underway for the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton. The pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, says things are going well. Crawford says more than 650 meals have been ordered so far for the meal to be delivered or picked up on November 26th. The church has purchased some […]

Pattonsburg Schools

Pattonsburg School District to close November 23rd through December 7th due to positive case of COVID-19

The Pattonsburg R-2 School District will close from November 23rd through December 7th due to having a positive COVID-19 case in the building. Superintendent Bill Pottorff reports that, due to close contacts, there is not enough staff to provide services. Packets will be provided for students to continue the education process. Teachers will be in […]