COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Sullivan County Health Department reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed ten additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County. Currently Sullivan County sits at a total of fifty cases with thirty-two cases remaining active. The positive cases have been determined to be community related. To maintain confidentiality, no other information will be provided about the individuals. The Sullivan County […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital operating at full capacity

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton is back operating at full capacity within the hospital outpatient services, including imaging, rehabilitation, surgery, and the physician clinics. The inpatient unit and emergency department remain operating fully as well. Wright Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Schieber says the hospital is “grateful…to ramp…up” services at Wright Memorial and clinics […]

Police Standoff

Kirksville Police diffuse incident following domestic disturbance call

The Kirksville Police Department reports it peacefully defused a barricaded suspect in the area of Ely and Pierce streets Thursday. A 46 year old white male from Kirksville was taken into custody following the incident in reference to a domestic disturbance. The police have not released the person’s name. Officers responded to a report of […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces new hospitalist program

Carroll County Memorial Hospital of Carrollton has announced a new hospitalist program will begin June 1st. A hospitalist is someone who specializes in the care of patients who have to be hospitalized. The hospital reports the program will provide consistent, full-time patient care of the duration of a patient’s hospital stay. It will help remove […]

Methamphetamine Graphic

Missouri man, a member of Southwest Honkys gang, pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Fair Grove, Missouri, man who is a member of the Southwest Honkys violent prison gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in which investigators intercepted a shipment of nearly 9.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. William F. Jones, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to participating […]

Lawsuit

Missouri Attorney General files lawsuit against Branson business for inflated mask prices, deceptive sales practices

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Branson-area business, Tuning Element, LLC, for alleged price gouging and misrepresentations regarding face masks and respirators it began selling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The markups included 5-layer KN95 masks for $20 each; 3-layer KN95 masks for $15 each; and 50-count boxes […]