SSM Asking For Donations Of Personal Protective Equipment And Medical Supplies

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospitals in Jefferson City and Mexico are now accepting donations of personal protective items and medical supplies, as well as cash donations. SSM is asking for safety reasons, all donated supplies should be unopened and in their original packaging. Priority needs include alcohol pad wipes, exam gloves, goggles, face shields and […]

More Schools Closings Announced Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

A number of Missouri schools are closing in an effort to halt or slow the spread of COVID-19. The Mexico School District will close this Friday, March 20th and be back in session after April 14th. The Moberly Public Schools will be out tomorrow (Wednesday) March 18th and will be out through April 3rd. Centralia […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensary List Released

The long-awaited list of medical marijuana dispensaries licensed in Missouri has been released by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. According to the list published on their website, there will be 7 licensed dispensaries in Columbia, 3 in Moberly, 2 in Jefferson City, and one in Mexico. The Mexico location, under the name […]

Parson Delivers State Of State Address And Missouri Democrats Respond

Governor Mike Parson says the state of our state is strong. Parson delivered his second annual State of the State address yesterday and said at 3.1 percent, the unemployment rate continues to remain at historic lows, and has been below the national unemployment rate for 40 consecutive months and Missouri ranks 7th in the nation […]

Governor Parson To Deliver State of the State Address Today

Governor Mike Parson will deliver the State of the State Address at 3 this afternoon. Parson is giving his 2nd State of the State Address. The governor is expected to talk about workforce development and infrastructure during his speech as well as address gun violence in the state. AM 1340 will be carrying the State […]

Governor Parson Giving Consent For Missouri To Resettle Refugees

Governor Mike Parson is giving consent for Missouri to take in refugees. Parson made his announcement yesterday (Tuesday) in response to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on September 26th. Refugees would not be allowed to automatically come to states where governors refuse consent, even if cities and counties welcome them. Parson said […]

Jefferson City Police Officer Injured During Arrest of Mexico Resident

Several Mexico residents in the Cole County Jail after being arrested Saturday morning at a Jefferson City Holiday Inn and Suites. According to Jefferson City Police they went to the business at 1509 Jefferson Street. Officers say 38 year old Richard Matthews fled on foot and was arrested a short time later as a parole […]

Ceres Returns To Missouri Capitol

After more than a year of restoration work, the statue of the Roman Goddess Ceres has returned to the Missouri State Capitol. Ceres has been on the top of the capitol dome for more than a century and was taken down for cleaning and to maintain her color. Ceres was revealed to the public today […]

State Board Of Education Discusses Teacher Retention

The Missouri State Board of Education heard a proposal from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to attract and retain teachers in the state. The proposal would include a boost in the minimum teacher salary to $32 thousand annually and would give all teachers a $4 thousand raise. The total cost would be around […]