Month: December 2021

2022 Will Set Missouri’s Economic Trajectory

Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry In many ways, Missouri’s economy is measured against what happened in 2020. That year will always be defined by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic contraction — which left hundreds of thousands of Missourians out of work.    What came next was a year that saw the economic …

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COVID-19 numbers rise in Mo and in Perry, Ste. Gen Counties

JEFFERSON CITY — The number of new COVID-19 cases in Missouri rose nearly 30 percent between December 25th and 27th according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service. The seven day total of confirmed and probable cases for the period ending December 27 was 28,227, an increase of 6,145 cases or about 28 …

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Illinois FOP reacts to murders of officers in Wayne County and Bradley

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge President Chris Southwood issued the following statement regarding the on-duty shooting deaths on December 29 of two Illinois police officers. Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Riley was killed during a motorist assist call Wednesday morning. Bradley Police Department Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic was killed while responding to …

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MDC: Recycled real Christmas trees ‘a special gift’ for fish, wildlife habitats

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – As the holiday season closes, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recommends offering your live Christmas tree – completely cleaned of all tinsel, lights, and ornaments – to fish and wildlife in your area, as they can utilize its branches as year-round shelter. Recycled real Christmas trees provide added brush that gives fish …

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Missouri’s COVID-19 State of Emergency expires today

JEFFERSON CITY – On Thursday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced that Missouri’s COVID-19 related State of Emergency will expire and not be renewed on December 31, 2021. Governor Parson first issued an Executive Order (EO) declaring a State of Emergency existed due to COVID-19 on March 13, 2020.  “Thanks to the effectiveness of the vaccine, …

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Missouri’s legislative leaders release proposed congressional district map

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Thursday the respective chairs of the Missouri House Special Committee on Redistricting and Senate Select Committee on Redistricting jointly released their proposed changes to Missouri’s congressional district map. The map, which is treated as a legislative bill, was filed today as HB 2117 by Rep. Dan Shaul, R-Imperial. The proposed …

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Models predict optimal airplane seating for reduced viral transmission

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — As airline ticket sales have soared during the holiday season and the omicron variant causes surges of COVID-19 cases, a new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign study may help passengers and airlines reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission by optimally seating passengers to minimize potential virus spread. A new study led by Illinois computer …

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MSHP report

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released its latest report of arrests. A 33-year-old Park Hills man was arrested Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Ste. Genevieve County. Jamie R. Farmer is named in a St. Francois County warrant for driving while suspended, failing to register a motor vehicle, no insurance and two …

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Use caution when driving New Year’s weekend

JEFFERSON CITY – Ice in your glass is nice. Ice on the road—not so much. The new year is bringing the first significant winter weather of the season. Periods of sleet, freezing rain and snow throughout the state beginning late Friday and ending early Sunday could create slippery road conditions. The Missouri Department of Transportation …

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