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No one hurt when semi hits Ste. Genevieve R-II school bus

STE. GENEVIEVE — No one was injured Tuesday morning when a tractor-trailer rig ran into the side of a Ste. Genevieve School District R-II School bus at the intersection of Highway 32 and I-55.   Michael “Buck” Jokerst of Fallert Bus Service says there was only one child and the driver, Noelani Mitchell, on board

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MSHP reports

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released its latest report of arrests. Among those listed as arrested: 42-year-old Michael J. Burgan of Bloomsdale at 7:19 p.m. March 15, 2022 on a warrant out of Pevely for dangerous drugs. He was being held in the Pevely Police Department pending the posting of bond.

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Missouri’s at-home COVID-19 PCR test kit program to cease

JEFFERSON CITY – After a sharp increase in testing demand during the Omicron surge in December and January, Missouri has been experiencing a dramatic decline in testing the past several weeks. Due to this low demand and increased availability and accessibility of testing resources, the State’s at-home PCR testing kit program is ending March 31.   Missouri residents

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This St. Patrick’s Day, make your own luck

SPRINGFIELD — St. Patrick’s Day means parades, parties and lots of green for communities throughout Illinois.   If your celebratory green will go beyond your favorite St. Paddy’s Day T-shirt and hat to include alcohol or cannabis, the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and local law enforcement remind you to plan ahead for

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Number of new COVID-19 cases fall 23 percent in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 8,519 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 149 deaths since March 4, 2022.   Last week the total was 10,462, a difference of 2,405 or 23 percent.   Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 3,045,718

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Mo fire marshal recommends changing smoke alarm batteries when clocks spring forward on Sunday

JEFFERSON CITY – State Fire Marshal Tim Bean recommends Missourians use the return of daylight saving time this weekend to change the batteries and test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13, clocks spring forward one hour. Bean also urges families to practice their fire escape plans.  Safety experts recommend families practice their home

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COVID-19 numbers continue to fall in Mo, Perry and Ste. Gen Counties

JEFFERSON CITY — The number of new COVID-19 cases is down in the state of Missouri and down in Ste. Genevieve and Perry Counties according to the latest figures from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.   The state agency reports the number of confirmed and probable cases statewide for the seven days

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