State and Regional News

Missouri ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill coming Oct. 20

Last year’s 4.0 southeast Missouri temblor reminded many that New Madrid Seismic Zone is an active earthquake zone and importance of ‘Drop, Cover, Hold On’ exercise

Governor awards Public Safety Medal to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2021

This morning, Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 23 first responders and four civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2021. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. This year, for the first time, the ceremony included the presentation of Missouri’s new Red, White, and Blue Heart Award, which is awarded to individuals seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Three of the five Red, White, and Blue Hearts were conferred posthumously.  

MoDOT hiring dedicated workers for winter maintenance crews

                  Hot Missouri summers eventually give way to cold Missouri winters. When the snow starts falling, travelers in the Show-Me State depend on the Missouri Department of Transportation to keep the highways cleared. MoDOT, in turn, relies on a dedicated team of Winter Weather Warriors who can take on whatever the season delivers to keep Missouri moving.

Election integrity law now in effect

• If you’re registered – you can vote on Election Day
                  Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is beginning a statewide campaign to educate and inform Missourians of the election law changes that took effect on Sunday, August 28, pertaining to House Bill 1878.

Player wins $136,568 Club Keno prize

                 A Missouri Lottery Club Keno player won $136,568 on Aug. 16, using favorite numbers he’s played through the years on his 8-spot ticket.