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Stage Set For Spring Flooding The stage is set for more spring flooding in Missouri. University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan says a lot will depend on the weather patterns that set up over the region in the next few weeks.

Facebook Database Of Henry County Employers Looking For Workers The Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Department is working to create a post on FACEBOOK where we can update area employers who are looking for workers so that they can potential find new jobs. This is open to all and is a free service.

Psc Urges Local Officials To Designate Utility Workers As Essential Workers JEFFERSON CITY-The Missouri Public Service Commission today sent a letter to local officials throughout the state urging them, whether they have enacted shelter-in-place orders due to COVID-19 or who may be looking to enact such orders shortly, to recognize employees of the various utilities as essential workers.

Santa Fe R-10 Extends Days Off During Pandemic An area school district has extended the number of days it will be off due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. According to a text alert, Santa Fe R-10 administrators have extended the district’s closure until after Easter Break-.

Chiefs bring back WR Robinson on 1-year deal - The Chiefs and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson have agreed to terms on a one-year deal that helps the reigning Super Bowl champions keep their top four receivers under contract heading into next season.

Latest updated blog - Mild afternoon ahead of us - KOAM Good Monday morning, everyone. We were able to keep things quiet under fair skies overnight and to start the morning out. Like yesterday, though, we have to start our morning out on a cool note with temperatures back into the 40s. For most of the day, most of you will stay dry.

Weekly Update on the Flu in the U.S. ATLANTA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a paradox on its hands. While the number of confirmed flu cases in the United States is going down, the number of Americans seeking care for flu-like illness is increasing.

Johnson County, Missouri - COVID-19 Testing - as of March 29, 2020 Yesterday evening, from Johnson County, Missouri Emergency Operations:. Stay Home. Wash your hands. Don't touch your face. Good luck to us all. #FlattenTheCurve.

Good lord, someone mashed up a Mizzou hype video with a Joe Exotic song Mizzou Links for Monday, March 31.

Man killed in crash in Kansas City, KS Kansas City, KS Police are investigating a fatal crash that killed one man and injured another.

Man killed in overnight homicide Kansas City Police are investigating a homicide near 42nd and Prospect.

Everything we know about the St. Louis region's COVID-19 testing sites Earlier this month, officials from BJC Healthcare, Mercy, and SSM Health announced the three institutions would work together to provide several drive-through COVID-19 testing and collection sites across the Saint Louis region. In addition, Saint Luke's opened its own testing site in Chesterfield.

"The Greatest Challenge is the Unknown" Today is National Doctor's Day, but there's little time to celebrate for doctors on the front lines of a global pandemic. There are more than 16,000 active physicians in Missouri, including University of Missouri Health Care Emergency Doctor Christopher Sampson.

Missouri City councilman Jeffrey Boney recovering in ICU after testing positive for coronavirus HOUSTON - Missouri City councilman Jeffrey Boney is in ICU recovering after testing positive for coronavirus. Boney said he didn't initially suffer from the usual COVID-19 symptoms, involving fever or shortness of breath. He said he had the chills, diarrhea, and a loss of appetite.

CPS to begin grab-and-go meal delivery The delivery system will begin March 30.

Latest updated blog - Rain ready to return - Nick - KOAM Good Sunday evening, everyone. After we had to deal with scattered severe t-storms on Friday and a few early t-storms on an otherwise windy Saturday, we were able end the weekend with a bright and mild day across the area. Once we got past our cool start in the middle to upper 40s, we saw afternoon top out at or…

At least 17 reported tornadoes hit Central US during severe weather outbreak A major storm moving through the central U.S. brought at least 17 reported tornadoes to parts of the central U.S., eight in Iowa, three in Arkansas, one in Missouri, four in Illinois and one in Wisconsin. In Jonesboro, Arkansas, a violent tornado did damage in the town with six reported injuries.

Singer-songwriter Jan Howard dies at 91 Singer-songwriter Jan Howard, who had a No. 1 country hit "For Loving You" with Bill Anderson and wrote hits for others like Kitty Wells' "It's All Over But the Crying," has died at age 91, according to the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry, of which she was a member for nearly 50 years, announced her death on Saturday.

LA's 'Grim Sleeper' Serial Killer Lonnie Franklin Dies In Prison "Medical assistance was rendered and an ambulance was summoned. Franklin was pronounced deceased at 7:43 p.m. His cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy; however, there were no signs of trauma," prison officials said.

MA Coronavirus: President Trump Declares Disaster President Trump approved Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's request for a disaster declaration due to the new coronavirus.

Brightening spirits with chalk - KOAM A Joplin neighborhood came together on Sunday, bringing some positivity and fun to their community during this scary time by using chalk sticks. Residents in the Oak Pointe subdivision decorated their driveways with chalk. They created positive messages and uplifting and funny pictures.

Missouri sees "concerning" drop in child abuse reports during coronavirus outbreak "Just because we're not seeing them doesn't mean that we can forget them," Smith said. Smith said you don't have to see something to make the call. The Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline number is 1-800-392-3738. It's available around the clock, every day.

Local real estate agent weighs in on how the coronavirus has impacted the industry - KOAM Despite the coronavirus outbreak, real estate agent Jennifer Reaves with Keller Williams Realty says if you are looking to sell your home, right now is actually a great time.

Exoneree shares message of resilience amid COVID-19 crisis A man who spent 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit shares a message of resiliency.

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