State and Regional News

Governor announces launch of website for Missouri's American Rescue Plan Act funds

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a public website to help guide access to Missouri's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The website,, enables visitors to learn about how ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Funds are being spent in Missouri. The website will also provide information on how Missouri organizations, non-profits, municipalities, businesses, communities, and other entities can apply for the State’s ARPA funds.

Patrol to offer accelerated academy for 116th class

                  Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the agency will offer another 15-week accelerated academy to law enforcement professionals interested in becoming a trooper. To be eligible, candidates must possess an active Missouri Class A POST license in good standing or be able to obtain one prior to the start of recruit training.

NIH grant will help research lack of breastfeeding in rural Missouri

Karry Weston, a nurse and doctoral student at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, has worked in maternal child health for almost 20 years, helping to deliver babies and care for newborns. Among her main focusses are educating mothers about their newborns and postpartum care, including their decision to breastfeed or use formula.

Missouri law enforcement community honors state’s officers who made ultimate sacrifice in 2021

Six Missouri Department of Corrections officers and five law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2021 were honored today during Missouri’s annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service for those who have paid the ultimate price for their service protecting their fellow Missourians.