State and Regional News

It’s harvest time, stay alert says MSHP

    Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity. In the coming weeks, farmers across the state will be harvesting their crops.
    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to share the road. Expect to see an increase in farm machinery traffic--especially on rural highways. Please obey all traffic laws and remain vigilant. Farmers and motorists alike are encouraged to be safe, courteous drivers.

Region shows mixed unemployment data in August

    August unemployment data showed Missouri’s economic recovery from the loss of jobs caused by the coronavirus pandemic appears to be slowing. Statewide unemployment increased slightly in August, while job numbers throughout the region were mixed.

POST Commission votes to require annual de-escalation and implicit bias training for law enforcement officers

The Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission has voted to require annual training in de-escalation techniques and recognizing implicit bias for all Missouri law enforcement officers. Missouri officers will take a one-hour course in each area as part of their required 24-hours of annual continuing education training.

Statewide Bicentennial Poster Contest ends Oct. 31

Missouri students in grades 3-12 have until Oct. 31. 2020 to submit their poster design to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial in 2021. Judges representing the Missouri Bicentennial Commission will select four posters to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial of statehood. Selected posters will best interpret the theme: Sharing Missouri’s stories: past, present and future.