State and Regional News

Governor announces $46 million in child care funding

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced $46 million in child care funding to ensure child care providers can support the needs of working Missouri families, especially those with low incomes during COVID-19.

Designate a sober driver or call a ride to avoid driving impaired

    While this holiday season may be different from years past, a lot of those smaller, socially distanced gatherings will still most likely include alcoholic beverages. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind those who plan to celebrate to designate a sober driver or call a ride to avoid driving impaired. Statewide, law enforcement will be on the lookout for substance-impaired drivers; with targeted enforcement efforts Dec. 13, 2020, to Jan. 1, 2021.       

Patrol addresses cold weather water safety

    Cold weather means cold rivers and lakes. If you have plans to be near or on one of the state’s many bodies of water, please be careful and stay alert!

Public safety veteran James Remillard named Missouri State Emergency Management Agency Director

Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten today named James W. Remillard as Director of the State Emergency Management Agency, effective immediately. Remillard, who has more than 30 years of law enforcement and emergency management experience, has been serving as SEMA Acting Director since April 1, 2020. Prior to that he was SEMA Deputy Director.