State and Regional News

Major law enforcement bill to ban choke holds, sexual misconduct with detainees

BY HANNAH NORTON, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — After hours of back-and-forth on the Senate floor Tuesday evening, lawmakers gave initial approval to a hefty bill that changes rules and requirements for law enforcement officers in Missouri, including a ban on respiratory choke holds.

House committee votes no on Medicaid expansion funding

JEFFERSON CITY — In August 2020, advocates for Medicaid expansion celebrated victory. More than 53% of voters said the health care program should broaden to include more than 200,000 more Missourians. Months later, it seems those celebrations may have been premature.

Sinks Pharmacy to hold COVID vaccination event at ECC

East Central College is working in partnership with Sinks Pharmacy to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Tuesday, March 30, on the Union campus.
Sinks Pharmacy will provide and administer 1,000 Moderna vaccines from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the clinic in the Donald Shook Student Center (DSSC) Gym at ECC. The vaccine is available to anyone in the Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the eligibility criterion.

Treasurer returns $100 million of unclaimed property

Treasurer Fitzpatrick today announced that his office has returned the first $100 million of his administration in just over two years, the fastest of any Missouri Treasurer. $100,080,956 has been returned since Treasurer Fitzpatrick took office in January 2019. This is the Treasurer’s fourth Unclaimed Property record.