State and Regional News

Fire Prevention Week 2021 focuses on understanding smoke and carbon monoxide alarm sounds and taking appropriate actions

    Americans are bombarded by more rings, beeps, chirps and electronic sounds than ever before. Next week, National Fire Prevention Week 2021 (Oct. 3-9) focuses on the importance of understanding what the sounds coming from smoke and carbon monoxide alarms mean, and making sure everyone knows how to respond. The campaign is called “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.”

Free online learning now available to Missourians

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) and the Office of Workforce Development are expanding their partnership with the online learning platform Coursera, to offer free, online education opportunities to Missourians.

Students approved for free or reduced priced meals during 2020-2021 school year can apply for one-time $375 Summer P-EBT benefit

Today, Missouri families who had a student approved for free or reduced priced meals during the previous 2020-2021 school year can apply for a one-time Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (Summer P-EBT) benefit of $375 for that child.

Patrol urges motorists to watch for deer

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that deer are more active and create hazards for Missouri motorists this time of year. Deer behavior changes due to mating season, which may cause an increase in sightings and roadway crossings. Hunting and crop harvesting may result in these animals being in places they aren’t usually seen. Drivers are urged to remain alert. If you strike a deer, move your vehicle to a safe location and call 9-1-1 or *55 on a cell phone and report it.

Fire Prevention Week 2021 focuses on understanding smoke and carbon monoxide alarm sounds and taking appropriate actions

Americans are bombarded by more rings, beeps, chirps and electronic sounds than ever before. Next week, National Fire Prevention Week 2021 (Oct. 3-9) focuses on the importance of understanding what the sounds coming from smoke and carbon monoxide alarms mean, and making sure everyone knows how to respond. The campaign is called "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety."