After adding over 5,310,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 67.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 840,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a faster rate. In the past week, there were an average […]
New data from the Arkansas Department of Health shows a second day of patients exceeding numbers in ICU beds not being topped since September, but with active cases starting to see a decline.
Missouri State Highway Patrol offering boating safety courses in Springfield ahead of boating season
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is offering boating safety courses to inform and prepare boaters ahead of the boating season. MSHP says these approved courses meet the national boating educational standard. “Missouri’s many rivers and lakes offer a variety of boating opportunities,” said Eric T. Olson....
Springfield City Council could approve pay increases, retention payments for city workers at Monday’s meeting
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The Springfield City Council could approve several bills Monday to authorize pay increases and retention payments for several city workers. The city council will review ordinances that call for mid-year, 4% pay increases for workers in several department. According to city documents, ordinances up for approval include ones for workers represented by the following bargaining units:
Missouri Attorney General Files Lawsuits Against Waynesville, 26 Other School Districts Over Mask Mandates
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed at least 27 new lawsuits against Missouri school districts over school masking policies. Schmitt tweeted the news on his twitter account Friday afternoon. Most of the districts are in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas, with one in the southwest Missouri Ozarks.
Letters for January 23: On defense of rural environment, history in schools and the Jan. 6 insurrection
Bill threatens ecosystems, an integral part of life, especially in rural areas. Rural scenic landscapes soothe the mind and soul. They’re important for attracting visitors and for keeping the quality of life high for our rural businesses and neighbors. The scenic vistas say we have a healthy ecosystem. The ecosystems can be as small as your backyard or as large as the ocean. It’s the land, water and air.
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WILLARD, Mo. (KY3) - A new medical clinic is making life easier and healthier for people who live in and around Willard. Citizens Memorial Hospital hosted a ribbon cutting today to celebrate the opening of its new walk-in clinic in Willard. The facility opened its doors late last year and offers primary care 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
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