Stoddard County to issue stay-at-home order beginning ThursdayBLOOMFIELD — The Stoddard County Commission has drafted a stay-at-home order for the county effective at 12:01 a.m. Thursday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 10 a.m. Monday, three cases of the virus had been reported by the Stoddard County Health Department, administrator Ben Godwin told the commissioners during a conference call...
Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center treating two positive cases; patients are not from Butler CountyFor the last several days, our hospital has been working collaboratively with the Missouri Department of Health and the health departments in our surrounding counties. On separate accounts, two patients have presented to our emergency department and test results have confirmed both patients have the novel Coronavirus. ...
Third case of COVID-19 confirmed in Carter CountyOfficials at the Carter County Health Department have confirmed a third positive case of COVID-19 in their county. The person, according to a news release, is quarantined at home. Officials are working with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the CDC to identify and contact people who may have come in contact with the individual while they were infectious and will monitor them for fever and respiratory symptoms...
Spain's hospitals at breaking point, US cities braceMADRID (AP) - Bells tolled in Madrid's deserted central square and flags were lowered in a day of mourning Monday as Spain raced to build field hospitals to treat an onslaught of coronavirus patients. In the U.S., the government's top infectious-disease expert warned that smaller cities are about to see cases "take off" the way they have in New York City...
Employment, Labor and Workforce Development webinar seriesUniversity of Missouri Extension is offering several employment, labor and workforce development webinars over teh coming weeks. The webinars include: • April 1, 2-3:30 p.m., Credentialing $30.00 COVID-19 and Other Disaster Recovery Resources Updates and changes to FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act), SBA (Small Business Assistance), EDA (Economic Development Administration) and Disaster Recovery, USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Rural Business Development Grants, COVID-19 loans and local initiatives.. ...
Piedmont man charged in mother's stabbing deathPIEDMONT — A Piedmont man has been charged with the stabbing death of his mother. Daniel R. Adams is charged with the Class A felony of first-degree murder and the unclassified felony of armed criminal action. He is accused of causing the death of his mother, Gabrielle G. Gamble...
First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Reynolds CountyREYNOLDS COUNTY MO. — The Reynolds County Health Center has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in Reynolds County. The individual is currently home. The Reynolds County Health Center is working with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the CDC, to identify and contact people who may have come in contact with the individual while they were infectious and will monitor them for fever and respiratory symptoms...
Up to 200K US deaths foreseen as more cities strickenNEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.
Tornado watch active until 10 p.m.Many counties in Southeast Missouri are currently under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Southern Stoddard and Southeastern Butler Counties are under a significant weather advisory until 6:30 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, strong storms were tracking at 5:45 p.m. in a line from near Dexter and Bernie to near Qulin. They were moving northeast at 60 mph...
Trump considering quarantine for NY, NJ and ConnecticutNORFOLK, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump said he was considering a quarantine as early as Saturday for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, though it wasn't clear whether he had the power to order state residents to stay put...
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- 2019-20 SEMO Conference all-conference boys basketball awards released (3/30/20)The 2019-2020 SEMO Conference all-conference boys basketball awards have been released. Sikeston senior Payton Howard is the SEMO Conference Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Howard, who has signed to play basketball at St. Louis University, led the conference in scoring with 175 points in regular-season conference action. He averaged 22 points per conference game...
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2019-20 SEMO Conference all-conference boys basketball awards released (3/30/20)The 2019-2020 SEMO Conference all-conference boys basketball awards have been released. Sikeston senior Payton Howard is the SEMO Conference Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Howard, who has signed to play basketball at St. Louis University, led the conference in scoring with 175 points in regular-season conference action. He averaged 22 points per conference game...
The year Southeast lost the links (3/29/20)Carroll Williams is wistful about his long tenure as head coach of the Southeast men’s golf program, ended by the university’s board of regents 15 years ago this spring. “All told, I coached golf at SEMO for 30 years,” Williams said. Williams, 82, is principal of Cape Christian Community School these days, which will be absorbed July 1 by Lynwood Christian Academy...
Poplar Bluff's Kiley Bess earns all-state honors (3/28/20)By BRIAN ROSENER Staff Writer Kiley Bess knocked down a shot in the closing seconds of the state quarterfinal two weeks ago. It ended up being one of the very last baskets of a shortened postseason. Poplar Bluff’s season ended with a 44-33 loss to Kirkwood in the MSHSAA Class 5 playoffs, that were later canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic...
Dexter boys tennis seeks third straight district championship (3/27/20)For the Dexter Bearcats to win their third straight district championship in boys tennis, they will have to do so without their two best players from last season and hope the COVID-19 pandemic ends soon. Former No. 1 Eric Hahn and No. 2 Nate Gargas graduated, as did No. 5 Travis Propst...
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- PBRMC announces no visitors allowed starting Wednesday, with limited exceptions
- Butler County Coroner investigates possible COVID-19 death
- Briggs to close temporarily as area factories feel economic impact of coronavirus
- R-I board denies 'hazard pay' for essential employees
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