Highway Patrol Accident & Arrest Reports

An Illinois man had minor injuries in a single-vehicle rollover accident Thursday at about 1:55 pm  State Troopers report the accident happened when a semi was eastbound on US 36, just east of Cameron, pulled onto the shoulder and the truck overturned onto the passenger side.  The driver, 65-year-old James Keane of DesPlaines, IL, was taken to Cameron Regional Medical […]

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Parson Signs – No Patient Left Alone

A bill that provides visitation standards for hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice facilities was signed into law by Governor Mike Parson.  HB 2116 allows a resident or patient in a health care facility in-person contact with a compassionate care visitor during visiting hours. State Representative Rusty Black this legislation came about due to the restriction at the beginning of COVID. […]

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Police Handle Threat At Hedrick Medical Center

Hedrick Medical Center was on lock-down Wednesday after receiving a threat against a doctor who works at the hospital.  Police investigated the threat and a warrant was issued for a 52-year-old male of Norborne. With further investigation and working with the Hospital, on Wednesday, the man was located and arrested without incident in Lafayette County.  He was transported to the […]

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Three Injured and One Arrested

A report of several people injured at a home in the 12000 block of LIV 216 summoned the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, The Highway Patrol, and Emergency Services.  The call came in Monday at about 6:05 pm and deputies found a man who was under a restraining order to not be at the location and the stepparent and parent of […]

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Chillicothe Residents Injured In One of Two Accidents Thursday

Two Chillicothe residents were injured in an accident on Highway 152 in Platte County Thursday morning.  State Troopers report 51-year-old Gary W Karnes and 61-year-old Buddy R Ewing, both of Chillicothe, were taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment of minor injuries following the accident at about 10:20 am.  According to the report, the two were passengers in a vehicle driven […]

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Council Approves Appointments To Boards & Commissions

The Chillicothe City Council approved recommendations for approval of appointments for city board and commissions as part of their meeting Monday. For the St. Luke’s Hospital Board of Directors, Hedrick Medical Center CEO Steve Schieber recommended the appointments of Scott Cady, Jennifer Lovell and Carol Sloan. For the Historic Preservation Commission, the Mayor, Thersa Kelly, recommended the re-appointment of Patrice […]

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Local Hospitals Returning To Normal Business – Still Exercising Caution

The major healthcare providers in Chillicothe and Trenton are beginning to see a return to normal business, while still exercising caution with anyone entering the facility.  CEO Steve Schieber says Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital are in very good shape and this is largely due to the support they have received from a couple of sources.  He says […]

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Veterans Services In The Area

Area Veterans are not able to visit VA centers for non-essential care at this time,  The VA does have a full-time counselor in the area for Veterans.  The VA has also rolled out its Community Care program.  Veterans will just need to call the VA they are attached to and get a referral to the doctor they wish to see. […]

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