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Cole County residents advised to stay at home

Health officials say it’s “highly recommended” you stay at home in Cole County right now. County health officials issued a pair of “technical advisories” Monday that spell out actions they say residents and businesses should take to decrease the spread of COVID-19, above and beyond simple social distancing techniques. While …

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Missouri COVID-19 cases surge to 183, with five deaths

Missouri health officials confirmed 183 positive cases of the new coronavirus in the state, as of Monday afternoon. That does not include two of the 19 cases in Boone County, as of Monday afternoon. It only counts one of seven cases in Callaway County, all of them William Woods University …

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Gov. Parson closes Missouri Capitol, other state buildings

Gov. Parson announced on Monday he is closing the Missouri Capitol and other state buildings because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure is effective for at least two weeks, starting Tuesday morning. Only essential personnel will be allowed in those buildings. Officials say about 15,000 state employees are …

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Cats rescued from Jefferson City house fire

Jefferson City crews rescue five cats from a fire. Investigators report heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of a home on Bolton Drive on Monday night. No people were hurt. Authorities are blaming the fire on smoking materials that were not thrown away properly.

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Ashland man arrested for making COVID-19 threats

Police arrested an Ashland man Monday after he allegedly threatened to give COVID-19 to two store clerks. ABC 17 reports Anthony Nunes is facing two counts of first-degree harassment. Court documents say he visited two different Jefferson City stores over the weekend, claimed to have the novel coronavirus and threatened …

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Congressional rescue talks churn as crisis deepens

(AP) — Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House churned late into the night over a now nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package, as the coronavirus crisisdeepened, the nation shut down and the first U.S. senator tested positive for the disease. As President Donald Trump took to the podium …

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