Department of Social Services warns of new Community Services Block Grant fraud scheme using social media

The Department of Social Services warns Missourians to be alert of new fraud activity involving Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. Individuals are reporting that they are now getting messages from social media profiles that impersonate their friends or family asking for a $500 gift card in exchange for a large sum of money through CSBG funds.

Fire station construction project delayed

    Construction on a new fire station in Cherryville has not only come to a halt, but has also taken a step backwards. After working on new facility for Station 2 for almost a year, the board of directors for the Steelville Fire Protection District (SFPD) voted earlier this month to tear out the recently poured concrete for the station and start over.

Council discusses ARPA funding

    The city of St. James has been working with Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) on ways American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funding can be spent and members of the city council this week heard an update on several projects which could be funded using those funds.

Wanted man runs from cops

    A wanted felon who allegedly used a knife during an arrest attempt now faces additional felony charges as a result of the incident. Kevin Bruce Crider, born in 1981, of Cuba, stands charged with the class A felony of assault in the first degree, the unclassified felony of armed criminal action, and the class E felony of resisting an arrest.

CHS ALC offers learning options

    Cuba High School is offering three alternative learning options for students this year. One is for virtual learning for those who are choosing not to attend classes in person, but the other two are specifically for students who may be in danger of not graduating to earn their diplomas.