State and Regional News

ECC planning video commencement

    East Central College will be recognizing 2020 graduates through a recorded Commencement video in lieu of an in-person ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of Natural Resources loans are available for energy improvements

    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is now accepting low-interest energy improvement loan applications. Public K-12 schools, public colleges and universities, local governments including municipal, county, regional and international airports, public water and wastewater treatment facilities and public and not-for-profit hospitals are eligible to compete for a total of $4.5 million for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the state.

Governor expands call to special session on violent crime

On Monday, Governor Mike Parson expanded his call to special session on violent crime to include a new provision to assist with the growing backlog of murder cases in St. Louis.

Motorists are reminded to watch for students as school begins across state

    Students across Missouri are preparing to begin their 2020-2021 school year. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers this brings a change in traffic patterns ─ school buses and parents taking their children to school and many young drivers will join other motorists on the road and affect the morning and afternoon commute. In good weather, pedestrian and bicycle traffic increases close to schools. It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths. Whatever route you drive, expect this additional traffic and prepare by allowing extra time to reach your destination.

Missouri’s Buckle Up Phone Down safety initiative is gaining national attention and momentum

    The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Buckle Up Phone Down safety initiative is being recognized nationally for its success in saving lives on Missouri highways, with other states joining the cause and adopting the safety program as their own.