WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill took a modest step forward on Tuesday, though time is running out and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Donald Trump's most powerful Senate ally, is pressing the White House against going forward.
COVID-19 TRACKER: Cases state by state
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shunned formal debate practice Tuesday and was heading instead for another of his big rallies, two days ahead of the final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign. Democrat Joe Biden took the …
The government’s top public health agency is raising the importance of wearing face masks on planes, trains and buses, although the Trump administration has resisted making masks mandatory for travelers.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has said it's time to tone down the “the anti-science, anti-mask rhetoric," after a retired firefighter who was upset about Wichita’s mask ordinance was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap and kill the mayor.
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A leading coronavirus expert in St. Louis is warning that hospital workers are “over-worked and demoralized” after months of battling the coronavirus, and the worst may be yet to come.
Matthew Davidson was beating his heroin addiction. The 31-year-old was attending group recovery meetings. He had a restaurant job he liked. He was a doting uncle to a baby nephew.
Americans have lost trust across the board in the people and institutions informing them about the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and USAFacts.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An angry President Donald Trump came out swinging Monday against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from Election Day.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reported some progress in advance of a Tuesday deadline for reaching a pre-election deal with President Donald Trump on a new coronavirus relief package, but the same core problems bedeviling the effort remain in place despite optimistic talk from…
State Auditor Nicole Galloway, Democratic nominee for Missouri governor, made another campaign stop Monday in Joplin addressing health care needs and plans to combat COVID-19 as the state continues to see record numbers of coronavirus cases.
The Joplin Health Department on Monday confirmed the deaths of two more Joplin residents in which coronavirus was listed as a significant contributing condition.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri continued to report record numbers of coronavirus cases over the weekend and the rate of positive cases remains high across the state.
Missouri residents who want to vote remotely in November's elections will have to have their ballots notarized unless they meet specific criteria, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — After entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and U.S. states are trying more targeted measures as cases rise again around the world, especially in Europe and the Americas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests. But the boom comes with a new challenge: keeping track of the results.
The novel coronavirus poses challenges to anyone raising money, but two area foundations dedicated to helping people with breast cancer are continuing to provide the assistance they can.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to play out, one thing is becoming apparent: People are putting off necessary medical screenings, including those for breast cancer.
Missouri Southern State University has announced changes to its upcoming commencement ceremonies, which will shift to walk-thru events as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 35,770 since the pandemic began.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest worry for election officials and voters fearing chaos or exposure to the virus at polling places despite months of planning.
Missouri and the Joplin area have reached record COVID-19 hospitalization levels several times over the past few weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump White House has installed two political operatives at the nation’s top public health agency to try to control the information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic as the administration seeks to paint a positive outlook, sometimes at odds with the scientific evidence.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden faced inquisitive voters on separate stages in different cities Thursday night in a substitute for the debate that was meant to be.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off, in a way, Thursday night in dueling televised town halls that showcased striking differences in temperament, views on racial justice and approaches to a pandemic that has reshaped the nation.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Confronted with its first known coronavirus scare, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign turned the threat into another contrast with President Donald Trump in the closing weeks of a general election battle dominated by how the Republican incumbent has handled the pandemi…
CARTHAGE, Mo. — It won’t be the two-hour, 200-entry marathon that the Maple Leaf parade has become over the years, but there will be a parade in Carthage on the third Saturday in October.
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction as the Democratic governor considers whether to tighten restrictions or reopen more of the economy.
The Jasper County Health Department on Thursday reported an additional death of a resident due to COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 41.
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized for the coronavirus in Missouri reached another record Thursday, and the seven-day average positivity rate was more than triple the benchmark suggested by the World Health Organization.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week by the most in two months, to 898,000, a historically high number and evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three weeks from Election Day, majorities of Americans are highly critical of President Donald Trump’s handling of both the coronavirus pandemic and his own illness, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
OKLAHOMA CITY — As the number of COVID-19 patients continues to grow, Oklahoma hospitals are reporting their intensive care units are feeling the squeeze.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As rural northwestern Kansas communities endured some of the state's biggest spikes in COVID-19 cases last week, a county sheriff who was among those testing positive found himself struggling to breathe and landed in a hospital room more than an hour from home.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump said Wednesday that her and the president's teenage son, Barron, tested positive for the coronavirus not long after his parents, but had no symptoms. She made the revelation in a lengthy note chronicling her personal experience with COVID-19, including being h…
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said on Thursday his government was giving priority to reopening air services to Japan, Singapore and South Korea.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News faced a sharp backlash to its decision to host President Donald Trump for a town hall Thursday in direct competition with ABC's event with Democrat Joe Biden, including a social media call to boycott the network.
Officials with the Freeman Joplin Memorial Run are implementing new COVID-19 safety measures for the races that have been rescheduled for Dec. 11-12 after receiving final approval from the Joplin City Council, the local health department and the race sponsor.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fifty-six residents of Missouri veterans homes have died of COVID-19 since Sept. 1, including 25 at one facility in southeast Missouri.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — New numbers posted on the Missouri coronavirus dashboard Wednesday after a four-day shutdown show that the state has averaged 1,861 cases a day over the past week.
This Week's Circulars
Clyde M. Eads, age 90, of Grove, OK passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Grand Lake Villa. Clyde was born on August 8, 1930 to Melvin and Beulah (Spencer) Eads in the Splitlog community of McDonald County, MO, where he grew up. He graduated from Goodman High School. In 1953, Clyde an…
JASPER, MO - Joan Garrett, 80, a retired child care provided, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home, Lamar. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
PINEVILLE, MO - Raymond John Gordon, 85, of , a retired judge, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. Services 11 a.m. Thursday at Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, MO. Visitation 57 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
- Jasper football coach accused of leading students in prayer; district opens investigation
- UPDATED: COVID-19 patients in Joplin, across state remains high
- Police say still no clues in search for Joplin girl
- UPDATED: Federal judge sentences former Aurora businessman to eight years
- Lamar student teacher draws prison time in sexual misconduct with students
- UPDATED: Carthage police identify victim of fatal shooting
- Carthage residents plan small parade to replace canceled Maple Leaf version
- Duquesne man's death in duplex fire ruled suicide
- Johnny Roberson remembered for his calm demeanor
- Joplin Health Department reports 3 more COVID-19 deaths