Board of Aldermen to Hold Special Meeting July 16

The Branson Board of Aldermen will hold a special, public, meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 2 p.m. to discuss Chapter 58 of the Branson Municipal Code pertaining to face coverings, public spaces and the spread of communicable diseases. Original Source

Badri Adhikari receives NSF grant for research on protein distance prediction

Badri Adhikari received a $160,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research the use of artificial intelligence to create algorithms that predict the distance between protein pairs in amino acids. (Photo by August Jennewein) When Badri Adhikari became interested in computer science as a teenager, he didn’t imagine he’d one day be researching health

College of Education photo contest connects students during quarantine

Student Success Coordinator Karen Allman created the contest, and students in the College of Education submitted photos of their life during quarantine on Canvas. The contest lasted three rounds, with a new theme each time. Students shared snapshots of their pets, quarantine hairdos and baking and crafting projects. (Photos by Grace Connell) During the COVID-19

Senator Tony Luetkemeyer’s Anti-Crime Bill Signed into Law by Governor

JEFFERSON CITY — With a stroke of his pen, Missouri’s governor has made Missouri a safer place. The governor signed Senate Bill 600 into law as a group of Missouri law enforcement officers and prosecutors looked on during a signing ceremony at the Springfield Police Department. The legislation, sponsored by State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville,

Bob Baumann retires after five decades with UMSL Global

Bob Baumann came to the University of Missouri–St. Louis as a student in 1965 and started working at UMSL Global as a temporary research assistant after graduation. During his 45-year career, he became assistant director and helped UMSL students travel the world. (Photo by August Jennewein) As high school graduation approached, Bob Baumann didn’t know

Sen. Andrew Koenig’s Legislation to Streamline Rape Kit Testing Signed into Law

Jefferson City — Governor Mike Parson signed into law groundbreaking legislation sponsored by State Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, to streamline the process for testing rape kits in Missouri. Senator Koenig filed this legislation to combat the over 6,800 untested sexual assault kits in the state and help bring justice for thousands of victims and survivors.

Health Services Division

The Division of Health Services works in cooperation with a variety of local, state, and federal agencies to improve the well-being of St. Charles County residents each year. Original Source

Public Health

Committed to protecting and enhancing the health and quality of life for all members of the community, the department responds through actions by 3 divisions – Health Services, Environmental Health and Protection, and Humane Services. Original Source

Vital Records

The Division of Public Health receives the records of births, deaths and fetal deaths occurring in St. Charles County. Original Source

U.S. Passport Applications

Individuals may apply for U.S. passports in-person at the Department of Public Health office at 1650 Boones Lick Road (St. Charles 63301). Renewals or first-time applications for passport books or cards can be completed. Original Source

Senator Schupp’s ‘Justice for Survivors Act’ Fills Evidence Collection Void in Missouri

Governor Signs Bill Creating Telehealth Network of Forensic Examiners JEFFERSON CITY — Survivors of sexual assault will have greater access to proper forensic examination and evidence collection, commonly called ‘rape kits,’ now that the “Justice for Survivors Act,” advanced by state Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, has been signed into law by the governor. “Survivors

‘Where We Live’ course impacts communities and students alike

Counter clockwise from top left: University of Missouri–St. Louis students Luke Lauter, Ngoc Nguyen and Rachel Gabrian along with Assistant Teaching Professor and Community Engagement Coordinator Rob Wilson hold up a tourism banner the group designed on the behalf of the census-designated area Spanish Lake. The three students were four of 12 in Wilson’s “Where We

Lamine River Bridge Replacement to Begin Wednesday

Lamine River Bridge Replacement to Begin Wednesday Visitor (not verified) Mon, 07/13/2020 – 15:20 COOPER COUNTY – Route M will be closed to traffic this week as work begins to replace the rural bridge over the Lamine River south of Blackwater. A contractor working for the Missouri Department of Transportation is expected to close the

Pike County Route U at Peno Creek set to open

Pike County Route U at Peno Creek set to open Visitor (not verified) Mon, 07/13/2020 – 12:05 HANNIBAL- After being closed for a bridge replacement project since April 27, Pike County Route U will open on July 15 at Peno Creek, located one mile west of U.S. Route 61 near Bowling Green.  The contract for

Update for Week of July 20 – Marshfield I-44 Interchange/Roundabout Projects

Update for Week of July 20 – Marshfield I-44 Interchange/Roundabout Projects Visitor (not verified) Mon, 07/13/2020 – 11:55 Hubble Driver (Route CC) schedule to CLOSE at Banning/Buffalo Streets in Marshfield for construction of new pavement at roundabout       Work Scheduled:   Interchange: Grading and hauling rock/dirt to build up areas on the south side of

Ashcroft Details August 4 Primary Voting Options

For immediate release:                  July 13, 2020 Contact:                                           Nick Omland, Communications Specialist                                                  

MoDOT: Long Creek Bridge Replacement Project on Route 86 Near Ridgedale

MoDOT: Long Creek Bridge Replacement Project on Route 86 Near Ridgedale Visitor (not verified) Mon, 07/13/2020 – 08:50 Focus of Virtual (Online) Public Meeting July 13-27 Table Rock Lake, Taney/Stone County – The public is invited to a virtual (online) public meeting starting Monday, July 13, to view the design plans for replacing the Long Creek

MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Hubble Drive (Route CC) In Marshfield

MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Hubble Drive (Route CC) In Marshfield Visitor (not verified) Mon, 07/13/2020 – 08:20 CLOSED Week of July 20 For Up to 6 Days What: Hubble Drive (Route CC) CLOSED at Banning/Buffalo Streets in Marshfield When: Starting week of July 20 and lasting up to 6 days Why: Construction crews building new roundabout