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National Guard deploys to fight spread of virus

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JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri National Guard has been mobilized where needed to assist communities in this state what are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

"I want to be perfectly clear: This is not about putting Missouri under martial law. This is a planning stage operation to provide more assistance to Missourians and increase our capacity to deploy resources quickly. The Guard will play a major role in supporting state and local communities,” Missouri National Guard Brig. Gen. Levon Cumpton said.

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Burglary at downtown store nets knives

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RICHMOND – One or more burglars struck overnight at This & That, a retail collectibles store at 215 W. Main St. in downtown Richmond.

Owner Mike Weber said Wednesday morning that, after he closed Tuesday, someone busted out the window to the front door of his business and climbed through.

“They came in the building,” he said, while talking through the broken door. “They got all the knives and stuff out of the display case that I’ve got on my counter.”

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District maintenance jobs continue

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RICHMOND – School district maintenance workers have plenty to do, starting with a “deep cleaning,” Buildings and Grounds Director Steve Minnick says while walking along a quiet hallway at Richmond High School.

In one of dozens of classrooms, custodian Scott Russell scrubs a mop across the tile floor. He has faced a couple of disasters in the past year. The first involved fighting the double-flood of 2019, as he worked with Hardin’s volunteer sandbag militia. Now, he does his part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus by cleaning classrooms.

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Blunt urges Trump’s DHH director to give aid to rural health providers

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt – who chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies – joined a bipartisan, bicamera group of 121 members of Congress in sending a letter to the Trump administration calling for immediate assistance to rural hospitals and clinics.