Iron Co. issues stay-at-home order, keep out order

The Iron County Commissioner’s and the Iron County Health Department have issued a stay-at-home order.

  ‘We need help’: Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.
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  Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

The number of U.S. deaths could range from 100,000 to 240,000 even if Americans continue to stay home and limit contact with others, experts predicted at a media briefing with President Donald Trump.

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Mark Twain National Forest closes parks, reduces services

770 total positive cases, 31 deaths; nearly 1,000 Ky. prison sentences to be commuted

  WIC still helping people in need

  Foster care advocacy group hopes public can help kids in need

  East Prairie woman making masks for health care workers

A college student home for social distancing is hard at work.
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  A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.

Top tips to avoid COVID-19 frauds and scams

Nearly 1,000 Kentucky prison sentences to be commuted, Beshear says

15 COVID-19 positive cases, 3 recovered in Cape Girardeau County, Mo.; city public facilities remain closed

8 total positive cases of COVID-19 in Jackson County, Ill.

2nd positive case of COVID-19 reported in Graves County, Ky.

  Homicide investigation underway in rural Pulaski County, Ill.

Southeast Missouri Food Bank awarded grant to hire displaced workers

AG Schmitt and the Missouri Hospital Association urge Missourians not to hoard medical supplies

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  ‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.

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St. Louis Cardinals hold ‘Stay Home Opener’

UT Martin will no longer play NCAA-sanctioned sports for 2019-20 season

The Department of Athletics with the University of Tennessee at Martin will not play NCAA-sanctioned sports

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New Madrid County Health Department reports first COVID-19 positive resident

Kentucky awarded more at $133 million for transit providers affected by COVID-19

Perry County School District, Southeast Missouri Food Bank to host mobile food pantry

1,834 total positive cases, 19 deaths in Missouri on Thursday

2,845 total positive cases, 32 deaths in Tenn. on Thursday

Governor Bill Lee held a daily briefing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.
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  A nurse worked for a week while infected with the coronavirus. The hospital wasn’t testing staff.

A nurse says she worked for about seven days at two hospitals in New York City while infected with the coronavirus.

  Free drinks for medical professionals

  Gov. Pritzker activates more National Guard soldiers; kicks off ‘All in Illinois’

All public parks in Puxico, Mo. closed

St. Louis Cardinals hold ‘Stay Home Opener’