Month: December 2016

Detroit Tool & Engineering rebranding for another 80 years

LEBANON, Missouri- Lebanon’s Detroit Tool & Engineering says they are rebranding for another 80 years focusing on their “family of employees,” and emphasis on engineering. They have unveiled a new logo, as the company explains in this promotional video:     DTE is a manufacturing company located in Lebanon, Missouri that specializes in factory automation systems and tool and die systems. General Information: DT Engineering 1107 Springfield Road Lebanon, MO 65536 Phone:...

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MDC says Ash trees in Laclede County now under deadly threat by invasive beetle

LEBANON, Missouri-  The Missouri Department of Conservation says an insect that can kill Ash trees has been discovered locally. The Department says the Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in  in Laclede County, the first time the invasive beetle has been seen in Southwest Missouri.   The MDC says a recent examination of several ash trees in rural Laclede County shows an unwanted tree pest is continuing its spread across Missouri. This destructive insect has now been found in 31 Missouri counties. The bulk of  findings have been in southeast Missouri, Kansas City and St. Louis. This recent find is the...

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Missouri Cybersecurity Task Force report calls for continued investments in STEM education and workforce development, Gov. Nixon announces

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri-  The Missouri Cybersecurity Task Force has issued its 2016 report with recommendations and action steps to continue improving cybersecurity throughout public and private sectors, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. Among the recommendations include a call for continued investments in STEM education and workforce development, with cybersecurity professionals being in high demand across all industries. “Protecting tax payers’ private information is an important responsibility of state and local governments, and our work to strengthen Missouri’s cybersecurity systems has been an investment worth making,” Gov. Nixon said. “Going forward, it is important that the state continue its investments in education and workforce development to ensure there...

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New Missouri law can make school fights, bullying a police matter

KMOV.com JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A new law that will take effect in Missouri on Jan. 1 delivers swift punishments for fighting in school that could have a drastic impact on how incidents are handled at schools across state. Under the new law, if a student gets in a fight or gets in trouble for bullying, they could now be arrested and face felony charges. This includes fights on school property and school grounds but also at bus stops and on school buses. The new law turns a third degree assault, which means causing injury to another person,...

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Mayor working to make sure utility customer’s email addresses aren’t sent out again

LEBANON, Missouri- Mayor Josh Ray is working to prevent another unintended batch release of  city utility customer e-mail addresses from happening again. Last week, apparently 1,300 email addresses went out with a city message promoting e-billing.  A customer who received the message says that the list is 31 pages long. “Spoke with some of staff. The city clerk is out of the office until tomorrow,” Ray said Tuesday. “The e-mail addresses are public information, but I will be speaking with the city clerk and IT about any possible modules we can put in the system so that it does not blast them...

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