Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]

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Three from Greencastle, including 10-year-old girl, injured in crash west of Novinger

The Highway Patrol reports three Greencastle residents sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident west of Novinger on Friday morning. A private vehicle transported the driver of a minivan, 52-year-old Brenda Angelico, to the Northeast Regional Medical Center of Kirksville. The driver of a car, 32-year-old Louanna Dile, and her passenger, a 10-year-old girl, were […]

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Thirty four COVID-19 hospitalizations reported between Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center

There have been 34 COVID-19-related hospitalizations total at Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe since July. That information comes from Saint Luke’s Health System Marketing and Public Relations Director Jordan Ferguson, who notes 33 of those hospitalizations have been in October alone. Ferguson says hospitalizations reported by the Livingston County […]

Audio: Parson and Galloway focusing on rural Missouri in final days of campaign; both appealing to blue-collar voters

The two main gubernatorial candidates are focusing on rural Missouri again Friday and during the final days of the campaign. Governor Mike Parson (R) brings his “Mike works bus tour” to four rural western Missouri towns: his hometown of Bolivar, as well as Clinton, Belton, and El Dorado Springs. He’ll finish Friday evening in Springfield. […]

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White House report ranks Missouri 18th in new COVID-19 cases

The latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report ranks Missouri 18th for its rate of new COVID-19 cases. The report, dated October 25, says 87% of all Missouri counties have moderate to high levels of community transmission. St. Louis County, Jackson County, and St. Charles County leads the state in the new case count. Recommendations […]

Food Safety webinar scheduled for November 17, 2020

The Missouri Small Business Development Center at Northwest Missouri State University, the Missouri Small Business Development Center for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and University Missouri Extension are partnering to host a Food Safety for Food Processors and Small Businesses webinar on Nov. 17, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no fee to […]

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COVID-19 cases increase by 6 in Grundy County, DOC reports 20 new cases at Western, two new cases at Chillicothe Correctional Center

Six new COVID-19 cases have been added for Grundy County, but the number of active cases decreased by two. The health department reports 340 total cases, with 26 being active. Two hundred fifty-three cases have been confirmed, and 87 are probable. Fourteen COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Grundy County. COVID-19 cases among offenders at […]

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Missouri ranks in top 3 in 2020 Digital States Survey; receives “Grade A” for data-driven government

Governor Mike Parson announced that Missouri has been recognized as a national leader in digital technology best practices. The Center for Digital Government (CDG) released its 2020 Digital States Survey, which showed that Missouri received a grade of “A,” one of the top grades among all 50 states. The grade A demonstrates very strong innovation […]

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Livingston County Health Center to offer curbside Flu Shot Clinic November 2, 2020

Livingston County Health Center has announced an upcoming opportunity for county residents to receive their vaccination for influenza for the 2020-2021 flu season. A Curbside Family Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Monday, November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., including the lunch hour, in their parking lot at 800 Adam Drive. County […]

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COVID-19 cases increase by six in Livingston County, one in Harrison County; cases decrease by eleven in Grundy County

Six new COVID-19 cases have been added in Livingston County Tuesday, October 27th. The health center reports that brings the cumulative total to 433. Twenty of the cases are active, and there are currently 17 hospitalizations. Of the active cases, two are in facilities and 18 are in the community. Nine COVID-19-related deaths have been […]