Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Audio: Missouri medical marijuana director to testify at Missouri Capitol again next week

The state’s medical marijuana director will be back to testify at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City next Wednesday. Director Lyndall Fraker delivered a presentation to the House Special Committee on Government Oversight yesterday. House Speaker Elijah Haahr tells Capitol reporters that lawmakers are trying to learn more about how the program works.     […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Medical marijuana program director to appear before House Committee

State medical marijuana program director Lyndall Fraker will answer questions in a House Committee hearing today (Wednesday) about how the state has awarded licenses to grow or distribute the drug.     State Senator Doug Libla of Poplar Bluff says his constituents are complaining about the scoring.     The state health department says four […]

USDA Reconnect Program

USDA announces $61 million investment to bring broadband to rural Missourians

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $60.9 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 11,000 rural households, 81 farms, 73 businesses, 16 educational facilities, 12 critical community facilities, and two health care facilities in rural Missouri. […]

Medical Marijuana

State of Missouri awards 192 licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries

More than 1,100 applications were submitted to the state from companies interested in selling medical marijuana inside highly-secured retail sites. Of those applicants, only 192 will get licenses. A 2018 ballot measure passed by Missouri voters allows 24 licensed dispensary locations in each of the state’s eight congressional districts. The state says the dispensaries chosen […]

Krist Cutsinger NCMC 2019

North Central Missouri College Nursing & Health Sciences Department now offers Fire Science degree

North Central Missouri College Nursing & Health Sciences Department now offers a two-year Fire Science degree.  My name is Kristi Cutsinger, Program Coordinator of Health Sciences at NCMC.  This program prepares students for employment in the field of fire protection and provides credentials to support advancement for those already employed in that area. According to […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Mexican national pleads guilty to illegally entering the United States eight times

A Mexican national pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to illegally entering the United States for the eighth time. Jesus Vargas-Melendez, 40, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to unlawfully reentering the United States after having been previously deported. By pleading guilty, Vargas-Melendez admitted that he illegally entered the United States […]

Sam Graves

Native of Bethany to take role of 6th District Director for Congressman Sam Graves

Congressman Sam Graves announced leadership changes in his Washington, DC and for his Missouri district offices. One of the new people is a Bethany native. Graves announced Harrison County native Buffy Smith will take on the role of 6th District Director. She will manage the day-to-day operations of the district offices. She previously served for […]

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Chillicothe student nominated for U.S. Air Force Academy

A Chillicothe resident is one of nine in Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District nominated for the United States Military Service Academy. United States Representative Sam Graves nominated Isaac Washburn for the U. S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. Washburn was an All-District football player, qualified for state in wrestling, and has been involved in Student […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri man who led police on high-speed chase in stolen vehicle pleads guilty to illegal weapons

A Kansas City, Missouri, man who led police officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm. Chance Ayers, 25, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. On March 12, 2019, a […]

Child Sex Crimes

Missouri sex offender pleads guilty to child pornography

 A Springfield, Missouri, man with a prior conviction for transporting child pornography pleaded guilty in federal court to another child pornography offense. David Todd Beresky, 42, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to possessing child pornography. Beresky remains in federal custody. At the time of the offense, Beresky was on supervised […]

Firearms (Gun) Background Check with application

Missouri man pleads guilty to illegally purchasing, possessing 15 Firearms

 A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man who illegally purchased 15 firearms pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms and to making a false statement on a federal form in order to purchase those firearms. Jay C. Miller, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to one count of possessing firearms while […]