Medical Marijuana

Audio: Doctor’s credentials stolen, used to help 600 Missouri patients get medical marijuana cards

The state is investigating a doctor’s credentials reportedly getting stolen and used to help about 600 Missouri patients get medical marijuana cards. State Health Department spokesperson Lisa Cox thinks the patients unknowingly got an unauthorized physician signature primarily through telemedicine visits.       Most of the affected individuals are from the St. Louis area […]

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Audio: 110 pedestrians were killed in Missouri during 2019

State transportation officials are conducting a public awareness campaign about the increasing number of pedestrian deaths in Missouri. State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) child passenger and bike-pedestrian safety coordinator Tara Van Loo says 110 pedestrians were killed in Missouri in 2019. Another 307 suffered serious injuries. She says the top contributing factors were failure to […]

Medicaid

Audio: Telemedicine services to be offered to some Medicaid users at no cost

The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities has signed a deal with StationMD to offer telemedicine services at no cost to about 15,000 Medicaid Waiver users. The company offers virtual access 24/7 to emergency physicians specifically trained to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program is an addition to the current medical care offered […]

Audio: Pettis County Sheriff writes open letter to citizens about threats made against officers and a child

Protesters held signs Thursday night in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia to show their support for a 25-year-old woman killed last weekend by a Pettis County deputy. Hannah Fizer of Sedalia was shot to death after allegedly threatening to shoot the officer, but a gun was not found in her vehicle. Don Hockaday, a protest organizer, says […]

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Audio: Missouri set to resume food stamp recertification process on July 1, 2020

Missouri is set to restart its food stamp recertification process on July 1. The process was suspended during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, but the Department of Social Services will begin checking again on Missourians getting food stamps to ensure they still qualify for the benefits. More than 16,000 SNAP households in Missouri are […]

Unemployment

Audio: Missouri pays out approximately $2 billion in unemployment claims during pandemic

Missouri’s governor and state officials say initial unemployment claims have dropped from about 100-thousand in late March to about 20-thousand in early June. Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director Anna Hui addressed the issue during a Statehouse news conference on Tuesday.     The state fully reopened for business on Tuesday, and Director […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Audio: Governor Parson hopes Missouri State Fair will go on in some form this year

The Missouri State Fair will be held as scheduled on August 13-23, 2020, however, the Fair will look different than in previous years. The mission of the Fair has always been to showcase Missouri agriculture, so our livestock shows will continue to honor that tradition. Details for vendors, sponsors, and other partners are still being […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC announces President and Dean’s Academic Honors for 2020 spring semester

North Central Missouri College has named students with outstanding academic achievements to the Academic Honors Lists for the 2020 spring semester. Students named to the President’s List have earned at least six credit hours and achieved a perfect 4.0-grade point average, and students on the Dean’s List have earned at least six credit hours and […]

Audio: Trenton City Council adopts ordinance stating intent to apply for COVID-19 funding

The Trenton City Council on Monday night adopted an ordinance stating the city of Trenton’s’ intent to apply for COVID-19 response funding under the federal CARES Act. Grundy County has been appropriated money for the CARES Act funding and plans to accept applications from local entities that seek reimbursement of eligible expenses. KTTN asked City […]