Medical Marijuana

DHSS announces successful inspection of medical marijuana facilities

The Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation at the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is pleased to announce a medical marijuana testing facility has passed its commencement inspection. With cultivation, dispensary, and testing facilities now operational, medical marijuana will soon be available to Missouri patients.  Director of the Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation Lyndall […]

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State releases guidance for Missouri long-term care sites to offer visits again

Missouri has unveiled revised guidance for long-term care places, including nursing homes and assisted living centers, to restart visits inside or outside. A press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says each facility gets to decide whether to adopt the guidance. Centers without any cases of COVID-19 among staff or residents, […]

School Bus Crash

Five children and driver injured when school bus crashes near Lathrop

Five children on a school bus and the driver of a pickup truck sustained injuries in a crash one mile east of Lathrop Friday afternoon, September 25, 2020. Emergency medical services transported 53-year-old Joseph Bernard of Lathrop to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. A five-year-old boy, a nine-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, and an 11-year-old […]

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Planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 28, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of September  28 – October 4, 2020. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in […]

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Harrison County officials release joint statement on COVID-19

Harrison County Health Department Administrator Courtney Cross, Harrison County Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Tina Gillespie, Bethany Mayor Jonne Slemmons, and Harrison County Presiding Commissioner Jack Hodge have provided a joint statement regarding COVID-19. They report 106 school individuals have had to isolate or quarantine since Harrison County schools reopened for the academic year. Two […]

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COVID-19 Update: County health centers and Missouri Department of Corrections report on number of COVID cases

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases at the Western Missouri Correctional Center of Cameron. There are 21 cumulative offender cases, which is up five from Thursday, September 24th. Eighteen of the cases are active, and three have recovered. There are 29 cases among staff at the correctional […]

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Two from Unionville injured in crash on Route YY

Two people from Unionville were injured while a third individual escaped injury in a two-vehicle accident at a rural eastern Putnam county intersection Thursday night. Thirty-year-old Tyler Lewis and his passenger, 27-year-old Shaleigh Lewis, received minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to the Putnam County Memorial Hospital. A 16-year-old boy from Unionville was the […]

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Decline in overnight call volume prompts Missouri to adjust hours on COVID-19 hotline

State health officials say Missouri’s COVID-19 hotline will reduce its hours, starting in October. The hotline has seen a decline in overnight call volume. The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) established a statewide public hotline on March 11, four days after Missouri’s first case was confirmed. More than 112,000 calls have come […]

Wild Turkey

Firearms turkey hunting expected to be similar to recent seasons

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1 – 31 and archery turkey season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises turkey hunters it could be another challenging season. According to MDC, turkey production in Missouri steadily increased during the 1990s before declining during the 2000s. While production began to increase throughout much of […]

Coronavirus Update

Daviess, Livingston and Harrison counties see additional cases of COVID-19

The Daviess County Health Department reports a total of 113 COVID-19 cases. That is an increase of 12 since Thursday, September 17th. Ninety-one cases are active, and 21 have recovered. There has been one COVID-19-related death reported for Daviess County. The Livingston County Health Center announces it received six notifications of positive COVID-19 Thursday, September […]