Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Conservation to temporarily waive fishing permits starting Friday

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Commission announce they are temporarily waiving permit requirements for sport fishing and daily trout tags for Missouri residents and nonresidents whose fishing privileges are not otherwise suspended. The waiver of needing a permit or trout tag to fish will run from Friday, March 27, through […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Second COVID-19 death recorded in Missouri

An assisted living woman in her 80s is Springfield’s first coronavirus related death. During a press conference today, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in southwest Missouri announced the casualty – Missouri’s second COVID-19 related death today. The patient lived in Morningside of Springfield East. Three other patients have tested positive from the same assisted living […]

Coronavisus Executive Order (COVID-19)

Chillicothe officials issue Executive Order regarding COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center, Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelley, and Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas have issued an Executive Order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Saturday, March 21, 2020, at noon. The order prohibits group gatherings of 10 people or more until further notice. This includes at any restaurant, tavern, professional, social, cultural, entertainment, […]

Missouri’s Social Security offices halt in-person services

To fight the spread of the coronavirus, all Missouri Social Security offices closed Tuesday to the public for in-person services. In a press release, the U.S. Social Security Administration says the agency encourages the public to access services online to apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits, check the status of an application or appeal, request a […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson calls for limit on public gathering size, with some exceptions

To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended no gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. In a press release today, Gov. Mike Parson is calling for the cancellation or suspension of gatherings that exceed the size limit, except for daycares, businesses, K-12 schools, […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Missouri House gives initial approval to bill creating statewide prescription drug monitoring program

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require the creation of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Representatives voted 95-56 in favor of the legislation. The GOP House Speaker and the House Democratic Leader both voted in favor of the bill. Missouri is the only state in the nation without […]

Child Pornography

Missouri man pleads guilty to child pornography after lost cell phone is found at truck stop

A Belton, Missouri, man whose lost cell phone containing child pornography was found at a truck stop, pleaded guilty in federal court. Christopher Lee Caven, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to receiving child pornography over the internet. By pleading guilty, Caven admitted that he used his cell phone to receive […]

Hand Holding Small Marijuana Leaf with Cannabis Plants in Background

DHSS issues certifications for medical marijuana seed-to-sale entities

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has begun the process of issuing the first round of certifications for medical marijuana seed-to-sale entities. A seed-to-sale tracking system is a software system designed to perform functions necessary to fulfill a licensed or certified facility’s responsibilities in tracking medical marijuana from either the seed or immature […]