Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana subpoena may have been connected to Independence, Missouri FBI probe

(Missouri Independent) – The head of Missouri’s medical marijuana program testified under oath that a grand jury subpoena his agency received late last year was likely connected to an FBI investigation in Independence.  The revelation by Lyndall Fraker, director of medical marijuana regulation at the Missouri Department of Health and Seniors Services, is the first […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of five area residents

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Kansas City resident was arrested Saturday night in Daviess County and accused of felony counts of possessing marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, felony unlawful possession of a firearm, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, and expired vehicle registration.  Nineteen-year-old Blayne Pace was taken to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail. Galt […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

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Kids reported abuse at schools where Missouri has no oversight. Lawmakers want to change that

(Missouri Independent) – Despite dozens of students coming forward sharing allegations of abuse they suffered at Christian reform schools across Missouri, the state Department of Social Services said Monday that they have no oversight over such facilities. That’s because they’re unlicensed — and allowed to be under a Missouri law that exempts facilities operated by religious organizations. […]

Rollover Accident

Rollover crash injures three; driver accused of driving while intoxicated

A rollover accident Monday night in Ray County resulted in injuries for three passengers and the driver being arrested. Twenty-four-year-old Curtis Williams of Richmond was driving a pickup northbound when it crossed the center of North Garner Road, struck an embankment, and overturned. Three passengers were taken to area hospitals, including 19-year-old Henry Hilliard of […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports arrests in three counties in northern Missouri this weekend

The highway patrol reports arrests from early Monday and Sunday in Daviess, Macon, and Linn Counties. Texas teenager, 19-year-old Franko Rodriguez of San Antonio, was stopped in Daviess county before 6 am. Rodriguez has been accused of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a crash, and misdemeanor marijuana possession. He was taken on a […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 35 years for illegal firearms and stalking

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms, including purchasing firearms advertised on the internet, and of stalking two female victims associated with massage parlors in Kansas. “This armed and dangerous criminal, with a history of stalking and violence toward women, will spend the rest of his life in prison,” said […]

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Patrol reports arrest of Cainsville and Chillicothe residents

Residents of Cainsville and Chillicothe were arrested Tuesday night in Harrison and Daviess counties. The highway patrol arrest report indicates 28-year-old Tony Bennett of Cainsville was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Harrison County law enforcement center at Bethany. Bennett was accused just before midnight of driving while intoxicated, second offense; felony leaving the […]

Share The Harvest

Missouri Department of Conservation offering CWD sampling; encourages Share the Harvest

With deer hunting in Missouri opening for archery season on Sept. 15 and for firearms portions in the coming months, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease (CWD) and the Department’s related efforts to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding […]

Motorcycle Helmet Law

Missouri’s new motorcycle helmet law takes effect on Friday

Some Missourians will be able to ride their motorcycles without a helmet, starting Friday. Governor Mike Parson (R) signed legislation into law in July, which gives Missouri motorcyclists the option of riding without a helmet. The provision is part of a large transportation bill. Under current Missouri law, every person operating or riding on a motorcycle must […]