U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley: increases in social isolation from pandemic may be contributing to surges in drug addiction

Missouri’s junior senator is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the mental health needs of Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R) has written a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, calling on the agency to deploy more of the $425 million that Congress appropriated to […]

Sex Offender

Missouri sex offender on supervised release sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child porn

A Springfield, Missouri, man with a prior conviction for transporting child pornography was sentenced in federal court for another child pornography offense. David Todd Beresky, 43, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 10 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Beresky to a lifetime of supervised release following […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital offers tips to cope with anxiety and isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable during this time. Their research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of […]

JUUL Vaping Products

Missouri joins multistate investigation of Juul

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced that Missouri has joined a bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUUL Labs.  The 39-state multistate coalition is investigating JUUL’s marketing and sales practices, including the targeting of youth, and more.  “Ensuring that Missourians, especially our kids and teenagers, are protected is an integral part of my job as Attorney […]

Medical Marijuana

Area companies approved for Medical Marijuana licenses

The state has awarded 192 licenses to companies interested in selling medical marijuana inside highly-secured retail locations. Medical marijuana dispensary facility licenses were approved for several companies in the area. Those include Mo Med Chillicothe at 941 Washington Street at Chillicothe, Red Stag Retail at 509 North Main Street at Gallatin, BMD Cameron at 714 […]

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 […]