Medical Marijuana

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services releases drafts of rules for medical marijuana facilities

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has released additional drafts of rules for the medical marijuana program. Draft rules for cultivation facilities, dispensary facilities, infused products manufacturing facilities, and medical marijuana establishments, in general, are now posted on the DHSS website. These rules are in draft form and are subject to change. Article […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle crash near Excelsior Springs injures KC woman

A Kansas City resident was hurt when the motorcycle she was a passenger on overturned near Excelsior Springs. Sixty-four-year-old Deborah Holden-Johnson was taken to Liberty hospital with moderate injuries. The operator of the motorcycle, 63-year-old Leroy Booker of Excelsior Springs, was not reported hurt. The crash happened Saturday afternoon on Route Y near Excelsior Springs […]

Traffic Accident

Patrol reports vehicle demolished in Ray County crash

The Highway Patrol reports a Polo woman sustained minor injuries in a one-car accident in Ray County Friday morning. Emergency medical services transported 74-year-old Glennda Martin to the Excelsior Springs Hospital. Martin drove west on Route D when the car reportedly crossed the center line east of Route BB, ran off the left side of […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports arrest of teenager on drug allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of an Excelsior Springs resident in Ray County Friday night on multiple drug allegations. Eighteen-year-old Jessicka Ard is accused of felony possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance—marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while intoxicated-drugs. The Patrol also accused her of failure to […]

Absentee Voting

Audio: Missouri House committee considers proposed changes to absentee voting

Two bills heard in House committee on Wednesday would modify absentee voting in Missouri in two pretty different ways. One bill would change the absentee voting application process by requiring photo identification for mail-in ballot requests. Bill sponsor Rep. Dan Stacy, a Republican from western Missouri’s Blue Springs, said the bill would strengthen the integrity […]