Randall Williams, Director Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Medical marijuana lawsuit: Missouri health department illegally concealed documents

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that sued after being denied a medical marijuana license is alleging the state department of health and Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office illegally concealed documents and violated open records laws in order to undercut their lawsuit. The allegations — which are included in a 28-page motion seeking sanctions against […]

Barry Eschenbrenner and Sarah Lovell, co-superintendents of the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center

Virtual field days allow CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers to continue outreach

From August to October, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers showcase research projects and share demonstrations during its field day season.  The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Research Centers to reevaluate how they would proceed with their in-person field day events. After discussions with advisory boards and […]

Green City R-1 School Website

Green City school dismisses early due to illness, Thursday designated at “Virtual Education Day”

The Green City R-1 School District has announced the dismissal of classes at 12:45 Wednesday, October 21st due to a large number of staff members out of the building due to illness. Classes will not be in session Thursday, October 22nd, either. Green City R-1 reported it has not had reports of positive COVID-19 tests […]

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Missouri Board of Education talks about ongoing challenges schools are facing during pandemic

The Missouri Board of Education discussed Tuesday the obstacles and additional workload that teachers and other school workers are dealing with this year. Member Don Claycomb said he expects a much greater number of teachers to leave the profession due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Apparently some feel pushed to the wall,” he said. Missouri already […]

Veterans

Audio: 67 veterans at Missouri veterans homes have died from COVID-19, since September 1

Another 11 veterans living in Missouri veterans homes have died due to COVID-19 in the past week, bringing the total number of deaths to 67 since September 1.     Missourinet followed-up Tuesday with the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC), on the number of deaths since September, broken down by facility. The Missouri Veterans Commission reports 29 […]

Turkeys

Missouri Department of Conservation survey shows slight improvement in turkey production

This year’s annual wild turkey brood survey by the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey production was slightly better on the statewide scale this year and some regions saw significant improvements in productivity. MDC’s statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this year was 1.0, which was 11% greater than the 2019 PHR and equal to […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

An additional case of COVID-19 reported at Western Missouri Correctional Center

More COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports 61 cases among offenders, which is up by one since the morning of Friday, October 16th. Thirty-eight are active, and 23 have recovered. There are 69 staff cases, which is an increase of six. Twenty-nine […]

Cameron Veterans Home

Three deaths related to COVID-19 reported at Cameron Veterans Home

A statement released Thursday night by the Missouri Veterans Commission confirms there have been three deaths among residents of the Cameron Veterans Home during the last few days. A spokesman for the Veterans Commission, Jamie Melchert, provided a written statement. It noted that the Cameron Veterans Home has 21 active cases among the residents there. […]

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Audio: Missouri submits 111-page COVID-19 vaccine plan to CDC

Missouri has submitted its plan for administering the impending COVID vaccine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state will receive feedback from the CDC on the 111-page plan by October 26. State Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams tells Capitol reporters that the plan’s hallmark is collaboration […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Department of Corrections reports rise in COVID-19 cases in Chillicothe and Cameron

  COVID-19 cases have increased at the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron. The Missouri Department of Corrections reports cases among offenders total 56, which is up by two. Thirty-three of the cases are active, and 23 have recovered. Cases among staff total 60, which is up by seven. Twenty-six of those cases are active, […]

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TMU staff to continue flushing water system south of East Ninth Street

Trenton Municipal Utilities staff will begin water distribution flushing in the area south of East Ninth Street between the railroad tracks and U. S. Highway 65. Crews will continue flushing various areas inside the city limits during October. The flushing is a semi-annual requirement of the water treatment process. There may be some discolored water […]