WHEATLAND, Mo. (AP) — Four people are hospitalized after a storm flipped campers and destroyed the grandstand at a western Missouri race track.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The leader of a Jefferson City daycare said she hasn't seen any evidence of a reported downturn in the number of Missouri children living in poverty.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has voted to strip residency requirements for the state's attorney general.
House members voted 135-17 Thursday to change a state law dictating...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are trying to strip residency requirements for the state's attorney general.
Lawmakers on Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill to change a...
Court says Missouri lawmakers wrongly cut judge’s salary
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers violated the state constitution when they eliminated funding for the salary of an administrative law judge who was accused of discrimination and...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been arrested in a deadly weekend shooting in Jefferson City.
Police said in a news release Monday that 22-year-old Marquis Avant...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in central Missouri are investigating the shooting death of a man in the state's capital city.
Police say calls were made to 911 early Saturday morning to...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has rejected a Democratic candidate's effort to question U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over his handling of public records while he was Missouri attorney...
Man charged in 2017 fatal shooting at Columbia mall
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City man is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter after a shooting death at the Columbia Mall.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A panel of Missouri lawmakers on Monday considered enacting a ban on discrimination against unvaccinated children, an effort that comes as other states look to increase...
CALWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say three people are in custody after a man was killed in central Missouri.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that deputies found the victim dead early...
EPA critical of some elements of Missouri coal ash plan
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal regulators say Missouri's plan to oversee the disposal of toxic waste from coal-fired power plants fails to adequately protect human health and the...
Kansas man wins $50 million in Missouri Lottery game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gas stop in Missouri paid off handsomely for a Shawnee, Kansas, man, to the tune of $50 million.
The Missouri Lottery said Thursday that Hira Singh claimed a $50...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who's introduced measures that would force adults to own handguns and young adults to own AR-15 semi-automatic rifles said he's trying to make the point...
State senator’s chief of staff charged in bar fight
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The chief of staff of Missouri Sen. Justin Brown is facing two misdemeanor charges after his gun fell to the floor during a bar fight.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A top aide to a Missouri state senator was arrested after a loaded gun fell to the floor during a fight at a Jefferson City bar, according to Cole County...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lottery officials say someone in the state has won $50 million.
Lottery officials announced a winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased for Tuesday...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 42-year-old inmate at the Jefferson City Correctional Center has pleaded guilty in the drug overdose death of another inmate.
New leader named for Missouri State Highway Patrol
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The acting leader of the Missouri State Highway Patrol is about to take over the job permanently.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that Gov. Mike Parson...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former central Missouri tax collector has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for embezzling about $300,000 in taxpayer funds.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The founder of the Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City is supporting legislation that would move the attraction to Jefferson City.
Ex-Gov. Greitens subpoenaed in open records dispute
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Gov. Eric Greitens has been subpoenaed in an open records lawsuit filed by a Democratic candidate for Missouri attorney general seeking records concerning...
Ex-legislative aide pleads guilty to child pornography
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 25-year-old political consultant and former state legislative aide pleaded guilty to engaging in activities related to child pornography.
2 dead after kidnapping, police chase in Missouri, Illinois
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend and their 10-year-old daughter then killing a man during an attempted carjacking was shot to death following a police chase through Missouri and Illinois, authorities said Wednesday.
The Latest: Bi-state abduction victim in critical condition
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on two dead after kidnapping, police chase in Missouri, Illinois (all times local):
Authorities say a 33-year-old woman is in critical condition after she and her 10-year-old daughter were abducted in Missouri and driven to Illinois before they managed to escape.
Victim, suspect ID’d in deadly Jefferson City shooting
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man arrested and a victim in a deadly shooting in central Missouri.
The Cole County sheriff's office says in a news release that deputies rushed to a home early Friday after a woman called 911 and said she and her husband had been shot. Deputies found 63-year-old Clifton Withers dead and the woman wounded. Investigators say she was able to tell deputies who had shot them.
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Missouri woman charged in husband’s poisoning death
IBERIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has been charged in the poisoning death of her husband whose body was found after an arson fire at the couple's home.
1 dead, 1 wounded in central Missouri shooting
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in a deadly shooting in central Missouri after a police chase ended with a wreck.
Man pleads in DWI crash on go-cart with young child
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 37-year-old Jefferson City man who was riding in a go-cart with a 5-year-old child when it overturned has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.
James Gordon pleaded guilty in late January in a deal that reduced the original felony charge and dropped a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
More school closures in Missouri as winter blasts continue
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of Missouri school districts canceling classes has grown after another round of winter weather.
The National Weather Service issued a mixture of ice storm warnings and winter weather advisories Thursday for a large swatch of the state. Schools in Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City and St. Joseph closed their doors, along with many smaller districts. The University of Missouri and Missouri Western also told students to stay home.
Hawthorn: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Hawthorn Bancshares Inc. (HWBK) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The bank, based in Jefferson City, Missouri, said it had earnings of 44 cents per share.
The bank posted revenue of $17.6 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $13.9 million, beating Street forecasts.
Ex-courthouse worker pleads guilty to selling guns to felons
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City man who supervised workers at the federal courthouse in Jefferson City has admitted selling firearms to convicted felons.
Forty-year-old Victor Nahum Vargas pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of knowingly selling firearms to convicted felons and one count of making false statements.
2nd man arrested in slaying of student body president
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a second suspect in the shooting death of the student body president of a historically black college in Missouri.
Police in Jefferson City, Missouri, announced Tuesday in a news release that 19-year-old Michael Bouchee (BOO'-shay) was taken into custody overnight in Texas on a second-degree murder warrant in the death of Lincoln University senior D'Angelo Bratton-Bland, who is from Chicago.
Judge rules for Auditor Galloway in open records lawsuit
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Missouri Auditor Nichole Galloway did not violate the state's open records law after a conservative nonprofit sought records from an audit of the Department of Revenue.
The Missouri Alliance for Freedom sued Galloway in May 2017, accusing her of not releasing all the records required under the Sunshine Law.
Hoflander chosen as chairwoman of Missouri Republican Party
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A businesswoman from rural Missouri has been chosen as the new chairwoman of the state Republican Party.
Republicans said Saturday that they had elected Kay Hoflander to lead the party heading into the 2020 elections. She succeeds former U.S. attorney Todd Graves of Kansas City, who led the party the past two years.
Former school employee alleges discrimination in lawsuit
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Jefferson City school district employee alleges in a lawsuit that she was discriminated against because of her medical condition.
Pakistani-born math teacher sues Jefferson City district
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Pakistani-born math teacher who alleges he's been singled out and passed over for opportunities has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Jefferson City school district.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that 52-year-old Naveed Malik, of Columbia, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Cole County Circuit Court.
Man killed by St. Louis police was suspect in shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The man killed after allegedly shooting at St. Louis detectives was facing charges for shooting a woman in Jefferson City.
St. Louis police on Wednesday identified the man as 22-year-old Quency Chavez Floyd of St. Louis.
Prosecutor ordered to pay $36,000 for open records violation
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri prosecutor's office has been ordered to pay $36,000 for failing to provide records to a man doing research for the marijuana activist group Show-Me Cannabis.
The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling that the Cole County prosecutor's office broke state law in 2015 in refusing to provide records to Aaron Malin.
Missouri boy’s caregiver pleads not guilty in his death
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A caregiver who reported a 4-year-old Missouri boy missing about a week before his body was found has pleaded not guilty in his death.
KRCG reports 26-year-old Quatavia Givens, of Jefferson City, is charged with neglect or abuse of a child resulting in death. She entered her plea Tuesday in Cole County.
Teenager to be tried as adult in Jefferson City shooting
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A teenager will be tried as an adult in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another in Jefferson City.
Sixteen-year-old Jahuan Whirley was charged Thursday with second-degree murder and six other counts. He is a suspect in the Dec. 12 shooting of 33-year-old Justin Kammerich and the wounding of another man.
Republican Schmitt sworn in as Missouri’s attorney general
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Eric Schmitt took the oath Thursday as Missouri's attorney general, pledging to pursue issues such as the opioid epidemic and vowing that neither he nor his staff would use a message-deleting app on work phones.
Missouri Chief Justice Zel Fischer gave Schmitt, 42, the oath of office in the Jefferson City Supreme Court building as his wife and three children surrounded him.
County insurer to pay $2M over death of disabled man
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri county's share of a settlement with the family of a developmentally disabled man whose body was found encased in concrete is $2 million.
2 men at site of student’s slaying charged with drug dealing
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two 19-year-olds have been charged with dealing drugs in the Missouri neighborhood where a college student from Chicago was gunned down.
House budget chairman appointed as next Missouri treasurer
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Wednesday that he is appointing the chairman of the House Budget Committee to serve as the next state treasurer, adding another link to a chain-reaction of office shuffling among Missouri's top elected officials.
Republican Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick will succeed Republican Treasurer Eric Schmitt when Schmitt takes over for Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley.
Missouri diocese adds 2 names to list of accused priests
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of priests or religious brothers accused of abusing minors in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City has risen to 35 with the addition of two new names.
15-year-old charged in drug deal killing in Jefferson City
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Another person has been charged in a drug deal shooting death in Jefferson City.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that 15-year-old Bruce Thomas was charged Thursday as an adult with accessory to second-degree murder and first-degree burglary in the death of 19-year-old Nilez Nichols. Bond is set at $100,000.
1 killed, 1 wounded in Jefferson City, police say
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting in Jefferson City.
KOMU-TV reports that the shooting happened late Wednesday. Police say one man was found dead and another wounded. Police say the shooting isn't connected to the killing Tuesday of Lincoln University student D'Angelo Bratton-Bland.
Lincoln University student leader dies of gunshot wound
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jefferson City police are investigating the shooting death of the student body president at Lincoln University.
Police say officers responding Tuesday night to a call about a weapons offense saw a vehicle speeding away from the scene. When officers stopped the vehicle, they found one of the four men inside suffering from a gunshot wound.