Missouri lawmaker arrested, released for past court no-showsMay 3, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri state lawmaker said she takes “full responsibility” for neglecting court cases over moving violations, which led to her arrest this week.
Missouri Senate OKs higher bar for constitutional changesApril 27, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters would need approval from a majority of the state's congressional districts or a 57% statewide vote to amend the state constitution under a proposal the Senate passed Thursday.
ACLU sues to block Missouri rule on transgender health careApril 24, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri ACLU on Monday sued to block new state restrictions on both adults and children seeking gender-affirming health care, which are set to kick in Thursday.
August execution date for man who killed St. Louis-area girlApril 20, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday set an execution date for a man who sexually assaulted and killed a 6-year-old St. Louis County girl in 2002.
Johnny Johnson is scheduled to be put to death Aug.
Man to be executed in June for killing 2 Missouri jailersMarch 1, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday set a June execution date for man convicted of killing two Missouri jailers during a botched attempt to free a friend.
Michael Andrew Tisius is scheduled to be executed June 6 at the state prison in Bonne Terre for the shooting deaths of Randolph County jailers Jason Acton and Leon Egley.
Missouri debates ban on LGBTQ education for all gradesMarch 1, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers argued Wednesday over a bill that would ban most LGBTQ education subjects for all grades in the state's public schools.
The proposal is modeled after a Florida education law passed last year, touted by supporters as protecting “parent's rights” and dubbed by opponents as a “ Don't Say Gay ” law.
School shooting survivors call on Missouri lawmakers to actFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Survivors of a deadly school shooting in St. Louis on Tuesday shared art, music and stories about gun violence at the Missouri Capitol while advocating for lawmakers to act.
Child welfare agency to pay $1.8 million for overbillingFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An organization that provides services for troubled youth and foster children in Missouri has agreed to pay a $1.8 million fine and to implement several compliance measures after admitting it made false claims about the services it provided, federal and state officials said Friday.
Missouri lawmakers approve 8.7% raise for state workersFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri state workers are in line to get an 8.7% pay raise under a bill approved Wednesday by state lawmakers.
The Republican-led Senate sent a bill authorizing the pay hike to Republican Gov.
Bill would compel teachers to tell parents about gender talkFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri public school teachers would be required to tell parents if their children question their gender identity under a bill advanced Tuesday in the state Senate.
Missouri Senate OKs limits on race education in schoolsFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri K-12 public school teachers would face limits on how they talk about race and history under a bill approved Wednesday in the state Senate.
The GOP-led Senate gave the measure initial approval in a voice vote.
Missouri House OKs raising bar for constitutional amendmentsFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican-backed proposal to make it harder to amend Missouri's constitution got initial approval from the state House on Wednesday, moving a top GOP priority closer to becoming law.
Suspended ex-Missouri judge resigns powerful appointmentJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri judge on Tuesday stepped down from a powerful appointment after the Missouri Supreme Court suspended his law license for threatening a political opponent years ago.
Drag queens speak against Missouri bills on transgender kidsJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of advocates, including drag queens in full makeup, rallied Tuesday at Missouri's Capitol against bills banning transgender athletes from participating on girls sports teams, gender-affirming treatment for transgender kids and public drag shows.
Missouri governor proposes 8.7% pay raise for state workersJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is proposing an 8.7% pay raise for all state workers — plus a bonus for some in strenuous jobs — as a way to offset inflation and discourage employees from leaving for better paying jobs.
Judges vacate $5M Geico payout to woman who got HPV in carJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Geico is off the hook, at least for now, from paying a Missouri woman $5.2 million because she said she contracted a sexually transmitted disease in the car of a man who is insured by the company.
Federal COVID aid OK’d to pay for roads, natural disastersJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State and local governments will soon gain new flexibility to spend billions of federal coronavirus relief dollars on things not directly related to the pandemic, including new roads and bridges and aid to people affected by wildfires, floods and other natural disasters.
New Missouri Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick takes oath of officeJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick took office Monday during a ceremony at the Jefferson City Capitol building, pledging that reviews of K-12 public schools will be a top priority for his office.
States banking big bucks as Fed attempts to fight inflationDecember 27, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State governments emerging from the coronavirus pandemic built historic cash surpluses as inflation in prices and wages drove up sales and income tax collections.
Now many states are reaping another reward: banking millions of dollars off those surpluses as the Federal Reserve fights inflation with higher interest rates.
New Missouri treasurer 1st person of color in state officeDecember 20, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — GOP Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday named Vivek Malek state treasurer, making him the first nonwhite statewide official in Missouri history.
Malek, a 45-year-old immigration lawyer from the St.
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Missouri begins no-excuse early voting under new ID lawOctober 25, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters for the first time Tuesday began casting ballots before Election Day without having to provide a reason why they couldn't wait to vote in-person at their assigned polling places.
Friday’s ScoresSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
Albany 36, Platte Valley 34
Appleton City/Montrose 75, College Heights Christian 44
Missouri judge weighing lawsuits over photo ID lawSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys argued in court Friday over two lawsuits challenging a new Missouri law on voter photo identification and civic engagement rules.
Missouri lawmakers start work on proposed tax cutsSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday returned to the Capitol for a special session aimed at cutting taxes.
Republican Gov. Mike Parson called on lawmakers to cut the top income tax rate from 5.3% to 4.8%.
Judge tosses suit against Missouri recreational pot measureSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge on Friday tossed out a lawsuit that sought to knock a recreational marijuana proposal off the Nov. 8 ballot.
Lawsuit on recreational pot in Missouri nears endSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawyers for a Missouri woman suing to block a recreational marijuana ballot measure panned the top state election official's involvement and claimed the proposal is unconstitutionally broad during Thursday court arguments.
Missouri lawmakers delay meeting for tax cut proposalAugust 31, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday said they are delaying coming back to the state Capitol for work on a proposed income tax cut.
Instead of returning to work next Tuesday — as GOP Gov.
Lawsuit filed to knock recreational pot off Missouri ballotAugust 22, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An anti-drug group on Monday announced support for a lawsuit to take a recreational marijuana legalization proposal off Missouri’s November ballot.
Jefferson City resident Joy Sweeney filed the lawsuit Friday with support from the national anti-drug group Protect Our Kids.
Hawthorn: Q2 Earnings SnapshotJuly 27, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Hawthorn Bancshares Inc. (HWBK) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $4.5 million.
The bank, based in Jefferson City, Missouri, said it had earnings of 66 cents per share.
Hawthorn: Q1 Earnings SnapshotApril 29, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Hawthorn Bancshares Inc. (HWBK) on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $6.6 million.
The Jefferson City, Missouri-based bank said it had earnings of $1 per share.
Missouri faces more lawsuits over lack of redistricting mapApril 27, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the state’s Republican-led Legislature still deadlocked on redistricting, Missouri now faces lawsuits in both federal and state court asking the judiciary to intervene and order a new U.S.
Jefferson City agrees to reinstall Confederate stonesApril 22, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jefferson City has agreed to reinstall two paving stones that contained a reference to a Confederate general to settle a lawsuit filed after the stones were removed, according to attorneys in the case.
Man imprisoned two decades in mother’s death out on paroleApril 22, 2022 GMT
Michael Politte walked out of prison Friday, paroled after nearly two decades behind bars for a crime he says he didn't commit — the killing of his mother.
Politte, now 38, was released from the Jefferson City Correctional Center, two months after he was granted parole.
Jefferson City sued for removing Confederate-related stonesApril 1, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former city councilwoman alleges in a federal lawsuit that Jefferson City officials violated her free speech rights when two paving stones with messages about a Confederate general were removed from city property.
Uncertainty mounts as Missouri stalls on new US House seatsMarch 29, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s candidacy filing period for Congress closed Tuesday without new voting districts in place, as the state’s Republican-led Legislature remained bogged down by disagreements.
Democratic-backed suit challenges lack of Missouri House mapMarch 14, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of Missouri voters by Democratic attorneys is asking a court to intervene in the state's stalled redistricting process and draw new U.S. House maps that can be used in this year's elections.
Fire destroys Missouri Probation and Parole officeMarch 10, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fire officials said a fire destroyed a Missouri Probation and Parole office building in Jefferson City early Thursday.
No one was injured in the fire at the Missouri Probation and Parole Office, fire officials said in a news release.
Missouri congressional candidate files redistricting lawsuitMarch 10, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican congressional candidate from suburban St. Louis is challenging Missouri's U.S. House districts in court as state lawmakers remain at loggerheads over how to redraw the districts in advance of this year's elections.
Man pleads guilty in vandalism at historically Black churchFebruary 16, 2022 GMT
FULTON, Mo. (AP) — One of three people charged as adults after a historically Black church in central Missouri was vandalized has pleaded guilty.
Dylan J. Smith, 18, of Jefferson City, pleaded guilty Monday in Fulton to three counts of second-degree burglary and one count of institutional vandalism in the January 2021 vandalism of Oakley Chapel A.M.E.
Missouri high court: referendum laws hinder voters’ rightsFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state lawmakers have illegally limited citizens’ right to weigh in on laws, a decision that could make it easier for people to force a statewide vote on laws they don’t like in the future.
White powder in envelope forces evacuation of state officeFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An investigation continued Tuesday, a day after the Jefferson City office of the Missouri Department of Corrections had to be evacuated when white powder was found inside an envelope.
Suspect in Missouri boy’s death asks for pre-trial releaseFebruary 5, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for a Missouri woman accused of killing a 4-year-old boy are asking that she be released from prison during legal proceedings.
Quatavia Givens is accused of killing Darnell Gray while she was babysitting him in Jefferson City in October 2018.
Winter storm drops heavy snow across Kansas, MissouriFebruary 2, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A winter storm dropped several inches of snow over much of Kansas and parts of Missouri on Wednesday and forecasters are expecting more snow overnight into Thursday.
The National Weather Service said that Columbia received about 5 inches (12.70 centimeters) of snow and Jefferson City had 6 inches (15.24 centimeters) before the snow tapered off after noon.
Court rejects appeal over proposed constitutional amendmentJanuary 13, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state appeals court on Thursday rejected an appeal brought by Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick over wording on a proposed constitutional amendment.
Fitzpatrick sued Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in July, alleging a description Ashcroft wrote for the proposed amendment would cause people to vote against it.
Wrongful conviction case on potential path to trialJanuary 11, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who has spent more than two decades in prison for a murder he claims he didn’t commit may get a new trial as early as this summer.
Amtrak to reduce Missouri service to 1 daily round tripJanuary 1, 2022 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Amtrak service in Missouri will be reduced to one round trip starting Monday as federal and state COVID-19 relief funding ends.
The Missouri River Runner Amtrak train service will run one train leaving Kansas City in the mornings and one leaving St.
Patrol completes investigation of Post-DispatchDecember 28, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has completed an investigation of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that began after a journalist exposed a state database flaw.
Omicron has spread across much of Missouri, new data showsDecember 24, 2021 GMT
The highly contagious omicron coronavirus variant has spread across much of Missouri, wastewater testing data released Friday shows.
The variant has now been detected at low levels in 15 of the 63 test locations, including in St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, Columbia, Branson, St.
Missouri board moves to discipline Galloway for Hawley auditDecember 22, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An accounting oversight board filed a complaint against Missouri’s Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway this month over critical audits of Sen. Josh Hawley's use of public money while he was state attorney general.
Judge blocks appeal of ruling in Missouri COVID lawsuitDecember 22, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday turned aside efforts by five Missouri counties to reverse his ruling stripping local health departments of the ability to impose regulations aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19.
Man sentenced for threatening store clerks with COVID-19December 16, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who told two store clerks he had COVID-19 and asked if they wanted the disease has been sentenced to two years of probation.
Anthony Nunes, 27, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday for second-degree harassment, a misdemeanor.
Missouri AG demands that local COVID mandates endDecember 8, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Tuesday warned school districts and local public health agencies that he will take legal action if they do not stop enforcing COVID-19 mandates such as mask wearing and quarantines.
Judge: Local health orders tied to COVID-19 are illegalNovember 23, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge ruled Tuesday that local health orders imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state are illegal and should be lifted.
Woman dies in accident in Jefferson CityNovember 6, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City woman is dead after an accident in the mid-Missouri town.
Police say the wreck happened around 1:18 a.m. Saturday on Route C when a Ford Fusion driven by 30-year-old Kristina M.
Missouri state office fire causes at least $2.5M in damageNovember 5, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fire at a Missouri state-leased office building caused more than $2.5 million in damage, a report released by the State Fire Marshal's Office on Friday shows.
No one injured in fire at Missouri social services agencyNovember 2, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — No one was injured in a Monday night fire that destroyed a Missouri state office building, Gov. Mike Parson's office said Tuesday.
The Department of Social Services' Jefferson City building was empty when firefighters arrived Monday, according to Parson's office.
Missouri teams push ballot measures to allow sports bettingOctober 30, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri sports teams are trying to put a proposal to legalize sports betting on the ballot, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday.
Missouri gov slams paper for uncovering data security flawOctober 14, 2021 GMT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday condemned one of Missouri's largest newspapers for exposing a flaw in a state database that allowed public access to thousands of teachers' Social Security numbers, even though the paper held off from reporting about the flaw until after the state could fix it.
Missouri Supreme Court asked to intervene in Politte caseOctober 13, 2021 GMT
Attorneys for Michael Politte, who was convicted at age 14 of killing his mother, on Wednesday asked the Missouri Supreme Court to free him after more than 22 years behind bars, citing now-disproven evidence, a faulty investigation and a flawed trial defense.