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Recent Missouri editorials

Nov. 10, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Nov. 4 Sonji Black wavered between voting by mail prior to Tuesday’s election in Missouri or casting her ballot in person on Election Day. A registered nurse from Kansas City, Black treats COVID-19 patients. Her schedule is hectic, and it’s “hard to get off work,”...

Four injured after shooting in Jefferson City

Nov. 5, 2020 4:44 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Four people are injured after a shooting in Jefferson City. The Jefferson City News Tribune reports that officers were called just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to a report of shots fired into a vehicle near The Linc, a recreation center at Lincoln University. Officers found two...

Civil War marker in Jefferson City to be returned to donors

Nov. 3, 2020 12:27 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A controversial Civil War marker that was removed from display last month in Jefferson City will be returned to the organization that originally donated it. The marker to Confederate Gen. Sterling Price was removed in part because it was donated in 1933 by the Winnie Davis...

Lincoln University program might help recruit Black officers

Oct. 28, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Raise your hand if you know what Jim Crow laws were and who enforced them. That’s one of the first things Police Chief Gary Hill will be asking recruits in training at the new police academy opening early next year at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. “Learning...

Emails: Parson was warned about virus outbreak before visit

Oct. 23, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's coronavirus diagnoses came about a week after he visited a state office building despite being warned about an outbreak among workers, emails show. The emails obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch show that a public relations officer at the Department of...

Kansas City nursing home has 140 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

Oct. 22, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Health officials are monitoring a nursing facility in Kansas City that has reported three deaths and more than 140 cases of COVID-19 among patients and staff. Ninety-eight residents and 44 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Garden Valley Healthcare Center, the Kansas...

A Civil War monument sits on Moreau Drive Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020, with a sign that reads

Missouri city removes disputed Confederate general marker

Oct. 20, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The City Council in Missouri's capital city has approved removing a Civil War marker dedicated to a Confederate general amid a dispute about the accuracy of its description. Jefferson City Council members voted 8-2 Monday to remove the marker dedicated to Confederate Gen....

Two more suspects charged in 2017 death of Davenport man

Oct. 20, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Two suspects from Illinois were charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in a 2017 shooting death in Davenport. Darryl Merritt, 24, of Cahokia, Illinois, and Dyon Thomas, 22, of East St. Louis, Illinois, were charged in the death of 18-year-old Demetrius Allen Jr. in Davenport on...

Recent Missouri editorials

Oct. 20, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

The Jefferson City News-Tribune, Oct. 18 Our Opinion: Less talk, more action on domestic violence The Show-Me State has many things we can take pride in. But one of our state’s blemishes, and something we don’t talk about enough, is our domestic violence problem. All states have their own problems...

Missouri man sentenced in killing of woman's ex-husband

Oct. 16, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

CALIFORNIA, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City man was sentenced Friday to 25 years in a killing that was uncovered after a jail inmate led law enforcement to a location where he said he helped bury a body. Sandy Gallaspie, 58, was sentenced in Moniteau County after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the...