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World War II nurse leads Missouri bicentennial parade

Sep. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A crowd gathered Saturday in Jefferson City to celebrate the state’s bicentennial, with a World War II nurse leading the parade. KTVO reports that Edith Harrington waved to the crowd from a military jeep, followed by about 100 entries that...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adrian 38, Knob Noster 8 Archie 66, Osceola 20 Aurora 40, Logan-Rogersville 14 Ava 35, Mountain Grove 19 Belton 52, Central (St. Joseph) 22 Bentonville,...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 07, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. September 4, 2021. Editorial: Missouri honoring Confederate traitors is great, but gay history? Back in the closet After two days of withering criticism, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said late Friday it would...

Gay history exhibit relocated from Capitol to state building

Sep. 04, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An exhibit explaining LGBTQ history in Kansas City has been relocated to a state building after it was removed from the Missouri Capitol earlier this week. The Missouri Department of Resources said the exhibit will reopen Saturday in the...

Prosecutor: Jefferson City boy died from suffocation

Sep. 04, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 4-year-old Jefferson City boy will remain in jail without bond while awaiting trial. Cole County Circuit Judge Cotton Walker on Friday denied a request for bond for Quatavia Givens,...

Missouri lawsuit seeks reinstatement of jobless benefits

Aug. 30, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawyers for Missouri residents who had their federal unemployment benefits cut when Gov. Mike Parson pulled out of programs in June are asking a court for reinstatement, with back pay. The Kansas City Star reported that...

First-degree murder charge filed in death of 4-year-old boy

Aug. 26, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a 4-year-old boy she was babysitting in Jefferson City. Quatavia Givens was previously charged with second-degree murder and other counts after Darnell Gray died in her...

Missouri marks 200th birthday with new citizens and treats

Aug. 10, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri turned 200 years old Tuesday, commemorating its birthday with art, music, speeches, free ice cream and — fittingly — the recognition of new citizens in a state that once served as the gateway for westward expansion in the United States. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 10, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 5, 2021. Editorial: Missouri’s incompetent attorney general wears no mask — and has no clothes This week Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt attacked St. Louis officials for trying to protect their city’s residents...

Second man charged in fatal shooting at Lake of the Ozarks

Jul. 30, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Two men from Jefferson City have been charged in the death of a man at the Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend. Craig Hawkins Jr., 23, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 29 death of Vonza...