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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 11, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 7, 2021. Editorial: OMG and get the smelling salts: Missouri agrees to hire more lawyers for the poor In a rare Jefferson City win for fairness, the Missouri legislature is inching closer to fully funding the state’s public...

Missouri lawmakers back repeal of attorney general residency

May. 06, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers voted Thursday to abolish a residency requirement for the state attorney general that had caused headaches for U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley when he served as the state's chief law enforcement officer. Missouri law has long...

Vaccine appointments begin to go unfilled in Missouri

Apr. 15, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Coronavirus vaccine supply is starting to outpace demand in Missouri, even after the state expanded eligibility, raising worries among some health care providers. Early on, mass vaccination clinics in rural areas sometimes...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 13, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. April 8, 2021. Editorial: Missouri lawmakers peddling false choice between public defenders, Medicaid expansion Missouri lawmakers are taking small steps to rectify the outrageous denial of constitutional rights for thousands of...

Missouri man gets prison for trying to buy chemical weapon

Apr. 07, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for trying to buy a chemical weapon on the dark web as part of a plot to kill a woman who had broken up with him, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Jason William Siesser, 46, of Columbia,...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Mar. 30, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. March 25, 2021. Editorial: Missouri legislature to voters: Drop dead. We won’t do as you told us on Medicaid Republicans in the Missouri legislature continue to reject reason, logic, the law, empathy and common sense regarding...

Tank full of anhydrous ammonia pulled from Missouri River

Mar. 25, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

CLAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A 1,500-gallon tank full of anhydrous ammonia was pulled from the Missouri River as it floated downstream near Jefferson City, the Environmental Protection Agency said. Observers reported the tank and its wheeled chassis floating on the river near...

After 2 months, Callaway nuclear plant remains shut down

Mar. 04, 2021 16:00 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ameren’s nuclear power plant in central Missouri is not operating two months after an unplanned shutdown because a “significant” component had to be replaced, a spokesman for the utility said. The Callaway Energy Center plant was...

Former Fulton firefighter accused of stealing from union

Feb. 24, 2021 17:33 PM EST

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — The former president of the Fulton firefighters union has been charged with stealing from the union. Scott Peterson, 47, of Fulton, was charged Wednesday with felony stealing. The theft was discovered when a new treasurer for the...

Special prosecutor picked for case against St. Louis couple

Feb. 24, 2021 12:52 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former U.S. attorney and circuit judge was appointed Wednesday as special prosecutor in the case against a St. Louis couple who waved guns at racial injustice protesters last summer. Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer chose Richard Callahan to prosecute Mark...