Latest Missouri Attorney General's Office News

Missouri AG opposes release of man convicted of murder

Jan. 26, 2022 14:34 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has asked the state Supreme Court not to release a man who has spent nearly 20 years in prison for a murder that he and his supporters say he did not commit. Keith Carnes, 51, has been in prison since he was convicted...

Missouri AG's mask mandate suits draw some strong rebukes

Jan. 25, 2022 16:23 PM EST

Forty-five mask-requiring school districts in Missouri face lawsuits from Attorney General Eric Schmitt, and some school leaders and elected officials are questioning if he really has the best interest of the state at heart. Schmitt on Friday filed suit seeking to halt 36 districts...

Schmitt: Doctor in child sex abuse case should stay in jail

Dec. 30, 2021 17:42 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri doctor who is charged with 11 counts of child sex abuse should remain in an Arkansas county jail for now because he has COVID-19, the Missouri Attorney General's office said in a court document filed Thursday. David Smock, of Stockton, was...

More districts modify COVID-19 rules after Schmitt letter

Dec. 14, 2021 12:39 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Kansas City area districts are dropping mask mandates and modifying quarantine rules in response to Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt's threats to file legal action against districts over the regulations. Kearney and Smithville school boards met in...

Editorial Roundup: MissouriSt

Dec. 14, 2021 07:13 AM EST

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 11, 2021. Editorial: How many Missouri lives will Eric Schmitt endanger to win a Senate seat? As Missouri’s attorney general, Eric Schmitt’s job on paper is primarily to defend the state’s interests in legal matters. But to...

St. Louis County rescinds mask mandate after judge's ruling

Dec. 09, 2021 16:52 PM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Weeks after a Missouri judge barred public mask mandates issued by local health departments, the state's largest county, St. Louis County, rescinded its. The county's decision was announced Thursday during a court hearing in a lawsuit filed by Republican...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Dec. 08, 2021 13:26 PM EST

St. Joseph News-Press. December 3, 2021. Editorial: Another way to supply the chain Nestled in the middle of the country, Missouri has the nation’s seventh-largest network of highway miles to maintain. The nearest Pacific Ocean container port is about 1,600 miles...

Missouri AG demands that local COVID mandates end

Dec. 07, 2021 20:27 PM EST

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. In letters sent to school...

Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states

Nov. 29, 2021 21:06 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement. ...

Missouri man exonerated in 3 killings, free after 4 decades

Nov. 24, 2021 02:25 AM EST

A Kansas City man who was jailed for more than 40 years for three murders was released from prison Tuesday after a judge ruled that he was wrongfully convicted in 1979. Kevin Strickland, 62, has always maintained that he was home watching television and had nothing to do...