Latest Missouri state government News

Missouri awarded $35M in federal grants for road projects

Nov. 12, 2019 6:28 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is getting close to $35 million in federal grants for road projects in two cities. Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced nearly $21 million will go toward pedestrian and bicycle lanes in Springfield, Missouri. Another $13.5 million will be spent on safety improvements...

Former state lawmaker charged with misdemeanor DUI

Nov. 12, 2019 1:06 PM EST

OZARK, Mo. (AP) — A state lawmaker-turned-labor judge is facing a misdemeanor charge after his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The Springfield News-Leader reports that former state Rep. Kevin Elmer was issued a criminal summons last month. Charging documents say Elmer was stopped in July...

Snow, ice cause slippery roads, accidents in Missouri

Nov. 11, 2019 2:57 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wintry weather in mid-autumn is causing plenty of trouble in parts of Missouri. Several slide-off accidents were reported Monday after blustery wind and snow began falling. Northern and eastern Missouri were especially hard-hit. The Missouri Department of Transportation listed several...

Missouri proposes ban on pot companies paying taxes in cash

Nov. 8, 2019 3:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's health department wants to ban medical marijuana businesses from paying taxes in cash, a move that industry advocates say could shut out small businesses from the field. Missouri voters in 2018 made medical marijuana legal but sales are still prohibited under federal law....

10-year-old committed to state care in Missouri teen's death

Nov. 7, 2019 6:46 PM EST

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy involved in the death of a St. Joseph boy whose body was found in a burned out house has been committed to the Missouri Department of Youth Services. The St. Joseph News-Press reports the boy was one of three minors investigated in the death of 14-year-old Cameron...

Report: No evidence St. Louis prosecutor was threatened

Nov. 7, 2019 4:23 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A special prosecutor tasked with determining if attorneys for former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens threatened St. Louis' top prosecutor said in a report released Thursday that he found no evidence that the attorneys committed a crime. Boone County Associate Circuit Judge Michael Bradley...

Former Missouri lawmaker fined $14,000

Nov. 7, 2019 2:21 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former Ferguson activist who became a state representative, only to resign in August, will pay the state $14,169 after an investigation found he spent thousands of dollars from his campaign fund on personal expenses and failed to file accurate reports. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports...

Democrats say St. Louis County victory signals hope for 2020

Nov. 6, 2019 3:14 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Democrats in Missouri are hoping that a red-to-blue flip of a once safely Republican suburban St. Louis state House seat is a sign of things to come in 2020. Democrat Trish Gunby defeated Republican Lee Ann Pitman Tuesday in a special election in House District 99, a western St. Louis...

Missouri process to certify minors as adults challenged

Nov. 6, 2019 3:04 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's process for certifying juveniles as adults is unconstitutional and discriminates against African Americans, a public defender for a black 16-year-old boy told Missouri Supreme Court judges on Wednesday. Public defender Tim Honse said the minor, identified only as...

Missouri sheriff's department sees 17 babies born this year

Nov. 5, 2019 11:19 AM EST

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) — One Missouri sheriff's department has seen the ranks of its deputy dads grow, as 17 law enforcement officers welcomed babies this year. Fourteen of the 17 law enforcement dads, their wives and their babies gathered Monday at Sandy Creek Covered Bridge in Jefferson County for photos,...