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Missouri health officials replacing outdated computer system

Jun. 27, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took a global pandemic to convince Missouri health officials to abandon a more than two-decade-old, homemade computer system used for tracking disease outbreaks. And, even as the coronavirus began spreading earlier this year, records show it took more than two months for the...

Hundreds of virus deaths draw focus on nursing home industry

Jun. 20, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After years of failed attempts, advocates for nursing home residents this year won approval of legislation that allows families to install surveillance cameras in residents’ rooms. The measure, backers say, will help prevent abuse or neglect and aid investigations into...

Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of large swine farm

Jun. 16, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Supreme Court judges on Tuesday ruled unanimously in favor of a new large swine farm despite concerns raised about pollution and smell. A new law allowing the Missouri Clean Water Commission to be weighted in favor of agricultural interests is at the heart of the case...

Missouri open records lawsuit sent back to lower court

May. 26, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday sent a lawsuit over fees charged by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's administration for an open records request back to a lower court for further consideration. St. Louis attorney Elad Gross, a Democratic candidate for Missouri Attorney General, sued in 2018...

Judge blocks St. Louis prosecutor from law firm payments

May. 21, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has blocked St. Louis' top prosecutor from paying potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills to five outside law firms representing her. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Circuit Judge Joan Moriarity on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction sought by a...