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Missouri recruits prison guards amid high turnover, low pay

Apr. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (AP) — The first recruit showed up at boot camp an hour early, wearing a 2014 letter jacket to keep warm. Then two pals pulled into the icy parking lot together, also eager to become correctional officers. One of them, after a short stint in the Army, craved routine. The other had a...

Missouri House votes to undo law on attorney general's home

Apr. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has voted to strip residency requirements for the state's attorney general. House members voted 135-17 Thursday to change a state law dictating that Missouri's top attorney live in the "seat of government." That's been interpreted by some to mean the capital,...

Lawmakers upset with Missouri-Kansas City chancellor

Apr. 17, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Republican Missouri lawmakers are calling for the resignation of University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal over what they say was his inadequate response to the disruption of a conservative speaker's appearance last week. Lawmakers also threatened to...

Missouri bill would undo law on where attorney general lives

Apr. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are trying to strip residency requirements for the state's attorney general. Lawmakers on Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill to change a state law dictating that Missouri's top attorney live in the "seat of government." That's been interpreted by some to...

Court says Missouri lawmakers wrongly cut judge's salary

Apr. 16, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers violated the state constitution when they eliminated funding for the salary of an administrative law judge who was accused of discrimination and retaliation, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The unanimous ruling said lawmakers violated the constitution's...

Man arrested in deadly weekend shooting in Jefferson City

Apr. 15, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been arrested in a deadly weekend shooting in Jefferson City. Police said in a news release Monday that 22-year-old Marquis Avant has been taken into custody. He is a suspect in the shooting death of 20-year-old Robert Scott. Police were responding...

Police in Jefferson City investigate shooting death of man

Apr. 13, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in central Missouri are investigating the shooting death of a man in the state's capital city. Police say calls were made to 911 early Saturday morning to report shots fired. Officers who arrived on the scene found a 20-year-old Jefferson City man suffering from a gunshot...

Subpoena quashed in Democrat's efforts to question Hawley

Apr. 9, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has rejected a Democratic candidate's effort to question U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over his handling of public records while he was Missouri attorney general. Attorney Elad Gross, a candidate for Missouri attorney general, is suing Gov. Mike Parson's administration for all...

Man charged in 2017 fatal shooting at Columbia mall

Apr. 9, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City man is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter after a shooting death at the Columbia Mall. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports 25-year-old Scott Ray Randolph was charged Monday in the Thanksgiving 2017 death at the mall. Jeffery Swope, of Jefferson City,...

Missouri bill would bar discrimination for not vaccinating

Apr. 8, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A panel of Missouri lawmakers on Monday considered enacting a ban on discrimination against unvaccinated children, an effort that comes as other states look to increase immunization amid disease outbreaks. Parents testified to lawmakers that their unimmunized children were turned...