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Missouri court sides with prison guards in suit over pay

Oct. 8, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state appeals court has sided with Missouri prison guards who alleged they were shorted on their pay in a lawsuit that could cost taxpayers $125 million. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Tuesday denied the...

Missouri Supreme Court weighs voter photo ID law

Oct. 3, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The fate of a key part of Missouri’s new voter photo identification law is now in the hands of state Supreme Court judges, who on Thursday questioned state attorneys’ requests to at least spare parts of the provision. The law had directed voters to present a valid...

Tours resume at tornado-damaged former Missouri prison

Oct. 2, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tours have resumed at a former Jefferson City prison that housed inmates for nearly 170 years after a spring tornado caused millions of dollars of damage. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that guests once again were allowed inside the Missouri State Penitentiary in...

Judge grants release of woman accused in child's death

Sep. 30, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has ordered that a Jefferson City woman accused of contributing to the death of a 4-year-old boy be released from prison The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports Cole County Judge Jon Beetem ruled Monday that 26-year-old Quatavia Givens couldn't meet her bond, and does not...

Missouri Lt. Gov. Kehoe launches 2020 campaign to keep seat

Sep. 24, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Kehoe is running to keep his seat as Missouri's lieutenant governor. The Republican launched his campaign Monday at a Jefferson City park. Voters never elected Kehoe lieutenant governor. He was appointed to the position following a government reshuffling when former Gov....

Employee charged with making terror threat at Walmart

Sep. 23, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City man is accused of threatening to shoot people at a Walmart where he worked. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports 38-year-old Nicholas Pratte was charged Friday with second-degree making a terroristic threat. A probable cause statement said Pratte became upset...

Missouri man, widow to receive Highway Patrol honor

Sep. 20, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman and her late husband, who was killed by the suspect in four Kansas murders , will be honored by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which said their actions during a confrontation with the suspect protected the public safety and helped authorities capture the man....

Lincoln University to rebuild research center

Sep. 15, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Board of Curators at Lincoln University has approved a contract to rebuild a university research center that was destroyed by fire four years ago. The board on Thursday approved a contract to build a 7,185-square foot building to replace the Dickinson Research Center on the...

Missouri investigation: 12 ex-clergy could face prosecution

Sep. 13, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday referred 12 former priests for potential criminal prosecution but stopped short of recommending charges against any top church leaders, despite concluding the Roman Catholic Church was involved in "long, sustained and far-reaching cover-up."...

Missouri lawmakers advance sales tax break for car trade-ins

Sep. 11, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House approved a bill Wednesday that would ensure people and businesses can continue trading in multiple vehicles to get tax breaks on new cars, despite criticism that the issue didn't merit urgent action. Lawmakers voted 126-21 to send the legislation to the Senate,...