Latest Missouri News

The Latest: Kobach has fundraiser with rocker Ted Nugent

Jun. 23, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 7:20 p.m. About 175 people attended a fundraiser for conservative Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for Kansas governor with rocker and gun-rights provocateur Ted Nugent as dozens of people protested...

Man found shot to death near Kansas City home; no arrests

Jun. 23, 2018 2:39 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are investigating the shooting death of a man near a house in the Oak Park Northwest neighborhood, just west of Central Park. Police say officers patrolling the area around 1 a.m. Saturday heard gunshots and went to investigate. Officers found 30-year-old Justin...

Former Missouri coach manages Alzheimer's with wife's help

Jun. 23, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The wife of a former University of Missouri football coach is helping her husband remember the details of his seven seasons with the team after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Warren Powers, 77, learned of his diagnosis five years ago, the Columbia Missourian reported ....

Police directory seeks to identify people with autism

Jun. 23, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) — The police department in the central Missouri town of Moberly has launched a voluntary autism directory aimed at helping improve officers' interactions with people on the autism spectrum. Personal information on the form includes names, addresses, descriptions, special tics and more so...

St. Louis to be site of election security summit

Jun. 23, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A national gathering in St. Louis in September will focus on election security. Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced this week that the National Election Security Summit will be Sept. 10-11. Participants will include national, state and local election authorities, who will be...

Inmate charged with capital murder in Kansas deputy deaths

Jun. 22, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 30-year-old inmate was charged Friday with capital murder in the shooting deaths of two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were overpowered by him while they were trying to move him between a courthouse and jail. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree announced that his office...

Prosecutors charge man in Houston Lake shooting

Jun. 22, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Shawnee man has been charged in the shooting death of Jacob Stowers in Houston Lake. The Platte County prosecutor's office said in a news release Friday that 26-year-old Coty Borst has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the June 21 death. He is...

Missouri babies with opioid withdrawal may be underreported

Jun. 22, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than 3,700 pregnant women and new mothers were hospitalized in Missouri for opioid abuse in the past two years, according to a new report. The Missouri Hospital Association research indicates that the number of babies born suffering withdrawal symptoms could be underreported, the St....

Grief therapy dog comforts people at Missouri funeral home

Jun. 22, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

TROY, Mo. (AP) — After only four hours of sleep, Melissa Moran was exhausted by the time she reached the funeral home to make arrangements for her mother's service. To Moran's surprise, a grief therapy dog was waiting for her and her family at the door. Yeti, a 2-year-old goldendoodle, sat quietly while...

Parson signs first 5 bills as Missouri's governor

Jun. 22, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed his first five bills into law since taking office, including one that exempts small farms from parts of the state's clean water law. The legislation said farms would not need a permit to allow water from their property to run into the state's...