Latest Missouri Attorney General's Office News

Hawley sues over conditions at St. Louis housing complex

Aug. 16, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit Thursday against the St. Louis Housing Authority over conditions at a low-income housing complex, alleging problems that include rodent and pest infestations, mold and structural failures. The lawsuit cites concerns at the...

Missouri backs off its defense of hair braiding licensure

Aug. 15, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General's Office is backing off its defense of soon-to-be outdated requirements that hair braiders be licensed as cosmetologists. Attorney General Josh Hawley on Wednesday said the state is waiving its response in a U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit against the...

Ohio and Kansas races too close to call; Trump's picks lead

Aug. 8, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call early Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless. In battleground Ohio, the president took credit for Republican Troy Balderson's...

The Latest: First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

Aug. 8, 2018 6:17 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington state and a congressional special election in Ohio (all times local): 2:15 a.m. Former Michigan state lawmkaer Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a House seat, setting her up to...

The Latest: McCulloch defeated soundly in prosecutor race

Aug. 8, 2018 1:45 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Missouri (all times local): 12:45 a.m. A county prosecutor who gained national attention in his handling of the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson has lost a primary challenge to a black Ferguson...

Missouri primary sets up McCaskill-Hawley Senate clash

Aug. 7, 2018 11:15 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sen. Claire McCaskill coasted to the Democratic nomination Tuesday in Republican-dominated Missouri, but GOP challenger Josh Hawley could prove to be one of her toughest opponents in a lengthy political career that also included stints as a state legislator and auditor....

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley wins Republican primary for Senate

Aug. 7, 2018 11:07 PM EDT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley wins Republican primary for Senate.

Lawsuit filed in fatal duck boat sinking seeks $100 million

Jul. 30, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank this month in Missouri, killing 17 people, put profits over people's safety when they decided to put the Ride the Ducks boat on a lake despite design problems and warnings of severe weather, a lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit filed...

The Latest: Missouri opens criminal probe into boat incident

Jul. 30, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed over the sinking of tourist boat in Branson (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Missouri attorney general's office says it has opened a criminal investigation into the circumstances of the tourist boat that sank on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people....

Attorney general sues after Missouri quarry drowning deaths

Jul. 30, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Josh Hawley is suing the owners of an eastern Missouri quarry after two men died there this year. Hawley on Monday announced the lawsuit against The Offsets in the Mine La Motte area north of Fredericktown. He's asking a judge to close the site until the owners...