Latest Missouri state government News

AP FACT CHECK: Missouri debate claims cite Trump, wages

Oct. 19, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

Party control of the U.S. Senate could hinge on Missouri in the midterm elections, where incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is locked in a tight race with first-time challenger Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. McCaskill, is a longtime Missouri politician who's seeking her third Senate term. Hawley...

Hawley tries to paint McCaskill as too liberal for Missouri

Oct. 18, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican candidate Josh Hawley used a Thursday debate to try to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. The candidates'...

Authorities suspect man was killed while working on car

Oct. 18, 2018 9:09 AM EDT

HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say it appears that a man was killed after his car fell on top of him in eastern Missouri. KSDK-TV reports that it happened Thursday morning in House Springs, which is south of the St. Louis area. Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Dallas Thompson says it appears...

Man drowns in Lake of the Ozarks after falling out of boat

Oct. 18, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has drowned after falling out of a fishing boat in the Lake of the Ozarks. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 78-year-old Ronald Miller, of Fenton. The patrol says he was in the boat with another 78-year-old man when he fell out...

McCaskill-Hawley race turns nasty over sting videos

Oct. 17, 2018 9:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's campaign manager on Wednesday called for her Republican rival Josh Hawley to launch an investigation of footage of her campaign taken by a conservative group known for "sting" videos of liberal organizations. "We have reason to believe...

Missouri officer accused of striking handcuffed suspect

Oct. 17, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Bonne Terre police officer for allegedly striking a handcuffed suspect several times in the face while wearing a pair of brass knuckles. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said in a news release Wednesday that his office has Travis W. Cozine with...

Correction: Police-Teen Sex story

Oct. 17, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

POTOSI, Mo. (AP) — In the dateline of an Oct. 16 story about a Missouri police officer being charged with statutory rape, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that Potosi is in Kansas. It is in Missouri. A corrected version of the story is below: Missouri police officer charged for sexual with...

Democrats call on Hawley to drop appeal in voter ID case

Oct. 15, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats are calling on Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley to drop an appeal of a ruling that struck down parts of Missouri's voter photo ID law. U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay in a Monday statement said Hawley is appealing to "suppress the vote of minorities, the disabled and the...

Man drowns after crashing into pond in eastern Missouri

Oct. 15, 2018 8:28 AM EDT

SULLIVAN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an 81-year-old man has drowned after crashing into a neighborhood pond in eastern Missouri and trying to get his groceries. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 81-year-old Bryan Taylor was killed Saturday afternoon in Sullivan. KSDK-TV reports that Washington County...

The Latest: Parson to fly in plane to promote gas tax hike

Oct. 12, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's support of a proposed gas tax (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will fly in a private plane during part of a state tour to support a proposed gas tax increase for road and bridge repairs. SaferMO.com spokesman Scott...