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Missouri opens hay, water programs for farmers amid drought

Aug. 20, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri farmers suffering from intense droughts across the state will be able to hay and pump water from some state land through new relief programs announced Monday by Gov. Mike Parson. Farmers will have access to water at 28 conservation areas and five state parks in northern...

Ashcroft investigating why polling place opened late

Aug. 20, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is investigating why a suburban St. Louis polling place opened 90 minutes late for this month's primary election. Ashcroft said Monday that doors at the polling place in O'Fallon remained locked 90 minutes past opening time for the Aug. 7...

Missouri woman faces manslaughter charge in deadly crash

Aug. 20, 2018 12:38 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a deadly crash that killed her 6-year-old boy. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the Missouri State Highway Patrol's online records show Sudeana Reno was charged Sunday with one felony count of first-degree...

Missouri authorities investigate salmonella outbreak, picnic

Aug. 20, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri authorities are investigating a potential connection between an ongoing salmonella outbreak and a church picnic. The Southeast Missourian reports that the number of people confirmed sick in Perry County has risen to 50. Sheila Hahs is the Perry County Health Department...

Missouri residents fear effect of funding cuts for disabled

Aug. 18, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Funding cuts to in-home care for the disabled could force some Missouri residents into nursing homes, advocates said. About $8 million of the $50 million the state Legislature initially cut last year has been restored, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported . The cuts affected more than...

Prosecutor won't charge Greitens despite ethics panel review

Aug. 17, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A local prosecutor won't press charges against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens despite findings from a state ethics panel that there's reason to believe he broke the law over how his campaign reported a donor list it obtained from a charity he founded. Missouri Ethics...

3-year-old loses both parents in accident

Aug. 17, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

CABOOL, Mo. (AP) — A 3-year-old Missouri boy has been left without parents after both his mother and father died in a vehicle accident. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 24-year-old Bryce Ash and 23-year-old Kalena Freitas died Wednesday in an accident near the town of Cabool in southern Missouri....

Missouri public safety director to step down

Aug. 17, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's public safety director is stepping down at the end of the month, the first top holdover from former Gov. Eric Greitens' staff to leave since Greitens stepped down and Mike Parson took over as governor. Greitens picked Drew Juden to lead the agency shortly before he...

Man drowns when watercraft capsizes at Lake of the Ozarks

Aug. 17, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway patrol says a 33-year-old man died after he was thrown from a personal watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks. The patrol says Tyrell Anderson of Jefferson City died Thursday afternoon. He was driving a 2006 Yamaha personal watercraft on the main channel of...

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...