Latest Missouri state government News

The Latest: Prosecutor: Women won't face abortion felonies

Aug. 16, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a new Missouri abortion law (all times local): 8:05 p.m. A top Missouri prosecutor says he doesn't believe women will be charged with felonies for seeking abortions under a new state law. Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys President Tim Lohmar told The...

Judge orders release of Missouri man imprisoned 2 decades

Aug. 15, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge ordered the release Thursday of a Missouri inmate who was imprisoned for more than 20 years for a double murder, a day after overturning his conviction. DeKalb County Judge Daren Adkins said in his order that prosecutors didn't object to 44-year-old Ricky Kidd being freed...

Extension granted in negotiations over proposed bike trail

Aug. 15, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Central Railroad have more time to negotiate over a proposed 144-mile bike trail that would stretch across the state. Missouri State Parks said Wednesday the U.S. Surface Transportation Board approved a request for another...

US judge orders parole changes for juveniles jailed for life

Aug. 14, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered sweeping changes to how Missouri's parole board treats prisoners sentenced to life behind bars for crimes they committed as children or teenagers. U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey this month ordered new parole hearings for prisoners previously...

Police search Missouri lawmaker's land for missing woman

Aug. 13, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are searching property owned by Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler for a missing woman. The Cass County Sheriff Office said in a news release Tuesday that it's working with Overland Park, Kansas police in the search for Silvia Pearson. Hartzler spokesman Steve Walsh...

Ex-St. Louis prosecutors disciplined over police cover-up

Aug. 13, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday disciplined two former St. Louis assistant prosecutors for their role in the cover-up of a police officer's assault of a handcuffed man. Judges unanimously agreed to block former assistant circuit attorneys Ambry Schuessler and Katherine...

Kansas City officials pledge to help keep 'border war' truce

Aug. 13, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Local officials are helping Kansas and Missouri preserve a truce in an economic "border war" that had seen the states use incentives to lure jobs across their border in the Kansas City area. The cooperation came ahead of a summit Tuesday in Kansas City, Kansas, between Kansas Gov....

Nebraska bidder wins Wright-built house in Kansas City

Aug. 12, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bidder from Nebraska has paid $920,000 for a house designed and built by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Star reports that Heritage Auctions says the new owner wants to remain anonymous for now, but the bidder plans to honor the...

Democrat Galloway launches Missouri gubernatorial campaign

Aug. 12, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launched her Democratic campaign for governor Monday by highlighting her efforts to uncover government waste and criticizing a new state law banning most abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. Galloway formally jumped into the 2020 race ahead...

Galloway takes first step to run for Missouri governor

Aug. 9, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway has taken a first, official step toward running for governor next year, setting up a potential challenge to Republican Gov. Mike Parson. Galloway updated her campaign committee paperwork with the Missouri Ethics Commission to show that...