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1 wounded in road-rage incident in mid-Missouri

Nov. 18, 2019 8:20 AM EST

ST. MARTINS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been wounded in a road-rage incident in central Missouri. Cole County Sheriff John Wheeler said Sunday in a Tweet that one person was taken into custody and the wounded person was transported to a hospital with injuries that weren’t believed to...

17-year-old charged in deadly Jefferson City shooting

Nov. 6, 2019 2:16 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 17-year-old has been charged with fatally shooting an 18-year-old in a Jefferson City neighborhood. Devin Schrimpf, of Holts Summit, is jailed without bond after he was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Oct. 31 death of Marquise Conley....

Woman charged in hit-and-run crash that killed bicyclist

Nov. 6, 2019 8:55 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A driver has been charged with a hit-and-run Missouri crash that killed a bicyclist from Louisiana. KMIZ-TV reports that 26-year-old Haily Crabtree, of Springfield, Missouri, is jailed without bond after she was charged Tuesday with a felony leaving the scene of an accident...

Teacher disciplined amid investigation into racial slur

Oct. 31, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Catholic high school in Jefferson City is disciplining a teacher and coach after students reported that he used a racial slur during a class last week. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that Helias Catholic High School's president, the Rev. Stephen Jones, declined to...

Caregiver charged with murder in 4-year-old boy's death

Oct. 30, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 26-year-old Jefferson City woman accused of causing the death of a 4-year-old boy she was caring for is now charged with second-degree murder in his death. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports court records show Cole County Prosecutor Locke Thompson filed a superseding...

Missouri proposal to expand access to voting goes to court

Oct. 21, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An attorney for a Missouri group pushing to expand access to voting argued in court Monday that the state's top election official was inaccurate and left out important details in his summary of the proposals. At issue are ballot summaries meant to help voters understand the...

Prosecutor: Man shot himself in Callaway County chase

Oct. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against law enforcement officers involved in a chase in central Missouri that ended when a man died from a gunshot wound. Stephen Sokoloff, a special prosecutor who investigated the Aug. 8 shooting Callaway County, said Friday that 41-year-old...

Missouri court sides with prison guards in suit over pay

Oct. 8, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state appeals court has sided with Missouri prison guards who alleged they were shorted on their pay in a lawsuit that could cost taxpayers $125 million. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Tuesday denied the...

Missouri Supreme Court weighs voter photo ID law

Oct. 3, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The fate of a key part of Missouri’s new voter photo identification law is now in the hands of state Supreme Court judges, who on Thursday questioned state attorneys’ requests to at least spare parts of the provision. The law had directed voters to present a valid...

Tours resume at tornado-damaged former Missouri prison

Oct. 2, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tours have resumed at a former Jefferson City prison that housed inmates for nearly 170 years after a spring tornado caused millions of dollars of damage. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that guests once again were allowed inside the Missouri State Penitentiary in...