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Small plane crashed in central Missouri; pilot walks away

Jul. 20, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials in central Missouri say a pilot walked away from a small airplane crash at the Jefferson City Memorial Airport. The Jefferson City Fire Department says in a news release that the crash was reported just after 11 a.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, firefighters found the...

Missouri audit cites Parson for travel to shows, sports game

Jul. 18, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Democratic state auditor on Thursday called out Republican Gov. Mike Parson for being reimbursed for unnecessary travel and wasting taxpayer money during his time as lieutenant governor. Auditor Nicole Galloway's report criticized Parson for getting reimbursed for...

Missouri insurers estimate $139M in insured tornado damage

Jul. 11, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's insurance department says insured losses from tornadoes that struck the state this year are estimated to hit at least $139 million. The state Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration on Thursday released claim data provided by...

Missouri lawyer dealt blow in case over message-deleting app

Jul. 8, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge has dismissed claims that former Gov. Eric Greitens' office used a message-deleting app to avoid the state Sunshine Law. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem on Monday sided with the former governor's office. St. Louis...

Jefferson City man charged in 2014 killing

Jul. 8, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

CALIFORNIA, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City man has been charged with killing a man whose remains were found five years ago by a hunter in a rural area. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that 29-year-old Aaron Irwin was charged last week with first-degree murder in the July 2014 stabbing death of Cody...

Missouri judge tosses open-records lawsuit against governor

Jul. 8, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Cole County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's administration broke the state open-records law. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cole County Judge Patricia Joyce on Monday tossed the lawsuit. Democratic attorney general candidate Elad...

Second person charged with abandoning corpse in Missouri

Jul. 8, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A second person has been charged with a felony after a Missouri jail inmate led law enforcement to a location where he said he helped bury a man's body in 2015. Fifty-eight-year-old Sandy Gallaspie, of Jefferson City, was charged Sunday with abandonment of a corpse. That's the...

Tornado that hit Missouri capital damaged over 600 buildings

Jul. 8, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — New figures show that more than 600 homes, businesses and government buildings were damaged by a tornado that tore through Missouri's capital city earlier this year. A report released jointly by Jefferson City and Cole County on Monday says the May 22 tornado damaged 516...

Missouri's top health official has history of controversies

Jul. 6, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top health official, the face of the effort to end abortions at the only clinic in the state that performs them, has generated controversy since taking the helm of the Missouri department after a sometimes tumultuous tenure at a similar job in North Carolina. As...

Missouri woman charged with abandoning corpse

Jul. 2, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City woman has been charged with abandonment of a corpse found after an inmate led law enforcement to a location where he said he helped bury a man's body. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports 47-year-old Suzanne Ponder-Williams was charged in connection with a...