Latest Missouri state government News

Missouri governor urged to appoint cybersecurity panel

Oct. 15, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

Three months after creation of a commission to identify cybersecurity risks in state government, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has yet to appoint any members. A state lawmaker said Friday that vulnerabilities exposed on a state website prove the need for just such a panel of experts. ...

Missouri gov slams paper for uncovering data security flaw

Oct. 14, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday condemned one of Missouri's largest newspapers for exposing a flaw in a state database that allowed public access to thousands of teachers' Social Security numbers, even though the paper held off from reporting about the...

Missouri Supreme Court asked to intervene in Politte case

Oct. 13, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

Attorneys for Michael Politte, who was convicted at age 14 of killing his mother, on Wednesday asked the Missouri Supreme Court to free him after more than 22 years behind bars, citing now-disproven evidence, a faulty investigation and a flawed trial defense. Rita Politte...

Missouri Supreme Court suspends Columbia attorney's license

Oct. 12, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the law license of Columbia attorney Dan Viets, a prominent advocate for legalizing marijuana. Viets represented a brother and sister accused in a marijuana case in 2012. He was accused of a...

Missouri governor announces major Cabinet reshuffle

Oct. 12, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced five new department heads in a major leadership reshuffle for his administration. Part of the switch-up is because Sarah Steelman stepped down as the commissioner of the Office of...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Oct. 12, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. October 7, 2021. Editorial: Johnson County GOP chair resigns after colleague alleges he grabbed her Just days after we reported on allegations Johnson County GOP Chair Fabian Shepard grabbed and kissed the Wyandotte County...

Hess runs for 3 touchdowns as SE Missouri tops Austin Peay

Oct. 09, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Geno Hess ran for 116 yards and three touchdowns, Southeast Missouri State intercepted three passes and the Redhawks defeated Austin Peay 30-14 on Saturday night. Hess led a ground game that piled up 197 yards and the Redhawks' limited passing...

Missouri lawmaker demands explanation for stalled program

Oct. 08, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is demanding to know why a program that would pay parents of disabled children to care for them at home hasn't yet started. Sen. Brian Williams, a University City Democrat, wrote to Budget Director Dan Haug on Thursday,...

Procedural hearing set for Missouri man seeking exoneration

Oct. 07, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A hearing about procedural issues is scheduled for Friday in the case of a Kansas City man who is seeking to be exonerated in a triple murder committed more than 40 years ago. Judge James Welsh scheduled the hearing Wednesday during his first...

Catholic bishops urge Missouri leaders to end executions

Oct. 07, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

Leaders of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Missouri are urging state leaders to end the use of the death penalty, after a convicted killer of three was executed despite a request for clemency from the pope. Ernest Johnson was executed Tuesday evening, the first...