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Judge: Local health orders tied to COVID-19 are illegal

Nov. 23, 2021 16:36 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge ruled Tuesday that local health orders imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state are illegal and should be lifted. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled that orders such as quarantines and business closures...

Woman dies in accident in Jefferson City

Nov. 06, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jefferson City woman is dead after an accident in the mid-Missouri town. Police say the wreck happened around 1:18 a.m. Saturday on Route C when a Ford Fusion driven by 30-year-old Kristina M. Pont collided with a semi. Pont died, and the...

Missouri state office fire causes at least $2.5M in damage

Nov. 05, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fire at a Missouri state-leased office building caused more than $2.5 million in damage, a report released by the State Fire Marshal's Office on Friday shows. Investigators couldn't determine the exact cause of the Monday night fire that...

No one injured in fire at Missouri social services agency

Nov. 02, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — No one was injured in a Monday night fire that destroyed a Missouri state office building, Gov. Mike Parson's office said Tuesday. The Department of Social Services' Jefferson City building was empty when firefighters arrived Monday,...

Missouri teams push ballot measures to allow sports betting

Oct. 30, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri sports teams are trying to put a proposal to legalize sports betting on the ballot, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday. A Jefferson City lawyer this week filed nine ballot proposals on the issue on behalf of the St. Louis...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adrian 41, Cass-Midway 12 Archie 61, Lockwood/Golden City 26 Aurora 28, Reeds Spring 14 Ava 48, Cabool 9 Belton 42, William Chrisman 28 Blair Oaks 71,...

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...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 00:47 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adrian 54, Lone Jack/Kingville 0 Affton 40, North Point 32 Archie 60, Appleton City/Montrose 8 Ash Grove 35, Clever 0 Aurora 30, Marshfield 19 Ava 35,...

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...