More than 2,000 pieces of legislation were introduced during the 2016 Missouri legislative session and a mere 138 made it to the desk of Gov. Jay Nixon for signature or veto.
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 17-year-old northwest Missouri high school student has been sentenced to eight years for raping a 14-year-old girl.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' law officers will work in pairs until further notice because of the killings of five Dallas law enforcers during a mass shooting Thursday night.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed Senate Bill 656, which would have eliminated the current requirements that individuals must obtain training, education, a background check and a permit in order to carry a concealed firearm in Missouri.
CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — Two suspicious packages that caused a suburban St. Louis hospital's emergency room and a nearby interstate highway to be shut down don't appear to have contained explosives, police said after a bomb squad blew up one of the packages.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new synthetic drug that can be purchased online and is connected to at least 50 deaths nationwide has several states scrambling to stop its spread, with Kansas law enforcement agencies seeking an emergency ban.
After weeks of media attention and emotional debate, SJR 39, otherwise known as the Missouri religious freedom bill, is dead after the House Emerging Issues Committee vote ended in a tie, preventing the bill from moving on.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri sheriff is free on bond after being arrested on charges that he misused a firearm during an incident last month at a tavern.
ST. ANN, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of St. Ann say a driver overdosed on heroin and struck a couple and their 2-year-old son, seriously injuring the family members.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill told The Missourian this week that while she favors the choice charter schools provide, she does not favor tuition vouchers for students.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the man charged with murder in the killing four men in Kansas City, Kansas, and a fifth man in central Missouri. (all times local):
Downtown Washington Inc. and its sister organization, the Historic Washington Foundation, Tuesday will mark the fifth anniversary of operating a contract postal unit (CPU) in the historic post office building at Second and Lafayette streets.
The use of lead remediation funds to create a state park near the Arkansas border has raised eyebrows and House Republicans are standing up to the governor over the purchase.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri fired an assistant professor on Thursday who had been suspended after run-ins with student journalists during protests last year, including a videotaped confrontation where she called for "some muscle" to remove a videographer from the Colum…
A coalition of St. Louis organizations is pooling its resources in an effort to restore a connection to Route 66 State Park over the Meramec River in Eureka.
Lake Ozark, Mo. (January 5, 2016) – In response to The Army Corps of Engineers discharging water at Truman Dam that has been held since the heavy rains in late December, Ameren Missouri opened the spill gates at Bagnell Dam at Noon today. Ameren Missouri urges property owners at the Lake of …
Lobbying, a German Heritage Corridor and voter photo ID are among the topics in bills proposed by area legislators for the upcoming session.
People who suspect abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled can make a report to a state hotline.
Missouri Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge recently recognized Judge David L. Hoven for participation in the judicial transfer and partnership programs during a ceremony honoring exemplary service to the people of Missouri.
MACON, Mo. (AP) — A north-central Missouri sheriff's office says prepaid, disposable cellphones that were purchased in bulk aren't thought to be connected to "violent criminal activity."
MoDOT and Washington city officials met Monday to iron out details regarding the possible use of part of the city’s riverfront trail for staging equipment and materials during construction of a new Missouri River bridge.
Extreme caution should be exercised when it comes to the possibility of letting Syrian refugees into Missouri, area legislators urged.
For the first time in its history, the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame held its induction ceremony outside of Washington.
The Missouri Air Conservation Commission on Thursday adopted the recommendation from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources that the area around Ameren’s Labadie Energy Center be deemed unclassifiable in terms of whether the utility meets the sulfur dioxide air quality standard.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A southeastern Missouri woman and her son are suing their hometown, the mayor and top local law enforcers, accusing them in federal court of harassment and violating their civil rights.