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The leader of Missouri's state Senate says Republican senators are unified against letting transgender girls play on girls' sports teams. Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden's comments to reporters … more
Drag queens in full makeup and dozens of other advocates are rallying against Missouri bills aimed at transgender children and drag shows. A House committee debated the measures Tuesday. Bills under … more
Missouri lawmakers are moving fast to put more restrictions on citizens amending the state constitution. House members debated numerous Republican-sponsored bills to crack down on initiative … more
Kansas City Star. January 18, 2023. Editorial: Want to teach Missouri kids patriotism? Then quit lying about ‘critical race theory’ This week, GOP legislators in Jefferson City will make … more
A Missouri man has been sentenced to life plus 13 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois officer killed while trying to stop the man from fleeing … more
Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey is running for a full term in office. The Republican announced his candidacy Monday. Bailey took office earlier this month. Gov. Mike Parson appointed him to … more
Authorities are piecing together how five inmates escaped from the St. Francois County Jail. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the inmates escaped Tuesday evening. Chief Sheriff's Deputy Gregory … more
As more than a dozen states consider passing anti-transgender legislation this year, North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill that would penalize people with $1,500 fines for referring to … more
A lawsuit filed on behalf of several Missouri faith leaders on the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision is asking a court to throw out the state’s abortion law. The suit … more
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson wants to spend nearly $860 million to widen Interstate 70. The Republican announced his budget during his annual State of the State address Wednesday in the state House … more
Authorities say a driver who led police on a chase in suburban St. Louis was shot and killed by officers after pointing a gun at them. The shooting happened about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 70 … more
Republican Vivek Malek has been sworn in as Missouri's new state treasurer. Malek took the oath of office Tuesday in front of hundreds of supporters gathered in the state House chamber. The … more
A former police chief in a small northeast Missouri town is charged with second-degree murder after his girlfriend's brother died of a drug overdose in his home in October. A Pike County grand jury … more
A red carpet, welcome signs, cheers and high fives welcomed students back at Central Visual Arts and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis, nearly three months after a young gunman killed two … more
Kansas City Star. January 15, 2023. Editorial: Missouri marijuana laws need a complete overhaul. Adam Mace’s case is one reason why This week, a Cass County judge could hear arguments … more
A Missouri man who said he killed his wife and her parents because he was upset his in-laws wouldn't leave has been sentenced to life in prison. Fifty-year-old Jesse Huy, of Strafford, was sentenced … more
New U.S. government data suggests holiday gatherings didn’t spark surges in respiratory diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported that visits to doctors’ offices … more
West Plains City Hall will be closed Monday in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day and trash pickup normally scheduled to take place Monday will be done on Tuesday. No other routes will be affected. more
A week after beginning the legislative session in Missouri, committee assignments for the 102nd General Assembly have been announced, with several area representatives, all Republicans, taking leadership roles. more
Police in Columbia, Missouri say a man suspected of assaulting several people was fatally shot when he rushed toward officers with a knife. It happened Wednesday night at the Stonegate mobile home … more
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