• Screenshots show Greitens' staff used Confide Posted on 25 September 2018 at 5:33pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Screenshots of text messages show former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' staff used a message-deleting app on their state-issued phones to discuss government business with each other and people outside the governor's office, according to a published report.

    The Kansas City Star reported Tuesday that it obtained copies of screenshots that Greitens' legal team turned over to a Cole County court as part of a lawsuit over Greitens' staff's use of the Confide app. The lawsuit claims the governor's staff used Confide to circumvent the state's open records laws. Although Greitens resigned June 1, his legal team continues to try to get the lawsuit dismissed.

  • Latest tariffs could affect price of home renovation Posted on 25 September 2018 at 4:44pm

    COLUMBIA - Taxes on Chinese imported goods could make home building and renovating more expensive. 

    According to CNBC, the tariff could hit nearly $10 billion worth of Chinese products. It will start at 10% but could increase to 25% by the end of the year, resulting in a $2.5 billion tax increase on home materials. 

  • Court documents: Miller County murder resulted from tri-state drug operation Posted on 25 September 2018 at 4:09pm

    MILLER COUNTY - A tri-state drug deal operation led to a murder in Miller County in June, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

    Court documents said the suspect, Joseph McKenna, was working with the victim, Tyler Worthington, to distribute marijuana oil disguised in vapor pen cartridges.

  • Jefferson City building continues to collapse, city wants action Posted on 25 September 2018 at 3:42pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A historic building in Jefferson City continues to collapse, with another piece breaking off Monday morning. 

    The newest piece to come down is from above the already large hole in the building at 200 E. High Street. The wall facing Madison Street initially collapsed in June, but there has been no progress in any demolition or restoration plans.

  • Plaintiff in Missouri voter ID trial presents witness and expert testimony Posted on 25 September 2018 at 3:25pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The plaintiff in the Missouri voter ID case presented a witness and expert Tuesday who said the current voter laws in the state are confusing and prohibit voters from getting to the polls.

    In Priorities USA v Missouri, the plaintiff is suing the state of Missouri over the current voter identification requirements. The current voter ID requirements are Missouri issued drivers license, a state issued ID card, U.S. Passport or Military ID. If someone does not have these they can present a second form such as a paycheck or bank statement and sign a statement confirming their identity.

  • Teen convicted in connection to 2016 homicide, murder charge dropped Posted on 25 September 2018 at 12:52pm

    COLUMBIA - A teenager pleaded guilty in connection with a 2016 homicide on Claudell Lane, but prosecutors dropped a murder charge against him.

    Dariel Reid, 19, pleaded guilty to distribution of a controlled substance on Monday, and will be sentenced on November 13.

  • Callaway County woman convicted of husband's murder dies in prison Posted on 25 September 2018 at 12:36pm

    CHILICOTHE - A Holts Summit woman convicted of murdering her husband died in prison, according to an obituary published by an Osage County funeral chapel.

    Sandra Plunkett was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2011 murder of her husband, Paul. In her trial, prosecutors argued Sandra killed Paul to get his life insurance money to pay for drugs. The defense said the killing happened in self-defense after years of marital abuse.

  • Trump emphasizes US accomplishments in UN speech Posted on 25 September 2018 at 12:17pm

    (CNN) -- President Donald Trump stepped up to the iconic dais at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday on the heels of a year during which his presidency has shaped and shaken the world.

    "Today, I stand before the United Nations General Assembly to share the extraordinary progress we've made," he began. "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country."

  • Parson calls for change to low-income housing tax credits Posted on 25 September 2018 at 11:36am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says state tax credits for low-income housing won't be issued until lawmakers revamp the program.

    Parson on Monday said in the meantime, he will still consider voting for federal low-income housing tax credits but won't support state tax credits.

  • German abuse survivors say Church's $5,900 'recognition fee' is not justice Posted on 25 September 2018 at 11:29am

    (CNN) -- Matthias Katsch says he was 13 years old when a priest at his Jesuit school in Berlin first molested him. His grades suffered and the priest pushed him to have extra tutoring with his teaching colleague, another priest.

    This man, Katsch says, stripped him naked in the school music room, bent him over the piano bench and beat him in a sadistic ritual that was repeated multiple times over the next year.