Charges added against man accused of trying to buy deadly chemical
Posted on 24 September 2018 at 3:21pm
JEFFERSON CITY - A federal grand jury added charges in the case against a man accused of trying to buy deadly poison over the internet.
Prosecutors charged Jason Siesser, 43, in late August with one count of attempting to possess a chemical weapon. On September 19, the grand jury added two counts of aggravated identity theft and one count of using a false name or address.
Rosenstein expecting to be fired, heads to White House
Posted on 24 September 2018 at 11:30am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein headed to the White House on Monday expecting to be fired by President Donald Trump, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
Trump himself was in New York for a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly.
TARGET 8 Fact Check: Ad claims McCaskill is weak on immigration
Posted on 24 September 2018 at 5:00pm
COLUMBIA - Border security and immigration continue to be huge issues for Missouri's November senate race between Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, and Missouri attorney general Josh Hawley, R-Missouri.
A new attack ad funded by the Senate Leadership Fund claims McCaskill is weak when it comes to immigration. The fund pulled its information from a 2006 Missouri Senate Debate and from the senator's voting records once she was elected to Congress.
Updated: St. Louis: 6 homicides in 2-day period
Posted on 24 September 2018 at 9:17am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating a rash of six killings over a two-day period, with five of the victims found inside vehicles.
Police say there is no evidence the shootings are connected. Four of the victims died Sunday. The death toll rose around 6:30 a.m. Monday when a man and a woman were found dead inside a car in the Fountain Park neighborhood.
Missouri hatchery still open to anglers during renovation
Posted on 24 September 2018 at 7:19am
CASSVILLE (AP) — A $1.9 million renovation of a southwestern Missouri trout hatchery won't interfere with the tens of thousands of anglers who fish in the stream, according to state officials.
The Missouri Department of Conservation recently began the nine-month renovation project on the Roaring River Hatchery near Cassville, the Springfield News-Leader reported. The project will replace corroded aluminum flood gates and change how the hatchery takes in water from the Roaring River spring, the Springfield News-Leader reports.
Ameren Missouri to drop electric rates
Posted on 24 September 2018 at 3:28am
JEFFERSON CITY - Ameren Missouri announced a rate decrease for electric starting Monday.
The Missouri Public Service Commission approved the filing made by Ameren Missouri to adjust the fuel and purchased power adjustment charge (FAC) on electric customers’ bills.
Missouri Task Force 1 waiting for next mission in North Carolina
Posted on 23 September 2018 at 10:58pm
COLUMBIA - Missouri Task Force 1 is in Kinston, North Carolina waiting for its next mission.
The task force's leader said the people in North Carolina have been welcoming and grateful.
Kavanaugh accuser will testify in open hearing on Thursday
Posted on 23 September 2018 at 7:31pm
(CNN) -- Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford said in a statement on Sunday that she has committed to testifying in an open hearing on Thursday about her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The statement from attorneys Debra Katz, Lisa Banks and Michael Bromwich came after a call Sunday with staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations and said he wants to testify before the committee.
As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough
Posted on 23 September 2018 at 7:27pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China.
But even those poised for big payouts worry it won't be enough. And while support for Trump is near unwavering in the heartland, some growers say that with the November election nearing, such disappointing aid outcomes could potentially affect their vote.
Child Passenger Safety Week encourages use of car seats
Posted on 23 September 2018 at 5:51pm
COLUMBIA - According to Missouri state law, all children over the age of eight do not have to ride in car seats, but some kids don't meet height and weight requirements to ride in the car safely.
Sunday kicks off with National Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs from Sept. 23-29. During this week, law enforcement officers are going to be on the look out for child seat safety violations. If caught in the act, parents can expect to see a $50 fine.