• Hawley defends duck boat lawsuit in latest court filing Posted on 24 September 2018 at 5:30pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is defending his lawsuit against the operators of a duck boat that sank in July, killing 17 people.

    In August, Hawley filed suit accusing Branson Duck Vehicles and Ripley Entertainment Inc. of violating Missouri's consumer protection law and putting profits above safety, citing the July 19 accident on Table Rock Lake near Branson.

  • Boonville Police searching for gasoline thief Posted on 24 September 2018 at 5:00pm

    BOONVILLE - Police are searching for a man who stole gasoline, according to a Facebook post Monday morning.

    Boonville Police say the suspect stole gasoline from the Pioneer Boulevard Breaktime on September 9 and September 15.

  • Missouri tax collector pleads guilty to embezzling $300K Posted on 24 September 2018 at 4:38pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office says a former central Missouri tax collector has pleaded guilty to embezzling about $300,000 in taxpayer funds.

    Former Callaway County Collector Pamela Oestreich (AY'-stryk) pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to one count of stealing. U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison says the 59-year-old Fulton woman took taxpayer money for her personal use on more than 100 occasions starting in September 2015.

  • FBI report shows violent crime in Missouri continues to rise Posted on 24 September 2018 at 4:32pm

    KANSAS CITY - The FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report Monday, and the numbers showed violent crime in Missouri continues to rise.

    Violent crime, as defined by the FBI, includes homicide (murder and non-negligent manslaughter), rape, robbery and aggravated assault, and involves force or the threat of force.

  • Ex-priest still holds medical licenses in Kansas, Missouri Posted on 24 September 2018 at 4:29pm

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas priest still holds medical licenses in Kansas and Missouri despite being defrocked this year after the Archdiocese of Kansas City determined that he abused three minors decades ago.

    The Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts is investigating the allegations against John Wisner, 71, who remains a licensed psychiatrist in both states. The Kansas board declined to comment on whether it was looking into Wisner's case, the Kansas City Star reported.

  • Missouri's voter ID law argued in court Posted on 24 September 2018 at 3:53pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A law requiring a photo ID to vote is at the center of a lawsuit beginning Monday in state court.

    Priorities USA contends the Voter ID Act, which amends the Missouri Constitution, violates the U.S. Constitution.

  • 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 Columbia 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.