• 3 missing Kansas foster children found safe; man detained Posted on 17 October 2017 at 11:09am

    TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man and found three sisters whose disappearance in August from their Kansas foster home touched off a larger debate about runaway foster children.

    Tonganoxie police chief Jeffery Brandau says police in Kansas City, Missouri, arrested the 48-year-old man early Tuesday, hours after identifying him as a "person of interest" and saying the 12-, 14- and 15-year-old girls would be "in danger" if they were with him. Brandau says the man is being detained on a 24-hour investigative hold.

  • Man charged with shooting St. Louis detective in shoulder Posted on 17 October 2017 at 11:02am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man has been charged with shooting a St. Louis police detective in the shoulder last week.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Johnzell Moorehead Jr. was charged Sunday with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and resisting arrest. Some court records spell his first name with an "e'' on the end. No attorney is listed for him in online court records. Bail is set at $100,000.

  • Deputies shoot, wound armed man in southwest Missouri home Posted on 17 October 2017 at 10:55am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Authorities say deputies have shot and wounded a man after he pointed a gun at them in a southwest Missouri home.

    KYTV reports that the shooting happened Monday night after a Greene County sheriff's deputy responded to a call from a woman with bullet holes in her house. Greene County Sheriff's Maj. Phil Corcoran says a deputy was inspecting the damage when he saw more gunshot holes in a neighboring house and a woman peering out a window.

  • Missouri Senate staffer new University of Missouri lobbyist Posted on 17 October 2017 at 10:50am

    COLUMBIA (AP) — The University of Missouri is hiring the top Missouri state senator's chief of staff to be the four-campus system's lead lobbyist.

    University of Missouri System President Mun Choi on Monday announced Dusty Schnieders will start Nov. 1. He's currently chief of staff to Republican Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, one of the most powerful state lawmakers.

  • Ethics panel to review complaint against Missouri lawmaker Posted on 17 October 2017 at 10:44am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House Ethics Committee is reviewing a complaint against a lawmaker who called for the vandal of a Confederate monument to be hanged.

    Members agreed Monday to hold a preliminary hearing later on the complaint against Republican Rep. Warren Love. They did not announce a date.

  • Missouri governor headed to United Kingdom, Switzerland Posted on 17 October 2017 at 10:36am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is headed to the United Kingdom and Switzerland on his second trade mission.

    Greitens is leaving Monday on a trip that will include meetings with government officials, business executives and workforce development leaders. In a news release, Greitens' office said he chose the nations because he sees an opportunity to increase trade, investment and educational and cultural ties. Spokesman Parker Briden said Department of Economic Development acting director Rob Dixon and other staff members will accompany the governor.

  • Authorities searching for 2 escaped Missouri inmates Posted on 17 October 2017 at 10:31am

    CARUTHERSVILLE (AP) — Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped Sunday from the Pemiscot County jail.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Monday that 27-year-old William J. Carter is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of his estranged wife and a man.

  • School bus, car collide in Missouri, sending 7 to hospitals Posted on 17 October 2017 at 10:23am

    O'FALLON (AP) — Authorities say a school bus and car have collided in suburban St. Louis, sending five students and both drivers to hospitals with injuries that a school official described as minor.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the crash happened Monday morning in O'Fallon. Fort Zumwalt School District spokeswoman Laura Wagner characterized the injuries as minor.

  • Kansas City sees increase in firearm thefts Posted on 17 October 2017 at 10:17am

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — Police records show there has been an unprecedented spike in gun thefts in Kansas City, Missouri.

    Police data obtained by the Kansas City Star show the number of annual firearms thefts sharply increasing between 2015 and 2016. Police received just more than 800 gun theft reports in Kansas City last year, compared to less than 600 the year before.

  • New software could help with Jefferson City property violations Posted on 17 October 2017 at 4:31am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City inspectors have issued more than 3,000 property violations so far in 2017, and a new software could help them to work more efficiently. 

    Property violations can be anything from tall weeds to an excess amount of trash.